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femMED’s line of supplements free of artificial ingredients

September 2009

Toronto, ON – Finding a line of supplements you can trust at your local drugstore can be a monumental task. Many times, products are full of fillers you may not even know about. The secret ingredient to femMED’s formulas (a women’s-only supplement line) is the absence of hidden fillers, animal bi-products and certain preservatives that can harm your health. For example, gelatin is an animal bi-product derived from animal skin and bones that’s used in the making of most vitamin capsules. femMED, on the other hand, uses a vegetable based capsule to deliver their remedies, which is a cleaner, healthier alternative.

femMED recognizes the key to choosing the right product lies in understanding its ingredients. That’s why they’ve developed a range of supplements that are free of hidden fillers and can be taken by people with dietary restrictions and food allergies, as well as vegetarians and vegans.

“When I created femMED, I had me at the heart of it,” said Shawna Page, founder and CEO of femMED. “As a long time advocate and user of supplements, I wanted to be certain that our supplements supported a healthy “clean” lifestyle and were of the highest quality ingredients. After all, I take six of our formulations every day and I’m not interested in putting anything into my body that isn’t backed by science, or that could be potentially harmful ”

femMED products are delivered in a vegetable capsule and are free of artificial colours, flavours, dairy and egg. Most are even free of yeast, gluten, sweeteners, preservatives and corn. Most are vegetarian and vegan friendly.
• VEGAN/VEGETARIAN femMED vitamins include Energy, Hormonal Balance, Libido, Menopause Relief, Sleep and Weight Management
• VEGETARIAN femMED vitamins include Breast Health, Hair, Skin & Nails, Pregnancy and Pregnancy + Ginger
• GLUTEN FREE femMED vitamins include ALL femMED vitamins, with the exception of Sleep

“Food allergies and sensitivities are increasingly common today. Some of the most common reactions occur with gluten, lactose, dairy and eggs. This is an important consideration when choosing a supplement,” said Sherry Torkos, pharmacist, fitness instructor and author of The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine.

All of femMED’s products are produced in Canadian pharmaceutically licensed facilities and are widely available online at http://www.femmed.com, in fine health food stores and at major retailers across Canada including Rexall Pharma Plus, Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws and Metro. All formulations retail for $29.95.

About femMED:
femMED is the first user-friendly, mass channel retail brand of comprehensive supplements designed specifically for women, providing simple solutions for their most common health concerns. Colour-coded and easy-to-identify solutions in 13 formulations make it easier than ever for women to take control of their health. femMED’s line of doctor-formulated solutions is designed to address the needs of women at every stage of life. Each product uses only the highest quality vitamins, minerals and herbs. All femMED products are free of dairy, egg, artificial colours or flavours, and almost all are gluten free, yeast free, suitable for vegetarians and delivered in a vegetable capsule. Best of all, femMED formulas are designed to work on their own, or in combination with other femMED formulas to achieve multiple health goals. All products are produced in a Canadian pharmaceutically licensed facility. All formulas are $29.95 each and are available at major retailers across Canada or online at http://www.femmed.com.

About Sherry Torkos:
Sherry Torkos, BSc, Phm, is a nationally recognized pharmacist, author and lecturer. She has written several health books including The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, The GI Made Simple and Breaking the Age Barrier, as well as articles for numerous publications. Torkos is a certified fitness instructor and health enthusiast who enjoys sharing her passions with others. As a health expert, she is interviewed frequently on radio and appears regularly on television throughout North America. Torkos is highly respected for her knowledge, integrity and dynamic personality, as well as her ability to discuss complex health matters in
straightforward terms. She lives and practices holistic pharmacy in the Niagara region of Ontario. For more information, please visit http://www.sherrytorkos.com.