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Ruth Winker
Director of Corporate Communications
Jamieson Laboratories

Recent News

First clinically proven collagen supplement to relieve joint pain and ease mobility

Toronto, June 14, 2011 — Most people think that arthritis is an inevitable part of aging. Today, Jamieson Laboratories has introduced UC-II®undenatured collagen, a formulation that will turn back the clock on joint pain by naturally promoting the restoration of cartilage and inhibiting its deterioration. This new anti-aging formula taken only once daily is proven to be twice as effective as other joint remedies.1 Cartilage, a connective tissue made of collagen, covers our bones and cushions our joints. With age, however, it becomes thin, causing bone-on-bone contact, or osteoarthritis pain and reduced mobility. “As we age the cartilage can become damaged...

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Canadian Cancer Society Urges Canadians to Heed Daily UV Index Following National Sun Safety Survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jamieson Sun Safety Survey reveals many Canadians are putting themselves at risk of skin cancer TORONTO – May 17, 2017 — The Canadian Cancer Society is urging people to pay attention to the daily UV index following the results of a national survey which revealed that 41 per cent of Canadians don’t pay attention to the index which measures the strength of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. “The results of this survey show that many Canadians are putting themselves at risk of skin cancer,” says Robert Nuttall, Assistant Director, Health Policy, Canadian Cancer Society. “Melanoma, the deadliest...

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Jamieson Vitamins and Canadian Cancer Society announce sun safety partnership

TORONTO – April 3, 2017 — Two of Canada's most trusted brands have joined forces to educate Canadians on how to reduce their risk of skin cancer. Today, the Canadian Cancer Society and Jamieson Vitamins announced that they have entered into a two-year marketing partnership to increase awareness of sun safety, including the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) rays and alternative, safer sources of Vitamin D. Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is on the rise in Canada. About 90% of melanoma cancer cases are due to UV exposure from the sun or tanning beds. "Skin cancer is the most...

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Sleeping better should be your top New Year's resolution for 2016

TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2015 - If you're resolving to make some lifestyle changes to improve your health in 2016, a seemingly simple and pleasant resolution – getting more sleep – should be at the top of your list. "Each January, Canadians make self-improvement resolutions such as losing weight, getting fitter and becoming more organized but if they're not getting enough sleep they may be dooming themselves to failure," says Sherry Torkos, pharmacist and author of The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. "Sleep impacts every aspect of our lives from health and well-being to productivity to safety." Heading to the gym...

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Jamieson Vitamins teams up with Vitamin Angels to help children with hidden hunger

TORONTO, Aug. 17, 2015- Vitamin Angels is an international success story that provides at-risk populations in need with life-changing vitamins and minerals. This fall, the not-for-profit is teaming up with its first major Canadian partner, Jamieson Vitamins, on a program to help 500,000 children affected by what is known as hidden hunger. "Hidden hunger refers to a lack of micronutrients in a diet that can lead to disease and life-threatening illnesses," explains Howard Schiffer, President and Founder of Vitamin Angels. "Diets consisting mainly of carbohydrates, such as rice and potatoes, mean that while children may be eating enough calories, they...

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When the clock falls back, it's time to increase your Vitamin D

Toronto, Ontario (October 29, 2014) - November is Vitamin D Awareness Month, a time when Canadians are encouraged to take action to prevent deficiency of this star nutrient. The Jamieson Vitamin D National Survey, conducted by Leger last month, suggests that Canadians aren't taking adequate Vitamin D for optimal health. More important, the survey of 1,545 participants showed that Canadians have a poor understanding of Vitamin D's wide-ranging benefits. "Genetic research has established that Vitamin D acts on nearly 3,000 receptor sites in the body," says Dr. Penny Kendall-Reed, a naturopathic doctor and the director of natural therapies at the Urban Wellness...

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Everyone wins with Jamieson’s Call For The Wild!

Toronto, Ontario (September 16, 2014) — Thanks to all Canadians who voted during Jamieson’s Call for the Wild! 2014. Now in its fifth year, the popular people’s choice program has again awarded $100,000 to community groups that are working to protect, conserve and rehabilitate Canada’s iconic wildlife and wilderness. Every vote helped determine the donation total that each organization received from the Call for the Wild! fund.The leading organization is Regroupement Québec Oiseaux from Montréal, Québec. The group received 45 % of the popular vote and a $45,000 donation. “We are thrilled by the show of public support during Call for the Wild!” said...

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Jamieson wants you to choose your favourite wildlife or wilderness group

Toronto, Ontario (August 18, 2014) — The polls are open for Canadians to vote for one of five non-profit wildlife and wilderness organizations during Call for the Wild!. Created by Jamieson Laboratories, the annual people’s choice program awards $100,000 to community groups that are working to protect, conserve and rehabilitate Canada’s iconic habitats and species.The participating organizations represent diverse regions of Canada: North Island Wildlife Recovery Association (British Columbia) Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre (Manitoba) Wildlife Preservation Canada (Ontario) Regroupement QuébecOiseaux (Quebec) Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (Nova Scotia) Now in its fifth year, Call for the Wild! offers Canadians the chance to...

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Jamieson appoints Mark Hornick as President and CEO

TORONTO, Ontario (June 2, 2014) — Jamieson Laboratories Ltd (“Jamieson” or “the Company”), Canada’s leading provider of vitamins, minerals and nutrition supplements, today announced that Mark Hornick has been named Jamieson’s President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately.Mr. Hornick, who will also join the Board of Directors, brings to Jamieson deep experience leading and growing consumer businesses in Canada. “We are thrilled that Mark will join our team as President and CEO,” said Doug Cahill, Executive Chairman of Jamieson. “Mark is a passionate, driven leader with a proven track record of outstanding results. His focus on growing consumer-facing businesses and...

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