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GNC launches line of personalized supplements

BY Michael Johnsen

PITTSBURGH — GNC Holdings on Wednesday announced the introduction of a new line of supplement superchargers called the GNC Accelerator Series. Scientifically formulated by GNC experts to provide patrons with research-based performance power for all sports, training and fitness activities, GNC Accelerator Series products make it easy to personalize supplementation and benefits by adding precise doses of leucine, glutamine and creatine to any powdered supplement in a workout enthusiast’s current regimen.

“The GNC Accelerator Series is nothing less than a completely new approach to achieving your personal goals by customizing your supplement regimen,” said Tom Dowd, EVP, chief merchandising officer and general manager for GNC. “Designed for individuals who want that extra edge and want every advantage possible to help them achieve their fitness goals, GNC Accelerator Series products are a cost effective way to easily supercharge your supplement regimen.”

Each GNC Accelerator Series product provides micro-peptide amino acid complexes for optimal absorption and nutrient delivery and antioxidants to accelerate recovery and protect against muscle cell damage from intense training.

"The GNC Accelerator Series demonstrates why serious athletes and fitness enthusiasts turn to GNC for research-based performance products,” Dowd said. “Now, as a bonus, you can access research-based stacking charts on our website that provide you with expert-recommended product combinations.”

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American Dental Education Association, TheraBreath announce fellowship recipients

BY Antoinette Alexander

SAN ANTONIO — The American Dental Education Association has announced the first class of the ADEA/TheraBreath Student Research Fellowships, recognizing five dental and hygiene students for their proposed clinical research project in the areas of xerostomia or halitosis.

ADEA presented the Fellowships on March 18 at the 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in San Antonio.

"Engaging with the next generation of dentists and hygienists who will go on to make meaningful contributions to clinical research in xerostomia and halitosis is crucial to improving clinical practice," said Stephen K. Young, chair of the ADEA board of directors. "It is a privilege to recognize these five students who have demonstrated a commitment to their own academic achievement. ADEA is also grateful for the generous support of the TheraBreath brand to help us offer fellowships that aid students and our member institutions in advancing this important area of dental research."

The 2014 recipients are:

  • Muntather Alameedi, University of Michigan School of Dentistry

  • Susan Badanjak, Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene, MCPHS University

  • Antoinette DePetro, University of Michigan School of Dentistry

  • Luke Shaw, University of Michigan School of Dentistry

  • Cassandra Stewart, Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry


Created in 2013, each ADEA/TheraBreath Student Research Fellowship stipend will be paid to the student’s dental or dental hygiene school to support the student’s basic science or clinical research project in the areas of xerostomia, halitosis or both. Harold Katz, founder of the California Breath Clinics and creator of TheraBreath, pledged $10,000 to fund the new student research scholarships.

 

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Pro golfer Maiya Tanaka, Katherine Cosmetics announce endorsement deal

BY Antoinette Alexander

SAN DIEGO — Pro golfer Maiya Tanaka has inked an endorsement deal with Katherine Cosmetics, a new entrant into the cosmetics and beauty industry founded by Katherine “Annie” Finch, a 23-year Estee Lauder veteran.

Tanaka will be featured as a brand ambassador for Katherine Cosmetics in trade, print and online advertising for the company’s K-Sport Beauty product line. Tanaka will make numerous appearances on behalf of Katherine Cosmetics as part of the current Symetra Tour season.

During her competitive rounds on the Symetra Tour, Tanaka will use Katherine Cosmetics products exclusively and will prominently display the company’s logo on her golf bag, apparel and visor.

Katherine Cosmetics features two product lines, Everyday Beauty and K-Sport Beauty, as part of its lifestyle collection designed for active women on the go. Another product line, Date Night Beauty, is set for release next year.

 

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