Natrol, Inc.

October 08, 2007 12:36 ET

Nutrition Supplements May Help College Students Avoid the "Freshman Fifteen"

Affordable Supplements From Natrol Can Help College Students With Weight Control and General Health

"Beat The Campus Blues This Fall With Natrol!" Sweepstakes Offers U.S. College Students the Chance to Win Natrol® Supplements

CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwire - October 08, 2007) - Fall signifies back-to-school and an exciting time for freshmen starting college. This transition involves new knowledge, new friends, and a new lifestyle, with some students living away from home for the first time.

A student's first year in college is an important one for establishing self-care habits for wellness, such as nutritious eating, getting enough rest, and healthy exercise. Nutritional supplements may also support good health for college students, especially for those entering college for the first time who want to avoid the "freshman fifteen."

Natrol, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTOL), a premier marketer and manufacturer of nationally branded nutritional products, offers affordable nutritional supplements for weight control and health support that can help freshmen as well as college students at all class levels.

"Nutritional supplements, combined with a healthy diet and exercise plan, can assist college students with achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and overall good health," says Dr. Michael Yatcilla, Natrol's Vice President of Research and Development.

Natrol offers the following supplements that can help college students with their weight and wellness goals:

1. 5-HTP (for a healthy attitude and mood support) - Many college students feel stressed and experience mood swings resulting from new challenges and responsibilities. Research confirms that unhealthy eating patterns can result from mood swings or emotions. To ensure the right mindset for healthy eating, balancing mood is key. Natrol® 5-HTP (50 mg) works by naturally increasing the brain's serotonin, the chemical messenger affecting emotions, behavior, appetite, thought, and sleep. 5-HTP is most effective when used regularly as recommended. The average U.S. SRP is $13.59 for 30 capsules. Also available is a new Double Strength Natrol® 5-HTP (100 mg), priced at $16.00 for 30 capsules.*

2. Melatonin (for a good night's sleep) - With balancing class and work schedules, and possible late-night studying and socializing, many college students lack enough quality sleep. Studies suggest that adequate sleep is associated with a lower occurrence of weight problems, while sleep deprivation has been linked to weight gain. Supplementation with Natrol® Melatonin Time Release (5 mg) can help with establishing a normal sleep pattern, to help fall asleep fast and stay asleep all night. The average U.S. SRP is $9.99 for 100 tablets.*

3. Natrol High Effervescent™ (for energy enhancement and exercise motivation) - Dissolving one of these effervescent tablets in a full glass of cold water (or water bottle) is a great-tasting and convenient way to energize for exercise. Natrol High Effervescent™ contains B vitamins, essential for healthy conversion of calories into energy, and it comes in two sugar-free flavors -- strawberry and orange -- for a zero-calorie rejuvenating beverage in mere minutes. Individually foil-wrapped for freshness, Natrol High Effervescent is a quick pick-me-up that enhances energy and fights fatigue to encourage exercise. The average U.S. SRP is $8.99 for 10 tablets.*

4. Vitamin C (for general health and immunity support) - Natrol offers a new Vitamin C supplement in an easy-on-the-stomach, time-release formula for all-day general health support. Natrol® Easy-C™ Time Release (1,000 mg) contains "esterified" Vitamin C for sensitive stomachs. This supplement also has Bioflavonoids, B Vitamins, and Zinc for extra immunity support that may be helpful during the winter season. Now available in a bonus size (for a limited time) for extra value, the average U.S. SRP is $20 for 90 tablets plus 45 additional tablets FREE.*

College students can now enter the national "Beat The Campus Blues This Fall With Natrol!" sweepstakes for a chance to win free products -- including some of the items listed above -- by visiting For more information on the sweepstakes and official rules, interested persons can go to

Natrol products are offered by U.S. health food, drug and grocery stores, mass-market retailers,, and other online retailers. More information is available from or by calling 1-800-2-NATROL (1-800-262-8765).

About Natrol - Nourishing the Potential of Mind and Body(SM)

Natrol, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTOL), headquartered in Chatsworth, CA, has a portfolio of health and wellness brands representing quality nutritional supplements, functional herbal teas, and sports nutrition products. Established in 1980, Natrol's portfolio of brands includes: Natrol®, MRI, Prolab®, Laci Le Beau®, Promensil®, Trinovin®, Nu Hair® and Shen Min®. The company also manufactures supplements for its own brands and on behalf of third parties.

Natrol distributes products nationally through more than 54,000 retailers, as well as internationally in over 40 other countries through distribution partners and subsidiaries in the UK and Hong Kong. Natrol's dedication to quality is evidenced by its commitment to high manufacturing standards, earning the company an "A" rating from the Natural Products Association's Good Manufacturing Practices ("GMP") Certification Program -- a designation achieved by less than ten percent of U.S. nutrition companies. For more information, visit

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult with a health care professional prior to taking any medications, including vitamins and nutritional supplements.

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