USANA Receives NutriSearch Gold Medal Achievement™ For 3rd Time

       USANA Receives NutriSearch Gold Medal Achievement™ For 3rd Time

Recognized for High Quality Supplements and Manufacturing Practices

PR Newswire

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 14, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- USANA Health Sciences Inc.
(NYSE: USNA), a global nutritional supplements company, has received the
prestigious "Editor's Choice" designation in the latestNutriSearch
Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements, 5^th (Consumer) Edition, as well
as the NutriSearch Gold Medal of Achievement™, the highest distinction
possible. This is the third consecutive time USANA has earned the
distinguished titles.


"USANA is an FDA-registered facility and works tirelessly to adhere to FDA
guidelines to manufacture the purest nutritional supplements for its
consumers," said Dan Macuga, USANA chief communications officer. "Because we
produce more than 90 percent of our supplements in-house, as a way to maintain
control of the ingredients and manufacturing process, receiving this esteemed
distinction of honor, for a third time, is a testament that we take the safety
and quality of our products seriously and that we really do practice what we

The guide, which independently compares, reviews and rates more than 1,200
supplements in North America, evaluates not only the nutrients included in a
supplement but also "the balance of those ingredients [and] manufacturing
practices." The latest edition includes recent scientific findings on iodine
and vitamin D — two nutrients that have long been underestimated and
misunderstood — and has been completely rewritten from cover to cover.

"Several of the analytical criteria used by NutriSearch to rate nutritional
products have been enhanced as a result of this emergent research. The guide
is written as both an educational and consumer-based tool, taking the reader
through a detailed explanation of why our nutrient-deficient modern diets
demand that we supplement to protect our health and detailing the scientific
evidence that shows supplements as effective nutritional tools in the quest
for optimal health," said Lyle MacWilliam, MSc, FP, the guide's author.

To reach gold status, USANA not only demonstrated its highest quality of
standards, but also subjected its products to a third-party review, which
"certified analysis of label claim to prove that what's on the label is also
in the bottle." USANA has participated in the Quality Certification Program of — the leading provider of independent test results for
supplements. The nutritional company has received
certification for several of its products in 2013, including its Essentials™
and CoQuinone® 30 supplements.

For more information about USANA's products and company, visit

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 facilityin
Salt Lake City. USANA's products, used by more than 600 professional athletes,
are developed by the company's award-winning team of scientists andsold
directly to Preferred Customers and Associates in 19 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's 2013 Survey of Vitamin and Supplement Users. Named one
ofOutsidemagazine's"Best Places to Work"for five consecutive years, USANA
has received more than 100 state, national and internationalaccolades,
includingUtahBest of State, Stevie Awards, Australian Business
Awards,NutriSearchEditor's Choice and others.Learn more
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Media Contact: Ashley Collins
Executive Director of PR, Social Media and Communications
USANA Health Sciences, Inc.
(801) 954-7629

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