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Mannatech's Give for Real Program Enables MannaRelief To Make Major
Donation to Fundacion Vamos Mexico
Nutritional supplement pioneer supplies MannaRelief with more than 600,000 servings of PhytoBlend powder supplement for malnourished children in Mexico

COPPELL, Texas, Dec 08, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

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 a significant donation of its PhytoBlend(TM) powder dietary supplement was made to MannaRelief+ through Mannatech's Give for RealSMprogram. More than 5,000 children in 52 orphanages across four different Mexican states will receive the Mannatech product through MannaRelief and its partnership with Fundacion Vamos Mexico.

Mannatech's Give for RealSMprogram is a unique 'donation-through-consumption' initiative designed to help consumers and social entrepreneurs meet the needs of underprivileged children around the world. The donation by MannaRelief to former Mexican President Vicente Fox's and Marta Sahagún de Fox's charity marks the first major donation made through the program.

"We believe this significant donation through our Give for Real program symbolizes Mannatech's commitment toward enhancing the health of children in need through better nutrition," said Robert A. Sinnott, Ph.D., MNS, co-CEO and chief science officer of Mannatech. "PhytoBlend is based on Mannatech's Real Food Technology solutions, which aids in the development products that contain standardized levels of natural and plant-sourced nutrients at nutritionally effective levels."

For every purchase made through an automatic recurring order containing Ambrotose(R) Complex powder, Advanced Ambrotose(R) powder, MannaBears(TM) gummies, PhytoMatrix(R) caplets, PhytoBurst(R) nutritional chews or Optimal Support Packets, a donation of Mannatech's PhytoBlend powder supplement is provided through MannaRelief+ to children in need worldwide. Mannatech's goal is to connect one million consumers to one million at-risk children through its Give for Real program.

Mannatech and MannaRelief presented the product to Fundacion Vamos Mexico at a Dec. 7 press conference outside the Vicente Fox Center in Guanajuato, Mexico.

"The Give for Real program exemplifies the company's philanthropic spirit and allows our independent sales Associates to donate and help optimize nutrition where it is needed most across the world," continued Sinnott. "We are thankful for the missions of organizations like MannaRelief and Fundacion Vamos Mexico that recognize the growing need to combat malnutrition and provide young children the proper nourishment they need."

Mannatech's Real Food Technology(R) solution-inspired products provide one of the best strategies for addressing this crisis because Mannatech's products are developed from real food-sourced ingredients chosen from those scientifically proven to best benefit the human body.

Individuals interested in Mannatech's products, exploring its business opportunity and the Give for Real program can learn more at

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. For more information, visit

About MannaRelief

Founded in 1999, MannaRelief is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization. Its mission is to bless orphans and children around the world with the love of God through nutritional support designed to improve the quality of life and health. Children suffering from malnutrition need more natural, nutrient-dense foods to best support their nutritional needs. For more information on supporting malnourished children worldwide, visit

About Fundacion Vamos Mexico

Founded by former Mexican President Vicente Fox and First Lady Marta Sahagún de Fox, Vamos Mexico Foundation is an active process by which organized society has a more integrated, effective, decisive and influential role in decisions and actions that enable vulnerable groups of the population to have equal rights and opportunities for all potential of this life. For more information, visit

+MannaRelief is an independent, nonprofit organization. It is not owned or operated by Mannatech, Incorporated.

Please Note: This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by use of phrases or terminology such as "intend" or other similar words or the negative of such terminology. Similarly, descriptions of Mannatech's objectives, strategies, plans, goals or targets contained herein are also considered forward-looking statements. Mannatech believes this release should be read in conjunction with all of its filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and cautions its readers that these forward-looking statements are subject to certain events, risks, uncertainties, and other factors. Some of these factors include, among others, Mannatech's inability to attract and retain associates and members, increases in competition, litigation, regulatory changes, and its planned growth into new international markets. Although Mannatech believes that the expectations, statements, and assumptions reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cautions readers to always consider all of the risk factors and any other cautionary statements carefully in evaluating each forward-looking statement in this release, as well as those set forth in its latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and other filings filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including its current reports on Form 8-K. All of the forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date of this release.

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