MTI is a research-driven company that is dedicated to the development of credible, safe, and effective nutritional products. We also provide clinical and laboratory research support for the specific products developed.
Through every aspect of our company, we set product standards that meet or exceed the highest industry standards and back the products by research and testing at top universities.
MTI was founded in 1990 by university professors Steven L. Nissen, D.V.M., Ph.D. and Naji N. Abumrad, M.D. Ultimately their research led to the discovery of HMB and its effects on health and performance.
MTI's first product was HMB. After seven years of safety and efficacy research in animals and humans, HMB was introduced to the national market in 1995. Since then additional studies have been conducted in both men and women and young and elderly adults. These studies led to the publication of a summary of the clinical safety data on HMB from a total of nine human clinical studies. These published results show that HMB consumption not only has no untoward effects but also has health benefits and sets an example for the industry of a company's commitment to ensuring product safety.
MTI is committed to delivering quality products and the credible scientific evidence to back those products. MTI currently has other new research and products under study.
The mission of MTI is to develop and market naturally derived products that enhance health, performance, and well-being. Central to this mission is that any products developed by MTI will only be marketed after quality manufacturing is ensured, safety has been proven, and effectiveness has been scientifically verified. The result is highly effective products that have definably superior safety margins. In addition, the quality of the products is ensured by focusing on strong patent protection of the products. This allows MTI to set strict purity and labeling standards on all products in the marketplace.
MTI's first product, HMB, is a good example of this mission. Before HMB was marketed, seven years of animal and human testing was conducted to ensure that HMB was safe and effective. In addition, successful enforcement of HMB patents has allowed MTI to ensure that only the highest-quality products are on the market and that all labeling is proper.
Research will continue to be the cornerstone of MTI. The principals and other researchers at MTI hold academic appointments at major research universities and continue to contribute to basic scientific research. This ensures a continued commitment to high scientific standards as well as placing MTI scientists at the forefront of cutting-edge technologies.
MTI is actively researching new uses for HMB as well as new products that are consistent with the mission of developing natural products to enhance health, performance, and well-being. In this process, we believe MTI is setting the standard whereby new natural products are introduced into the market.