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Waiakea Water Leads in Innovation Once Again with Industry’s First Eco-Conscious Bottle November 14, 2017

Next year when Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water changes to their new packaging it will not only be a major milestone for the company, but also for the bottled water industry on the whole. The reason for this is that Waiakea is going to become the first ever bottled water producer to use a bottle that is fully degradable. This massive leap forward in food and beverage packaging was not an easy thing to accomplish to be sure, but it will position Waiakea as the leader in the industry in terms of eco-friendly consumer marketing.

The secret to producing a bottle that is strong enough to survive the rigors of manufacturing and market placement, but which is able to break down easily was found not in a different type of plastic, but in a different type of manufacturing of the bottles. Waiakea is going to be the first distributor to use the patented TimePlast nano-additive which helps to facilitate the natural breakdown of plastics at a much faster rate than ever before. With the use of TimePlast, the plastic which comprises the bottles will have their lifespan reduced from 1500 years to only 15. This, combined with a new reduced package design and the fact that the bottles are already 100% RPET, meaning that they are made fully of recycled plastic to begin with, provides for a 98% eco-friendly packaging model that is sure to be copied by distributors in all markets of the food and beverage industry.

Waiakea is no stranger to innovation. The company is the first to bring natural volcanic spring water to the marketplace. They use a very fast bottling process which delivers the freshest product and they introduce natural minerals to the water which have been long believed by the island’s residents to be in part responsible for their long life and good health. The minerals are introduced via the one of a kind filtering process which passes the water through multiple layers of volcanic rock. This gives mimics the same process that the islands drinking water undergoes, which makes it among the most desirable in the entire world. The pure, clean taste and unique product qualities have made this one of the fastest growing market entries in recent years. Waiakea is not only the most popular bottled water brand in the state of Hawaii, but has found itself quickly growing to markets across the United States and even into the international arena.

Waiakea is not only changing the industry with its new bottle, but is also making waves so to speak, with its other corporate philosophies, which include being 100% carbon neutral, operating on a fully sustainable manufacturing model, and being ethically sound and socially conscious in everything that they do. Waiakea is sure to be an innovator and marketplace leader in the packaged beverage market for some time if they keep thinking outside of the traditional box, or in this case bottle.

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Elysium Health Made Basis, A Leading Supplement

Elysium Health is a leading manufacturer of supplements, its main product being Basis. While Elysium Health is led by industry-leading scientists and doctors, not everybody knows about Basis – so let’s dig in.

Nicotinamide riboside is one of the two key ingredients in Basis, the flagship supplement of Elysium Health. Nicotinamide riboside is an effective precursor to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, a substance that naturally occurs in the human body.

What is NAD+, and how does it help humans?

NAD+, short form for nicotinamide adenine nucleotide, is found in the human body and helps facilitate regular bodily functions at the microscopic level. NAD+ has been proven to be found in humans who take Basis regularly in an average concentration of 40% higher than those who don’t take Basis every day.

Are there any other ingredients in Basis?

Basis has one other primary ingredient outside of nicotinamide riboside, the NAD+ precursor – pterostilbene.

Pterostilbene is, as it’s technically referred to as, a sirtuin activator. Sirtuins are proteins found in small organisms in human bodies that are necessary to promoting their longevity. Further, sirtuins only work when nicotinamide adenine nucleotide are immediately present.

How can consumers find Basis?

Basis currently isn’t found in any health food stores, or those that offer supplements to consumers. However, Basis can be purchased on the official website of Elysium Health. Consumers can purchase Basis by the bottle for $60 without committing to any regular subscription.

If consumers do purchase Basis on a monthly regimen, the supplement is only $50 per bottle of 60 capsules. When consumers sign up for a 6-month subscription, the supplement is purchased at the discounted sum of $270, making it come out to $45 per bottle of the revolutionary Basis.

Once consumers have been convinced of the proven benefits of Basis, they can save a 33% discount on its regular $60 price by paying just $40 per bottle across a 12-month period.

How has Basis been proven to work, if at all?

In 2017, Elysium Health put Basis through a clinical trial approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Few supplements are subjected to clinical trials because they’re so expensive. However, Elysium Health raised enough funding from General Catalyst, Sound Ventures, Morningside Ventures, and Breyer Capital. The funding allowed Elysium Health to conduct a double-blind, randomized, and placebo-controlled trial – the three characteristics that make clinical trials so conclusive – of which Elysium Health’s expected results were concluded.

Patients were given 250 mg of nicotinamide riboside and 50 mg of pterostilbene, twice this amount, or none at all. Those who took the recommended or twice-recommended dosage experienced a 40% rise in NAD+, on average.

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Categories: Health and Wellness

Louis Chenevert’s Career, Life, and Development at UTC

Louis Chenevert is a professional with an experience of 14 years in production management. A degree in production management from the Universite de Montreal has enabled him to climb to the top in the corporate world. He is also a recipient of an award from the National Building Museum for his contribution to the U.S building heritage. In 2011, the Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine named him as the person of the year.

Career

Louis worked with General Motors for nearly two decades. He would then join Pratt & Whitney, a business unit of United Technologies Corporation. Six years later, Louis Chenevert became the president of the entire Pratt & Whitney division. He utilized this position to steer him up to the top. Seven years later, Louis was elected as the CEO and president of UTC. The company is valued at an amount close to $100 billion. Soon after his election, Louis set to acquire Goodrich. After a year of negotiations with Goodrich management, the executives came to an agreement valued at $18.4 billion.

Advancing UTC

While many managers and institutional leaders tend to invest in technology rather than people, Louis Chenevert invested in both technology and the people. Often, he would say that investing in technology drives a company far while investing in the right people takes the institution further. As a result, the company has an Employee Scholar Program. The program covers the cost for the company’s employees who have interests in furthering their education. To date, over 40,000 employees have benefited from the program.

Chenevert’s leadership transformed the company into a profit-generating institution. His ability to pick projects and motivate the workforce stands among the best of his leadership qualities. Additionally, he allocated a sizeable amount to acquiring equipment advanced in the technology sector. Technology provided Louis and the company with a competitive edge in the market. Another Louis accomplishment during his time at UTC came from the Airforce. UTC won the lobby to manufacture the F-35 engine for the U.S government. UTC has several units. The Sikorsky unit specializes in the manufacture of helicopters. The organization has investments in heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry.

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The Betsy DeVos that Earned the Trust of Schools All Over the U.S. November 8, 2017

We often build barriers around ourselves, limiting our capability and our reach of doing great things for others or for ourselves. Limitations can be functional, but they can also get in the way of innovation and life-changing decisions.

 

Meet Elisabeth Dee DeVos, or Betsy DeVos as she is more commonly referred to, who now is the newest Secretary of Education, a role that she earned with her claws and persistence.

 

She was born on January 8, 1958, and was a businesswoman before she decided to enter politics. She worked as an entrepreneur, leading businesses together with her husband and childhood friend, Richard “Dick” DeVos, who always dreamed of building a company of aviation and succeeded. Both have also tackled the green business sector, helping develop environment-friendly technology and habits.

 

Right now, the U.S. Secretary DeVos is a member of the Republican Party, and she is constantly fighting for what she calls the “Educational Choice,” where she raises awareness of the broken educational system in the U.S. and that it should be changed to provide quality education to a higher amount of U.S. citizens.

 

She is continuously visiting charter schools and programs that have the same goal of spreading the word for a better education system, like voucher programs, and her role as the Secretary of Education was earned because of her constant fight and her continually appearing in the spotlights.

 

Before entering her role in the white house, however, Betsy DeVos was the Republican National Committeewoman of Michigan for five years and also served the Michigan Republican Party.

 

Being considered one of the most prominent philanthropists of the United States and of those who advocate for education, Betsy DeVos, and Dick DeVos are considered the philanthropic couple who have changed many lives and are getting closer and closer to a more balanced and just education for their nation. Her fight for the school system is proved by her participation with the group Foundation for Excellence in Education and the institution Alliance for School Choice, where she is a member of the board of directors. Apart from those organizations, we can’t leave behind her participation with the political action committee “All Children Matter,” that strives to help children who were victims of abuse, despite their social condition.

 

She has advocated for education and for freedom of speech countless times, and Betsy and Richard DeVos have donated millions of dollars already, in just a couple of years, in a variety of events, charitable actions and in attempts to help children and communities of different origins.

 

Dick DeVos is the son of the co-founder of the Amway corporation, is the President of the Windquest Group, where his wife is also the Chairman of the company, and has already tried to run for the role of Governor of Michigan because of his reputation and eagerness to help his community, although he lost. Currently, he is ranked among the wealthiest people in the U.S., and is continually donating his money to noble causes like the All Children Matter PAC.

 

For updates, follow Betsy DeVos on Facebook.

 

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