updated 2/22/2011 9:46:07 AM ET 2011-02-22T14:46:07

STEVENSON, Wash., Feb. 22, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Total Nutraceutical Solutions, Inc. (TNS ) (OTCBB:TNUS) announced today that Marvin S. Hausman MD has been selected to present a paper at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting. The presentation is entitled: " Ergo-D2™ - A Novel Health Food Ingredient with Potent Anti-oxidant/Anti-inflammatory Activity;" Authors: Marvin S. Hausman, MD, Robert B. Beelman, PhD, Department of Food Science, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, and Krishna Bhat, PhD, Department of Neuroscience, University of Texas, Galveston, TX.

This presentation was chosen after satisfying certain IFT requirements including novelty of ingredients and introduction to the marketplace by January 2011. Ergo-D2™ is a breakthrough mushroom-based whole food natural ingredient formulated using proprietary TNS food technology. TNS, a global biotech leader in mushroom-based ingredients for the nutraceutical and cosmetic industries, has patent pending technology that can naturally enhance certain potent bionutrients and antioxidants within mushrooms, such as L-Ergothioneine and vitamin D2. Biologic clinical models are used to confirm bionutrient activity and efficacy.

"Development of Ergo-D2™ confirms the position of TNS as a global leader in development and application of whole food mushroom-based technology with health-promoting benefits," stated Marvin S. Hausman MD, CEO, TNS. "The unique antioxidant properties of Ergo-D2™ have potential application to natural control of various human inflammatory conditions."

About the Institute of Food Technologists

The Institute of Food Technologists or IFT is an international, non-profit professional organization for the advancement of food science and technology. It is the largest of food science organizations in the world, encompassing 22,000 members worldwide as of 2006. It is referred to as "The Society of Food Science and Technology." This year's annual meeting will be held in New Orleans, LA, from June 11-June 14, 2011. Dr. Hausman's presentation will be featured in the "New Products & Technologies Tabletop Showcase."

About Total Nutraceutical Solutions, Inc.

TNS, a global biotechnology leader in whole food mushroom research and development focuses on discovering, formulating and marketing products composed primarily of organic, natural whole mushroom foods containing bioactive nutrients such as L-Ergothioneine and vitamin D, with potential health benefits. Our scientific strategy is to specialize in the development of production and analytic technologies for food and nutritional supplements mainly composed of mushrooms and their mycelial biomasses. Novel clinical models and biomarkers are used to show nutritional and clinical efficacy of our products. In addition to our novel preventative health care formulations and nutritional approaches for a wide variety of human conditions and illnesses, we are also involved in the development, acquisition and ownership of breakthrough nutritional tools and products in the fields of animal husbandry and livestock feeds.

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