SUNRISE, Fla., Sept. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wellnext LLC, with its family of leading brands curated to meet the health needs of consumers throughout every life stage, announced today that it is establishing a corporate Global Innovation Center serving its entire portfolio of brands, in its Santa Cruz, California office.
The facility will house many expert resources including the company's Research and Development, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs teams, and will provide industry leading scientific exploration, validation and formulation in the areas of nutrition and supplementation. Notably, the Global Innovation Center is located within driving distance of highly regarded nutrition science research centers at Stanford University and University of California schools at Berkeley and Davis.
"This location in Santa Cruz, California is uniquely suited to house Wellnext's innovation efforts," said Ojesh Bhalla, Chief Commercial Officer for Wellnext. "It is situated in one of the most competitive health and wellness markets in the country, surrounded by the most discerning consumers we serve, and governed by one of the highest regulatory standards for nutritional products."
Built in 2013, the Wellnext facility in Santa Cruz anchors one of the first 25 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) pilot neighborhoods in the United States, certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. The Wellnext Global Innovation Center is located in close proximity to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) designated marine protected area, and only a short distance from the Natural Bridges State Marine Reserve.
"Our new Innovation Center showcases Wellnext's focus on leveraging the best in science and technology to deliver outstanding nutritional products, while minimizing our impact on the planet," said Jose Minski, Chief Executive Officer for Wellnext. "We are proud to have been a part of the Santa Cruz community for over 30 years, starting with our Rainbow Light® brand, and this move demonstrates our long-term commitment to maintaining roots here."
WELLNEXT LLC., family of brands delivers research-backed nutritional supplements for every consumer life stage. Anchor brands within the Wellnext portfolio include Nature's Products, Inc., (NPI) a GMP certified manufacturer with 30 years of leadership in supplement manufacturing, Rainbow Light® and Natural Vitality®, leading natural channel brands, Champion Nutrition®, a leader in the sports nutrition category and Stop Aging Now®, an innovator in the direct-to-consumer channel. Other hallmark brands include Iceland Health®, Blessed Herbs®, Nutri-Health Supplements®, Sedona Labs®, Sedona Pro®, Vitamin Research Products®, True Health™, Health Resources™ and VitalStyle®. Guided by three generations of family heritage, Wellnext is committed to the highest standards of corporate social responsibility including product quality and purity testing, sustainability practices, and corporate giving programs to help foster a vibrant state of health in families everywhere. To learn more about Wellnext, visit www.wellnexthealth.com.
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