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Supplement Certification Comparison

Supplement Certification Comparison

Supplement Certification Comparison

Learn What Makes BSCG the Best Choice Compared to NSF or Informed Choice.

BSCG strives to make it’s dietary supplement testing programs the most thorough and comprehensive compared to NSF or Informed Choice. Supplements that are certified for sport should be reviewed from a number of quality control perspectives so athletes can make an informed choice about which products to use. Third-party dietary supplement certification programs should have a number of key elements including; batch testing for banned substances in sport and other drugs, FDA 21C.F.R.111 Current Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) audit, toxicology assessment and ingredient review, and testing to verify label claims and/or ingredient identity and ensure no contaminants or adulterants are present that could be harmful or toxic. Be sure to review the key elements of any dietary supplement certification program to ensure they stack up.

BSCG Certified Drug Free® – The Clear Choice

Dietary Supplement Certification
BSCG Certified Drug Free® NSF Certified for Sport®* Informed Sport/ Informed Choice*
Batch testing for banned substances in sport. 207+ Drugs 200+ Drugs 146+ Drugs
Batch testing for prescription and over-the counter drugs not banned in sport. 185+ Drugs
Raw material ingredient and supplier review. ? ? ?
Ingredient review performed by anti-doping professional. ?
Years of experience with human drug testing in sport. 30+ 3+
Toxicology assessment. ? ?
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 21 C.F.R. 111 – GMP audit. ? ? ?
Annual testing for label claim verification of purity, strength, identity, and composition in accordance with FDA, GMP, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 173, American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) or other industry guidelines. ? ?
Annual testing for heavy metals, pesticides, and other contamination in accordance with FDA, GMP, USP, ANSI 173, AHPA, International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) or other industry guidelines. ? ?
Annual microbiological testing in accordance with FDA, GMP, USP, ANSI 173, AHPA or other industry guidelines. ? ?
Annual solvent testing according to FDA, AHPA, ICH, or other industry guidelines. ?
Conducts testing in International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17025 and/or FDA/Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registered laboratories. ? ? ?

*All information contained here for NSF Certified for Sport®, Informed Sport, and Informed Choice comes from their respective websites as of February 14, 2015.



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