Category Archives: Press

PURICA sponsors AAC nationals


…Hosted by Lower Mainland Agility Association, AAC Nationals to bring together hundreds of dogs from across Canada Aug. 19-23 at Swangard Stadium

DUNCAN, B.C. (Wednesday, July 8th, 2015) – PURICA has signed on as the Steeplechase Sponsor for the upcoming Agility Association of Canada (AAC) National Championships to be held August 19-23 at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, B.C.

The premier competitive event in dog agility and control in Canada, the AAC Nationals are being hosted by the Lower Mainland Agility Association. Continue reading

PURICA and Cory Holly Institute announce partnership


…widely-recognized ambassador of sports nutrition and science Cory Holly will speak to retailers, customers and contribute online and social media content

UPDATE: Find out more about the Cory Holly Certified Sports Nutrition Advisor program.

DUNCAN, B.C. (Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015) –Dr. Cory Holly, the popular and widely-recognized ambassador of sports nutrition, will help many active living Canadians and health food industry leaders better understand the benefits of whole foods, supplements and positive lifestyles as part of a comprehensive new educational partnership created by PURICA and the Cory Holly Institute. Continue reading

Provascin by PURICA for Heart Health


…new supplement featuring blend of l-Carnitine, micronized Chaga mushrooms, CoQ10, Grape Seed Extract and Green Tea Extract readying for launch in 2015


DUNCAN, B.C. (Thursday, December 18th, 2014) –Provascin, a new natural supplement designed to assist the heart health needs of men and women of all ages, is being introduced to the retail market in early 2015 by PURICA, the makers of Recovery® and a full line of natural health foods and supplements.

The launch of the new supplement providing cardiovascular support follows quickly on the heels of Menopause Relief, which was introduced by PURICA in conjunction with the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) conference and trade show in Toronto in September. Continue reading

PURICA marks 15th anniversary


…officially incorporated in December of 1999, Duncan-based company will celebrate “15 years of serving you” online, at retail and in the community

DUNCAN, B.C. (Wednesday, September 24th, 2014) – PURICA will mark its 15th anniversary as a Canadian-owned and operated natural health foods and supplements company with a series of customer and partner appreciation initiatives throughout the fall and winter.

The 15th Anniversary campaign is being launched today online and will extend to retail and other initiatives in the community in the coming weeks and months. The official 15th anniversary of the company’s articles of incorporation is December 23rd, 2014.

“We’re grateful to have had the opportunity to serve Canadians and make a positive difference in their lives over the past 15 years,” said Jason Watkin, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Formulator for PURICA, the makers of Recovery, Immune 7 and a growing line of natural health foods and supplements. “We’re inspired to build on the confidence our customers have placed in us as we continue to grow and develop the natural health foods, supplements and lifestyle solutions we have become synonymous with since 1999.”

PURICA begins the 15th Anniversary celebration by acknowledging its customers and clients at the very heart of the company. It is today unveiling its new mantra “Nature. Science. You.” and a 15th Anniversary emblem marking “15 Years of Serving You”.

“Our vision is inspired by the combined power of nature and science, while always being centered on ‘you’ as the customer,” said Rod Sidoroff, Vice-President of Business Development for PURICA. “As lifestyle solutions, our natural health foods and supplements are designed to empower ‘you’. By engaging ‘you’ at the intersection point of nature and science, we believe we’re building more sustainable results in every sense of the word.”

Sidoroff added that PURICA will be developing and announcing a fun series of online, retail and community initiatives to celebrate the 15th Anniversary throughout the fall of 2014 and winter of 2015.

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CONTACT: Rod Sidoroff, Vice-President of Business Operations for PURICA –

6157 Scott Road • Duncan, BC V9L 6Y8 • Canada
Toll Free Phone : 1.877.746.9397   Toll Free Fax : 1.866.746.3966

PURICA introduces menopause relief product


…new blend of herbs and micronized mushrooms to make its official debut at Canadian Health Food Association conference in Toronto Sept. 12-14, 2014

DUNCAN, B.C. (Thursday, September 4th, 2014) –PURICA, the makers of Recovery® and a full line of natural health foods and supplements, is introducing Menopause Relief in conjunction with the upcoming Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) conference and trade show, September 12-14, at the Toronto Convention Centre.

The new PURICA Menopause Relief product – a hormone balancing formula — has been developed to help women maintain their quality of life through the physical and mental discomforts that are typically associated with this phase of life. It helps to support the three key glands that work together to provide balance for a woman’s hormonal health; the adrenals, ovaries and thyroid. As such, it is the company’s first product designed to serve women exclusively.

“PURICA is committed to the development of natural health foods and supplements that help men and women of all ages make the most of their lives but we acknowledge that our Menopause Relief product is something special designed exclusively for women,” said Jason Watkin, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of PURICA.

“Adrenalin has more of a negative impact on women than men and adrenal stress can also upset the health and balance between the ovaries and the thyroid, weakening them over time,” said Tawnya Ritco, a Vancouver-based Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) who doubles as part of the team of product specialists at PURICA. “PURICA Menopause Relief has been formulated to help women regain this vital balance and allow them to manage the often challenging markers of this change of life.”

PURICA Menopause Relief naturally balances women’s hormones, halts hot flashes and night sweats, regulates mood, enhances skin youthfulness, reduces stress and enhances libido. A placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial concluded that Menopause Relief also promotes sleep, increases energy and helps reduce nervousness, without any significant side effects and without the risk factors associated with certain plants such as soy and Black Cohosh.

It contains a synergistic, proprietary blend of hot-water extracted herbs – Giant Angelica, Wilford’s Cynanchum and Sok-Dan – working in tandem with three certified organic, micronized mushrooms; Chaga, Cordyceps and Lion’s Mane.

“All of the ingredients in PURICA Menopause Relief have been carefully assessed to ensure women derive the maximum benefit from the formula with minimal risk,” said Watkin, who doubles as Chief Formulator for PURICA.

PURICA Chaga, which is grown in a certified organic facility and micronized for superior absorption and assimilation, is one of the flagship ingredients of PURICA Menopause Relief. It helps relieve stress, increases energy and promotes youthfulness of the skin, hair and nails. Cordyceps helps enhance vitality, libido and immune response by providing all-important support for the adrenal glands. Lion’s Mane helps improve memory and cognitive response, along with digestion.

“PURICA Menopause Relief has been several years in the making,” said Ritco. “We’re very happy to be adding it to our family of natural health foods and supplements, particularly given that we believe it will help redefine the meaning of menopause for tens of thousands of woman across Canada and around the world.”

PURICA’s Ritco and Watkin will be officially introducing PURICA Menopause Relief at the CHFA conference next week.

For more information on PURICA Menopause Relief or other PURICA natural health foods and supplements, visit Media, general practitioners and clients are also invited to follow PURICA on Twitter at and on Facebook at

About PURICA: A Canadian owned and operated natural health food company based in Duncan, B.C., PURICA empowers people with the finest whole food products, supplements and lifestyle solutions. It features a dynamic roster of products such as Recovery, medicinal mushrooms and super foods and also serves as a leader in health products for horses and small animals. @puricawellness

CONTACT: Rod Sidoroff, Vice-President of Business Operations for PURICA –

6157 Scott Road • Duncan, BC V9L 6Y8 • Canada
Toll Free Phone : 1.877.746.9397   Toll Free Fax : 1.866.746.3966