Ann, from what I know the stuff is legit. Only products you will find in the Physicians Desk Reference. My wife and I started taking USANA daily around a year ago and noticed results in our recovery time and overall health. What specifically do you want to know?
Hello. According to the __Comprehensive Guide to Nutritional Supplements__, out of over 500 nutritionals tested and graded from 0 to 100 percent effective for optimum health at the cellular level, Usana Health Sciences ranked #1 in North America at 96.1 percent effective. Their nutritionals are guaranteed for purity, quality, bioavailabilty and disolves within 30 minutes of consumption.
The independent lab at Nutrisearch did a 6 year study of over 1500 vitamin supplements. They are not tied to any vitamin company. They rated each company's product on 18 different scientific criterion and only 33 companies got a 5 star rating. Out of those, only four got a_ gold 5 star rating_. Usana was one of those. Click on the following link to learn more.
Recent news about Usana Health Sciences ---
March 31, 2008--USANA Health Sciences, Inc. recently received certification of six of its products through NSF International's Certified for Sport(TM) program. NSF's independent certification helps athletes make educated decisions about the safety of the dietary supplements they choose to take.
The NSF Certified for Sport program was developed to meet the growing demand of athletes, coaches and all others concerned about banned substances. The NSF Certified for Sport Mark helps consumers know that products have met NSF's stringent independent certification guidelines. Products are tested and facilities are inspected for a wide range of substances prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency, the NFL/NFLPA and MLB/MLBPA. The list includes stimulants, narcotics, steroids, diuretics, beta-2 agonists, beta blockers, masking agents and other banned substances.
High-quality formulas, a rigorous quality assurance program and third-party certifications have helped USANA earn the trust of many world-class athletes and athletic organizations, including United States Speedskating, Speed Skating Canada, USA Luge and the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. "It is imperative for our athletes to know precisely what they're putting into their bodies," said Stacey Allaster, President of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. "With USANA's guaranteed assurance of the quality of their products, our athletes can trust that they will be able to attain optimal health and fitness without the fear of violating the strict WADA code they all adhere to."
USANA has taken its assurances to athletes one step further through its unique Athlete Guarantee Program. Select athletes who participate in the program are guaranteed compensation up to $1 million if they should test positive for a substance banned by WADA as a result of taking USANA® nutritional products.
NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, helps protect you by certifying products and writing standards for food, water, air and consumer goods (www.nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting public health and safety worldwide. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment. Additional services include safety audits for the food and water industries, management systems registrations delivered through NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd., organic certification provided by Quality Assurance International and education through the NSF Center for Public Health Education.
USANA Health Sciences develops and manufactures high-quality nutritionals, personal care and weight management products that are sold directly 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.
USANA Products Listed on Informed-Sport Web SiteMonday October 13, 11:00 am ET
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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
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™, Procosa®
II, Poly C® and Body Rox™
supplements have been regularly tested and found free of prohibited
substances by HFL Sport Science, the testing lab for Informed-Choice and
“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
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
For more information about Informed-Sport and its testing parameters,
For more information about USANA’s products
and opportunity, visit Usana web page