Pharmavite Dietary Supplements Receive Approval; Vitamin E, SAM-e, St. John's Wort, Ginkgo and Others Merit Approved Quality Products Ranking

NORTHRIDGE, Calif--July 10, 2002--Pharmavite LLC, makers of Nature Made(R) and Nature's Resource(R) dietary supplement brands announced today that 22 products tested for identity and quality of the primary ingredient of their label claim passed (CL) Product Reviews, and will now be included on the CL List of Approved Quality Products. provides independent test results and information to help consumers and healthcare professionals evaluate health, wellness and nutrition products.

"We're pleased to add the CL recognition to our growing list of achievements," said Joy Joseph, Pharmavite vice president of quality control. "Pharmavite is committed to building and maintaining consumer confidence in our products. The achievement helps us do just that."

Pharmavite recently became the first participant in another supplement quality program called the Dietary Supplement Verification Program or DSVP. DSVP was established by the United States Pharmacopoeia, the not-for-profit organization that has set drug and supplement quality standards since 1820. president Tod Cooperman, M.D., said, "Consumers can rest assured the dietary supplements that passed our tests meet the highest quality standards of identity, potency, and purity. Our testing showed the Nature Made and Nature's Resource products tested consistently meet label claims, remain free of common contaminants and dissolve easily in the body."

Pharmavite products that passed's tests include:

Nature Made Products

-- Nature Made Balanced B-150 B Complex
-- Nature Made Calcium & Magnesium with Zinc
-- Nature Made Conjugated Linoleic Acid 500 mg
-- Nature Made CoQ10 100 mg
-- Nature Made Ginkgo Biloba 40 mg
-- Nature Made Chinese Red Panax Ginseng 250 mg
-- Nature Made Glucosamine 500 mg
-- Nature Made Joint Action
-- Nature Made Triple Flex
-- Nature Made Iron (325 mg ferrous sulfate)
-- Nature Made Magnesium 250 mg
-- Nature Made Essential Balance Complete High Potency Multivitamin/Mineral Supplement
-- Nature Made Potassium Gluconate
-- Nature Made SAM-e 200 mg
-- Nature Made Soy 50
-- Nature Made Herbs St. John's Wort 300 mg
-- Nature Made Vitamin C 1000 mg
-- Nature Made Vitamin E 400 IU

Nature's Resource Products

-- Nature's Resource Premium Herb Extra Strength Ginkgo Biloba 60 mg
-- Nature's Resource Herbal Supplement St. John's Wort 300 mg Extract
-- Nature's Resource Herbal Supplement Valerian (root extract 100 mg)
-- Nature's Resource Soy Isoflavone (50 mg)

Products tested by are purchased independently by CL at the retail level. The company does not accept product samples from manufacturers for product reviews and CL may select samples at any time during the year to avoid sampling bias. publishes testing results online at

Pharmavite products are available at food, drug and mass-market retailers nationwide. For more information, visit and

About Pharmavite
Founded in 1971, Northridge, California-based Pharmavite Corporation manufactures Nature Made(R) vitamins and minerals, SAM-e, Nature's Resource(R) herbal products, Optimize(TM) fiber/calcium beverages, and other supplements designed to promote health. Recently voted "Manufacturer of the Year" by the national trade publication Nutritional Outlook, and recipient of the 2001 Retail Excellence Award in the OTC-natural health category from Drug Industry News magazine, Pharmavite maintains one of the largest, most sophisticated research and development facilities in the industry and was instrumental in developing Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for supplements. Pharmavite's facilities have been inspected and found to be in compliance with United States Pharmacopoeia's GMPs, the industry's most stringent standards.

Nature Made is America's number one, broadline brand of vitamins and minerals in the food, drug and mass channels. Several of its products carry the medical seal of acceptance from the American Medical Women's Association, the largest medical organization of female physicians. Nature Made's newly launched Wellness Advisor (, an online educational initiative, utilizes sophisticated analytical tools to provide consumers with personalized health tips and wellness solutions. Nature's Resource ( offers one of the nation's strongest herbal supplement education programs for consumers and medical professionals.

About is a leading provider of consumer information and independent evaluations of products that affect health and nutrition. The company is privately held and based in Westchester County, New York. It has no ownership from or interest in companies that manufacture, distribute, or sell consumer products. Subscription to's Product Reviews is available online. Parties interested in purchasing comprehensive Product Review Technical Reports, licensing content, or requesting testing of additional products may contact Lisa Sabin, Vice President for Business Development, at [email protected]

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