SALT LAKE CITY, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/-- USANA Health Sciences Inc. (NYSE: USNA) recently announced the addition of a prenatal product to its already extensive line of quality nutrition products. The new product, BabyCare Prenatal Essentials, includes USANA's Prenatal Mega Antioxidant vitamin supplement and Prenatal Chelated Mineral supplement with added iron to help support a healthy pregnancy for mom and healthy growth and development for baby.*
"It's a well-known fact that the typical diet is low in micronutrients, and this is a special concern during pregnancy, because a pregnant woman's nutritional needs increase," says USANA CEO Dave Wentz. "Pregnant women and women who want to become pregnant can reap huge health benefits for themselves as well as their children by eating sensibly and taking a well-designed, quality prenatal supplement. Our BabyCare Prenatal Essentials provide a comprehensive range of vitamins and minerals that are needed for a child's healthy growth and development."*
In addition to delivering the most advanced levels of nutrients, BabyCare Prenatal Essentials ensures high levels of vitamin A, vitamin D, iron, biotin, magnesium, and high-potency iodine to give women who are pregnant, want to become pregnant, or have just given birth the best nutrition on the market. The product is also an excellent source of folate. According to the FDA, healthy diets with adequate folate may reduce a woman's risk of having a child with brain or spinal cord defects.
USANA expanded in 2010 by acquiring China-based supplement manufacturer BabyCare Ltd. The name BabyCare integrates USANA's business in China more fully into the USANA brand. "We are pleased to incorporate the BabyCare logo on our U.S.-made prenatal products," says Dan Macuga, USANA's chief communications officer. "As a USANA company, BabyCare shares our mission of improving the health of mothers and developing children and fully complements our vision of helping current and future generations live full, happy, healthy lives."*
The product will be featured in the Physicians' Desk Reference for 2014, the authoritative source on prescription drugs.
For more information about USANA's products and company, visit USANA.com.
Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is a U.S.-based nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements and personal care, energy and weight-management products in its FDA-registered facility in Salt Lake City. USANA's products, used by more than 600 professional athletes, are developed by the company's award-winning team of scientists and sold directly to Preferred Customers and Associates in 18 international markets. USANA has earned NSF Certified for Sport® certification for its SportsPak, Essentials™ (Chelated Mineral and Mega Antioxidant), Proflavanol® C100, Active Calcium™, Procosa® and BiOmega™ products. It has also earned NSF dietary supplement certification for its HealthPak™.
USANA is the No. 1 Rated Brand in Direct Sales Based on Customer Satisfaction in ConsumerLab.com's 2013 Survey of Vitamin and Supplement Users. Named one of Outside magazine's "Best Places to Work" for four consecutive years, USANA has received more than 100 state, national and international accolades, including Utah Best of State, Stevie Awards, Australian Business Awards, NutriSearch Editor's Choice and others. Learn more about USANA (www.USANA.com) and the USANA True Health Foundation (www.USANAfoundation.org/), stay current with the official USANA blog (www.whatsupUSANA.com), like us on the USANA Facebook page (www.facebook.com/USANAhealthsciences), or follow USANA on Twitter (@USANAinc).
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USANA Health Sciences, Inc.
*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.
SOURCE USANA Health Sciences Inc.