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PHARMAVITE DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS RECEIVE CONSUMERLAB.COM APPROVAL
Vitamin E, SAM-e, St. John's Wort, Ginkgo and Others Merit Approved Quality Products Ranking

WHITE PLAINS, NY — July 10, 2002 — ConsumerLab.com (CL) announced today that 22 products from Pharmavite LLC, makers of Nature Made® and Nature's Resource® dietary supplement brands, were tested for identity and quality of the primary ingredient of their label claim, passed CL's Product Reviews, and will now be included on the CL Lists of Approved Quality Products. ConsumerLab.com provides independent test results and information to help consumers and healthcare professionals evaluate health, wellness and nutrition products.

"We're pleased to add the CL recognition to our growing list of achievements," said Joy Joseph, Pharmavite vice president of quality control. "Pharmavite is committed to building and maintaining consumer confidence in our products. The ConsumerLab.com achievement helps us do just that."

ConsumerLab.com president Tod Cooperman, M.D., said, "Consumers can rest assured the dietary supplements that passed our tests meet the highest quality standards of identity, potency, and purity. Our testing showed the Nature Made and Nature's Resource products tested met label claims and were free of common contaminants."

Pharmavite products that passed ConsumerLab.com's tests include:

Nature Made Products Nature Made Essential Balance Complete High Potency Multivitamin/Mineral Supplement
Nature Made Balanced B-150 B Complex Nature Made Potassium Gluconate
Nature Made Calcium & Magnesium with Zinc Nature Made Sam-e 200 mg
Nature Made Conjugated Linoleic Acid 500 mg Nature Made Soy 50
Nature Made CoQ10 100 mg Nature Made Herbs St. John's Wort 300 mg
Nature Made Ginkgo Biloba 40 mg Nature Made Vitamin C 1000 mg
Nature Made Chinese Red Panax Ginseng 250 mg Nature Made Vitamin E 400 IU
Nature Made Glucosamine 500 mg Nature's Resource Products
Nature Made Joint Action Nature's Resource Premium Herb Extra Strength Ginkgo Biloba 60 mg
Nature Made Triple Flex Nature's Resource Herbal Supplement St. John's Wort 300 mg Extract
Nature Made Iron (325 mg ferrous sulfate) Nature's Resource Herbal Supplement Valerian (root extract 100 mg)
Nature Made Magnesium 250 mg Nature's Resource Soy Isoflavone (50 mg)

Products tested by ConsumerLab.com are purchased independently by CL at the retail level. The company does not accept product samples from manufacturers for product reviews and CL may select samples at any time during the year to avoid sampling bias. ConsumerLab.com publishes testing results online at www.consumerlab.com.

Pharmavite products are available at food, drug and mass-market retailers nationwide. For more information, visit www.naturemade.com and www.naturesresource.com.

About ConsumerLab.com

ConsumerLab.com is a leading provider of consumer information and independent evaluations of products that affect health and nutrition. The company is privately held and based in Westchester County, New York. It has no ownership from or interest in companies that manufacture, distribute, or sell consumer products. Subscription to ConsumerLab.com's Product Reviews is available online. Parties interested in purchasing comprehensive Product Review Technical Reports, group subscriptions, or requesting testing of additional products may contact Lisa Sabin, Vice President for Business Development, at lisa.sabin@consumerlab.com.

About Pharmavite

Founded in 1971, Northridge, California-based Pharmavite Corporation manufactures Nature Made® vitamins and minerals, SAM-e, Nature's Resource® herbal products, Optimize™ fiber/calcium beverages, and other supplements designed to promote health. Recently voted "Manufacturer of the Year" by the national trade publication Nutritional Outlook, and recipient of the 2001 Retail Excellence Award in the OTC-natural health category from Drug Industry News magazine, Pharmavite maintains one of the largest, most sophisticated research and development facilities in the industry and was instrumental in developing Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for supplements. Pharmavite's facilities have been inspected and found to be in compliance with United States Pharmacopoeia's GMPs, the industry's most stringent standards.

Nature Made is America's number one, broadline brand of vitamins and minerals in the food, drug and mass channels. Several of its products carry the medical seal of acceptance from the American Medical Women's Association, the largest medical organization of female physicians. Nature Made's newly launched Wellness Advisor (NatureMade.com), an online educational initiative, utilizes sophisticated analytical tools to provide consumers with personalized health tips and wellness solutions. Nature's Resource (NaturesResource.com) offers one of the nation's strongest herbal supplement education programs for consumers and medical professionals.

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