January 30, 2014 — Essential Formulas Inc.’s CHIA OMEGA line recently earned the NSF Certified for Sport designation from NSF International, one of the most respected independent product testing and certification organizations.
Scientists at NSF International tested Essential Formulas’ CHIA OMEGA products to verify that these products comply with strict standards of NSF/ANSI 173, the only American national standard for dietary supplements, which was developed through a consensus process involving input from regulatory, industry, sports and consumer groups. This included testing to verify label accuracy and that the product did not contain any harmful levels of contaminants.
Additionally, to earn NSF Certified for Sport certification, CHIA OMEGA products were screened for more than 180 banned substances such as narcotics, steroids, stimulants, hormones, and other related substances along with diuretics and other masking agents. Essential Formulas’ manufacturing facility also was inspected to verify compliance with NSF’s current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) facility registration program.
“This distinguished certification helps athletes as well as general consumers make more educated decisions when choosing dietary supplements,” said Michael Schoor, president and CEO of Essential Formulas. “Our company was founded on the principles of transparency, education and product integrity and we are proud to earn the highly respected NSF Certified for Sport designation for our CHIA OMEGA products.”
“Many professional athletes and sports organizations rely on NSF International’s Certified for Sport program because it is the most rigorous testing and certification program available for sports nutrition and dietary supplement products,” said Lisa Thomas, general manager of NSF’s Dietary Supplement programs. “Essential Formulas’ participation in the program demonstrates their leadership and commitment in developing products of high quality and safety.”
The National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), National Hockey League (NHL), the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), PGA, and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) utilize the NSF Certified for Sport program to protect athletes from prohibited substances.
Source: Essential Formulas