SOURCE: Martin Nutraceuticals Inc.

April 11, 2006 10:06 ET

Martin Nutraceuticals Inc. Opens Door to International Alternative Healthcare Conglomerate

RENO, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2006 -- Martin Nutraceuticals Inc. (OTC: MNCL), the developer of Arthrizyme™, a proven effective natural arthritis treatment, today announced that it has received a purchase order from NBTY Inc. subsidiary, Le Naturiste Jean-Marc Brunet, one of the most reputable names in the Quebec natural health marketplace.

NBTY Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is a vertically integrated manufacturer, marketer and retailer of a broad line of high quality, value-priced nutritional supplements sold internationally with $1.7 billion in sales for the fiscal year 2005. NBTY Inc. provides wholesale distribution of various brand names under their umbrella, including Nature's Bounty, GNC (UK), Vitamin World, and Nutrition Warehouse. Vitamin World and Nutrition Warehouse alone account for 540 stores in the US, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands. Additionally, NBTY's purchase of Health and Diet Group Ltd. brought them ownership of forty-nine GNC stores in the UK and seven in Germany.

On February 25, 2005, NBTY expanded its international presence with the acquisition of Le Naturiste Jean-Marc Brunet, a retail chain of approximately 100 stores located mainly throughout the Province of Quebec. Le Naturiste Jean-Marc Brunet is in the business of developing, packaging, marketing, and retailing a range of in-house, private label, health and natural products and is considered one of the most respected names in the health food sector.

Harvey Panesar, President of Martin Nutraceuticals, reflected on the Martin's growth, "As the momentum of the nutraceutical market continues to build, from $38.2 billion in 1999 to $74.4 billion projected by 2007, Martin's momentum will continue to build with it. Especially exciting is the opportunity to work with companies like Le Naturiste Jean-Marc Brunet. Additionally, Brunet's relationship with NBTY and GNC marks another great opportunity for sales and international distribution."

About Martin Nutraceuticals Inc.

Martin Nutraceuticals Inc. is a company focused on providing a better health and lifestyle through natural products. Martin Nutraceuticals flagship products include Arthrizyme™ for general joint pain and Oxygenol™ for anti-oxidation and Maximum Slim™ for weight control. Arthrizyme™ is a unique blend of systemic enzymes proven to rapidly reduce inflammation in joints and muscles. Arthrizyme™ is not limited to anti-inflammatory effects; it also assists the body in the healing process by breaking down fibrin in joints and muscles. Arthrizyme™ differs from all other natural arthritis remedies and was designed to work for all types of arthritis and in all joints of the body. Arthrizyme™ is fast acting, usually improving symptoms within the first few days.

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