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Herbalife Nutrition to Present Papers on Tea Extraction, Nine Poster Presentations on Quality at AOAC International Annual Meeting


Herbalife Nutrition (NYSE:HLF), a premier global nutrition company
whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier, is presenting
two papers on tea extraction at the Association of Official Agricultural
Chemists (AOAC) International's Annual Meeting and Exposition taking
place in Toronto, Canada, from Aug. 26-29.

"At Herbalife Nutrition, we've implemented an industry-leading botanical
science program to guarantee that the highest quality botanical
ingredients are used in our products and our research on tea extraction
will help further document the science of DNA quality," said Gary
Swanson, senior vice president, Global Quality, Herbalife Nutrition.

The first paper, entitled "DNA Quality and Quantity Analysis of Camellia
through Processing From Fresh Leaves to a Green Tea Extract
Product," is being co-presented by Herbalife Nutrition and University of
Guelph as part of our work with the NHP Research Alliance. Herbalife
Nutrition quality scientists Yanjun Zhang, Ph.D., and Zhengfei Lu,
Ph.D., and Adam Faller, Ph.D. Candidate from College of Biological
Sciences, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, conducted a study to
measure multiple DNA variables after each step in the processing of a
green tea extract (GTE) product, in order to document DNA quality and
quantity. This work demonstrated successful DNA extraction, PCR
amplification, sequencing and identification using a highly-processed
botanical extract product. The results saw a 41.1% decrease in mean
extractable genomic DNA through farm processing (p<0.01) and a 99.7%
decrease through facility processing (p<0.05) demonstrating successful
DNA extraction, PCR amplification, sequencing and identification using a
highly-processed botanical extract product.

The second paper evaluating tea extraction, entitled "Qualification and
Certification of Tea Extracts using NMR," is being presented by
Herbalife Nutrition quality scientist Congmei Cao, Ph.D. Multiple lots
of different tea extracts with controlled processing procedures were
evaluated to determine the representative chemical profile of tea
extract using chemometrics and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
(NMR). This is an advanced approach that meets the need of Herbalife
Nutrition for botanical authentication and can also be adopted by other
companies in the nutraceutical industry. The principle components for
differentiating the tea extracts were identified and quantified. After
assessment of stability and homogeneity, these characterized tea
extracts will be certified as in-house reference materials with intended
use for identification of specific tea extracts and quantification of
principle components in these tea extracts.

In addition, the AOAC has accepted nine other poster submissions from
Herbalife Nutrition scientists that cover a range of
analytical methodologies and advancements in areas including alternative
sweetener testing, DNA extraction, protein powder testing, botanical
extraction and aloe testing, among others.

As a global supplier of herbal supplements, Herbalife Nutrition uses
more than 150 botanical ingredients including soybeans, tea and aloe.
The company has a robust, science-based product development process
guided by a team of more than 300 scientists to assure the quality of
the products. The Company has invested more than $300 million during the
past six years in its manufacturing facilities and now makes
approximately 65 percent of all its nutrition products in-house.

About Herbalife Nutrition

Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to
make the world healthier and happier. The Company has been on a mission
for nutrition – changing people's lives with great nutrition products &
programs – since 1980. Together with our Herbalife Nutrition independent
distributors, we are committed to providing solutions to the worldwide
problems of poor nutrition and obesity, an aging population, and
skyrocketing public healthcare costs, while supporting the rise in
entrepreneurs of all ages. Herbalife Nutrition offers high-quality,
science-backed products, most of which are produced in Company-operated
facilities, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Nutrition independent
distributor, and a supportive community approach that inspires customers
to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle. Herbalife
Nutrition's targeted nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness
and personal care products are available exclusively to and through
dedicated Herbalife Nutrition distributors in more than 90 countries.

Through its corporate social responsibility efforts, Herbalife
Nutrition supports the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) and its Casa
Herbalife Nutrition programs to help bring good nutrition to children in
need. Herbalife Nutrition is also proud to sponsor more than 190
world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe,
including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy, and numerous Olympic teams.

Herbalife Nutrition has over 8,300 employees worldwide, and its shares
are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:HLF) with net sales of
approximately $4.4 billion in 2017. To learn more, visit

Herbalife Nutrition also encourages investors to visit its investor
relations website at as financial and other information
is updated and new information is posted.

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