COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. – Juice Plus+® Orchard and Garden Blend and Juice Plus+ Vineyard Blend®* nutritional products have received certification from NSF International’s dietary supplements and functional foods product certification program. Juice Plus+® is a line of whole food based nutritional products made by NSA LLC. Juice Plus+® Orchard and Garden Blends provide added nutrition from 17 different fruits, vegetables and grains, while Juice Plus+ Vineyard Blend® provides nutrition from nine varieties of berries and grapes – all in convenient capsule form.
To achieve this certification, Juice Plus+® products met the requirements of NSF International’s dietary supplements and functional foods certification program. These requirements are part of NSF/ANSI Standard 173, the only accredited American National Standard for dietary supplements and functional foods. They include:
• Product testing for contaminants and heavy metals.
• Label and formulation review to verify that what is on the label is in the bottle and that the product does not contain undeclared ingredients or contaminants.
• Manufacturing facility audits to ensure the products are produced in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
Separately, select batches of the Juice Plus+® products have been additionally tested and certified by NSF International’s Athletic Banned Substances Certification (Certified for Sport™) Program, which screens for more than 140 banned substances, including stimulants, narcotics, steroids and diuretics. Major League Baseball (MLB), the MLB Player’s Association, the National Football League (NFL), the NFL Player’s Association, the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA), the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) have all chosen NSF International’s Certified for SportTM Program to help further verify that the products their athletes use are free of banned substances.
“These two certifications highlight the efforts of Juice Plus+® to produce products that have met the highest standards for safety and quality,” said Edward Wyszumiala, General Manager of NSF International’s Dietary Supplement Certification Programs.
“We’re proud to have received these certifications from NSF International,” said John Blair, Senior Vice President of Product and Research for Juice Plus+®. “Juice Plus+® is committed to providing high-quality, whole food based nutritional products. These certifications show that our products meet the highest industry standards.”
Because their products meet the requirements of both the NSF dietary supplements and functional foods certification and the NSF Certified for SportTM Program, Juice Plus+® is listed on both the NSF website and the NSF Certified for Sport™ website. Juice Plus+® will also be allowed to use both the NSF product certification and Certified for SportTM logos on its product labels, on its websites, in product advertising, and in other marketing materials. NSF International conducts ongoing inspections and periodic testing to verify that Juice Plus+® continues to meet their requirements.
To learn more about Juice Plus+®, please visit www.juiceplus.com.
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About Juice Plus+®
Juice Plus+® provides whole food based nutrition in capsule and chewable forms. A complement to a healthy diet, Juice Plus+® is a convenient way to add more nutrition from fruits and vegetables to your diet. Each ingredient is specially selected to provide a broad range of nutritional benefits. Juice Plus+® Orchard and Garden Blend provides nutrition from 17 different fruits, vegetables and grains. Juice Plus+ Vineyard Blend® provides nutrition from nine varieties of berries and grapes. Juice Plus+® contains not only a far wider variety of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals than traditional vitamin supplements, but also the antioxidants and other phytonutrients – even the fiber – found in fruits and vegetables.
The efficacy of Juice Plus+® has been demonstrated in 15 independent clinical studies conducted by researchers at leading hospitals and universities around the world and published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
About NSF International
NSF International is an independent, not-for-profit organization that helps protect consumers by writing standards and certifying products for food, water, dietary supplements and consumer goods (www.nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide and operates in more than 120 countries. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment.
NSF’s dietary supplement and functional foods certification program verifies that what is on the label is in the bottle and that the product does not contain undeclared ingredients or contaminants. NSF’s Certified for SportTM athletic banned substances certification program builds on the product certification program by including an added layer of screening that ensures the product does not contain banned or prohibited substances. MLB, the MLB Player’s Association, NFL, the NFL Player’s Association, PGA, LPGA and the CCES have all chosen NSF’s Certified for Sport™ program to help verify the products their athletes use are safe and free of banned substances.
*Juice Plus+® is a registered trademark of NSA