Botanical Laboratories, Inc. Launches New Liquid SYMTEC(R) EyeHealth(TM) Formula+

FERNDALE, Wash., March 16, 2006 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Botanical Laboratories, Inc., makers of SYMTEC(R) brand nutritional supplements, announces the launch of new EyeHealth(TM). SYMTEC EyeHealth contains key ingredients Lutein and Zeaxanthin along with essential eye support vitamins and minerals, for consumers who want to support healthy vision.+ It's the recognizable benefits that will sell the product; the taste and quality will keep customers coming back.

SYMTEC EyeHealth liquid supplement is specifically designed to protect healthy vision. Clinical research has identified that Lutein and Zeaxanthin are two naturally occurring carotenoids present in the macular segment of the retina. These two carotenoids taken together have been clinically shown to reduce the risk of age related macular degeneration.*+

EyeHealth is a complete, extra strength liquid formula that also includes essential vitamins and minerals for vision support.+ EyeHealth liquid is easy to take, unlike pills or tablets, which may not go down as easily. The great tasting tropical flavor is also sugar free.

"The launch of Eye Health represents yet another critical breakthrough innovation within the SYMTEC liquid supplement line of products. The market for products related to macular degeneration is growing in excess of 20% per year, a trend expected to accelerate as baby boomers age.* From the consumer's perspective, Eye Heath maintains the tradition of all other SYMTEC liquid products, with its great taste and extra strength," says Sajal Sahay, Head of Marketing at Botanical Laboratories, Inc.

National Distribution of SYMTEC EyeHealth:
SYMTEC products are available nationwide in Club stores, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Albertsons, Longs Drugs, Brooks Pharmacy, Eckerd, and as well as other retail outlets. SYMTEC EyeHealth will be launched mid-March with rapid expansion in distribution expected in the following months. The product is available in 33 oz. and 16 oz. sizes.
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About Botanical Laboratories, Inc.:
Botanical Laboratories, Inc., makers of SYMTEC, is one of the leading U.S. manufacturers of safe and effective complementary medicine and nutritional supplements. Botanical Laboratories is headquartered in Ferndale, Washington, has approximately 100 employees, and operates under an FDA drug manufacturing license. Their laboratory and automated production facility are currently maintained and inspected in strict compliance with FDA regulations. The company is Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) certified, organic certified, and an NSF registered facility.

* An Evidence Based Study of the Role of Select Dietary Supplements in Helping Seniors Maintain their Independence, presented by Jeannine Dollard, M.P.A. on behalf of the principal investigators Joan DaVanzo, M.S.W., Ph.D., Allen Dobson, Ph.D. November 2, 2005. The Lewin Group,

** IRI Data, Aug. 2004
+ This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease.

NOTE: SYMTEC(R) is a registered trademark of Botanical Laboratories, Inc.

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