Supplement Certification Key Elements

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Supplement Certification Key Elements

BSCG Certified Drug Free® – A Complete Supplement Quality Solution

A complete dietary supplement certification program should include a number of key elements. The primary elements to look for include batch testing for drugs, GMP audit, toxicology assessment and ingredient review, and testing to verify label claims or ingredients and ensure no contaminants are present that could be harmful or toxic. Be sure to review the key elements of any program to ensure they stack up.

BSCG goes above and beyond by providing some unique elements that aren’t offered in other programs. We are the only supplement certification provider to offer testing for drugs beyond those banned in sport as athletes are not the only supplement consumers who need protection. In fact the bulk of supplement products on the market are designed for the general consumer. BSCG includes more than 185 prescription and over-the-counter drugs in its testing menu for consumer protection. We offer an additional screen for compounds of concern to equines and canines.

The Key Elements of Supplement Certification

Batch testing for banned substances in sport 207+ Compounds
Batch testing for prescription and over the counter drugs 185+ Compounds
Raw material ingredient and supplier review X
Ingredient review performed by anti-doping professional X
Years of experience with human drug testing in sport. 30+
Toxicology assessment. X
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 21 C.F.R. 111 – Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) audit. X
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. X
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. X
Annual microbiological testing in accordance with FDA, GMP, USP, ANSI 173, AHPA or other industry guidelines. X
Annual solvent testing according to FDA, AHPA, ICH, or other industry guidelines. X
Conducts testing in International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17025 and/or FDA/Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registered laboratories. X

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