SOURCE: Market Pulse

May 18, 2005 08:30 ET

Market Pulse Breaking News Alert for Wednesday, May 18, 2005: MTNU - Martin Nutraceuticals Announces Clinical Trial Results for Weight Loss and Obesity Control With New Product!

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ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 18, 2005 -- Market Pulse News Alert for this AM, Stocks to Watch are: Martin Nutraceuticals, Inc. (OTC: MTNU), Aastrom Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTM), Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), and Veritas Software Corp. (NASDAQ: VRTS).

Investors need to be watching Martin Nutraceuticals, Inc. (OTC: MTNU) this AM! Martin Nutraceuticals is a company focused on developing natural and alternative medicine products that provide better health for individuals through the use of their wide range of products. The flagship product which is based on Joint Therapy is used to aid in joint and general arthritic pain. Over $3.9 billion is spent on over-the-counter and prescription medication for arthritis, joint and muscle related pain in North America alone! Dr. Martin's products have amassed sales of over $35 million! MTNU just had great news out before today's opening bell announcing the initial results of a clinical trial for weight loss using a proprietary formula Maximum Slim™! Investors should be watching this one closely!

Martin Nutraceuticals, Inc. (OTC: MTNU) is pleased to announce the initial results of a clinical trial for weight loss using a proprietary formula, Maximum Slim™, developed by Dr. A. W. Martin for Martin Nutraceuticals Inc.

In this 4-week clinical trial, half the patients were given 6 Maximum Slim™ capsules -- two with every meal, and the other half were given a placebo. The group using Maximum Slim™ lost an average of 3% body fat, while the placebo group averaged less than 0.5% body fat.

Maximum Slim™ is an all natural dietary supplement consisting of proprietary herbs and nutraceuticals that stimulate fat loss by binding fat, suppressing hunger and boosting metabolism, all with no stimulants and no known side effects.

``We are very excited about the possibilities that lie in the weight loss industry,'' states Dr. A.W. Martin. "The weight loss industry itself is a market that is approximately $100 billion in size, effectively stating that people are conscious about the way they look and want to maintain a healthy lifestyle; Maximum Slim helps achieve this."

Dr. Martin is a Canadian nutritional researcher and author of several books, including ``The New Thin You, Naturally.''

Martin Nutraceuticals Inc.'s Maximum Slim™ will be available in retail outlets in the third quarter of this year.

Stocks acting well as of late include: Aastrom Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTM), Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), and Veritas Software Corp. (NASDAQ: VRTS).

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