Welcome to the forums!

Our encouraging community is a dedicated resource for innovators everywhere.

Learn about industry trends, common questions,
and stay informed of the latest happenings at Edison Nation.

Check Out The 10 Innovative New Products I Just Launched

vitaminguy's Avatargold

Hi Everyone!

I've been conspicuously absent from EN Forums for the past month. And although getting an R8 in the Brand Castle search was disappointing, that was not the reason for staying away. The reason was because I spent the last month launching 10 new products, which sucked up all of my free time, and then some! Anyway, check out the 10 products I created. They're now in health food stores across the country. Let me know if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Raf

Kathy Day
Jill Kelly
Rob F
Charlie Lumsden
Mary Gorman
posted    Report this topic
Reply
chappy75's Avatargold

Wow Rafael... That is awesome!

Good Luck... Congratulations!

posted    Report this post
inovate's Avataree_badge

Congratulations Rafael!! May they a big success for you and help many.

Aloha Charlie

Rafael Avila
posted    Report this post
bobf's Avatargold

And we thought you were goofing off!

Very impressive Rafael! 

Rafael Avila
posted    Report this post
ring-go's Avatargold

How very cool Rafael! You go man!!

Rafael Avila
posted    Report this post
kdc's Avatargold

That's great news Rafael!  Best of luck to you!

Rafael Avila
posted    Report this post
gizmo's Avatar

Nice Raf, Did you launch the products as employee or inventor?  Aren't you Director of Research and Development at Nature's Plus? 

The health food industry has really jumped to the top in retail in the last few yrs. 

Rafael Avila
posted    Report this post
gizmo's Avatar

Nice Raf, Did you launch the products as employee or inventor?  Aren't you Director of Research and Development at Natural Organics Inc/Nature's Plus? 

The health food industry has really jumped to the top in retail in the last few yrs. 

Rafael Avila
posted    Report this post
vitaminguy's Avatargold

I'm an employee. I didn't intend to imply that the products were my own personal products. But I do come up with the concepts and back-end details. And I develop everything into finished shelf-ready products. Right now organics are booming. I conceived and developed a lot of innovations to make these and previous organic products possible. Believe it or not, you need a lot of technological foundation to make the newest organic products possible. For example, if you can't use common materials to extract or concentrate a nutrient, what organic materials can do the same job? Often I will showcase a technique and that will open the door for many others to follow. For example we needed a vegan organic red colorant that gave color to powders and tablets. Nothing we tried worked, unless it went into liquids. Then I discovered that a very fine cranberry powder did the trick. We used it for a while and then asked a specialty material supplier to use the same fine particle size technique to make more colors.  Now 4 years later we have a range of organic powder colors to choose from. Of course our competition caught on, and now use the same techniques. But that's okay. We're advancing the organic market... better for all..

Kim L
Gizmo
posted    Report this post
vitaminguy's Avatargold

BTW my last set of Organic products are doing great! And the set before that is breaking all kinds of company records. Thank you for all the good luck wishes. I hope these ones are also successful. With all of the previous groundwork, the natural products market is ripe for success. 

Gizmo
posted    Report this post
vitaminguy's Avatargold

Ooh, another big BTW. We're working on a line with one of the most recognized lifestyle brands in the country. It will sell in FDM, supermarkets, mass retail outlets and specialty shops nationwide. I want to tell my friends here at EN about it first. Oooh I can't wait!!!!

Kim L
Gizmo
Gizmo
posted    Report this post
thom33's Avatargold

Raf,

You are a pill!

And i mean that in the most supportive and congratulatory way!

Thanks for "dispensing" your success story.

Thom

Rafael Avila
posted    Report this post
sabrinaj121's Avatar

Congratulations

posted    Report this post
cowbell's Avatarg8_badge

Wow- nice work Raf! Glad to have you as a nutrition resource! 

Quick question -  I am a big fan of Turmeric and have learned a lot through ConsumerLab.com's service; I thought BioPerine was a legit plus to the Turmeric Curcumin supplements. I have been using NUTRI DOSHA's version - is the BioPerine not needed? Thanks!

posted    Report this post
inovate's Avataree_badge

Hi Greg! Long time my friend

I know Raf is probably more knowledgeable in this then me, but while your waiting.

I try not to use anything with side effects, natural of not. If your using it for inflammation, then I believe cayenne pepper, or cinnamon are good with coconut oil. I used tumeric, curcuman with a few essential oils that relieved, along with ice and rest  for tendonitis.

You have to be carefull of amounts, and mixtures as any oils and herbs can be toxic.

Good luck with what your treating.

Aloha Charlie

posted    Report this post
kimmyk's Avatargold

That's fantastic Rafael!  I didn't realize you're a vitamin man.  Great line to be in, especially now that so many folks are getting picky about their nutrition sources.  I hope you sell more that you can dream of!

posted    Report this post
betzy's Avatarg8_badge

This is amazing Rafael!  I am so happy for you!  Please keep us updated and thanks for sharing!

posted    Report this post
letm31n's Avatargold

Awesome product line Rafael! Best to you and wish you much success.

posted    Report this post