NSF International Certifies Purity of Mannatech Products

NSF Also Certifies that Mannatech’s Manufacturer Meets Good Manufacturing Practices

ANN ARBOR, MI & COPPELL, TX – Mannatech, Incorporated (NASDAQ - MTEX), a leading developer and provider of dietary supplements and skin care solutions, today announced the quality and purity of Mannatech’s Ambrotose and Advanced Ambrotose glyconutritional supplements have been certified through an independent, accredited laboratory.

NSF International—an independent, not-for-profit organization—ensures a product’s label reflects the contents of the supplement, that all ingredients are openly disclosed on the label and that the product’s purity is acceptable. Additionally, NSF assesses each manufacturing site for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliance and only when the site meets these rigorous audits will it issue the NSF certificate for the product.

As part of its evaluation, NSF certified the capsule and powder versions Ambrotose and Advanced Ambrotose complexes. The products were certified according to the NSF/ANSI 173 Dietary Supplement Standard. Mannatech will bear the NSF certification mark on the supplements’ labels and promotional materials.

“NSF certification is just one part of the extraordinary safety and purity measures Mannatech adheres to throughout its product management process,” said Marika Berkley, Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance. “In addition to selecting only ingredients that meet our rigorous purity standards, Mannatech ensures all its manufacturers adhere to industry-standard GMPs. We continually monitor our manufacturing partners and conduct frequent in-house and independent tests of the efficacy and purity of our products.”

Mannatech began the NSF certification process with its flagship Ambrotose products—the world’s first glyconutritional dietary supplements. These dietary supplement products include a patented blend of plant-sourced saccharides. More than 43 patents worldwide have been issued for the technology related to the Ambrotose complex formulation. Mannatech is working with NSF toward certification of additional products in Mannatech’s portfolio.

"Particularly on matters of health and wellness, quality is something that knowledgeable customers will never compromise,” said Robert A. Sinnott, Senior Vice President of Research and Development. “Mannatech has built a loyal following of highly enlightened health advocates, particularly among the baby-boom generation. This third-party GMP certification of Mannatech's flagship Ambrotose products confirms what Mannatech's customers have known for many years—Mannatech is committed to pursuing the highest standards of product quality and product science."

“Certification to the NSF/ANSI standard exemplifies Mannatech’s emphasis on quality,” said Edward Wyszumiala, General Manger, NSF’s Dietary Supplement Programs. “NSF/ANSI Standard 173 includes requirement to ensure that the contents of the supplement match what is printed on the label, that the product is free of any undeclared contaminants, and complies with Good Manufacturing Practices.”

About Mannatech: Mannatech, Incorporated, is a global wellness solutions provider of innovative, high-quality, proprietary nutritional supplements, topical and skin care products, and weight management products sold through independent associates and members located in the United States and the international markets of Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Denmark, Germany, and South Africa.

About NSF International: NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, helps protect you by certifying products and writing standards for food, water and consumer goods (www.nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting public health and safety worldwide. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment. Additional services include safety audits for the food and water industries, management systems registrations delivered through NSF International Strategic Registrations, organic certification provided by Quality Assurance International and education through the NSF Center for Public Health Education.

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