SALT LAKE CITY, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Third-party verification is the new future for some supplement makers, but it's the way it's always been for USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA). A few companies are just now taking the first step to making sure what's on the label is in the product: however, this has been the standard practice for USANA from the beginning. USANA regularly submits its products for third-party testing.
Case in point, ConsumerLab.com - the leading provider of independent product testing -recently evaluated and tested USANA's Active Calcium™ and Vitamin D supplements for their claimed ingredient, heavy metals and ability to disintegrate. Both have earned ConsumerLab.com's stamp of approval.
"We manufacture the majority of our products in-house at our FDA-registered facility and hold all of our third-party suppliers to the same strict standards to ensure that only the purest ingredients are being used," said Dan Macuga, USANA's chief communication officer. "To continue receiving verification from ConsumerLab.com that what is listed on our labels is found in our products exemplifies USANA's commitment to producing nutritionals that consumers can trust."
This is good news for bone health. USANA's Active Calcium™ and Vitamin D supplements promote calcium absorption, help with development and maintenance of bones and teeth, and support health vitamin D levels.*
"We take quality control, potency testing, and product safety very seriously. We encourage everyone to check all nutritional supplement labels and certifications before purchasing or consuming any nutritional product," said Dr. Brian Dixon (Ph.D.), USANA's executive director of health and science education.
Keeping health and nutritional companies honest about product claims since 1999, ConsumerLab.com has tested more than 3,400 products and freely publishes its testing methods for public review to help consumers and healthcare professionals identify the best quality health and nutrition products on the market.
In addition to working with ConsumerLab.com, USANA has received certifications through Good Manufacturing Practices and NSF International-a public health and safety organization-that assures the nutritional company complies with strict standards for quality and safety. More than 700 elite and Olympic athletes trust their health to USANA's NSF and LGC-tested products.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.