Nature Made Vitamin E Is First Dietary Supplement to Gain DSVP Certification

Vitamin E Product Will Carry DSVP Mark This Fall

Rockville, Md., June 17, 2002—The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is pleased to announce that Nature Made Vitamin E has passed the requirements of USP’s Dietary Supplement Verification Program (DSVP) and will be the first product to bear the DSVP certification mark. Nature Made is a division of Northridge, Calif.–based Pharmavite LLC, one of the nation’s largest dietary supplement manufacturers. Pharmavite was the first company to join DSVP.

“We’re pleased that Nature Made Vitamin E will be the first product to bear the distinctive DSVP mark,” said Tom Zimmerman, Pharmavite vice president for business development. “We anticipate that through a variety of retail outlets, DSVP-certified Nature Made Vitamin E will be available to consumers this fall.”

Being awarded the DSVP certification mark means that Nature Made Vitamin E has met DSVP’s rigorous standards. DSVP verification helps assure consumers, health care professionals, and supplement retailers that Nature Made Vitamin E:

  • Contains the ingredients declared on the product label
  • Contains the amount or strength of ingredients declared on the product label
  • Meets requirements for limits on potential contaminants
  • Has been manufactured properly by complying with USP and proposed FDA standards for good manufacturing practices (GMPs)

The DSVP program was launched in November 2001 and was created to help inform and safeguard the growing number of consumers who use dietary supplements.

“Obtaining the DSVP certification mark is not easy,” said John T. Fowler, chief operating officer at USP. “By passing DSVP’s strict criteria, Nature Made Vitamin E has proven that it is a quality dietary supplement.”

Pharmavite will begin the approval process with Nature Made single letter vitamin and mineral products; then it will move onto multivitamin and multi-mineral supplements.

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