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SUPERthrive inventor to celebrate 100th birthday in November

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Dr. John A. A. Thomson developed a vitamin to help transplant mature trees for defense plant camouflage during World War II.

| October 21, 2011

Dr. John A. A. Thomson, inventor of the widely recognized vitamins-hormones solution SUPERthrive, will celebrate his 100th birthday November 23, 2011.

Thomson developed the SUPERthrive formula in 1939 and founded Vitamin Institute to market and sell it. Seventy-two years later, he is still active in the operations. Thomson has changed little in the secret formula over the years.

Holding a Ph.D. in biochemistry, Thomson has collected awards and commendation for his lifetime of work. In 1940, SUPERthrive received the Science & Industry Gold Medal at The Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco. The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lawn & Garden Marketing & Distribution Association came in 2006, and in 2009 Thomson collected Sustainable Environmental Education’s Environmental Awareness Award.

When customers ask how SUPERthrive helped the U.S. to win World War II, Thomson cites five U.S. Government departments, including the Army Corps of Engineers, the Air Force, Navy, the Department of Agriculture, and the Forest Service, that have used SUPERthrive respectively to: transplant mature trees for defense plant camouflage; plant and sustain low-dust turf landing fields; improve soil conditions where salt interfered with plant success; develop vital drug- and oil-bearing plants domestically; and increase production of necessary guayule rubber.

When asked about his primary philosophy of life, Thomson said, “My whole idea is to try to leave the world better off for wherever I touch it.”

For more information about Vitamin Institute and SUPERthrive, visit www.superthrive.com.

 

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