JoAnn Dahlkoetter, Ph.D
Jose Antonio Rivera
Dr. Jeff Schutt
USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: USNA) today announced that six of its nutritional supplements are currently listed with Informed-Sport, a supplement testing program designed to test supplements and their ingredients for inadvertent contamination with substances prohibited in sport.
Informed-Sport and its sister organization, Informed-Choice, certify that nutritional products have been tested by the world's leading independent laboratory for substances banned by the governing bodies of world sports.
"We are delighted at USANA's continued support of HFL's supplement testing services, and in particular, their backing of both the Informed-Choice and Informed-Sport programs," said Catherine Judkins, Business Development Manager for HFL Sport Science. "Through these services, USANA can reassure their customers that USANA products are safe to use."
In recent months, USANA's Mega Antioxidant, Chelated Mineral, Active Calcium(TM), Procosa(R) II, Poly C(R) and Body Rox(TM) supplements have been regularly tested and found free of prohibited substances by HFL Sport Science, the testing lab for Informed-Choice and Informed-Sport.
"We are proud to have our high-quality products listed by a trusted third-party organization like HFL Sport Science," said Dr. Tim Wood, USANA Executive Vice President of Research and Development.USANA Health Sciences strives to provide products that are safe and effective for both athletes and the general public through exceptional quality systems and manufacturing practices. This listing by Informed-Sport is yet another demonstration that USANA truly provides Nutritionals You Can Trust."
USANA's safe and high-quality products have helped it become the official supplement provider of premier athletic organizations including US Speedskating, Speed Skating Canada, Biathlon Canada, Cross Country Canada, USA Luge, USA Bobsled and the elite athletes of the WTA Sony Ericsson Tour.
At a time when many athletes are concerned that taking a supplement could jeopardize their ability to qualify for competition, USANA has stepped forward to create a powerful athlete guarantee. The company has entered into agreements with select Olympic athletes that guarantee that should an athlete test positive for a banned substance as a result of taking a USANA nutritional product, USANA will compensate the athlete up to two times his or her earnings up to $1 million. USANA proves its commitment to athletes and its confidence in its products by offering the same guarantee to the elite tennis players of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.
For more information about Informed-Sport and its testing parameters, visit www.informed-sport.com.
See Educational links and downloads:
Booklet - Supplements and Banned Substance Contamination: Offering an Informed Choice