Humanetics Signs Agreement With NBTY, Inc.

NBTY Offers New Ephedra-Free Weight Loss Products Featuring Humanetics' 7-Keto™

10 March 2003-Humanetics Corporation today announced that it has signed a license agreement with NBTY, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBTY) to offer and sell Humanetics' proprietary weight loss ingredient called 7-Keto™. NBTY is introducing a new ephedra-free 7-Keto weight loss product in its Vitamin World chain.

NBTY's new ephedra-free weight loss product featuring 7-Keto is Xtreme Trim™ 7-Keto™ Shaper. This product is available at over 500 Vitamin World locations and can also be purchased online at

Two independently conducted clinical trials support the effectiveness of 7-Keto for weight loss. Both trials were double-blinded and placebo-controlled, and have been published in peer-reviewed journals. 7-Keto was shown to promote 3 times more weight and fat loss than diet and exercise alone.

NBTY is a leading vertically integrated U.S. manufacturer and distributor of a broad line of high-quality, value-priced nutritional supplements in the United States and throughout the world. NBTY markets more than 1,100 products under several brands, including Nature's Bounty®, Vitamin World®, Puritan's Pride®, Holland & Barret®, Nutrition Headquarters®, American Health®, Nutrition Warehouse® and Dynamic Essentials®. For more information regarding NBTY, visit their website at

Humanetics is a privately-held company that provides proprietary, science-based solutions for consumer health and aging concerns. Based in Minneapolis, Humanetics develops and commercializes new ingredients for the dietary supplement, pharmaceutical, companion animal and cosmetic industries.

For more information regarding Humanetics, visit the website at

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