Saturday, October 22, 2011


October 21, 2011, Hotel Intercontinental Manila

Reliv International, manufacturer and distributor of patented nutritional supplements in 15 countries worldwide, announced a new joint research and development partnership with the Missouri Plant Science Center in the USA and its managing tenant Soy Labs, LLC. This team-up will further strengthen Reliv’s status in the industry as provider of high quality nutritional products in the market today.

Its local subsidiary, Reliv Philippines, was opened in year 2001 and has been distributing premium nutritional supplements including five patented products all over the country – Reliv Classic® and Reliv Now® for essential daily nutrition, Innergize!® energy and sports drink, Slimplicity® for weight-loss, Arthaffect® for healthy joints, FibRestore® for heart health, Reliv Now for Kids® for children’s nutrition, Glucaffect® for blood sugar management, and ReversAge® for healthy aging.

The MPSC is a brilliant collaboration among universities, industries and government designed to provide companies with a platform to encourage innovation and aggressive growth. Soy Labs is a research-driven nutraceutical company that focuses on delivering high-quality soy ingredients to health supplement formulators and manufacturers.

Reliv is the first company selected to partner with MPSC and Soy Labs. Through this partnership, Reliv will have greater access to soy and plant biotechnology research as well as government, university and corporate partner resources. Furthermore, Reliv will gain access and benefit from exclusive ingredient innovations and will have more opportunities for clinical studies.

“Soy Labs has already produced breakthroughs in soy ingredients that Reliv will consider for use in new products,” says Reliv’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Carl Hastings. He adds that Reliv’s goal is to continue to push the envelope in new and exciting ways and more actively seek out undiscovered possibilities for advanced nutritional solutions.

“With Reliv’s track record of innovation in the nutrition industry, I can’t think of a better partner for the type of groundbreaking work that will take place at the MPSC,” says Soy Labs President Ryan Schmidt.

The center will combine the most advanced plant science research with pilot manufacturing capabilities. Scientific researchers, business and industry experts will work together at the plant center to move concepts from the laboratory to production and finally to the global marketplace.

Ryan is among the special guests at the annual Reliv Philippines Leadership Conference on October 22 to be held at the SMX Convention Center. He will be joined by Soy Labs Lead Scientific Advisor and 2010 PhilDev awardee Dr. Alfredo Galvez, who will also deliver a special health presentation about soy on October 21 at the PICC, Pasay City.

About Reliv International, Inc.

Reliv International, Inc. is a direct selling company that develops, manufactures and markets nutritional products that promote optimal health. Independent distributors sell Reliv products in 15 countries. The company’s charitable foundation, the Reliv Kalogris Foundation, combats hunger around the world by providing free nutritional supplements to more than 42,000 people every day. Visit the web site at

About the Missouri Plant Science Center

The Missouri Plant Science Center is a shared-use facility where researchers work alongside business and industry experts in a multi-disciplinary environment. The center facilitates the collaboration between scientific and entrepreneurial minds to turn the latest research innovations into functional real-world applications and consumer goods.

About Soy Labs LLC

Soy Labs is the premier soy-based ingredient supplier to the nutrition industry. The company spearheads research and develops proprietary, soy peptides, ingredients, and formulaic compounds for inclusion in nutritional supplements, cosmeceuticals, soyfoods, functional foods and beverages. For more information about the company and its products, visit the web site at


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