When Herbalife sought out the highest quality aloe for Herbal Aloe Concentrate and other products, it turned to Mexico-based ImproVera. Since 1994, ImproVera has been producing aloe vera in Jaumave municipality in East Central Mexico where ideal weather conditions and unique soil composition make for ideal growing conditions. As of 2014, ImproVera supplies the lion’s share of aloe products to Herbalife. We recently sat down with Vicente Mack, General Manager Mexico Aloe Operations at ImproVera, to talk about aloe production. The following is an edited version of the transcript.
What is your role at ImproVera? What is your working relationship with Herbalife?
I am responsible for the operations of ImproVera Mexico, as well as guiding new projects to improve processes and operations of aloe vera production. Herbalife has specific requirements with a focus on nutrition. As a result, we have developed new processes to improve the quality of aloe that goes into Herbalife products. We have great synergy working with the Herbalife research and development team and the final product reflects that. Read more »
Susan Bowerman, Director of Nutrition Training at Herbalife, wants people to be the best they can be, in everything they do. As a Registered Dietitian and Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, she helps people achieve their best through making good food choices and supplementing nutrition with Herbalife® products. Susan recently sat down with us to talk about topics including her history with the company, her transition from consultant to Director of Nutrition Training and how Herbalife products can be part of a healthy, active lifestyle. The following is an edited transcript of the conversation.
What originally sparked your interest in nutrition?
I entered college as an English major, but my interests in science led me to switch to biology. I started to see how my interests in science, human health, cooking, gardening and just a lot of things that were food related, seemed to be carving out a path for me in the field of nutrition. At the time, I honestly didn’t even know that you could major in nutrition. Then, one of my instructors in a cell biology class started talking about nutrition and dietitians, and a Read more »
As a rising star in the triathlon world, with competing internationally in 2016 in his sights, Lukas Verzbicas has been a high-achiever from the very start.
“I grew up surrounded by athletics and I have a history of setting and achieving goals,” says Verzbicas, who is sponsored by Herbalife. “Triathlon is my passion and by using the skills I have developed and training rigorously, I strive to be the best.”
Verzbicas’ high school track career included multiple national championships, and if that’s not impressive enough, he is only the fifth high school runner in history to run a sub-four-minute mile. After high school, he focused on triathlons and won two world championships, including the ultra-competitive Banyoles ITU Triathlon European Cup in 2012. Read more »