NSF launches app to make finding safe sports supplements easier

NSF launches app to make finding safe sports supplements easier

Consumers can find NSF Certified for Sport® products that are free of banned substances and contaminants with this new app for iPhone, iPads and Android.

A new mobile app developed by global public health organization NSF International is making it even easier for consumers to search and find dietary supplements and sports nutrition products that have earned NSF Certified for Sport®certification. Download the free NSF Sport App: iPhone | Android.

The NSF Certified for Sport® program was developed by NSF International to help athletes, coaches, trainers and health and fitness enthusiasts make more educated decisions when choosing nutritional supplements.  NSF screens supplements for more than 165 banned substances and undeclared ingredients including stimulants, narcotics, steroids, diuretics, beta-2-agonists, masking agents and other substances, as well as unsafe levels of contaminants.   The NSF Certified for Sport program also tests and certifies that product content matches label claims, and inspects the manufacturing facility in which the products are made. Annual product re-testing and facility inspections verify ongoing compliance with program requirements. 

The NSF Certified for Sport® program is recognized by major sports organizations such as the NFL, MLB, and their player associations, PGA, LPGA, NCAA and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) to help ensure the sports supplements their athletes use are free of banned substances. To help educate consumers about the program, NSF is offering consumers a chance to learn by taking a quiz to win a prize on their Facebook page.

The new NSF Sport App makes this even easier by allowing users to search NSF International’s listings or browse a complete list of NSF certified products from an iPhone (and iPad) or Android phone.

“NSF International’s Certified for Sport™ program is the most rigorous and complete testing and certification program available for sports nutrition and dietary supplements. This new NSF Sport mobile app now makes it even easier for athletes (parents and high school athletes, consumers, health and fitness enthusiasts) to search for and find NSF Certified for Sport certified supplements that are safer and free of banned substances,” said NSF Dietary Supplements Certification program General Manager Ed Wyszumiala.

The NSF Dietary Supplement and Certified for Sport® program are part of the NSF Health Sciences  Division, which offers certification, training, consulting, GMP and GLP testing, R&D and auditing for the pharmaceutical, dietary supplement and medical device industries. The Health Sciences Division includes: NSF Pharmalytica, a GLP & GMP contract laboratory; NSF-DBA, which has more than 25 years of pharmaceutical, dietary supplement, and medical devices training expertise; NSF Reference Standards and NSF Dietary Supplements. NSF International wrote the only official American National Standard for Dietary Supplements (NSF/ANSI 173) and developed its product certification program based on that standard. NSF's Health Science Division operates globally throughout North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Organizations seeking to learn more about the NSF Certified for Sport program, visit nsfsport.com

About NSF International: NSF International is an independent organization that writes standards and certifies products for food, water and consumer goods to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment.

Additional NSF services include NSF Education and Training, safety audits for the food and water industries, NSF Sustainability, organic certification provided by QAI (Quality Assurance International) and management systems registrations delivered through NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR).


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