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Friday, January 28, 2011


Skills for a Social Entrepreneur from Giving Changes Everything on Vimeo.

Social Entrepreneurship

"Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems."

Finding innovative new solutions to the world’s biggest problems is quietly becoming the most powerful business model of the 21st Century. Tackling global issues like poverty, malnutrition, clean air and water, and health care are foundational to an exciting new business strategy for changing the world called, social entrepreneurship.


The Power of Unreasonable People
Harvard Business School • John Elkington & Pamela Hartigan

“It is time to start investing in, partnering with, and learning from these world-shaping change agents. You will not only contribute to the social revolutions they’re fueling, but also position your organization to thrive in the new business landscape they are helping to define.”

How to Change the World
David Bornstein

“[We] look at social entrepreneurs… as transformative forces: people with new ideas to address major problems who are relentless in the pursuit of their visions, people who simply will not take ‘no’ for an answer, who will not give up until they have spread their ideas as far as they possibly can.”


Innovation—Real Food Technology® Solutions
Sam Caster Discusses The SolutionA key to the ultimate success of social entrepreneurship is the creation of an innovative new technology for solving an existing global problem. As the lack of proper nutrition has become epidemic in both industrialized and developing countries, the supplementation of essential nutrients has become a critical strategy for protecting health.

Until recently, synthetically made vitamins and inorganic minerals have provided the only source for standardized levels of these essential nutrients. Synthetic vitamins are made from coal tar or petroleum; and due to their low cost they are the primary choice of manufacturers of both nutritional supplements and enriched foods. Inorganic minerals, either mined or by-products of a chemical process, also provide an inexpensive source for supplementation, but do not have the solubility of minerals found in food.

Fruits and vegetables make vitamins in their tissues and then bond them to various minerals, fats, polysaccharides, amino acids and other vital Phytochemicals to create what is called a food matrix. Minerals become more soluble in food and this matrix of nutrients provides the co-factors required by the body for the proper absorption and utilization of all essential nutrients. It has become clear that the human body was designed to obtain its nutritional requirements from food.

As a result, food based health products, such as “super” juices, have proliferated the market in recent years. On the surface they look like a good alternative to synthetically made supplements. Unfortunately, when scientifically analyzed, super juices have been shown to contain less than one percent of the recommended daily requirement of the most vitamins and minerals. This has left consumers the poor choice of standardized but synthetically made supplements, or non-standardized and nutritionally deficient food-based supplements. Major relief organizations around the world have had almost no alternative to inexpensive synthetic supplements or synthetically enriched grain-based cereals.

A Healthy Dose of RealityMannatech, Incorporated, the pioneers of Real Food Technology® Solutions has now developed a preferable new option to this challenge.

In 2007 Mannatech filed international patents on the nutrition industry’s first supplement to provide standardized and nutritionally effective levels of natural and plant-sourced vitamins, minerals and Phytochemicals, called PhytoMatrix®. To address the needs of the world’s most vulnerable children, Mannatech utilized this same patented technology to specially formulate PhytoBlend™ powder, a product made available exclusively to not-for-profit organizations fighting malnutrition in developing countries around the world.

PhytoBlend™ Powder

Based on Real Food Technology® solutions, PhytoBlend™ powder can help provide children with their daily nutritional needs and, most importantly, help combat the devastating effects of malnutrition. Since PhytoBlend™ powder is synthetic free and contains nutrients from natural plant sources, children can now get standardized and nutritionally effective amounts of vitamins and minerals from Real Food Technology® solutions in a way that has never been possible before. Its powder form makes it flexible in use, providing a practical and easy way to make any meal nutritious. The ready-to-use powder complex can be added to virtually any meal, and with a serving size of 0.75 grams (0.23 teaspoons), children will hardly realize they are eating a nutritious meal. Now, every child can get the nutrient support they deserve.



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