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TRACE MINERALS RESEARCH INVITES INDUSTRY LEADERS TO SERVE ON SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ADVISORY BOARD

OGDEN, UTAH, July 22, 2008 — Trace Minerals Research (TMR), a leading provider of mineral-based supplements for almost 40 years, announces the acceptance of Dr. Alexander G. Schauss, Ph.D., FACN, and Dr. Chris D. Meletis, N.D. today to serve as members of its recently established Scientific Research Advisory Board. The Advisory Board was established to keep TMR on the cusp of the most recent scientific research in the natural products industry.

“[Schauss and Meletis] are two of the most respected leaders in our industry and have been in partnership with us for many years,” said Matt Kilts, Managing Partner of TMR. “Their knowledge and expertise in the natural products industry will help us to continue offering our customers effective and quality products that will help change their lives.”

Schauss is the President, CEO, and Senior Director of Natural and Medicinal Products Research of AIBMR Life Sciences, Inc. a research and consulting company for the nutraceutical industry headquartered in Puyallup, Washington. He has studied nutrition and botanical medicine for over 35 years and is a member and consultant to many organizations throughout the natural products industry. Schauss has held many academic positions and has authored or co-authored many books and research papers. For a complete biography on Schauss, visit our Dr. Alexander Schauss, Ph.D., FACN page .

Meletis served for seven years as the Chief Medical Officer and Dean of Naturopathic Medicine for the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Ore., and subsequently served as the NCNM's Senior Science Officer. He has authored and co-authored many books and papers and currently practices natural medicine in Beaverton, Ore. For a complete biography on Meletis, visit our Dr. Chris D. Meletis, N. D. page.  

TMR also invited scientist Jared Bowden to serve on the Advisory Board. Bowden, currently a teaching assistant and graduate student in Biochemistry at Montana State University, has worked over the last 10 years as a consultant, scientist, and quality assurance manager for the nutraceutical industry before returning to his academic pursuits. TMR also invited attorney John Rees to serve as legal counsel to the Advisory Board. The Advisory Board will be chaired by Ryan Fisher, General Manager of TMR who has over 15 years with the company. 

Trace Minerals Research (www.traceminerals.com), founded in 1969, is the original marketer and distributor of essential minerals harvested from Utah’s Great Salt Lake for supplement use.  Today, the company uses these naturally balanced, naturally occurring minerals as the basis for all products in its brand product line.  Extensive research supports the need to keep minerals in proper balance throughout the body in order to achieve optimal health.  Trace Minerals Research is focused solely on servicing the natural products industry, and the company’s complete line of superior quality nutritional supplements is backed by a “Feel the Difference or Your Money Back” guarantee.