|International Vegetarian Union (IVU)|
A Spotlight on Vegan Companies and Businesses
throughout the United States and a few beyond - updated May 2006
by M. 'Butterflies' Katz
co-author of Incredibly Delicious; Recipes for a New Paradigm
by Gentle World www.gentleworld.org
The owner is Kirk Hamilton, a practicing physician's assistant in integrative medicine, who is a 95% vegan (on rare occasions he has some cheese and egg products). He has been mostly vegan for 2-3 years and lacto-ovo for 10 plus years. The company began in year 2000.
Mr. Hamilton started the company to make products to be sold in health clubs, but would only make animal-free products since he had a hard time finding high potency animal-free dietary supplements.
The main reason he became a vegan was to reduce the suffering of animals, especially with modern factory animal farming. All products are completely animal free "no animal product was used as a starting material or in the processing of these dietary supplements" Kirk assures us. Kirk Hamilton has been a practicing physicians assistant for more than 20 years.
Mr. Hamilton formerly owned Clinical Pearls Publications, Inc.,. a company which produced newsletters, CD ROMs and books on peer review nutrition research for health professionals.
Kirk Hamilton PA-C, President
of Prescription 2000, Inc. is located at 3301 Alta Arden, #2, Sacramento,
CA. 95825 Phone: (916)483-1085 877-368-3426
NuTru - "All of our products are vegan certified and we are dedicated to the vegan cause. We fully believe that individuals should choose vegan and organic whenever possible." explains Jim Donovan, the owner of NuTru, Inc, who is not completely vegan himself, but as much as he possibly can.
"NuTru's products have been developed in line with our own values which means that we support and endorse ethical treatment of animals, utilization of sustainable plant sources versus animal sources and a vegan lifestyle. For example, NuTru believes that every effort should be made to preserve the earth's sustainable resources and to not reduce further the fish population which is decreasing rapidly.
"On this basis, our original product, O-Mega-Zen3 is made from a marine plant source and does not use fish or fish oil as an omega-3 material. O-Mega-Zen3 is the original all vegetarian/vegan omega-3 DHA supplement developed in 2001. Omega-3s are largely absent in the modern diet, and especially amongst vegans. Now you can ensure you are getting yours with this completely vegetarian/vegan all natural once-a-day formulation. It is derived from natural marine sources so it has little fish odor or any nasty aftertaste. It is a highly concentrated, extra strength Omega-3 DHA with a special nutraceutical composition that has twice the active ingredient of Omega-3 DHA and is currently under evaluation as a leading nutraceutical for enhanced cognitive and cardiovascular function. Other products include: E-tocaChi2, P-Tidyl Wei1, Vegan Brain Pak, and B-Beri Teh5."
They have a new product coming out which is the first vegan lycopene product called Ly-Co-Ten6 (tm). NuTru s mission is to develop neutraceuticals with scientific formulation that meet the needs of the vegan community.