Upland Energy Corp. (OTC BB: UPLC.OB) Tuesday announced that LifeSmart Nutrition has filed a 44-claim patent to protect its intellectual property in regards to their Creatine Soft Chews.

Thorpe, North and Western, a leading intellectual property protection firm, handled the patent application on behalf of LifeSmart Nutrition.

The LifeSmart patent aims to protect its unique soft chew delivery system and distinctive manufacturing process. The Creatine Soft Chews use ultra-micronized creatine and a special blend of sugars to enhance absorption by the body. The chews' manufacturing method guards the creatine from contact with liquid throughout product creation, giving the final product a stable and effective pH factor.

Supplements featuring creatine, a naturally occurring substance that has been linked to increased athletic performance, have grown into a burgeoning market with more than $600 million in annual sales. LifeSmart's management is positioning the soft chews to capture a meaningful portion of the creatine sector in the near future.

LifeSmart is a nutraceutical company that has spent the past three years developing an impressive product line geared toward providing great-tasting nutritional products to the masses. LifeSmart has secured relationships to 23,000 distribution outlets and has sold and shipped private label orders to several major national retailers.

This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to be materially different.

Factors include, but are not limited to, technological changes, diminished marketability of inventory, increased warranty costs, competition, recruitment and retention of personnel, dependence on continued manufacturer certification, dependence on key personnel and certain suppliers, risks associated with the projects in which the company is engaged to complete and others.

A more complete listing of cautionary statements and risk factors is contained in the company's report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2000, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements should be considered in light of these risks and uncertainties. The company disavows any obligation to update or correct any of its forward-looking statements.