Pharmavite

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Pharmavite, LLC
Subsidiary
Industry Dietary supplements
Founded 1971
Founders Henry Burdick, Barry Pressman
Headquarters Northridge, California, United States
Products Nature Made, SOYJOY
Parent Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co.
Website Pharmavite.com

Pharmavite, LLC is a dietary supplements company based in Northridge, California. The company is the maker of Nature Made, a line of vitamins and nutritional supplements, and SOYJOY, a snack bar made from soy and fruit. As of 1994, Nature Made products were the top-selling brand of vitamins in the United States.[1]

History[edit]

Pharmavite was founded in 1971 by Oluwason Henry Burdick and Barry Pressman. The Nature Made vitamin brand was launched the following year.[2] The company was purchased in 1989 by Japanese pharmaceutical company Otsuka.[3]

Product quality and regulation[edit]

Pharmavite's vitamins and supplements product line participates[4] in the United States Pharmacopeia's (USP) Dietary Supplements Verification Program, which verifies the "quality, purity and potency" of dietary supplements through facility audits and random off-the-shelf product testing.[5]

Pharmavite products have been used in completed and ongoing clinical trials to test the role of dietary supplements in treating ailments, preventing disease and reducing nutrient deficiencies.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leslie Miller (May 26, 1994). "Vitamin maker adopts quality assurance code". USA Today. 
  2. ^ Jim Wagner (November–December 2001). "2001 Manufacturer of the Year". Nutritional Outlook. 
  3. ^ "Company". 
  4. ^ "Participating companies (US Pharmacopeia)". 
  5. ^ "USP Verified Dietary Supplements". United States Pharmacopeia. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Vitamin E May Help Treat Liver Disease". CBS News. April 29, 2010. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Fish oil, vitamin D to be scrutinized in big study". MSNBC. June 22, 2009. Retrieved July 7, 2010.