PHOENIX--April 24, 2003--Vital Living Inc. (OTCBB: VTLV), the Physician Nutraceutical Company(SM) today announced that its subsidiary, MAF BioNutritionals has received preferred vendor status with the U.S. Air Force and has begun selling its energy bars to Whiteman Air Force Base in Montana.
MAF BioNutritionals was granted "Qualified Vendor" status by US Food Service, the company that provides food products to Whiteman, as a result of the participation of Dr. Phil Maffetone, consultant for Vital Living, in the Fatigue Management Conference that took place at Whiteman Air Force Base in February 2002. The Company's energy bars were reviewed by base personnel responsible for the program and it was decided that based on the nutritional profile and taste of the bars, All Natural Peanut and All Natural Chocolate, the bars would be made available to base personnel in the flight kitchens.
William Coppel, President of Vital Living Inc., stated, "We are very pleased to receive this preferred vendor status by the U.S. Air Force's food service. This status brings additional validation to our superior energy bar products. Since we started shipping in January 2003, orders have been growing each month. We expect to offer these energy bars, along with Boulder Bars to other Air Force bases throughout the U.S. over the next 12 months as Air Force personnel continue to roll out a new nutrition program that was developed at Whiteman Air Force Base which was designed to improve human performance."
About Vital Living
Vital Living develops and markets evidence-based nutraceuticals formulated by physicians for distribution through physicians. The Company is developing and testing nutraceuticals in collaboration with leading medical experts based on the best available scientific evidence.
Vital Living's nutraceuticals are designed to be incorporated by physicians into a standard physician/patient program, supported by a specially designed compliance regimen. The Company's initial area of focus is cardiovascular health, the leading health concern in America affecting 60 million consumers. Essentum(TM) is currently being endorsed and prescribed at the Arizona Heart Institute as part of a comprehensive cardiovascular health program as well as other medical facilities. Its cardiovascular health supplement products are also prescribed for patients in Canyon Ranch Health Resort's leading Wellness and Prevention programs in Tucson, AZ.
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