COPPELL, Texas, June 25 Mannatech, Incorporated(Nasdaq: MTEX), a leading developer and provider of dietary supplements andskin care solutions, today announced that the purity of Mannatech's Ambrotoseand Advanced Ambrotose glyconutritional supplements has been certified by anindependent, accredited testing laboratory.
NSF International -- a not-for-profit public health certificationorganization -- ensures a product's label reflects the contents of thesupplement, that all ingredients are openly disclosed on the label and thatthe product's purity is acceptable. Additionally, NSF assesses eachmanufacturing site to ensure it complies with Good Manufacturing Practices(GMP); NSF will not certify a product unless the manufacturer meets theserigorous audits.
NSF evaluated the capsule and powder versions of the Ambrotose andAdvanced Ambrotose supplements. The products were certified according to theNSF/ANSI 173 Dietary Supplement Standard -- the only American NationalStandard for dietary supplements. Mannatech intends to carry the NSFcertification mark on the supplements' labels and promotional materials todemonstrate compliance.
"NSF certification is just one part of the extraordinary quality andpurity measures Mannatech adheres to throughout its product managementprocess," said Marika Berkley, vice president of global regulatory affairs andquality assurance. "In addition to selecting ingredients that meet ourrigorous purity standards, Mannatech ensures all its manufacturers adhere toindustry-standard GMPs. We continually monitor our manufacturing partners andconduct frequent in-house and independent tests of the efficacy and purity ofour products."
Edward Wyszumiala, general manager of NSF's dietary supplements programs,said, "Certification to the NSF/ANSI standard exemplifies Mannatech's emphasison quality."
Mannatech began the NSF certification process with its flagship Ambrotoseproducts -- the world's first glyconutritional dietary supplements. Thesedietary supplement products include a patented blend of plant-sourcedsaccharides. More than 43 patents worldwide have been issued for thetechnology related to the Ambrotose complex formulation. Mannatech is workingwith NSF to certify additional products in Mannatech's portfolio.
"Particularly on matters of health and wellness, quality is something thatknowledgeable customers will never compromise," said Robert A. Sinnott, seniorvice president of research and development. "Mannatech has built a loyalfollowing of highly enlightened health advocates, particularly among thebaby-boom generation. This third-party certification of Mannatech's flagshipAmbrotose products confirms what Mannatech's customers have known for manyyears -- Mannatech is committed to pursuing the highest standards of productquality and product science."
Mannatech, Incorporated, is a global wellness solutions provider ofinnovative, high-quality, proprietary nutritional supplements, topical andskin care products, and weight management products sold through independentassociates and members located in the United States and the internationalmarkets of Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand, theRepublic of Korea, Taiwan, Denmark, Germany, and South Africa.
About NSF International
NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, helpsprotect you by certifying products and writing standards for food, water, airand consumer goods such as dietary supplements (http://www.nsf.org). Foundedin 1944, NSF is committed to protecting public health and safety worldwide.NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and WaterSafety and Indoor Environment. Additional servic