Soft Gel Technologies, Inc. and OptiPure Brand Chemco Industries Banaba Leaf Extract rebranded as GlucoFit(TM)

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 24, 2006 —GlucoTrim®, Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.® (SGTI®) and OptiPure Brand Chemco Industries’ patented and clinically tested banaba leaf extract has been rebranded as GlucoFit™. GlucoFit™ is identical in composition and source to GlucoTrim®; only the name has changed. The GlucoTrim® registered trademark has been sold and is now held by another company. In the coming months, a major advertising campaign will be undertaken to promote GlucoFit™ and its benefits.

GlucoFit™ is a standardized extract of Banaba leaf (Lagerstroemia speciosa L.) containing 1% corosolic acid and tannins including Lagerstromine. The product has been demonstrated to support healthy blood glucose levels, and moderate weight loss was noted in clinical trials. Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.® and its sister company, OptiPure®, are the exclusive source for GlucoFit™ in soft gelatin capsules or in powder for tablet and two piece hard shell encapsulation. SGTI® currently holds U.S. Patent # 6,784,206 for the soft gelatin capsule formulation of banaba leaf extract, specifically, GlucoFit™.

SGTI® President, Ron Udell, remarked “This exciting change represents a large step forward in our marketing of blood glucose and weight management ingredients for natural supplements. We continually strive to strengthen our position as a leading source for unique, clinically proven, effective nutraceuticals. SGTI® and OptiPure® eagerly anticipate the partnerships that will be formed during this conversion.”

About Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.®

Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.® is a leading contract manufacturer providing specialty soft gelatin encapsulation to the nutrition industry. SGTI®’s leading product is a patented highly bio-available CoQ10 soft gel marketed as CoQsol®. Other key products include Injuv®, a low molecular weight hyaluronic acid for cosmeceutical and joint health applications. Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.® is a privately held company based in Los Angeles, CA.

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About OptiPure®

OptiPure® is a leading distributor of unique branded nutraceutical ingredients in addition to being a leading distributor of Japanese CoQ10. OptiPure® is a privately held company based in Los Angeles, CA.

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Kenn Israel, Director of Marketing
(323) 726-0700
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