Congressman Pallone Recognizes 100th Anniversary of the Vitamin

September 26, 2012

The celebration of the 100th anniversary of the vitamin was coined to honor the first use of the word vitamin.

Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ) last week recognized the 100th anniversary of the vitamin in comments entered into the U.S. House of Representative’s Congressional record. Rep. Pallone’s words state that “vitamins are essential for good health through every stage of [the] human life cycle and that our bodies require vitamins to grow, to function, to stay healthy, and to prevent the onset of disease.”

The celebration of the 100th anniversary of the vitamin was coined to honor the first use of the word vitamin. In 1912, Polish-American scientist Casimir Funk, considered the “father of vitamin therapy,” first used the term vitamin.

Vitamin industry associations-the American Herbal Products Association, the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the Natural Products Association, and the United Natural Products Alliance-who are highlighting the 100th anniversary of the vitamin thanked Rep. Pallone for his recognition.