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Keeping it Canadian – CanPrev acquires natural health pioneer, Innovite Health
Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 8:00pm EST
TORONTO, Ontario – CanPrev Natural Health Products Ltd. is excited to announce today that it has agreed to acquire the Innovite Health brand, an iconic Canadian manufacturer of natural health products. CanPrev’s acquisition will transfer the Innovite Health brand, assets and related intellectual property from parent company Inoyan Laboratories Inc.
The move is designed to create further opportunities for growth and innovation in the Canadian nutraceutical market. The combined capabilities will further cement the presence of a genuine, all-Canadian innovation hub for natural health products, better serving Canadians with research-driven products uniquely designed for the Canadian market. “We are honoured to acquire Innovite, a brand steeped in Canadian heritage,” says Tanya Salituro, founder of CanPrev, “Innovite is a company that, over its rich 35 year history, has been an integral thread in the fabric of the health food movement here in Canada.”
In 1983, Donna and Cornelius Pasare left the security of their careers as an architect and an engineer and founded Innovite from a modest Toronto basement office. Troubled by the environmental problems of their daily lives and the lack of natural health options locally, they resolved to search for innovative health products to supply to the Canadian market. Despite a limited budget, Innovite gained a strong grassroots following, growing steadily thanks to enthusiastic, word-of-mouth recommendations of health food staff and consumers.
“When the opportunity arose to integrate Innovite with CanPrev, there was no hesitation,” commented Franco Salituro, president of CanPrev, “We are completely aligned with Innovite’s legacy of making natural health available to all Canadians. By working together, we believe we can better serve the needs of Canadians who are seeking more control over their own health.”
Details of the transition will be shared with both companies’ retail partners ahead of the expected changeover.
When three-time breast cancer survivor, Tanya Salituro, founded CanPrev Natural Health Products Ltd. in 2005, she vowed to help Canadians have access to effective natural health options and knowledge needed to take charge of their own health. CanPrev created their Orange Naturals family-friendly brand in 2010, and acquired the Cyto-Matrix professional brand earlier this year.
CanPrev Natural Health Products
The principals and employees of CanPrev and Cyto-Matrix are thrilled to announce the creation of a genuine, homegrown, all-Canadian natural health products champion that professionals can confidently trust. The combined expertise of these two leading companies will serve to enhance the product range and value-added services to professionals.
Cyto-Matrix Inc. is a leading Canadian professional brand trusted and preferred by naturopathic doctors. “After 15 years of understanding the unique needs of natural health professionals while building our company, Randall and I could not be more proud to team-up with CanPrev. Their capabilities will enable us to vastly improve upon our value proposition to our doctors.” says Loretta Masaro, CEO of Cyto-Matrix Inc.
“This is the beginning of the next phase for Cyto-Matrix! Our foundation has always been to serve the needs of naturopathic doctors across Canada through integrity, purity and innovation. Loretta and I are so excited to continue this mission of building the most loved and trusted Canadian professional brand,” adds Randall DeMone, President of Cyto-Matrix.
“CanPrev has always been about making Canadians healthier through the development of premium quality natural health products. Coming together with Cyto-Matrix was a simple decision.” says Tanya Salituro, CanPrev Founder and Vice-President. “We’re all about quality, safety, efficacy and serving our customers attentively. The values and mission of our two companies could not be better aligned.”
“Cyto-Matrix is a professional-only brand. Availability through the current small group of specialty retailers – whereby the products are behind-the-counter and require a prescription – will be further restricted. Clearly, our mission is to massively serve the needs of the naturopathic community. In the face of ever-increasing foreign-owned brands, this move will strengthen the combined Cyto-Matrix, CanPrev and Orange Naturals group to better serve Canadians. Not only will there be no loss of Canadian jobs, we will be adding more employment opportunities.” says Franco Salituro, President & CEO of CanPrev.
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“When you’re the strongest and fittest you’ve ever been, the last thing you think you are is unhealthy and the last words you expect to hear are, you have cancer” — Jill Bunny
The “C” word
Being told you have cancer is something you don’t ever expect to hear at a routine check-up, especially when you’re young and dedicate your life to staying fit. Fitness model Jill Bunny didn’t expect to hear it either. This Toronto native was one of the highest ranked IFBB bikini competitors in the world. To her peers, she was the picture of health physically and professionally. But Jill’s inner strength would soon be tested. Unusual symptoms Jill was experiencing told her that something wasn’t quite right. A double diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and thyroid cancer catapulted Jill into the competition of her life.
To many different degrees, we have all faced health challenges individually. This is the story of a top fitness competitor who fought the biggest battle of her life and came out with a new approach to finding her best health.
Functional nutritionist, elite trainer, life coach and bikini model competitor, these are only a few titles Jill Bunny goes by. Jill has always been fascinated by what the human body is capable of. When she was diagnosed with MS and thyroid cancer at age 30, her passion for health and fitness took a different turn. She retired from competition as the physical toll training took on her body would likely advance the progression of MS and slow recovery from a thyroidectomy to come.
Instead, she found other ways to challenge herself physically and mentally. She continued to train and mentor others through her company, Fit Bunnies Fitness, as she recovered from cancer. It was during this time that Jill found the motivation to learn more about healing from the inside out. Through a team of functional medicine practitioners and her Naturopathic Doctor (ND), she found more preventative ways to manage her MS symptoms. Along the way, her own interest in how the body works expanded and she began to study functional medicine in her quest to find healing and to make her body stronger than ever before.
Jill approached Dr. Nadia Lamanna ND, in April 2017 for a natural approach to managing her symptoms. Since having a thyroidectomy in November 2016, Jill struggled with fluctuating thyroid hormone levels, extreme fatigue and brain fog. The fatigue and muscle pain associated with MS was becoming a major obstacle in managing her business and training for an upcoming ironwoman race. She chose not to take prescription medication but instead managed the disease through diet, exercise and naturopathic medicine. Her chief concerns were low energy, neck pain and long recovery periods after work outs.
Dr. Lamanna ND, began treating Jill the next month with 200mg of CanPrev Magnesium Bis-Glycinate 200 Gentle before bed, one sachet of CanPrev ElectroMag to mix with water and to consume while training, two capsules of CanPrev Adrenal-Pro twice daily, one capsule of CanPrev Pro-Biotik 15B daily, and one capsule of CanPrev Thyroid-Pro twice daily. After two weeks the Magnesium Bis-Glycinate 200 Gentle was increased to 400 mg per day and ElectroMag to two pouches per day because Jill added a cycle class to her evening fitness routine. Jill reported she was taking Synthroid 88 mcg per day when she first met with Dr. Lamanna, this was later increased to 100 mcg per day in early May as directed by her endocrinologist.
Baseline scores were reported on April 10 and after only a few weeks of therapy, Jill reported improved symptoms like reduced neck pain, improved ability to recover post workout and a significant improvement in energy levels. She reported having bursts of energy and diminished grogginess during the times of day that she typically felt her worst. Her TSH in April was 4.79 and dropped to 0.59 in June, after just seven weeks of therapy. Jill’s endocrinologist was ecstatic with the results and asked what she had been doing differently. Her TSH levelled out at 1.15 in July. Jill was optimistic and motivated throughout the duration of the study and overjoyed about the progress she made along the way.
Words from Jill
“The last thing that I felt was missing in my quest to heal, was the implementation of natural, quality supplements. Working with my Naturopath on an individual basis, with weekly check-ins was exactly what I needed to get the supplementation correct. Today, I can honestly say that I have not felt this much energy in at least a decade. Go with your gut and listen to your body. Take an individualized approach to your health and do what you feel is right and works best for.”