BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group), a leading independent dietary supplement certification provider, announced that it has certified KSM-66 Ashwagandha. The award-winning extract may now carry the highly coveted BSCG Certified Drug Free® seal.
“We are proud that our KSM-66 Ashwagandha has been certified by BSCG, a gold standard in dietary supplement and ingredient certification,” said Kartikeya Baldwa, director of KSM-66’s manufacturer, Ixoreal Biomed Inc. “This certification will inform supplement manufacturers, consumers and athletes that our extract has been independently verified and is free of harmful drugs and contaminants.”
Highly respected in the supplement industry, the BSCG Certified Drug Free program is especially rigorous, testing for more than 207 drugs banned by the world’s top professional and elite sporting groups including WADA, NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS, PGA, LPGA, ATP, NCAA, NASCAR and others. BSCG also covers 185 prescription and over-the-counter drugs not banned in sport, making it the only supplement certification provider to offer this additional protection.
“Samples of KSM-66 Ashwagandha have been analyzed for our full suite of prohibited compounds, and none was detected,” said BSCG President Oliver Catlin. “As a result, this product may now carry the BSCG Certified Drug Free seal to demonstrate that the company and its KSM-66 Ashwagandha have met quality standards above and beyond industry requirements.”
KSM-66 Ashwagandha is an innovative and highly concentrated extract derived from the roots of the ashwagandha plant that aims to reduce stress and anxiety, support memory and cognition, increase endurance and strength, support healthy sexual function, and support healthy testosterone levels in males. KSM-66 has been clinically proven to promote muscle strength, growth and recovery and is therefore suitable for use in sports formulations. Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb documented to help not just in the physical aspects of sports function but also the mental aspects. The well-received Ixoreal Biomed product uses a first-of-its-kind extraction process that took years to develop and incorporates “green chemistry principles” that preclude the use of alcohol and other chemical solvents.