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Vitabiotics is a British nutraceutical company that specializes in vitamin and mineral based food supplements focused in various health categories, with many including vitamins based on national guidelines for infants, children and during pregnancy to support their contribution to one's health. In July 2013, Vitabiotics became the largest vitamin company in UK by sales value.
The company was founded in 1971 by Kartar Lalvani who is the chairman. He was later joined by his former tutor Professor Arnold Beckett, and the company is now run by his son Tej Lalvani who is the CEO.
Vitabiotics brands include supplements in various health categories such as Perfectil (supplement for skin, hair, and nails), Pregnacare, Menopace, Wellkid, Wellbaby, Wellman, and Wellwoman. In 2013 Vitabiotics received a Queen's Award for Innovation in vitamin research.
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Beckett went on to enjoy a successful business career, linking up with a former student, the founder of Vitabiotics, Dr Kartar Lalvani, and becoming a non-executive chairman of the company for 18 years. Together they worked on a number of natural healthcare innovations in nutraceuticals, which are used by professional sportsmen and sports teams.
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