Barry Yarkoni, CEO of Vinomis Laboratories, talks about their new herbal weight loss product VinThins. VinThins produces all-natural herbal formula that reduces appetite and cravings and makes you feel full faster and longer. Visit www.VinThin.com
Barry Yarkoni joined Vinomis Laboratories in 2009 and has been the company’s CEO since 2010. Vinomis Labs has a mission to supply the finest all-natural nutraceutical products that help others live a longer, healthier, pain-free life. All Vinomis Labs products are based on science, evidence, human clinical trials and medical research from leading universities. The company starts with the world’s finest ingredients and manufacture to the highest cGMP standards. The company’s founders, investors, and management team include medical researchers, leading physicians and executives from the nutraceutical and technology industries. Barry Yarkoni studied Computer Engineering at the University of Rochester and University of Pennsylvania in addition to studying Business at George Washington University. He held management positions at Intel, Apple, and IBM before becoming involved with a series of Entrepreneurial Ventures.
Neal Howard: Hello and welcome to the program. I’m your host Neal Howard here on Health Professional Radio for this health supplier segment. We’re really glad that you could join us once again, I’m in conversation with Mr. Barry Yarkoni. He’s the CEO of Vinomis Laboratories and he’s joining us today to talk about their new herbal weight-loss product VinThin. Welcome to the program Mr. Barry Yarkoni, how are you?
Barry Yarkoni: Thank you Neal, I’m doing great today.
Neal: Great. Well give us a bit of background about yourself and let’s talk about this company of yours Vinomis Laboratories.
Barry: So the name, people always ask about the name, the Vin comes from our flagship product which we introduced nine years ago which is a resveratrol product that also has hefty amount of Bordeaux grape extract, concentrated polyphenol mix. So that’s ‘Vin’ part of it and we took that company name from that flagship product and it kind of stuck with that and all of our products start with ‘Vin.’ We have Vindure which is our longevity and metabolism control product with resveratrol. We have Vinoprin which is our one hour pain relief product based on hops. And now we have VinThin which is our all-natural herbal weight loss product.
Neal: So basically your company Vinomis Laboratories is all about helping folks I guess live longer, healthier and as you say, you have a pain product as well.
Barry: Yeah, that one happened after I took a bad fall a number of years ago and I was taking a whole lot of NSAIDs and not happy about what the long-term effect of that might be so I said. “There’s got to be an all-natural alternative.” And I started searching and I found one that was based on an extract from the hops plant. Hops is the plant that’s used to flavor beer and give it that nice bitter flavor that balances the malt. It turns out that the same chemical that gives it the bitter flavor is a very very powerful anti-inflammatory pain reducing product that doesn’t have the same side effects as NSAIDs and aspirin and ibuprofen and etc acetaminophen. So it’s been a great product, I’m still taking it and it’s enabled me to postpone getting a hip replacement for a number of years so a very effective reliever.
Neal: You say you took this fall and that was the Incubus for your pain relief product. Before taking that fall, had you always been involved in nutriceuticals or is this something that’s brand new to you?
Barry: Interestingly my backgrounds mostly in high tech, I worked for Intel, I worked for Apple. I was employee number 102 at Apple, worked for Steve Jobs and worked for IBM, I was in the high-tech business. In the last 25 years I’ve been involved with a number of startups and consumer product companies and applying technology to various kinds of businesses and this one was a friend of mine had started this company and we worked together in Silicon Valley when he first told me about all natural supplements, I kind of poo pooed it and then he said “Well here read this research.” And I started reading up about this world of unbelievable stuff that’s in nature that could really help people live longer and healthier and I said “Okay I’m in. I’ll help you. And unfortunately he got sick and I ended up running the company in his absence and I’ve been doing that since 2010 but it’s been a lot of fun and a big education in what was kind of a new business for me but the running of the business and the nuts and bolts of what you have to do kind of run common to a lot of businesses. But some of the business has been personal too, the VinThin product is really personal. It was a good business product, I thought it would be a good business but for me it was personal. I’ve been overweight my entire adult life and have always been looking for that magic pill and I tried everything over the years. I tried dozens of different formulas and you name it, I tried it and nothing worked. And then about 9 or 10 months ago I heard about this formula that had been developed near the Sea of Galilee by a herbal medicine center that was kind of reinventing ancient Arabic and Greek medicinal formulas and they were actually recultivating some plants that have almost become extinct to be able to get top-quality extracts to do this, to reconstitute this ancient dermal medicine then they develop the formula that was very very effective for weight loss. A company in Denmark picked it up and did clinical trials and the trials were astonishing without any special diet or exercise program, people were able to lose a pound, pound and a half a week without doing anything special so that really intrigued me and I did further research on it and tried it myself and in a period of months I lost 31 pounds. So that’s kind of like the acid test, kind of the first thing that ever worked for me.
Neal: What about side effects? I mean this isn’t a drug, this is an herbal formulation. Are there any side effects because I’ve heard that even though there are herbal products out there that aren’t pharmaceuticals per se, they still have some side effects involved. What about this VinThin product?
Barry: I tell you the only side effect that I have noticed is it does speed up your metabolism a bit. And because you’re losing weight, you’re losing a little bit of your insulation so in the wintertime people tend to feel a tiny bit chilly – that’s the only side effect anybody has reported. But the way the weather’s been running lately, nobody’s complaining about it.
Neal: So that’s no side effect at all essentially if you’re losing weight.
Barry: Yeah, that’s true. But there’s no jitters, there’s no caffeine, there’s no stimulants, there’s nothing of the usual suspects that cause the unpleasant side effects that other companies’ weight loss compounds. The side effects listed could be pretty scary on some of these products but this doesn’t have any.
Neal: Are all of the ingredients in all of your products coming from the same geographical region? Does it matter?
Barry: So there are a couple of the ingredients in this product that are very very local and really only found in the Mediterranean area but there are some plants that are found pretty widespread. For example their four basic ingredients in this product, actually five, one is olive leaf extract and olive trees grow everywhere but again we have very very specific chemical profiles that we’re looking for in the specific species so that’s kind of the secret sauce in the product that we’ve got to get the ones that have got the right blend and have the right atomic profile, right molecular profile. So there’s olive leaf extract, there’s ladies mantle which is a kind of an unusual plant that also grows in the Mediterranean Basin, there’s wild mint and there’s cumin seeds and cumin seeds grow fairly in a broad area but mostly again they’re found in the
Mediterranean Basin. There’s one very very interesting ingredient that comes from Japan and that was added later as a time-release ingredient, it has something called Propolmannan, it’s from a root from Amorphophallus Japonica which is a plant that grows in Japan and it has the highest molecular weight of any natural substance in the world, got a molecular weight of over two million and that’s blended in to form of time-release matrix which enables this product to be a one per day product. That’s really a major major breakthrough, most weight loss formulas you got to take them 20 minutes before a meal, 30 minutes before meal and people just forget or they miss it or they take it too early or too late then it doesn’t work and most of them don’t work very well anyway and then if you get the timing off, it’s not going to work at all. But this one you take it once in the morning and you’re just not hungry all day. It’s great.
Neal: Well we’d like to learn some more. Where can we go online and get some more information about VinThin and the other products that are produced by Vinomis Laboratories?
Barry: So we have website called vinomis.com and our landing page for this product is called vinomis.com/home/vinthin and it’s got links to our other products too but we’ve got the science on there, we’ve got we’ve got information about the clinical trials that were done at the University of Copenhagen, we’ve got a complete list of all the ingredients, frequently asked questions and answers. And we try to be as up-and-up and as open about our marketing as possible, there’s so much there’s so much sleeze out there we try to avoid all of that as much as we possibly can.
Neal: There’s a lot to be said for integrity, that’s for sure.
Barry: We try our best that’s for sure too. All of our products are our unconditional money-back satisfaction guaranteed. If somebody’s not happy with the results, no questions asked we’ll take it back and do people their money back even the shipping.
Neal: Barry it’s been a pleasure, thank you so much for joining us on the program today and I’m wishing you all the best and it sounds like you’re more than well on your way so great.
Barry: Thank You Neal. I always tell people “Use it and lose it.” And good luck to everybody with their achieving their weight loss goals. It’s a tough thing, I know that personally and I wish everybody my best personal best wishes to achieving their goal.
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