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August 6, 2018

ONI’s True Standard Brand Puts Testing of Its Supplement Products First

(LOS ANGELES – AUGUST 6, 2018) – True Standard, a nutraceutical brand of the large Asia based supplement distributor ONI, has recently achieved BSCG Certified Drug Free® seals for its Creatine and Glutamine products, BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group), a leading international testing and certification provider, has announced.

“We at BSCG are pleased to continue our growth internationally with a large and dynamic new client, ONI, a reputable supplement distributor in Asia, and its True Standard brand, which aims to be a model in the anti-doping realm,” said Oliver Catlin, BSCG President. “Athletes, competitors, and consumers at-large deserve more supplement products that mirror True Standard’s commitment to product safety.”

“ONI believes that BSCG’s third-party evaluation of our True Standard Creatine and Glutamine products is crucial to athletes and consumers,” said Cynthia Poa, CEO of ONI Global. “We have the utmost respect for the Catlins and their well-designed certification programs and are moving forward with them to utilize their services on additional products.”

With an industry-leading testing menu, the BSCG Certified Drug Free® program tests for 475+ drugs on the WADA Prohibited List and is the only certification provider to include expanded coverage against an additional prescription, over-the-counter, and illicit drugs not banned in sport. Offering security to athletes across the spectrum of Olympic, professional, and collegiate sport internationally BSCG also provides additional consumer protection from potentially harmful drug contaminants.

BSCG’s certification includes a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) quality-control process review, raw material ingredient and supplier review, and a general toxicology assessment. Testing is conducted in International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17025 accredited laboratories. Ongoing batch testing is required with off-the-shelf random testing conducted on occasion.

ONI Global, LTD is Asia’s largest distributor of health and nutritional supplements, with outlets in Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan. ONI offers an array of products, including vitamins and minerals, lifestyle formulas, weight-loss products, herbal products, beauty care products, as well as dietary supplements and sports nutrition products.

True Standard, ONI’s new supplement brand, is designed with sports anti-doping control in mind, offering supplements only after they have undergone rigorous testing for each and every batch. The company’s commitment to consumer protection stands as a model for other supplement companies.

BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group) was founded in 2004 by world-renowned Olympic drug-testing pioneer Dr. Don Catlin and his son, executive Oliver Catlin, to offer reputable manufacturers, brands, and distributors a third-party program to distinguish their products as free of banned substance concerns and to provide consumers and competitors assurance that what they’re consuming will not endanger their health or lead to a doping violation. BSCG applies the Olympic standard of drug testing to quality control and testing of dietary supplements and natural products.

All certified batches of ONI’s True Standard products can be found in the BSCG database (currently listed under ONI) at https://www.bscg.org/certified-drug-free-database/.

For more about True Standard, visit its website in Japanese at https://truestandard.net/ or translate it into English via a Google search. For more about ONI, visit its website in English at http://www.oniglobal.com/.

For more about BSCG and its certification programs, 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, @BSCGCertified on Twitter, and BSCGCertified on Instagram.

BSCG Joins Trade Groups AHPA, CRN, and UNPA

August 1, 2018

Leading Certification Provider Formalizes Relationships

(LOS ANGELES, August 1, 2018) – BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group), a leading testing and certification provider for a range of products including dietary supplements, natural products, muscle creams, and animal products for equines and canines, has recently become a member of three top industry trade organizations: AHPA (American Herbal Product Association), CRN (Council for Responsible Nutrition), and UNPA (United Natural Products Alliance).

“We at BSCG are pleased to join such vital trade associations as AHPA, CRN, and UNPA,” said Oliver Catlin, BSCG President. “We have enjoyed interactions with them in various capacities over the years, and are happy to formalize our relationships with all three to further our mutual goals of improving industry standards and protecting consumers.”

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal products industry. AHPA’s mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products to ensure that consumers continue to enjoy informed access to a wide variety of herbal goods.




The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) is a leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry. CRN’s mission is to sustain and enhance a climate for its members to responsibly develop, manufacture and market dietary supplements, functional food and their nutritional ingredients.




The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) is an international association representing more than 100 leading natural products, dietary supplement, functional food, and scientific and technology and related service companies that share a commitment to providing consumers with natural health products of superior quality, benefit and reliability.



More information about these trade associations can be found at their websites: AHPA, http://www.ahpa.org/; CRN, https://www.crnusa.org/; and UNPA, https://www.unpa.com/.

Watch for periodic updates about various activities of these organizations on BSCG’s social media pages: Banned Substances Control Group on Facebook, @BSCGCertified on Twitter, and BSCGCertified on Instagram.



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