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PacificHealth Laboratories, Inc. Launches Accelerade Hydro in GNC

PacificHealth Laboratories, Inc., a leading sports nutrition company, announced today that GNC, the largest specialty retailer of nutritional products, has begun selling ACCELERADE(TM) HYDRO(TM) nationwide in approximately 1500 of its top performing stores.

ACCELERADE HYDRO delivers all the performance, rehydration and refueling benefits of ACCELERADE but with 30% fewer calories and 55% less sugar. Surveys have shown that weight management is a key concern for endurance athletes. ACCELERADE HYDRO is one of PacificHealth Laboratories' most popular low calorie products, which are now complemented by the recently launched ForzeGPS(TM) range of products, the first scientifically proven appetite management tool created specifically for athletes.

"ACCELERADE HYDRO has quickly become a favorite among athletes who understand that every pound counts when it comes to performance," said Jason Ash, President and CEO of PacificHealth Laboratories, Inc. said, "With ACCELERADE HYDRO, GNC customers now have a means to better control calories without sacrificing endurance from a proven brand they know and trust."

ACCELERADE HYDRO contains the patented 4:1 ratio consisting of four parts carbohydrate to one part protein. More than 17 studies have documented that the 4:1 ratio improves endurance, provides rapid rehydration and helps muscles recover faster with less soreness.

ACCELERADE HYDRO is available at a suggested retail price of $39.99 for 50 servings and comes in fruit punch and lemonade flavors.

About PacificHealth Laboratories:

PacificHealth Laboratories, Inc. is an innovative and leading sports nutrition company that focuses on marketing, developing, and selling premium nutrition products to active consumers seeking to improve their health and performance. Our brands and nutrition tools are segmented into three discreet platforms: rehydration/energy, recovery, and optimal racing weight and include ForzeGPS, the first scientifically proven appetite management tool created specifically for athletes. To learn more, visit

About GNC:

GNC, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., is the largest global specialty retailer of nutritional products; including vitamin, mineral, herbal and other specialty supplements and sports nutrition, diet and energy products. GNC has more than 4,800 retail locations throughout the United States (including more than 1,000 franchise and 1,200 Rite Aid store-within-a-store locations) and franchise operations in 48 international markets. The company - which is dedicated to helping consumers Live Well - also offers products and product information at

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