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Mannatech Launches Ultra-Pure Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplement

Essential Source™ Omega-3 Provides Highly Concentrated EPA/DHA
 to Support Heart and Brain Health1,2*

COPPELL, TEXAS September 9, 2009 - Mannatech, Incorporated (NASDAQ - MTEX), a global pioneer in the development of high-quality health, weight and fitness, and skin care solutions based on nutritional science, announced today the official launch of its newest product, Essential Source™ Omega-3. An ultra-pure omega-3 supplement, Essential Source Omega-3 provides EPA/DHA essential fatty acids, so-called because they cannot be synthesized by the body and are only obtained through diet.3  Essential Source Omega-3 will initially be available in the United States and South Africa and is scheduled to be available globally by December 2009.

The benefits of omega-3 supplements have been well-documented and supported by scientists, doctors and nutritionists alike. Among them:

  • Cardiovascular health maintenance and support*
  • Brain function health and support*
  • Supports a healthy balance of immune functions*

“The benefits of omega-3 fatty acids have been so consistently validated that the discussion has now moved beyond whether or not we should be adding them to our diet to how much we should be adding and in what form,” Dr. Robert Sinnott, chief science officer for Mannatech said. 

“Studies show that populations consuming high levels of omega-3 in seafood-rich diets are the least prone to the health concerns associated with our Western diet. The safest way to get the proper amount of EPA/DHA in your diet is through supplementation; however, not all supplements are created the same. Mannatech products are supported by a rich history of cutting-edge nutritional science with more than $20 million invested over the last five years in world-class research and development. The highly-pure Essential Source Omega-3 is the latest result of that scientific investment,” concluded Sinnott.

In addition to the inherent health benefits, other distinguishing characteristics of Mannatech’s Essential Source Omega-3 include:

  • Ultra-purity – Made from one of the highest-quality fish oils available
  • Proprietary molecular distillation process – Two-step molecular distillation results in a pharmaceutical-grade standard of purity
  • High EPA/DHA levels – More EPA/DHA than many other supplements and at an affordable price
  • Pleasant taste – Lemon flavor and ultra-purity makes the product easy to take with no fishy aftertaste or “fishy burps”4
  • Efficiently sourced – Earth-friendly, and made from the highest quality and sustainable sources with complete traceability throughout the entire manufacturing process

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.   
“Right now, omega-3 is the number-one selling supplement for brain and heart health in the United States,” said Kevin Robbins, a Silver Presidential Mannatech Associate, whose Mannatech business is his full-time job.

“The general public has reached the tipping point in the realization of how beneficial omega-3 is for your everyday health, and Essential Source Omega-3 gives me one more hand to extend to those seeking optimal wellness. The fact that it’s coming from a source that I trust, that it’s so pure, provides high levels of EPA and DHA, and it’s affordable – this should honestly be a no-brainer. I can’t tell you how valuable the addition of Essential Source Omega-3 to our core product offerings is going to be for Mannatech Associates,” concluded Robbins.

Essential Source Omega-3 joins an established, successful line of innovative wellness products that address the nutritional needs of today’s savvy, health-conscious consumer. With the addition of Essential Source Omega-3 to Mannatech’s core product lineup, customers can add cardiovascular support and a strengthened brain health position to the long list of benefits already provided by the company’s products including; immune support (Ambrotose® complex), multivitamin/mineral support (PhytoMatrix® capsules), endocrine health (PLUS™ caplets), and antioxidant support (Ambrotose AO® capsules).*
About Mannatech
Mannatech, Incorporated develops high-quality health, weight and fitness, and skin care products that are based on the solid foundation of nutritional science and development standards. These proprietary products are available through independent sales Associates around the globe including the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and the Republic of Korea.

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1. Kris-Etherton PM, Harris WS, Appel LJ. Fish consumption, fish oil, omega-3 fatty acids, and cardiovascular disease. Circulation 2002; 106(21): 2747-57.

2. Simopoulos AP, Leaf A, Salem N, Jr. Workshop statement on the essentiality of and recommended dietary intakes for Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 2000; 63(3): 119-21.

3. Institute of Medicine Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein and Amino Acids. NationalAcademies Press: Washington, DC, 2005.

4. Lowery M, Richardson M. Looking Into Liquids. http://www.naturalproductsinsider com/articles/looking-into-liquids. html#. 2007.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.   

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