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BSCG has been an international leader in banned substance certification for more than 20 years. Our program was built on a foundation of 25 years as a leader in anti-doping and human sport drug testing. In 2004, BSCG became one of the first companies in the world to offer third-party certification for banned substances in supplements. Since then we have expanded our flagship program Certified Drug Free to include label claims and environmental contaminants, GMP compliance and more. Today the BSCG Certified Drug Free is one of the broadest quality control certification programs in the industry ensuring product safety and quality for consumers, athletes, military service members and first responders. We also have a BSCG Certified Drug Free program for animal supplements that adds additional protection for equines or other animal athletes.

The BSCG Certified Drug Free certification program can be applied to dietary supplements, sports nutrition products, natural products, functional foods, cosmetics, and more. The program helps protect supplements for athletes, consumers and animals by verifying products are free of banned substances and ensuring they meet quality specifications and GMP manufacturing and compliance requirements.

Our gold standard testing menu includes more than 507+ banned substances in sport, prescription, over-the-counter, or illicit drugs. It covers 298 drugs on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List that are also banned in other drug testing programs like the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, WNBA, PGA, LPGA, MLS, ATP, WTA, CFL, FIFA, FINA, AFL, NRL, NASCAR, CrossFit, NCAA, military, law enforcement, first responder, vocational drug-testing programs, and more.

Consumer protection is also maximized with the Certified Drug Free program. We are proud to be the first and only third-party certification program to include testing for an additional 209 prescription, over-the-counter, and illicit drugs not banned in sport. The statistics from the FDA database of tainted products marketed as dietary supplements show that around 75% of the drugs they find were not banned in sport with the remaining 25% of drugs banned in sport. Drugs like pain killers, muscle relaxers, PDE-5 inhibitors (viagra and other sexual enhancement products), opiates, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, benzodiazepines, and more were seen as contaminants but these are not covered in any other banned substance certification program. Our expanded testing menu provides added security for all consumers.

BSCG is also pleased to be the only supplement certification provider to offer expanded protection for animal supplements, with a focus on horses and dogs. Equine and canine supplement protection includes optional add-on testing targeting approximately 1,300 drugs banned in equine and canine sport. The certification also protects companion animals from ingesting potentially harmful veterinary drugs that may appear as contaminants in the growing animal supplement industry.

The Certified Drug Free initial certification process is a complete review of product safety and compliance. It includes a review of the product formula and label, GMP quality control, adverse event reporting, recall procedures and more. Label claims and contaminant testing for product specifications is verified annually.

The BSCG Certified Drug Free program is available to the dietary supplement, natural product, functional food, homeopathic, medical product industries. Finished products and ingredients can be certified. Sporting groups, individual teams and athletes can get custom testing through our Athlete Assurance Program.

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