Features Surfing Athlete

Social Media Site for Athletes Selects Julie Houston for Coveted Spot

Richmond, VA, May 16, 2009 --( VABION LLC (VABION) announced today that, the company’s Web 2.0 community for athletes, will be featuring Julie Houston, an accomplished surfer, wakeboarder, and snowboarder from Kirksville, MO. Houston is also a teacher by profession and has taught orphaned children in Kenya. Houston is the first surfer and wakeboarder to be a featured athlete on

Houston is among a rare “breed” of surfer who has become proficient in wakeboarding, a new sport in which participants surf in the wake of a power boat. “The sport is still young and progressing very fast,” Houston stated. “Most people have never seen or heard of it, and we get a lot of stares when we’re surfing behind a boat.” When asked to share training tips, Houston advises athletes to “stretch, keep in shape, take care of yourself, and have fun.”

VABION’s community-based site for athletes with training articles and health blogs,, selects athletes to feature on the website based on their commitment to fitness, their sport, and positive character qualities. “Julie Houston is an outstanding person who serves as a role model for people of all ages,” said Dr. Susan Hardwicke, VABION Chief Executive. “Her dedication to fitness, and improving her skills in her chosen sports requires discipline and risk-taking, qualities we can all admire.” is sponsored by VABION’s energy supplement, Diesel Energy Stix®, the world’s first powdered energy shot. Active ingredients in the energy supplement that include creatine and caffeine, coupled with portable packaging and the ability to dissolve in the mouth without the need for water, make Diesel Energy Stix® an essential energy supplement for getting the most out of water sports such as surfing and wakeboarding.

“One of the active ingredients is RNA, a supplement that helps cells release ATP, the body’s energy currency,” Dr. Hardwicke said. Rapid ATP release promotes a faster reaction time and mental alertness.

Diesel Energy Stix® energy supplement is available in convenience stores, gyms, online retailers such as,, and in over 1,400 select Rite Aid GNC locations. Select Smoothie King locations in Manhattan, New York City, also sell Diesel Energy Stix®.

About is an online community for athletes that features training articles, an athlete community, fitness and health blogs, sports news, a running races calendar, featured athletes, and more. Users may start a health blog, fitness blog, or nutrition blog. The events running races calendar features 10k runs, races 5k, track events, and more. Create your profile today at


VABION LLC is a Virginia-based company that develops research-based innovative nutraceutical products that improve energy, and the physical and mental performance of the brain. Susan Hardwicke, Ph.D., founded the company in 2006 to develop products based on her own research on RNA and other energy supplements. The Company's products are distributed through vitamin retail stores, chain drug stores, specialty stores, gyms, convenience stores, online supplement stores, and its e-commerce website. Additional information is available at,, and

For more information, contact:
Jason Yu
1145 Gaskins Rd. Suite 101
Richmond, VA 23238
(804) 308 1956

Dr. Susan Hardwicke