SOURCE: Health Enhancement Products, Inc.

October 19, 2010 08:30 ET

Health Enhancement Products Appoints Dr. John D. Crissman to Its Board of Directors

Former Dean of Wayne State University School of Medicine to Join HEPI BOD

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - October 19, 2010) -  Health Enhancement Products, Inc. (OTCBB: HEPI) announced today that Dr. John D. Crissman has been named to its Board of Directors.

John D. Crissman, MD, served as Dean of Wayne State University's School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, from June 1999 to October 2004. During this same period, he also held the positions of President, Academic Health Center Services and Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at the Detroit Medical Center. From 1990 to June 1999, Dr. Crissman served as Chair of Pathology of Wayne State University's School of Medicine, and Specialist-in-Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Service, at the Detroit Medical Center. He serves as a Director at the Detroit Medical Center. He served as an Independent Director of Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories Ltd. from July 20, 2005 to October 7, 2009. Dr. Crissman serves as a tenured professor in the Department of Pathology. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

"We're thrilled to have attracted someone with Dr. Crissman's background," commented, John Gorman, a Director and fellow board member. "Dr. Crissman has spent his professional life as a scientist and science administrator; he has also served on numerous NIH review committees. He brings to HEPI extensive experience in the evaluation and administration of science as it relates to human health and disease. He adds, once again, more experience and insight to HEPI's Board. Dr. Crissman fits right into the strategic shifts that HEPI is implementing to better position our company for future growth."

About Health Enhancement Products, Inc.

Health Enhancement Products, Inc. (OTCBB: HEPI) is a health & wellness company engaged in the development of products comprised of pure, all-natural compounds that can be used as a dietary supplement and food additive. The Company's product is ProAlgaZyme® (PAZ™) a liquid product drawn from living algae grown in purified water. The water in which the algae are grown is drawn off, filtered and bottled under the trademark ProAlgaZyme®.

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