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Rain International
Jul 25, 2016

Rain International Gets BSCG Certification For Its Flagship Product

Third-party BSCG is the gold standard in dietary supplement certification

SALT LAKE CITY, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — SOUL, Rain International’s flagship product–a drinkable shot of cold-pressed seeds hailed for its high concentration of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds–has been certified by BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group) through its Certified Drug Free® program, announced today by BSCG and Rain. This certification program also incorporates a thorough toxicology review and ingredient evaluation, a 21 C.F.R. 11 Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) quality control process review, as well as random testing for certified products.

“We are proud to have BSCG certify SOUL for use by consumers and athletes,” said Byron Belka, CEO of Rain International. “BSCG is the industry standard in testing and certifying supplements and supplement manufacturers.”

The BSCG Certified Drug Free® program tests for 272 drugs banned in sport. This offers security to athletes and professionals across the spectrum of WADA, NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, WNBA, PGA, LPGA, MLS, ATP, WTA, FIFA, FINA, AFL, NRL, NASCAR, UFC, CrossFit, NCAA, military, law enforcement, and other drug-testing programs. BSCG is the only certification provider to cover an additional 211 prescription, over-the-counter, and illicit drugs not banned in sport, which provides further consumer protection from other means of potential contamination.

“SOUL samples were tested by BSCG for a complete list of drugs prohibited by many professional and collegiate sports organizations and other drug-testing programs, and no prohibited compounds were detected,” stated Oliver Catlin, President of BSCG, in Los Angeles. “Now, SOUL packaging can carry the BSCG Certified Drug Free® seal to show consumers that Rain and its products meet rigorous quality standards above and beyond industry requirements.” All BSCG certified products with their specific lots can be found online in a regularly updated database at http://www.bscg.org/certified-drug-free-supplements?rain-international

Even though supplement use is on the rise, according to industry trends, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) does not test the majority of supplements. Untested products can be dangerous, and athletes are held accountable for any banned substance found through drug tests, regardless of its origin. No BSCG Certified Drug Free® product has ever resulted in a failed drug test.

“In this day and age, we have to be very careful about what we take into our bodies,” said Belka. “A significant number of people take supplements on a consistent basis, so we do everything possible to ensure that our products are 100% safe and effective.”

BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group) is a highly regarded third-party dietary supplement certification provider developed and run by renowned sports anti-doping pioneer Don Catlin, M.D., and his son, respected industry executive Oliver Catlin.

Rain International, LLC (“Rain”), is the innovator and distributor of seed-based wellness products. Rain is changing nutrition by going back to the source of all nutrition: non GMO seeds. This unique source of whole nutrition is at the center of every product Rain offers. For more information on Rain, visit https://rainintl.com/.

Media inquiries should be directed toward Daniel Scarpino, the company’s Chief Marketing Officer at marketing@rainintl.com or by calling 801-724-6606.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2015

BSCG CERTIFIED DRUG FREE®PROGRAM ADDRESSES UNMET SUPPLEMENT ADULTERATION CONCERNS, AN ANALYSIS OF FDA STATISTICS CONFIRMS

BSCG is the first to offer protection against drugs not banned in sport

(Los Angeles) – In broadening its services to include a range of new protections against supplement adulteration, including an expanded drug-testing menu for the protection of general consumers, BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group), a highly regarded independent dietary supplement certification provider, is filling important unmet needs in the realm of supplement quality control. An analysis of the FDA’s Tainted Supplements List reveals that 76% of the hidden drugs found in supplements are not banned in sport—substances that only BSCG’s pioneering program covers.

The FDA’s testing has shown that products may contain harmful compounds falling outside the scope of those banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and elite and professional sports leagues including antihistamines, muscle relaxers, pain killers, weight loss drugs, PDE-5 inhibitors like sildenafil, and more dangerous agents. As the FDA warns, “this list only includes a small fraction of the potentially hazardous products with hidden ingredients.” BSCG is the only certification provider to focus on this concern.

“We knew that the FDA was finding a lot of prescription and over-the-counter drugs not banned in sport in the course of their testing,” said Oliver Catlin, BSCG President. “Recognizing the associated risks, we added those drugs and related compounds to our menu. We’re proud to take the lead in offering additional protection against these substances that are important for the protection of the general consumer.”

BSCG’s industry-leading drug testing menu includes more than 392 compounds, of which 185 are prescription or over-the-counter drugs and 207 are drugs banned in sport. BSCG not only has become the first certification program to safeguard against drugs not banned in sport but also offers the broadest and most finely tuned protection available in the supplement certification industry against substances prohibited by WADA, NFL, MLB, PGA, LPGA, NHL, MLS, ATP, WTA, NCAA, NASCAR and other sporting groups.

Founded in 2004 in Los Angeles by renowned sports anti-doping pioneer Don Catlin, M.D., his son, industry leader Oliver Catlin and respected attorney Ryan Connolly, BSCG grew out of the desire to protect elite athletes and professionals from ingesting hidden substances in supplement products that could lead to health concerns and positive drug tests. No product BSCG has certified has ever led to a positive drug test. In late 2014, the third-party company released its new BSCG Certified Drug Free® program.

In addition to security against drug contamination, the BSCG program includes annual testing for label claims and toxic contaminants and a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) audit. With fervent recent regulatory actions in New York and other states and added scrutiny on compliance with FDA’s 21C.F.R. 111- GMP quality control guidelines has come a renewed focus on ensuring that supplement products meet ingredient and finished product specifications for identity, purity, strength and composition and have been appropriately tested for potential contamination.

“Supplement consumers deserve assurance that products are not only drug free but that they meet label claim and contamination specifications and standards,” said Catlin. “BSCG recognizes the importance of these quality control elements and is pleased to include them as part our supplement certification services.”

The BSCG Certified Drug Free®program represents the gold standard in dietary supplement certification and can be applied to finished products, raw materials or manufacturing facilities. The Athlete Assurance Program offers protection directly to teams, leagues or individuals. BSCG’s certification allows clients to establish products and brands as reputable and drug free and offers assurance on product integrity to consumers and athletes. Look for the BSCG Certified Drug Free®seal.

For more about BSCG and the BSCG Certified Drug Free®program, call 1-800-920-6605 or e-mail info@bscg.org , visit its website at www.bscg.org and download its free brochure. Join Banned Substances Control Group on Facebook and @BSCGCertified on Twitter.

For press inquiries, contact Oliver Catlin, BSCG President, at ocatlin@bscg.org or 800-920-6605, or Joseph Taylor, BSCG Public Relations Consultant, at joseph.taylor.pr@gmail.com.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2015

KSM-66 ASHWAGANDHA IS NOW BSCG CERTIFIED DRUG FREE®

The BSCG Certified Drug Free® program is a complete quality control solution for dietary supplement products, ingredients, and manufacturers

(LOS ANGELES)—BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group), a leading independent dietary supplement certification provider, announced today that it has certifiedKSM-66 Ashwagandha. The award-winning extract may now carry the highly coveted BSCG Certified Drug Free® seal.

“We are proud that our KSM-66 Ashwagandhahas been certified by BSCG, a gold standard in dietary supplement and ingredient certification,” said KartikeyaBaldwa, Director ofKSM-66’smanufacturer, Ixoreal Biomed, Inc. “This certification will inform supplement manufacturers, consumers and athletes that our extracthas been independently verified and is free of harmful drugs and contaminants.”

Highly respected in the supplement industry, the BSCG Certified Drug Free®program is especially rigorous, testing for more than 207 drugs banned by the world’s top professional and elite sporting groups including WADA, NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS, PGA, LPGA,ATP, NCAA, NASCAR and others. BSCG also covers 185 prescription and over-the-counter drugs not banned in sport, making it the only supplement certification provider to offer this additional protection.

“Samples of KSM-66 Ashwagandhahave been analyzed for our full suite of prohibited compounds, and none was detected,” said BSCG President Oliver Catlin. “As a result, this product may now carry the BSCG Certified Drug Free® seal to demonstrate that the company and its KSM-66 Ashwagandha have met quality standards above and beyond industry requirements.”

KSM-66 Ashwagandha is an innovative and highly concentrated extract derived from the roots of the ashwagandha plant that aims to reduce stress and anxiety, enhance memory and cognition, increase endurance and strength, support healthy sexual function, and increase natural testosterone in males. KSM-66 has been clinically proven to promote muscle strength, growth and recovery and is therefore suitable for use in sports formulations. Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb documented to help not just in the physical aspects of sports function but also the mental aspects. The well-received Ixoreal Biomed product uses a first-of-its-kind extraction process that took years to develop and incorporates “green chemistry principles” that preclude the use of alcohol and other chemical solvents.

BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group) is a leading third-party dietary supplement certification provider founded in 2004 by renowned sports anti-doping pioneer Don Catlin, M.D., his son, industry leader Oliver Catlin, and respected Los Angeles attorney Ryan Connolly. In addition to its industry-leading drug testing menu, BSCG also regularly tests products for label verification or ingredient identity and contaminants and audits manufacturers for Good Manufacturing Practices(GMP) compliance.For more information about BSCG and its Certified Drug Free® program, visit its website at www.bscg.org.

Ixoreal Biomed Inc. is an herbal extracts and pharmaceuticals company with offices in Los Angeles, California, and Hyderabad, India. Ixoreal Biomed is focused on achieving scientific excellence and invests heavily in basic research and development. Ixoreal Biomed product development initiatives integrate modern scientific technologies with traditional ayurvedic concepts incorporating “green chemistry” focused on sustainability.In keeping with this commitment, Ixoreal Biomed has introduced KSM-66 Ashwagandha for dietary supplement, beverage and functional food manufacturers.

BSCG company contact: Oliver Catlin, President, ocatlin@bscg.org, 800-920-6605

BSCG communications: Joseph Taylor, Public Relations Consultant, joseph.taylor.pr@gmail.com


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 11, 2014

MIX1 RECEIVES BSCG CERTIFICATION FOR ITS PROTEIN SHAKES

Third-party BSCG is the gold standard in dietary supplement certification

(LOS ANGELES)– The protein shakes manufactured and distributed by mix1 Life, Inc. (MIXX) have been certified by BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group) under its Certified Drug Free® program, it was announced today by BSCG and mix1.

“We are proud that mix1’s products have been certified by BSCG for use by consumers and athletes,” said Cameron Robb, CEO of mix1. “BSCG is the most highly regarded certification program that tests supplement products and audits supplement manufacturers.”

Considered by many to be the gold standard in the industry, BSCG’s Certified Drug Free®program is especially rigorous, testing for more than 207 drugs banned by sporting groups including WADA, NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS, PGA, LPGA, NCAA. BSCG also covers 185 prescription and over-the-counter drugs not banned in sport, making it the only certification provider to do so.

“Samples of mix1 products have been analyzed for a complete list of drugs prohibited by sport including those banned by WADA, USADA, NHL, NFL, MLB, MLS, PGA, LPGA, NCAA, NASCAR and other drug testing programs. No prohibited compounds were detected,” stated Oliver Catlin, President of BSCG in Los Angeles, CA. “As a result, the mix1 products may now carry the BSCG Certified Drug Free® seal letting customers know that the company and its finished products have met rigorous quality standards above and beyond industry requirements.”

Supplement use is up over the past few years, according to surveys, but government agencies such as the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) do not test the majority of such products. Not only can hidden substances be dangerous but athletes are held liable for any banned substance found during drug testing, regardless of its origin. No product BSCG has certified has ever resulted in a positive drug test.

“Athletes must be extremely careful about what they put into their bodies,” said Brad Robb, Sports Marketing Executive of mix1. “We have found that a substantial number of athletes feel supplements are a vital part of their training regimen, so we take the extra step to ensure our products are safe for them as well as consumers at large.”

BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group) is a leading third-party dietary supplement certification provider founded in 2004 by renowned sports anti-doping pioneer Don Catlin, M.D., his son, industry leader Oliver Catlin, and respected Los Angeles attorney Ryan Connolly. In addition to its thorough, science-based testing menu, BSCG also regularly tests products for label verification, identity and contaminants and audits manufacturers for Good Manufacturing Practices(GMP) compliance. To learn whether a product has been certified, visit www.bscg.org.

Mix1 Life, Inc., (“MIXX” or “mix1”), is the innovator and distributor of mix1 natural nutritional products. Mix1’s philosophy is simple: to create products with natural, high-quality ingredients that are truly functional.Mix1 strives to help people make healthy choices so they can live their best lives. For more information on mix1, visit www.mix1life.com
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements. This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including the Company’s beliefs about its business prospects and future results of operations. Some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include economic and operational risks, changes in anticipated earnings, continuation of current contracts, and other factors detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Forms 10-KSB and 10-QSB. The Company forecasts provided above are dynamic and therefore refer only to this release date. The Company does not undertake to update any forecasts that it may make available to the investing public.

mix1 Life, Inc. Company Contact: Cameron Robb, CEO crobb@mix1life.com

Investor Relations Contact: ICR, LLC John Mills (310) 954-1105 john.mills@icrinc.com

BSCG company contact: Oliver Catlin, President, ocatlin@bscg.org, 800-920-6605

BSCG communications: Joseph Taylor, Public Relations Consultant, joseph.taylor.pr@gmail.com


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2014

TRUSTED SUPPLEMENT CERTIFICATION PROVIDER BSCG OFFERS NEW SAFEGUARDS FOR ATHLETES, CONSUMERS AND ANIMALS

(Los Angeles) – BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group), a leading independent dietary supplement certification provider for more than a decade, announced today that it has broadened its services to include a range of new protections. The company’s expanded offerings include a broadened testing menu that is unique to the industry, targeted protection for consumers and animals, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) audits and label verification and contaminant testing.

In addition to its comprehensive and finely tuned testing menu for competitive athletes, BSCG will now provide testing for an array of problematic prescription and over-the-counter drugs in supplement products to help protect consumers at large. BSCG becomes the first supplement certification company to extend its protections to focus on drugs relevant to the general consumer.

“Since the FDA was finding a lot drugs not banned in sport during their own testing of products, we decided to include those drugs and related substances in our menu,” said Oliver Catlin, BSCG President. “With these new services, BSCG is filling important unmet needs in the supplement industry to protect all those who consume supplements and related products.”

The expanded testing menu will include more than 392 compounds; 207 banned in sport and 185 prescription and over-the-counter drugs not banned in sport. This menu offers the broadest protection available in the supplement certification industry against substances prohibited by WADA, NFL, MLB, PGA, LPGA, NHL, MLS, NCAA, NASCAR and others. BSCG not only becomes the first certification program to safeguard against drugs not banned in sport but it is doing so in a sizable way.

In addition, BSCG becomes the first company to offer a comprehensive screen for equine and canine supplement and drug products to protect horses and dogs. The company now tests such products for approximately 1,200 substances banned by the leading authority, the Federation Equine International (FEI).

“Animals, including those that race for sport, are consuming supplements at increasing rates and contamination issues are a growing concern, so we wanted to provide protection in the animal arena as well,” said Catlin. “We are pleased to be the first dietary supplement certification provider to offer testing for this expanded menu of drugs.”

BSCG has also added to its certification program a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) audit and annual testing for label claims and contamination. With the guidelines of the FDA’s 21 C.F.R. 111- G.M.P. during the past decade has come a renewed focus on ensuring that supplement products meet ingredient and finished product specifications for identity, purity, strength and composition and that they have been appropriately tested for potential contamination.

“Supplement authorities and companies, sporting regulators and athletes and all consumers deserve to know that a supplement certification program not only ensures that a product is drug free but that it meets label claim and contamination specifications and standards,” said Catlin. “BSCG recognizes the importance of these quality control elements and is pleased to include them as part our supplement certification services.”

BSCG is a highly regarded, science-based, third-party certification provider of dietary supplements founded in 2004 by renowned sports anti-doping pioneer Don Catlin, M.D., his son, industry leader Oliver Catlin, and respected Los Angeles attorney Ryan Connolly. The industry’s complete quality control solution, the BSCG Certified Drug Free®program allows manufacturers to establish their brands as safe, reputable and drug free and helps consumers and athletes make informed supplement choices.

For more about BSCG and the BSCG Certified Drug Free®program, call 1-800-920-6605 or e-mail info@bscg.org, visit its website at www.bscg.org and join Banned Substances Control Group on Facebook and @BSCG Certified on Twitter. For additional details explore the BSCG Certified Drug Free® brochure.

For press inquiries, contact Oliver Catlin, BSCG President, at ocatlin@bscg.org or 800-920-6605, or Joseph Taylor, BSCG Public Relations Consultant, at joseph.taylor.pr@gmail.com.


Announcements


BSCG Announces Its Gold Standard Supplement Certification Program Offering Expanded Protection for Athletes, Consumers and Animals

BSCG Certified Drug Free Supplement Certification Program Announcements

A Message from the President

The Gold Standard BSCG Certified Drug Free®Program

A decade ago, BSCG helped found a nascent industry focused on dietary supplement certification to provide assurance that products are free of banned substances in sport. Today BSCG is leading the industry forward once again with the gold standard BSCG Certified Drug Free® program.

BSCG’s foundational supplement certification program was designed for the protection of elite athletes and professionals targeting drugs prohibited in sport. That remains a primary focus, but athletes are not the only supplement consumers facing risks of drug contamination nor are banned substances in sport the only culprits.

New Protections for Athletes, Consumers and Animals

We are happy to announce that BSCG has broadened its testing menu to address these concerns and focus on drugs relevant not only to athletes, but to general consumers and even animals. With the addition of our new drug-testing menu, BSCG is filling important unmet needs in the supplement industry to protect all those who consume supplements and related products. We are proud to be the first certification program to safeguard against drugs not banned in sport.

BSCG’s expanded testing menu includes more than 392 drugs, with 207 banned in sport and 185 prescription and over-the-counter drugs not banned in sport. The menu offers the broadest protection available in the supplement certification industry against substances prohibited by WADA, NFL, MLB, PGA, LPGA, NHL, MLS, NCAA, NASCAR and others.BSCG not only becomesthe first certification program to safeguard against drugs not banned in sport but we are doing so in a sizable way.

In addition, we’re happy to announce that BSCG now becomes the first company to provide an option for comprehensive screening of equine and canine supplements to protect horses and dogs. The company will now test such products for approximately 1,200 substances banned by the leading authority, the Federation Equine International (FEI).

When we realized that the FDA was finding a lot of drugs that were not banned in sport during their own testing, we moved to include those drugs and related substances in our menu. Animals, including those that race for sport, are also consuming supplements at increasing rates, so we wanted to provide protection in the animal arena as well. We are pleased to be the first dietary supplement certification provider to offer testing for this expanded scope of drugs.

Label Verification, Contamination Testing and GMP Audit

BSCG also includesa Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) audit and annual label verification and contaminant testing as part of our certification program. With the guidelines of the FDA’s 21 C.F.R. 111- G.M.P. during the past decade has come a renewed focus on ensuring that supplement products meet ingredient and finished product specifications for identity, purity, strength and composition and that they have been appropriately tested for potential contamination.

Supplement authorities and companies, sporting regulators and athletes, and indeed all consumers deserve assurance that supplements are not only drug free but that they meet label claim and contamination specifications and standards. BSCG recognizes the importance of these quality control elements and is pleased to include them as part of our supplement certification services.

Let’s Talk

We are proud to offer these expanded protections and services to new and potential clients. With them, manufacturers can establish their brands as safe, reputable and drug free and consumers and athletes can make informed supplement choices. Please feel free to call or e-mail me personally to discuss our BSCG Certified Drug Free® program, the dietary supplement industry’s complete quality control solution. I can be reached by phone at 1-800-920-6605 or by e-mail at info@bscg.org.

Sincerely,
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Oliver Catlin
December 1, 2014

DIETARY SUPPLEMENT TESTING & CERTIFICATION

Supplement Products

Finished products are Certified Drug Free® with annual label claim & contaminant testing.

Raw Materials/Ingredients

Ingredients lots Certified Drug Free® with annual identity and contaminant testing.

Facilities

GMP audit and testing products and ingredients for drugs, identity & contaminants.

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