8th Day News
Spotlight on Supplier: Viridian Nutrition
We’ve been working with some of our suppliers for years and built up great relationships with them over this time. These are the people that are constantly striving to provide the best products available and we wanted to highlight what they do, their ethics and what makes them special.
First up is the UK based company Viridian Nutrition.
There are so many vitamins, minerals and other food supplements to choose from – on the shelves of supermarkets, pharmacies and lots too at On the 8th Day – it can be very confusing. There is now a wealth of high quality research showing the benefits of nutritional supplements, and here at On the 8th Day, we have the qualified knowledge and experience to recommend the right programmes for our customers – to get the results you are looking for – thanks in part to suppliers including Viridian Nutrition.
Here, Viridian founder and MD, Cheryl Thallon explains the company’s philosophy: “Training is at the heart of what we do at Viridian Nutrition. With a range of more than 180 health products, it is essential that we take time to train our health store stockists in the science behind each one and how to develop the right programme of supplements to meet the health needs of their customers. Often the right advice will be a change of diet, to include more whole foods, vegetables and fruit. For others a simple multivitamin will be a sufficient addition, while some will require a complex programme of supplements to resolve health issues and bring their system into harmony for optimum health.
“Our technical director, Benjamin Brown ND, who also heads up the Viridian Nutrition scientific research and new product development programme, tours each quarter with professional seminars for health food stores. This helps to keep our stockists up to date with new research and developments in natural health to guarantee the effective use of our products in-store.
Viridian Nutrition is the leading brand of ethical vitamins, with commitments to Purity, Charity and the Environment. A family-owned, award-winning British company, Viridian was named ‘Best Buy’ by Ethical Consumer magazine and each year by the Good Shopping Guide.
“Manufacturing our products with the purest ingredients, avoiding the use of all additives such as artificial fillers, binders, colourings, flavourings and coatings ensures our products are 100% active to maximise the benefits without burdening the body with unnecessary chemicals. The Viridian range is 100% non-GMO, non-irradiated and against animal testing. Within the range we have vegan, vegetarian and kosher options.
At Viridian we want to leave a minimum footprint on the planet, and so we use glass packaging instead of plastic, have a recycling refund and have a strong commitment to organic growing. In fact, 40% of our range is Soil Association certified organic – better for the planet and better for you. We manufacture in the United Kingdom, reducing air miles.
The Viridian Nutrition Charity Donation Programme has to date (May 2014) donated more than £185,000 to a selection of children’s, environmental and other selected charities. The charities are chosen each year by our health store customers via a voting form. Each charity is checked to ensure it does not have any involvement in animal research and is a registered charity.
Viridian Nutrition is a big-hearted company with genuine passion for caring for our customers – we hope to welcome you to On the 8th Day and to assist you to exceptional health.
Information and images kindly provided by Cheryl Thallon, Viridian founder and MD.
Visit Viridian to see their products and find out more about the brand and their ethics.