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 News Release - June 19, 2006

ReceptoPharm Signs Letter of Intent to Be Aquired by Nutra Pharma Corporation

BOCA RATON, Fla.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--June 19, 2006--Nutra Pharma Corp., (OTCBB: NPHC ) a biotechnology company that is developing drugs for HIV and Multiple Sclerosis has announced that ReceptoPharm has signed a letter of intent to be fully acquired by Nutra Pharma Corp.

"We are excited about becoming a part of the Nutra Pharma family," commented Dr. Paul Reid, CEO of ReceptoPharm. "This merger will provide us with the resources needed to complete our various clinical trials in Multiple Sclerosis (MS), HIV, and Adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN)," he concluded.

Currently Nutra Pharma owns 38.1% of ReceptoPharm. The merger will provide Nutra Pharma with 100% of the outstanding ReceptoPharm stock and complete ownership of the ReceptoPharm intellectual property. In return, ReceptoPharm will initially receive 14 million shares of Nutra Pharma's common stock, with additional shares to be issued upon successful completion of certain performance milestones.

"The ReceptoPharm merger is important for the continued growth of the drug discovery arm of Nutra Pharma," explained Rik J. Deitsch, Chairman and CEO of Nutra Pharma Corporation. "ReceptoPharm is developing drugs that have potential markets in excess of $25 billion. The Company has successfully completed initial preclinical trials and we hope to see continued success through Phase II human trials. We have and will continue to work closely with ReceptoPharm to help bring these drugs to market," he added.

ReceptoPharm is currently studying RPI-MN as a treatment for HIV and RPI-78M as a treatment for Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and Adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN). They recently announced their approval by the British Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency to begin Phase II human trials for the treatment of AMN.

About Nutra Pharma Corp.

Nutra Pharma Corp. is a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the acquisition, licensing and commercialization of pharmaceutical products and technologies for the management of neurological disorders, cancer, autoimmune and infectious diseases. Nutra Pharma Corp. through its subsidiaries carries out basic drug discovery research and clinical development and also seeks strategic licensing partnerships to reduce the risks associated with the drug development process. The Company's holding, ReceptoPharm, Inc, is developing technologies for the production of drugs for HIV and Multiple Sclerosis ("MS"). The Company's subsidiary, Designer Diagnostics is engaged in the research and development of diagnostic test kits designed to be used for the rapid identification of infectious diseases such as Tuberculosis (TB) and Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare (MAI). Recently, Designer Diagnostics signed a letter of intent to supply the World Health Organization with Tuberculosis test kits. Nutra Pharma continues to identify and acquire intellectual property and companies in the biotechnology arena.

http://www.NutraPharma.com

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Source: Nutra Pharma

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