SOURCE: Naturally Vitamins

June 15, 2005 15:26 ET

Naturally Vitamins Donates Product to Relief Programs in Developing Countries

Naturally Vitamins Contributes to Ongoing MAP International Relief Efforts

PHOENIX, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 15, 2005 -- Malnourished children in countries in West Africa and Eastern Europe will soon receive help through a donation of nutritional supplements by Naturally Vitamins, an Arizona-based manufacturer of nutraceuticals with nationwide distribution.

Naturally Vitamins' donation to MAP International includes essential vitamins and minerals in short supply such as a multi-mineral formula, vitamin C, calcium/magnesium blend and cod liver oil. MAP International will distribute the large supply of nutraceuticals through its network of partner agencies serving over 25 million people in impoverished countries worldwide.

Naturally Vitamins has worked with MAP International for several years to improve public health in areas of the world in need of charitable support. "Even though natural disasters increase public and corporate participation in charitable programs, Naturally Vitamins recognizes the need for continued humanitarian aid," said Naturally Vitamins CEO Joe Lehmann.

MAP International CEO Michael J. Nyenhuis adds that the need for nutraceuticals continues to grow particularly in places where there is little or no access to health and medical supplies and services. "These supplies will help bring essential vitamins and minerals where they are greatly needed by expecting mothers and children," Nyenhuis said.

About Naturally Vitamins

Naturally Vitamins, a division of Marlyn Nutraceuticals, manufactures and distributes scientifically formulated supplements that harness wellness from nature to promote and defend consumer health. Naturally Vitamins specializes in systemic enzymes, notably Wobenzym®N for inflammation and immune support. A devotion to scientific and clinical research yields safe and effective formulas that exceed the industry standard. Marlyn Nutraceuticals was recently recognized as the 2005 Arizona Manufacturer of the Year. Marlyn's environmentally friendly manufacturing practices exceed the standard stipulations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). For more information, visit www.wobenzym.com or www.naturallyvitamins.com.

About MAP International

Founded in 1954, MAP International, with offices in the U.S., Kenya, Cote d'Ivoire, Ecuador and Bolivia, provides health and hope for people living in the world's poorest communities. In 2004, more than 70 pharmaceutical companies partnered with MAP to provide over $232 million worth of medicines and medical supplies worldwide in 115 countries. The nonprofit Christian relief and development organization also works in partnership programs with over 300 organizations, agencies and medical missions around the world. For more information, visit www.map.org.

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