(PRWEB) December 14, 2004
A conversation between the CEO of a thriving vitamin supplement company and a Marine recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq has inspired Louis Takacs, CEO of VitaminBin.com, to dedicate his company to helping American Military troops overseas.
Staff Sergeant Alexander Merzlyak spoke candidly with Takacs about the harsh conditions he and his fellow American Military troops endured every day while he was attached to 1st Force Service Support Group stationed in Camp Viper, Iraq, which is located in the desert just north of the border between Iraq and Kuwait, and later in Diwanya about 180 kilometers from Baghdad.
ÂThey endured constant sand storms, temperatures well over 130 degrees Fahrenheit, being confined to the "green zoneÂÂan area defined by barbed wire the size of which depends on where the American Military troops are servingÂand having two Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) and one hot meal a day,Â said Takacs. ÂWith all that, SSgt. Merzlyak and his fellow soldiers had to give 200% percent every day, for as long as three years. Attention to nutrition is needed to make sure our American Military troops can operate while living in tent cities and working on fight lines in extreme temperature and weather conditions,Â Takacs added. ÂFit people adapt more easily to heat and stress, are less likely to get hurt or sick in demanding conditions, and have better overall endurance.Â
Getting extra vitamins to American military troops in Iraq isnÂt easy though. SSgt. Merzlyak brought a supply of vitamin supplements overseas that should have lasted him six months, but after sharing with his platoon, lasted only two. SSgt. Merzlyak confirmed that some soldiers had online access and at times ordered additional provisions and vitamin supplements, but it was infrequent due to the high cost of shipping. Sending packages to American Military troops in Iraq or Afghanistan is very costlyÂabout five to six times the costs of shipping something in the continental U.S. Sometimes, the shipping costs were higher than the total price of the products.
VitaminBin.com has announced their free shipping offer for American Military troops overseas to alleviate the situation. ÂWe are extremely proud of our servicemen and women, and as they continuously take on the enormous responsibility of protecting our welfare, we need to protect theirs,Â said Takacs. ÂTwo things our American Military troops should not have to worry about while thousands of miles away from home are health and money. We encourage everyone who knows someone overseas to send a care package. Our American Military troops need these vitamin supplements, and we are proud and honored to help them any way we can.Â
To order from the wide range of name-brand vitamin supplements in stock, visit http://www.vitaminbin.com. Active-duty American Military troops or their families at home can take advantage of the free shipping offer by simply shopping at the site and choosing a special shipping option for military orders. Additional details can be found at the website.
VitaminBin.com is an Internet leader for providing name-brand vitamin supplements at discounted prices. They sell top brands like TrimspaÂ®, AccuslimÂ®, and EASÂ®, as well as over 3000 other vitamin supplements. At the VitaminBin.com, they help customers shop smarter by offering top-quality name-brand health, fitness and vitamin supplements at up to 60% off, every day of the week.
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