NSF International is an independent and accredited non-governmental organization whose mission is to protect and improve global human health. NSF achieves this by leading the development of public health and safety standards and by testing and certifying products and systems to those standards.
Given the fast pace at which many dietary supplements enter the marketplace and reports that suggest that some of these products do not actually contain the ingredients or quantities shown on the label, consumers have cause to be concerned. With such a confusing array of information out there, it can be overwhelming to know where to start when it comes to finding supplements that you can trust.
That’s why NSF International facilitated the development and maintains the nation’s first truly independent testing standard and product certification program strictly for dietary supplements, NSF/ANSI 173.
NSF International’s Certified for Sport® program builds on that dietary supplements standard and helps athletes make safer decisions when choosing sports supplements. MLB, NHL and CFL clubs are permitted to provide and recommend only products that are Certified for Sport®. Certified for Sport® is also recommended by the NFL, PGA, LPGA, CCES, CPSDA and many other sports organizations.
There are numerous quality components of the Certified for Sport® certification program, which verifies that:
- Products do not contain any of approximately 270+ substances banned by major athletic organizations.
- The contents of the supplement actually match what is printed on the label.
- There are no unsafe levels of contaminants in the tested products.
- The product is manufactured at a facility that is GMP registered and audited twice annually for quality and safety by NSF International.