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Twinlab Launches New Single-herb Organic Teas, Showcases Sports and Herbal Supplements at Natural Products Expo East

Twinlab expands offering with a broader range of products for more healthy living choices

NEW YORK – September 13, 2012 – As more Americans seek healthy options to enhance their lives, there is a demand for new products from all categories represented at Natural Products Expo East. Twinlab, a trusted leader in nutrition for more than 40 years, is proud to showcase its benefit-specific, high quality supplements and teas at the Natural Products Expo East Show in Baltimore September 19-22, in booth #5431.

At the show, Twinlab will be showcasing new additions to its 90-year-old Alvita® Teas line. Started in 1922, Alvita offers premium quality teas that cover the gamut of herbs nature has to offer. Alvita is launching three new organic teas and previewing a new look exclusively at Expo East.

• Elder Flower: Long held as a symbol of good luck, European elder flower has traditionally been used to help support respiratory health.*

• Uva Ursi Leaves: The leaves of the uva ursi shrub, which have been a part of many cultures around the world since the second century, traditionally have been used to support urinary tract health.*

• Black Cohosh Root: Used by Native Americans and Europeans for more than two thousand years, the roots of black cohosh have been traditionally used to help support women's health needs.*

Nature’s Herbs®, using ingredients harvested from nature, is a complete line of herbal supplements stemming from traditional plants to the latest clinically tested herbs and bioactive ingredients. A new product from Nature’s Herbs, Forskohlii Power™, represents the perfect balance of Ayurvedic tradition and modern science. The recently updated formula now contains a higher percentage of forskohlin for increased potency to help support weight management.* Each capsule delivers 125 mg of premium quality forskohlii standardized for 10 percent (12.5 mg) forskohlin, the same standardized level of forskohlin used in clinical research.

Twinlab Clean Series™ Sports Nutrition, one of Twinlab’s latest innovations that will be previewed at Expo East, is a series unlike any other: it contains no artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors, or parabens, uses whey protein from hormone-free sources, is batch-tested for banned substances as part of HFL’s Informed Choice Program, and will be 3rd party certified NON-GMO. This new series range will target athletes in search of “clean” supplements that don’t sacrifice performance for peace of mind.

Twinlab produces products from some of the finest quality nutrients, minerals, herbs and plants on earth and is committed to making the world’s most consistently reliable and user-friendly supplement formulas. Twinlab products are available at retail locations nationwide.

About Twinlab

Twinlab Corporation is a leading manufacturer and marketer of high quality, science-based, nutritional supplements, including a complete line of vitamins, minerals, nutraceuticals, herbs and sports nutrition products. Since 1968, the Twinlab brand has manufactured and marketed nutritional supplements in both the vitamin and sports nutrition categories. In addition to its namesake brand, Twinlab Corporation also manufactures and sells other well-known category leaders including the Metabolife® line of diet and energy products; Twinlab Fuel® line of sports supplement products; Alvita® teas, established in 1922 as a single-herb tea line; and Nature’s Herbs®, a complete line of herbals and phytonutrients. Twinlab’s manufacturing facility in American Fork, Utah is a NSF GMP-registered facility. Twinlab also runs an R&D facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and has its corporate headquarters in New York, NY. Visit www.twinlab.com for more information.

Bilberry Tea

Bilberry Tea
Bilberry Tea
$8.38

• Caffeine Free
• English Pillow Style Tea Bags That Are Oxygen Bleached, Not Chlorine Treated
• No Strings, No Staples
• Vegan

How It Works: 

A small branched shrub found mainly in moors, humus-rich soil and open woods from lowland mountains, Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) bears small blue-black, many-seeded berries. Also commonly known as whortleberry, Bilberry has been a source of fresh jam for hundreds of years. Extensively written about in 16th century herbals, this plant is native to northern Europe and Asia; with its nearest American counterpart being the huckleberry. During World War II, Royal Air Force pilots swore that eating Bilberry jam prior to night missions significantly improved their visual acuity in the darkness.

Suggested Use: 

The best way to make a good cup of tea is by the infusion method. Place one tea bag in a cup and add no more than 6 oz. of boiling water. Let steep for 3 minutes. Press the bag before removing to enhance flavor. Add honey to sweeten.

Product Specs:
Size/Count: 24 Tea bags



Proudly manufactured in our NSF® GMP registered facility.

Blueberry Leaf Tea

Blueberry Leaf Tea
Blueberry Leaf Tea
$6.69

• Caffeine Free
• English Pillow Style Tea Bags That Are Oxygen Bleached, Not Chlorine Treated
• No Strings, No Staples
• Vegan

How It Works: 

An erect shrub with small pink or white flowers, Blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) is native to North America and is now harvested throughout Europe. It bears large, smooth-skinned berries that turn a deep purple as they mature. Apart from their size and preferred sweet taste, the berries are distinguishable from other species of the same botanical family because of their colorless juice. Blueberry fruits grow in clusters and are available from July to September. They are often used in jam, juice, compote and are also suitable for fruit salads and pastry fillings. The leaves have historical use for their health benefits and are often enjoyed as a refreshing tea.

Suggested Use: 

The best way to make a good cup of tea is by the infusion method. Place one tea bag in a cup and add no more than 6 oz. of boiling water. Let steep for 3 minutes. Press the bag before removing to enhance flavor. Add honey to sweeten.

Product Specs:
Size/Count: 30 Tea bags



Proudly manufactured in our NSF® GMP registered facility.

Cranberry Tea

Cranberry Tea
Cranberry Tea
$8.45

• Caffeine Free
• English Pillow Style Tea Bags That Are Oxygen Bleached, Not Chlorine Treated
• No Strings, No Staples
• Vegan

How It Works: 

Known for their tangy, refreshing taste, Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon) were supposedly part of the first Thanksgiving in 1621, but did not become a national tradition until after until after the Civil War. A small evergreen shrub, which grows in mountain forests and damp bogs from Alaska to Tennessee, the Cranberry bush produces pink or purple flowers in spring and bright red berries in the fall. Cranberries make flavorful jams and preserves and are used in a variety of beverages. It was 19th-century German chemists who researched and defined many of Cranberry’s valuable health benefits.

Suggested Use: 

The best way to make a good cup of tea is by the infusion method. Place one tea bag in a cup and add no more than 6 oz. of boiling water. Let steep for 3 minutes. Press the bag before removing to enhance flavor. Add honey to sweeten.

Product Specs:
Size/Count: 24 Tea bags



Proudly manufactured in our NSF® GMP registered facility.

Mullein Leaf Tea

Mullein Leaf Tea
Mullein Leaf Tea
$6.19

• Caffeine Free
• English Pillow Style Tea Bags That Are Oxygen Bleached, Not Chlorine Treated
• No Strings, No Staples
• Vegan

How It Works: 

Native to the cool temperate climates of Europe and Asia, Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) is a tall, yellow-flowering plant often seen today growing wild in Britain and North America. Mullein is also known as Lady's Foxglove, Velvet Plant, Shepherd's Herb and Old Man's Flannel. It has an interesting history of practical and cosmetic use. Anciently, fresh Mullein stalks were dipped in melted fat, ignited, and carried as flaming tapers in ceremonial processions. The large, soft, hair-covered leaves were used as diapers by some early Indians and the leaves were also stuffed in shoes to keep thinly shod feet warm in the winter. Today, Mullein can be used as a floral rinse to brighten blond hair. The leaves and flowers contain mucilage and are valued for their soothing effects. Mullein is usually made into a tea either by itself or with Sage, Marjoram, or Chamomile. It is enjoyed by many boiled in milk and sweetened with honey.

Suggested Use: 

The best way to make a good cup of tea is by the infusion method. Place one tea bag in a cup and add no more than 6 oz. of boiling water. Let steep for 3 minutes. Press the bag before removing to enhance flavor. Add honey to sweeten.

Product Specs:
Size/Count: 24 Tea bags



Proudly manufactured in our NSF® GMP registered facility.

Pau D'Arco Tea

Pau D'Arco Tea
Pau D'Arco Tea
$6.69

• Caffeine Free
• English Pillow Style Tea Bags That Are Oxygen Bleached, Not Chlorine Treated
• No Strings, No Staples
• Vegan

How It Works: 

Pau D’Arco (Tabebuia impetiginosa) is a hardy, deciduous tree that is able to withstand severe winds and weather. Pau D’Arco trees are found extensively throughout South America, Central America, Mexico and the Bahamas where it is frequently known as "Taheebo." The herb is harvested by peeling the bark from the tree in vertical strips from the ground up to the height of a man. Only the inner bark is used for beneficial purposes and must be carefully separated from the outer bark. Its purple inner bark was used by the Incas who referred to it as "The Divine Tree." It has enjoyed renewed interest throughout the western world for its beneficial properties.

Suggested Use: 

The best way to make a good cup of tea is by the infusion method. Place one tea bag in a cup and add no more than 6 oz. of boiling water. Let steep for 3 minutes. Press the bag before removing to enhance the flavor. Add honey to sweeten.

Product Specs:
Size/Count: 24 Tea bags



Proudly manufactured in our NSF® GMP registered facility.

Saw Palmetto Tea

Saw Palmetto Tea
Saw Palmetto Tea
$7.00

• Caffeine Free
• English Pillow Style Tea Bags That Are Oxygen Bleached, Not Chlorine Treated
• No Strings, No Staples
• Vegan

How It Works: 

A native of the coastal dunes of Florida and Texas, Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) has been an important food source for the local Indian populations. Native Americans have long consumed the fruit of this tree, harvested honey from its flowers, and the fanlike branches of this palm also made serviceable brooms. The palm-heart or terminal bud of the Saw Palmetto makes an excellent salad or cooked vegetable. In addition, all parts of the plant are known for their health properties, some of which were borrowed by European settlers. A number of recent studies suggest that extracts of the plant may be beneficial in the management of specific health concerns.

Suggested Use: 

The best way to make a good cup of tea is by the infusion method. Place one tea bag in a cup and add no more than 6 oz. of boiling water. Let steep for 3 minutes. Press the bag before removing to enhance flavor. Add honey to sweeten.

Product Specs:
Size/Count: 24 Tea bags



Proudly manufactured in our NSF® GMP registered facility.

Alfalfa Leaf Tea

Alfalfa Leaf Tea
Alfalfa Leaf Tea
$6.29

• Caffeine Free
• English Pillow Style Tea Bags That Are Oxygen Bleached, Not Chlorine Treated
• No Strings, No Staples
• Vegan

How It Works: 

One of nature’s oldest legumes, Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is known to be cultivated for over 2000 years. However, unlike most legumes, where only the seed is consumed, the entire Alfalfa plant (leaves, sprouts, and seeds) is eaten by man. The Arabs, centuries ago, used Alfalfa as feed for their horses and claimed it made the animals swift and strong. When they tried the herb themselves they became so convinced of its benefits to their health and strength that they named the plant “Al-Fac-Facah”, meaning “Father of All Foods”. The Spanish later changed the name to Alfalfa. The roots of the Alfalfa plant burrow deep into the earth to reach minerals that are inaccessible to most other plants. Alfalfa naturally contains a variety of nutrients and enzymes.

Suggested Use: 

The best way to make a good cup of tea is by the infusion method. Place one tea bag in a cup and add no more than 6 oz. of boiling water. Let steep for 3 minutes. Press the bag before removing to enhance flavor. Add honey to sweeten.

Product Specs:
Size/Count: 30 Tea bags



Proudly manufactured in our NSF® GMP registered facility.