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Mannatech Granted South African Patent for Multivitamin Formula

Mannatech, Incorporated (MTEX 2.31,

MTEX 2.31, −0.03, −1.28%) , a global pioneer in the development of high-quality health, weight and fitness and skin care solutions based on nutritional science, has announced that the Republic of South Africa Patent Office has granted the company patent number 2008/07423 entitled "All Natural Multivitamin and Multimineral Dietary Supplement Formulations for Enhanced Absorption and Biological Utilization" for technology related to its PhytoMatrix(R) caplets and PhytoBurst(R) nutritional chews products.

"The issuance of this new patent extends protection to our research and development of technology related to our PhytoMatrix caplets and PhytoBurst nutritional chews products and is an important addition to our current intellectual property portfolio," said Robert A. Sinnott, Ph.D., MNS, co-CEO and chief science officer of Mannatech. "This is the first patent for technology related to these specific products and we will continue to protect this technology in other parts of the world."

Mannatech currently holds 61 patents in 31 countries for its health-related technologies.

Many of Mannatech's products are based on Real Food Technology(SM) solutions, which provide consumers with products that contain standardized levels of natural and plant-sourced nutrients. Food-sourced ingredients are chosen from those scientifically proven to most benefit the human body. Individuals interested in Mannatech's products or in exploring its business opportunity can learn more at

About Mannatech

Mannatech, Incorporated, develops high-quality health, weight and fitness, and skin care products that are based on the solid foundation of nutritional science and development standards. These proprietary products are available through independent sales Associates around the globe including the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and the Republic of Korea.

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