Quixtar's Reformulated NUTRILITE DOUBLE X Multivitamin Delivers More Plant Concentrates and Antioxidant Protection

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 8, 2005 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- A 2002 report in a leading medical journal recommended that all adults take a multivitamin daily. The newly revamped NUTRILITE(R) DOUBLE X(R) multivitamins take a bold step ahead of its competition, delivering more phytonutrients from plant concentrates than many other multivitamins. Clinical trials show that NUTRILITE DOUBLE X helps maintain good heart health and fights free radicals.

A double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial examined the blood-test results of 120 men and women before and after taking the reformulated DOUBLE X multivitamins six weeks. Those who took DOUBLE X multivitamins showed significant increases in plasma levels of vitamins B6, B12, and folate, plus beta-carotene and vitamin E, both important antioxidants. Those who consumed the placebo experienced no change in these levels.

Study participants who took NUTRILITE DOUBLE X multivitamins also experienced a statistically significant reduction in homocysteine, an amino acid found in the blood that is associated with an increased risk of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). The placebo group did not experience this reduction in homocysteine.

Finally, study participants were tested for the extent of DNA damage in dividing cells, and those who took NUTRILITE DOUBLE X multivitamins showed significantly reduced DNA damage. The placebo group experienced no significant change in DNA damage, believed to be a sensitive early marker of risk for chronic health conditions.

The study demonstrates that DOUBLE X multivitamins helps maintain normal homocysteine levels and supports normal DNA function and stability.

Many believe that a healthy diet makes multivitamin supplements unnecessary. Consider, however, that to get the recommended levels of vitamins and minerals your body needs, you'd need to consume a mountain of food every day. To get just some of the nutrient equivalents found in a daily regimen of NUTRILITE DOUBLE X multivitamins, you would need to consume:

-- 33 tablespoons of peanut butter for vitamin E
-- 7 cups of cantaloupe for vitamin C
-- 6 cups of baked beans for folic acid
-- 3.3 lbs. of pork loin for thiamine
-- 7.75 qts. of low-fat milk for riboflavin
-- 1.5 chicken breasts for niacin
-- 22 bananas for vitamin B6
-- 4.2 cups of peas for magnesium
-- 4.2 lbs of ground beef for vitamin B12

All of these nutrients and more are packed into three, easy-to-swallow tablets of DOUBLE X, which has been clinically proven to reduce various health risk factors.

About Nutrilite

NUTRILITE is the world's leading brand of vitamins, minerals, and dietary supplements, based on 2004 sales. Nutrilite is so committed to total quality control of its plant concentrates from seed to tablet, it's the only global vitamin and mineral brand to grow, harvest, and process plants on its own certified organic farms,* located in California, Washington, Mexico, and Brazil.

NUTRILITE products are available exclusively through Independent Business Owners (IBOs) powered by Quixtar. For more information on NUTRILITE products, history, farming and manufacturing practices, visit http://www.nutrilite.com . To order NUTRILITE products, visit http://www.quixtar.com .

About Quixtar

According to Internet Retailer, Quixtar is the leading Health & Beauty retailer online and 14th overall, based on web sales. Since 1999, IBOs powered by Quixtar have generated more than $4.2 billion in sales plus nearly $320 million for Partner Stores, earning in excess of $1.37 billion in bonuses and other incentives.

Based near Grand Rapids, Mich., Quixtar currently supports the efforts of independent business owners in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and various trust territories and independent island nations in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and Caribbean Sea. Quixtar Canada Corp. headquarters are located in London, Ontario Canada.

* Based on a survey of global vitamin and dietary supplement brands
conducted by Euromonitor International.

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