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Ultimate Nutrition Product Testing Finds Negative Steroid Results

(FARMINGTON, CT) June 2, 2005 – Independent, third-party laboratory testing at the University of Southern California (USC), found Super Complete, a multivitamin from Ultimate Nutrition® Inc., the manufacturer of quality sports nutrition products, to be free of anabolic steroids. The announcement was made by Brian Rubino, vice president of Ultimate Nutrition.

Ultimate Nutrition was recently engaged in a lawsuit filed by amateur swimmer Kicker Vencill claiming his Super Complete multivitamin caused him to test positive for 19-norandrosterone at 4 ng/mL. This amount was two times the United States Anti-Drug Agency and World Anti-Drug Agency limits.

Ultimate Nutrition hired the University of Southern California to test Super Complete. Seven tests were conducted under the supervision of Dr. Roger Clemens, director of the School of Pharmacy and completed on lot numbers before and after and the one in question from bottles provided by Ultimate Nutrition, from bottles USC purchased in the marketplace and on product used and provided by Vencill. All lab tests showed negative results.

“Although to our disappointment the jury awarded in favor of the plaintiff despite the evidence, we feel vindicated by the USC product tests,” Rubino said. “At this time we are exploring our appeal options.”

According to Rubino, Super Complete and all other non-prohormone products from Ultimate Nutrition are manufactured at facilities that do not make prohormones, steroid precursors, or steroid metabolites. Also, the company sources ingredients from suppliers that do not manufacture prohormones, steroid precursors or steroid metabolites.

Rubino also noted that DHEA, the only prohormone currently produced by Ultimate Nutrition is manufactured at a separate facility to prevent cross-contamination.

Ultimate Nutrition, established in 1979, has made a powerful corporate commitment to manufacturing excellence. Located in Farmington, CT, the company offers a wide range of scientifically designed sports nutrition formulas including CreaPure®, ProStar® Whey, Whey Gainers®, and Ultra Ripped®. Available in 45 countries, Ultimate Nutrition products are the number one choice for athletes around the world.

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For more information contact:
Sheldon Baker or Karena Dillon, Baker Dillon Group

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