SALT LAKE CITY, Jul 26, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (USNA) announced today that six of its nutritional supplements have been independently tested and found to meet the stringent requirements of Informed-Choice, an organization that works to ensure that both athletes and general consumers are fully informed about the supplements they choose to take. USANA's high-quality, pharmaceutical-grade supplements are used by hundreds of professional athletes all around the world, including the U.S. Speedskating and Canadian Speedskating teams, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), and the competitors of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.
Working in conjunction with United Kingdom-based HFL ( www.hfl.co.uk), Informed-Choice conducted extensive testing on USANA supplements Active Calcium(TM), Procosa(R) II, Chelated Mineral, Poly C(R), Mega Antioxidant, and Body Rox(TM). All were examined and found to be free of the contaminants targeted by Informed-Choice from the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) list of prohibited substances, qualifying the products to carry the highly respected INFORMED-CHOICE logo.
Dr. John Cuomo, Executive Director of Research and Development for USANA, said, "We are proud to obtain this certification from Informed-Choice. USANA Health Sciences always strives to produce the highest quality nutritional supplements available. Our goal is to provide products that are safe and effective for both athletes and the general public. We take great pride in the quality systems and manufacturing practices we have established. This certification by Informed-Choice is yet another demonstration that USANA truly lives up to its reputation as Nutritionals You Can Trust."
According to its Web site, the Informed-Choice testing specification was developed based on the analysis of thousands of supplement samples over a six-year period, as well as research into supplement contamination levels and analysis of positive drug tests within global professional sports.
For more information about Informed-Choice and its testing parameters, visit http://www.informed-choice.org.
USANA Health Sciences develops and manufactures high-quality nutritionals, personal care, and weight management products that are sold directly to Preferred Customers and Associates throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.