The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) recently released a new supplements safety guide for athletes as part of their “Supplement 411” initiative. NSF International is currently the only independent third party testing and certification organization to meet the requirements of the government program.
USANA Health Sciences is among the supplement manufacturers whose products have been tested and approved for athlete use by NSF International.
“Supplements are important for athletes because you never know what food will be available to you when you’re traveling, and you’re traveling all the time,” explains Matt Lowe, U.S. swimmer and London Games hopeful. “The important thing is to only take supplements you know are safe. That’s why I take USANA – because they’re tested by both HFL and NSF International.”
To ensure that the company’s products are indeed safe and effective, USANA manufactures its products following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and tests its products multiple times from the raw ingredient stage up to the time it leaves the company’s FDA-registered facility in Salt Lake City, Utah.USANA also voluntarily tests its supplements to make sure they meet trusted United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standards and specifications for potency, uniformity, and disintegration.