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Kowa Health Care America introduces two supplements to U.S. market

BY Michael Johnsen

LOS ANGELES — Kowa Health Care America recently launched two supplement products into the U.S. marketplace — NutriDiet, a diet aid, and Okinawa Life. 

NutriDiet has been formulated to aid in the digestion of food and absorption of key nutrients necessary for internal balance. The formulation includes probiotics, prebiotics and green tea catechins in an effort to improve overall health. The combination helps to promote intestinal health, while assisting in burning fat to create a healthy weight balance.

“Our innovative digestive health and anti-aging supplements, including NutriDiet, are intended to provide holistic, nutritional solutions for a healthier lifestyle," stated Tony Hatori, Kowa Health Care CEO. "All of our products come from natural ingredients, many cultivated using organic farming methods, mostly in Japan, and are free of artificial flavors, preservatives and alcohol.”

Okinawa Life infuses three ingredients to create an optimal supplement for the maintenance of active, healthy lifestyles. The ingredients include soy isoflavones; Zedoary, a purple turmeric; and Goya, a bitter melon. 

 

 

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Study: Use of Purell hand sanitizer reduced diarrhea and respiratory illness incidence among children

BY Michael Johnsen

AKRON, Ohio — Among children who took part in a recent study on the use of hand sanitizer in an environment with limited access to clean water, diarrhea cases were reduced by 30% and respiratory illnesses by more than 11%, GOJO Industries noted in a release issued Tuesday. 

The University of Columbia study was reported in the June 2012 issue of Pan American Journal of Public Health. As part of the study, researchers monitored children’s use of alcohol hand sanitizer in conjunction with education to help to reduce life-threatening infections.

The study’s authors concluded that Colombia’s disease-prevention policies should include the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, especially in settings where hand-washing with soap and water is limited due to the availability of clean water.

"I believe teaching about and encouraging the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer is a simple and easy intervention that is very effective in reducing life-threatening diarrhea and respiratory infections," stated Juan Correa, a professor at the University of Columbia. "These small changes can make a tremendous impact on the health of children and their communities."

The Colombia study reflects the GOJO commitment to evidence-based understanding of the role of good hand hygiene for health and well-being, noted Nicole Koharik, GOJO global sustainability marketing director. "The study results prove that the use of Purell products, combined with hand hygiene knowledge, can save lives," she stated. "They reinforce the importance of the GOJO commitment to social well-being around the globe as it pertains to the ‘GOJO Purpose,’ [which is] saving lives and making life better through well-being solutions."

The study was conducted in 42 childcare centers in six towns in Colombia with limited access to clean tap water, a circumstance considered a leading cause of childhood death in developing nations. The study’s purpose was to gauge the effectiveness of combining the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers with hand hygiene education to reduce acute diarrheal diseases and respiratory infections. In partnership with GOJO, a distributor of Purell products in South America donated Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer and placed dispensers in the childcare centers. A team from Fundación Santa Fe in Bogotá developed and distributed the hand hygiene curriculum.

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Bausch + Lomb introduces consumer-preferred cap design

BY Michael Johnsen

CHICAGO — Bausch + Lomb recently introduced a new consumer-preferred cap design across its Renu multi-purpose contact lens solution brand. 

The design and overseal snap provides for an added ease of use, the company stated.  

The Renu brand in July celebrated 25 years on the shelf. First introduced in 1987, the brand helped revolutionize the contact lens solution category as a daily, single-bottle contact lens care regimen.

"We are proud that Bausch + Lomb modernized the way people care for their eyes by introducing an innovative brand that not only made contact lenses more convenient and accessible but has remained a leading personal care product for more than a quarter of a century," Kimberly Gobel, marketing director of lens care, Bausch + Lomb North American Vision Care, stated this summer. 

The Renu brand multi-purpose solutions are available in two formats — Renu Fresh multi-purpose solution and Renu Sensitive multi-purpose solution.

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