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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Compliance-related information

If you want to find out which products would be of greatest benefit to someone with a particular health condition or disease, remember, Mannatech products are nutritional supplements designed to help promote good health by providing the supplemental nutrients your body may need. For example, several of Mannatech’s products are designed to support and help strengthen your immune system. Mannatech’s products, however, should not be represented as a treatment for any health condition or disease. If you experience health issues or have health questions, consult you physician.

In Marketing Mannatech products you cannot use the patents that have been issued. Patent applications are drafted to give a wide scope of protection because products are often still being researched at the time of patent filing. As a result, patent documents may contain claims that cannot by legally made when promoting the sale of a product.

When making legal claims about Mannatech products, there are company-approved claims and facts about each of Mannatech’s products that are fully compliant as well as highly compelling. A good place to start is by reading the product container’s label. At the corporate website click on ‘Products’ then ‘FAQs’, which addresses both Mannatech products in general and some specific products. You may also review individual product information sheets in the ‘Products’ section of the site. Up-to-date brochures and MODs (materials-on-demand) with claims and other approved information are also available for virtually every Mannatech product.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Healthy Food Facts

There are so many people telling us what is healthy to eat, yet so many of them disagree. Here we look at the truth behind 3 confusing messages.

Carbohydrates make you fat
Carbohydrates by themselves won’t make you fat. But if you eat too much of anything protein, fat or carbohydrates you’ll put on weight.
Eating is about behaviours and if you eat a lot of simple carbohydrates – soft drinks, cakes etc you may end up feeling hungry sooner. If this results in you consuming more calories than you burn, you will put on weight.

Reduced fat on the label means it’s healthy
Australian labeling regulations determine what to expect of a food carrying a particular statement. For example:
“Low fat” foods must have less than 3 grams of fat per 100 weight (ie. They’re 97% fat free, or higher).
“Reduced fat” foods must have 25% less fat than the original version. This doesn’t mean the food is low in fat. For example, cheddar cheese has 33% fat by weight, so reduced fat cheddar will still have around 24% by weight. That’s a lot of fat!

You shouldn’t combine protein and carbohydrates
Restricting consumption of some types of foods simultaneously, such as carbohydrates with proteins, is a hallmark of quick-weight-loss. Taking the potatoes away from the meat means you’ll eat less, no doubt about it.
The traditional Asian diet regularly combines protein and carbohydrate, yet traditional Asian societies contain far fewer overweight and obese people, compared to western societies.

Mannatech is an Industry Pioneer:
* Mannatech exceeded US$1.5 billion cumulative in the first 10 years.
* Mannatech is publicly traded (NASDAQ, MTEX)
* Mannatech is cutting-edge in research and development.
* Mannatech has patended technologies.
* Mannatech has education and it's distribution network fosters one-on-one relationships and continued growth.
* Mannatech has more than 430,000 active Wellness Consultants.
* Mannatech has international growth in Canada, the UK, Germany, Denmark, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Korea and Taiwan - and that's just the beginning!