SOURCE: Health Enhancement Products, Inc.

October 13, 2010 14:27 ET

Health Enhancement Products, Inc. Announces the Issuance of a US Patent for Its Proprietary ProAlgaZyme® Algal Extract and the Treatment of Disease

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - October 13, 2010) -  Health Enhancement Products, Inc. (OTCBB: HEPI) received notification of patent issuance regarding its proprietary algal extract ProAlgaZyme® (PAZ™). The patent, titled "Composition and Use of Phyto-Percolate for the Treatment of Disease," describes the general makeup of PAZ™ and its unique ability to address a variety of common maladies, among them inflammation, oxidative stress and cholesterol regulation.

"The patent is another step in establishing the credibility of our intellectual property and creating a perimeter around what PAZ is capable of delivering," states John Gorman, HEPI Director. "It's another layer of substantiation and protection for the processes and bioactive compounds that are integral to PAZ and its future derivatives. Earlier this year, we filed two patents for regulation of healthy cholesterol management. We intend to build on that IP portfolio and also expect to be filing additional patents in the very near future."

The patent formally issues October 5th as US Patent No. 7,807,622. A "Continuation" has also been filed which allows us to introduce new information recently developed as the HEPI science team continues its work on bioactive compounds that maintain a healthy cholesterol balance.

About Health Enhancement Products, Inc.
Health Enhancement Products, Inc. (OTCBB: HEPI) is a health & wellness company engaged in the development of a product 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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