Vitamin Manufacturing Technologies

Vitamin research is a constantly evolving field. New research, especially in bio-nutrition, is constant and reveals new roles of vitamins in health and disease prevention. As more research emerges, the popularity of vitamin supplements derived from bio-nutrients is projected to increase. Manufacturing processes are also projected to become more innovative, as they seek to meet the growing demand for manufacturing.

Growing Research on Vitamins and their Role in Supporting Good Health

The discovery of phytonutrients in the 1800s and its health benefits has led to the discovery of thousands of phytonutrients found in plants. Only about a 100 have been researched so far. There is still so much more to discover!

Bio-nutrition is a fascinating study and as research is made public, it is producing back-to-nature trends, proving the safety and efficacy of ancient wisdom. People are becoming more aware of the food they eat and its effects on health. Growing advertising and marketing of convenient- to- use dietary supplements are in growing demand.

It is well-known that the nutritive value of fresh fruit/vegetables is not what it used to be. That, combined with poor dietary habits due to busy lifestyles/convenience foods has produced a growing nutritional gap, which Vitamin Manufacturers need to fill.

Moving Health Trends

Future health trends will focus more on prevention, not cure. It has been projected that the future aim of medical research will be to ensure that people do not simply live longer, but that they remain healthy and independent for as long as possible. Research in the role of vitamins in the prevention of diseases has shown much potential and is critical. Prevention will be the key.

It is projected that pharmaceutical companies will find new innovative ways to provide complete health care products, as more research becomes available of how nutrients work together in synergy giving maximum health protection to our body.

New Trends in diagnostics will lead to personalized medicines. Genetic chips will tell us the genetic makeup of each individual. This will lead to earliest possible identification of certain diseases before they have a chance to break out. Here again, research shows the role of vitamins in certain disease prevention and treatment.

Global Factors

The world population is increasing, but globalization is helping to make the world become even smaller. As health needs rise all over the world, vitamin manufacturing companies will find the need to plant their own companies in different parts of the world. It is projected that more sophisticated direct-to-consumer distribution channels may obliterate the role of the “middle man”.

An aging world population will increasingly demand the attention of nutritional supplement manufacturers and its related research. It is estimated that 7% of the world population is over the age of 65. This is likely to double by 2020.

Modern biotechnology is a key technology of the 21st century. Combining and exchanging of research from countries all over the world are enhancing each others’ efforts. Highly potent, selective biopharmaceuticals have already proven very successful, especially in the treatment of cancer.

Growing Demand for Manufacturing Vitamins Leading to Better, Faster, More Sterile and Cheaper Techniques.

There is demand for safer, more efficient and finer filtration techniques in the production of the vitamins. Companies are aggressively pursuing innovative ways of producing and packaging vitamins that focus on maintaining quality and protecting the health of the public while maintaining efficiency, scheduling flexibility, lowered costs and higher throughput.

One such example is the Single Use Technology. It is a fully-disposable drug manufacturing technology proving to be cheaper, quicker, reducing risks of contamination. It increases efficiency, reduces production costs, and is adaptable to consumer marketing trends – small or bulk batch productivity. This technology introduces peristaltic pumps that are faster and more accurate than ever and are proving to be a good alternative to piston pumps.

Projected Emerging Health-line Products

Popping vitamin pills may no longer be the answer. More nutritional fortification in the foods we regularly eat, so that they become healthier for us and help meet the daily nutritional requirements. New products like

· Nutritional energy drinks to replace soft drinks.

· Nutrient Bars to replace processed snacks

· Modified cereal products, modified bread to enhance nutritive value.

· Superfoods

Future

The future of vitamin manufacturing through bio-pharmaceutical research has never seen such promise. With more potency and less side effects than conventional allopathic medicines, bio-pharmaceuticals are achieving medical breakthroughs and thus commercial success. The future for this industry is never-ending as science combines with the ancient wisdom of Mother Nature, bringing innovative nutrition to today’s worlds, for tomorrow’s health.

Playful Parenting – More than Just Fun and Games

Early childhood educators have called play “children’s work”. Many parents believe their children should be doing something more productive than merely having fun. But, actually, play fosters physical, emotional, intellectual and social development. Encouraging your child to play is vital for his development as well as his happiness.

What is Play?

The dictionary refers to play as recreation. Recreation is a very significant word in building and sustaining strong families. If you capitalize and hyphenate this important word it becomes Re-Creation. This is exactly what having fun with your family by playing games and sharing activities can do. Playing together can recreate your family. It can revitalize, rejuvenate and inspire with energy, life and laughter. It can offer the whole families another chance to connect on a level that you perhaps are not connecting on right now.

We frequently consider play only as the opposite of work, thus we can only have fun when the work is done. I propose that we incorporate play into work sometimes and other times we spend time re-creating ourselves before or after the chores have been accomplished. It is amazing how energized everyone will be after a game of tag in the yard. You will be astounded at how quickly the dishes get done when everyone knows it is a Monopoly or UNO night.

Use Imagination and energy to have fun

In past generations, kids learned to create fun by using personal resources-imagination and energy. We were outside running, jumping, building and creating for hours and hours. Our play usually ended only when our mothers called us in for dinner or a bath.

Today’s child is generally programmed with a fully scheduled week of lessons and highly competitive adult managed and supervised sports. Any free time is spent passively watching television leaving little opportunity to develop creativity and initiative.

By establishing a time to “play” you are stimulating your children’s creativity and imagination. Children who learn early to take initiative for providing their own entertainment are less likely in the future to depend on artificial stimulants to “turn themselves on.”

Establish a Family Fun Night

Many of us are employed in highly stressful jobs and the list of stress-related illnesses grows daily. The more stressed and cranky we are, the less our children want to be around us. By planning quality time spent just fooling around with our kids, the whole family will come out a winner.

As the characteristics of the family have changed over the years with more mothers working outside the house and fathers expected to play a greater role in the child rearing, it is a perfect opportunity to incorporate with the whole family a special time. But how about the many step-families, one-parent families and transient families who move frequently and live far from extended family? This is a method for creating unity and making the most of time together.

The family unit defines who we are and shapes our character. It is in the family dynamic that we learn the important lessons of self-discipline, the art of compromise, cooperation, forgiveness, honesty and fair play. By sharing activities on a regular basis we can teach by example as well as with verbal and non-verbal clues. There is a sense of safety in learning life skills in the family setting and then incorporating them into the real world. We know we will always be loved, even if we do strike out or make a mistake or look foolish sometimes.

Many children are being raised by the television.

Oh sure, they might have moms and dads who pay the rent, fix the meals, and drive them to sports practice, but essentially they are learning their standards, morals and ethics from a 24 inch box in their bedroom or the family room.

Mary Pittaway, registered dietician who heads up the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program in our community has said “children spend eight hours sleeping, two hours eating, five hours at school, 6 hours watching TV, less than one hour in physical activity, three hours engaged in other activities and five minutes in meaningful conversation with their parents on any given day.”

Kids who spend too much time in front of a TV or video game are at risk for a great many health concerns, especially type II diabetes, which is skyrocketing among young children. Overweight children are more vulnerable to high blood pressure, gall bladder disease, asthma, and bone and joint problems.

What happens when children don’t have play time?

The most devastating result of inactivity and obesity in our children is an emotional cycle of low self-esteem. The less they like themselves, the less likely they are to participate in sports or be active physically-the very thing that could help them. We can lecture them about the benefits of activity, but they will listen and participate more readily if the whole family is involved and it doesn’t single them or their problem out.

For a free report on “Helping Your Child Fit In” go to my website http://www.ArtichokePress.com. In that report you will find that one of the major problems facing left out kids is the inability to play with others. Many classroom and playground problems of fitting in, being clumsy, perceptual-motor skills, social and emotional inadequacies, may be prevented or lessened by parents developing a time to do movement activities, which means in common language, play with their infants and children on an on-going basis.

Will play help your child succeed in life?

The games and activities you share as a family does not automatically guarantee better communication, healthier bodies and minds or a close-knit family. However, being available, approachable, and willing to step out of your comfort zone will insure a higher chance of children who succeed in life.

All of these activities are just vehicles to bring you and your child into close contact for a period of time where barriers are down and talking and laughing are up. Conversations and meaningful dialog will follow, maybe not right away, but kids recognize that you are willing to relax and spend time with them.

They don’t want you as a pal but they do need you as a friend. Best friends play, laugh and hang out together frequently. They build bonds of loyalty, respect and love that last forever. Playful parenting is more than just fun and games. Come on; let’s go kick the ball around the back yard.

Maintaining and Repairing the Vibrating Motor

Do you know the motor vibrates? It is a kind of electric motor which obtains the vibrating force through the effect of centrifugal force. This centrifugal force is generated by the eccentric shaft and block with fast rotating speed. These motors are widely used in many industrial sectors, such as hydropower construction, thermal power generation, metallurgy and light industry.

Because this vibrating motor is quite applicable, how to maintain and repair it is the concern of many people. As far as we know, most of the motors are installed in dirty working environment and while this motor has no fan to dissipate heat. So based on these factors, some specific aspects of the vibrating motor must be maintained.

What specific aspects of the vibrating motor should be maintained? Priority is given to the scope of inspection: (a) check the cleanliness of the motor surface; (b) remove dust immediately. Or else, it will have bad influence on heat dissipation; (c) check whether the fixed bolt of the tail is flexible or not; (d) tighten the torque by force with a wrench when the moment becomes flexible; (e) check whether the vibration is abnormal or not. Next, this article will introduce the processing method. First, when the vibration is abnormal, people should stop the electric motor. Second, people check whether the seal of the protective cover is tight. Otherwise, people should stop the operation. Third, the public must also pay attention to whether the motor cable is worn or not. If the wear is serious, the motor must be stopped. Fourth, remember to add oil under the grease gun every two months.

In addition to the things mentioned above, several other things must also be considered by the workers. For example, the bearings used in these electric motors must be heavy bearings because they can withstand thrust loads. Wherever installed, bearing life is not affected by thrust loads. What’s more, it is better to choose an elastic cable as the main cable, because ordinary cables are easy to wear or break.

In short, the vibrating motor has a destructive effect on the entire equipment. Therefore, if people do not use it accurately, not only will the service life of the motor be shortened, but also the related equipment will be destroyed. In order to take full advantage of the vibrating motor, it is recommended that people inspect and maintain it frequently.