Centennial anniversary of the vitamin recognized in the House

WASHINGTON — Honoring the 100th anniversary of the vitamin, Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., last week entered into the U.S. House of Representatives' Congressional Record remarks recognizing this special milestone, the Council for Responsible Nutrition announced.

In 1912, Polish-American scientist Casimir Funk, considered the "father of vitamin therapy," first used the term "vitamin" to describe a group of bioactive substances vital to human health.

In his statement, Rep. Pallone, who is co-chairman of the Dietary Supplement Caucus and a dietary supplement industry champion in the House of Representatives, noted, "Because of [Casimir Funk's] work, we know that vitamins are essential for good health through every stage of [the] human life cycle and that our bodies require vitamins to grow, to function, to stay healthy and to prevent the onset of disease."


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