Banned Substances Control Group (BSCG) is the gold standard in third-party certification and testing for banned substances and our seals represent superior brands and quality. As an international leader in the industry for almost 20 years, BSCG provides services to the dietary supplement, natural product, cosmetic, homeopathic, and CBD product communities. Built on a foundation of 25 years at the forefront of anti-doping and sport drug testing BSCG brings the Olympic standard in analytical testing to third party certification and testing. We offer a complete suite of certification programs as well as ingredient and environmental contaminant testing and GMP audit and compliance services. Third-party certification is available to finished product brands, ingredient suppliers, and manufacturing facilities. Our Athlete Assurance Program is offered to teams, leagues, athletes or other consumers looking for independent banned substance testing. Certifications are designed to verify products have what they claim on the label and are not contaminated with harmful environmental agents, substances on the WADA Prohibited List, or other drugs that can lead to health concerns or positive drug tests. Frequency of testing and specifics vary by program. Certified products can be found by entering lot number, product, brand, category, form, or other keywords in the search box above or below each program outlined below. Certified manufacturers also have a search box. At BSCG, we have a program for you!

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Our flagship program tests every finished product lot, or monthly for ingredients, for an industry leading 507 banned substances offering superior quality and anti-doping protection to athletes, military service members, first responders, and consumers. Includes annual verification of label claims and contaminant testing and an initial quality control and compliance audit for GMP or other relevant regulations.

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Designed for consumer protection and retail compliance this annual testing program verifies product quality for retailers and consumers. Testing includes label claims, heavy metals, pesticides, microbiological agents and more than 507 banned substances. An initial quality control and compliance audit for GMP or other relevant regulations is included. Certified Quality annual testing is not designed for anti-doping protection.

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Designed for CBD products this program combines banned substance protection, label claim and contaminant testing, and an initial review of manufacturing quality control and compliance in one program. Every lot is tested for 507 banned substances and cannabinoids to verify CBD claims and THC limits for drug testing protection with every tenth lot screened for heavy metals, pesticides, and microbiological agents.

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Offered to manufacturers and brands this program conducts onsite audits of manufacturing, packaging, or holding facilities to ensure compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for dietary supplements or food including 21 CFR 110, 111, and 117. We can also audit to other GMP guidelines for OTC drugs or cosmetics. We have a two year audit cycle and experienced independent auditors.

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Certified Facility

This new program for manufacturers combines banned substance risk management with random quarterly testing of products for label claims, environmental contaminants, and more than 507 banned substances. Requires GMP audit by BSCG or another qualified provider and a review of the ingredient list for banned substances. Discounts on other programs may be offered to clients as a benefit.

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BSCG was created in 2004 with the goal of bringing the Olympic standard in drug testing to third-party certification and testing of dietary supplements and nutrition products. We call it the gold standard as a nod to Olympic glory and a commitment to excellence. With 25 years of leadership in sport drug testing US anti-doping guru Dr. Don Catlin founded BSCG along with his son Oliver Catlin, a business executive and respected banned substances and dietary supplement expert, and Ryan Connolly, a leading anti-doping, business and civil litigation attorney. The aim was to provide banned substance protection for brands in the nutrition industry to ensure athletes, military service members, first responders and consumers have safe supplement options that contain what they claim and are free of WADA Prohibited Substances and other drug contaminants. Over 20 years BSCG has expanded into a full service third-party certification and testing provider offering banned substance testing, label claims and ingredient verification, environmental contaminant testing, GMP audit and compliance services and more.

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The BSCG Industry Leading Banned Substance Testing Menu covers more than 507 drugs including 296 on the WADA Prohibited List and 209 Prescription, Over-the-Counter, or Illicit drugs not banned in sport.

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The BSCG is the Clear Choice. Check out a Comparison Chart of Third Party Certification for Banned Substances– BSCG Certified Drug Free vs NSF Certified for Sport vs Informed Sport or Informed Choice.

Ensuring Integrity Through Third-Party Supplement Certification

When it comes to ensuring the safety and integrity of dietary supplements, third-party supplement certification is paramount. These certifications, backed by independent lab testing supplements, provide consumers with the assurance that the products they consume meet rigorous quality standards. Whether it's third-party dietary supplement certification or certification for sports supplements, the presence of these seals signifies a commitment to transparency and trustworthiness in the industry. By undergoing best third-party supplement testing, manufacturers demonstrate their dedication to delivering safe and reliable products, free from any banned substances that could jeopardize the health and performance of athletes.

Athletes, in particular, rely on certifications like sports supplement certification and anti-doping certification to navigate the complex landscape of performance-enhancing drugs testing. These certifications not only ensure compliance with regulations but also underscore a commitment to ethical practices. With quality assurance in sports supplements, consumers can confidently choose products that have undergone rigorous third-party testing for supplements, knowing that they are investing in their health and athletic pursuits responsibly. Through banned substance testing and sports nutrition certification, the industry upholds standards of excellence, fostering a culture of integrity and accountability in the realm of dietary supplementation.

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