Test Part of the Association’s TruLabel Program
March 9, 2007 - Washington, D.C. – A recent independent laboratory test of eight popular sports supplements found no steroid or stimulant contamination, the Natural Products Association announced today. The test was conducted as part of the association’s TruLabel program, which subjects supplements to regular and random analysis to ensure label and ingredient authenticity and accuracy.
“This should give continued confidence to sports dietary supplement users that what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle; nothing more, nothing less,” said Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., vice president of scientific affairs for the Natural Products Association. “Too often, sports supplements get falsely blamed for being the source of banned substances, which causes unfair confusion about the purity of these products. The TruLabel program and this test confirm that our industry delivers high-quality products, and subjects itself to independent and random testing to prove it.”
Under the program, products are selected randomly from store shelves and sent to independent laboratories for purity tests. More than 23,000 product labels are currently registered as part of the TruLabel program. Since 1990, the Natural Products Association's TruLabel program has garnered national and international respect among industry members by promoting quality assurance and label compliance to dietary supplement suppliers.
To see a list of tested sports supplements, visit http://www.naturalproductsassoc.org/sportstests.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Natural Products Association (formerly the National Nutritional Foods Association) is the nation's largest and oldest non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and advancing the natural products industry. The organization represents nearly 10,000 retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of natural products, including foods, dietary supplements, and health and beauty aids.
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