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Quality of Life Labs Introduces Kinoko(TM)

2002 Nutracon Best New Product Now Available On Shelves

PURCHASE, N.Y., June 4, 2002 --- Quality of Life Labs (QOL), the proud recipient of the Nutracon Best New Product of 2002 award for their ingredient AHCC(R) (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is introducing a new name and look under which they will distribute AHCC for the retail market - Kinoko(TM).

AHCC is a Japanese medicinal mushroom extract used to strengthen the immune system. The ingredient is derived from a highly specialized manufacturing process developed in the mid-1980s that relies on the hybridization of several species of mushrooms cultivated in Japan.

“Kinoko means mushroom in Japanese, so now our customers will have a better way to identify our immune supporting medicinal mushroom supplement from Japan,” stated Steve Yamada, president of Quality of Life Labs. “By developing this new name and label, we can feed the existing demand for AHCC and fuel new interest so others can benefit from the product.”

Kinoko is available in bottles of 60 capsules, 500 mg each, with a suggested daily use of two to six capsules daily.

According to industry analysts in Japan, currently over 700 hospitals and medical clinics recommend AHCC to patients in that country as part of an immune enhancement maintenance regimen, creating a $150 million (USD) industry.

AHCC has been the subject of numerous studies conducted at prestigious Japanese institutions such as Hokkaido University, Kyorin University and Teikyo University. Several studies are slated in the U.S. for 2002 at institutions such as Columbia Presbyterian and Faulkner Hospital. Currently, AHCC is taken by over 40,000 patients worldwide.

Quality of Life Labs, sister company to Maypro Industries, Inc. located in Purchase, New York, is the sole U.S. distributor of AHCC(R). For more information and nationwide distribution outlets for Kinoko(TM) visit or call 1.877.YES.AHCC (877.937.2422).

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