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USANA and Elite Athletes Make Great Partners

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usana athletesFrom USANA Australia Online Magazine 2015

Did you know that USANA sponsors hundreds of athletes around the world? It’s true. In fact, nearly 200 of our sponsored athletes competed in the 2014 Sochi Winter Games with unprecedented results. If Team USANA were a country, it would have placed second in the overall medal standing with a record 30 podium appearances—with 13 gold, seven silver, and 10 bronze medals to take home.

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But that doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface. USANA is also proud to be the Official Health Supplement Supplier of the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association), the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, and many other elite organizations around the world.

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So, what makes our products the ultimate choice for 700-plus athletes?

Million Dollar Athlete Guarantee

Everyone loves a product with a guarantee. But how many companies will give an athlete twice their current annual earnings, up to $1 million (USD), if they test positive for a banned substance as a result of taking its products?

Only one. USANA.

Athletes can find their careers in jeopardy if they test positive for a banned substance. That’s why we created the Athlete Guarantee Program, specifically designed for certain Team USANA athletes who need hardcore reassurance that they will not test positive for a banned substance as a result of taking USANA’s nutritional products.

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NSF Certification

NSF International is an independent organization that helps protect consumers by certifying products and establishing standards for food, water, and goods. Six of USANA’s world-class products have been further validated through NSF International’s Certified for Sport™ program: Chelated Mineral, Mega Antioxidant, Active Calcium™, Procosa®, Proflavanol® C100, and SportsPak. The program certifies that what is on the label is in the bottle and that the product does not contain undeclared ingredients or unsafe levels of contaminants.

FDA Drug Establishment and Good Manufacturing Practices

USANA voluntarily patterns our facility after the more stringent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Good Manufacturing Practices for pharmaceuticals as the basis for its quality assurance program, which regulates virtually every aspect of manufacturing. We also adhere to standards set by Health Canada’s Natural Health Product Directorate, which regulates health products for sale in Canada. And USANA meets the rigorous guidelines of the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration.

In addition, USANA has acquired Drug Establishment Registration with the FDA, which means we operate an FDA-registered facility and follows the FDA’s highest possible standard for manufacturers.

It’s All Comes Down to Quality

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The Athlete Guarantee, NSF certifications, and FDA Drug Establishment registration demonstrate USANA’s unfailing commitment to providing safe, pure, and effective supplements for even the most discerning consumer. Our high-quality manufacturing ensures that our products are safe and effective for all customers—including both the professional athlete and weekend warrior.

You can feel good—no, great—about the quality of USANA products.

USANA’s founder, Myron Wentz, Ph.D., created this science-based company because he had a vision of a world free from pain and suffering. A world free from disease.

And he knew science and high-quality manufacturing could help him bring his vision to life.

That’s why our commitment to quality goes beyond the formulas we create.

We manufacture more than 90 percent of our products in our own manufacturing facilities so we can control the entire process, from raw ingredient to finished supplement. John Cuomo, Ph.D., USANA’s executive director of product development and technology, explains, “The main reason to manufacture our products in-house is so we can control the process at every step. This is our house. This is our business. And nobody else is going to take care of it if we don’t.”

In addition to our own high standards of manufacturing, a variety of government agencies conduct periodic inspections of our facilities, requiring strict control of procedures and documentation. Our Salt Lake City, Utah, facility is certified to be in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirements set forth in NSF/ANSI Standard 173-2012, Dietary Supplements by NSF International, and it also became a registered U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Drug Establishment in 2011.

As such, all components of the manufacturing process are evaluated and inspected by the same FDA standards as are used for pharmaceutical products.

Additionally, in several countries around the world, supplements are more highly regulated than in the United States. In Australia, for example, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) mandates that manufacturers follow a set of GMP identical to pharmaceutical GMP in the United States. As an Australian supplier, USANA is regularly inspected and audited by the TGA to ensure that their GMP standards are met.

Your health—and the health of your family and friends—is important to us. At the end of the day, you can be sure that we take every step possible in our manufacturing processes to ensure that what is on the label is what’s in the final product that’s shipped to your door.

To purchase USANA Products online, please visit our USANA Australia Approved Online Products Store.

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