Nutritional foods, beverages and supplements producer XELR8 Holdings has reported that it increased the number of distributors in its direct selling network by 86% in 2005 from 981 to 1,826.

“We are very pleased with the strength we are seeing in our distributor network particularly over what is traditionally the very slow and unproductive holiday period,” said XELR8’s president, Doug Ridley. “This speaks volumes about the success of our recruiting initiatives and our popular product mix.“

Ridley added that the company was planning a series of local and regional distributor rallies throughout the country for the first quarter of 2006, culminating in a national rally in Las Vegas in early-March.