To meet the growing demands of athletes, coaches and all those concerned about banned substances in sports supplements, NSF International created the new NSF Certified for Sport® Program. This new NSF program is a focused solution designed to minimize the risk that a dietary supplement or sports nutrition product contains banned substances.
The program objective is to certify that participating manufacturers of sports supplements have met NSF's stringent independent certification process guidelines, which were developed through a consensus process involving regulatory, industry and consumer groups. A key component of this program will be a specially designed NSF Mark on each product label to show athletes, coaches and consumers that a sports supplement has met NSF's comprehensive program guidelines.
This program, which focuses primarily on the sports supplement manufacturing and sourcing process, provides key preventive measures to:
This program is part of NSF's successful 60-year history of providing certification programs for food, water and consumer goods. Specifically, the NSF Certified for Sport® Program builds on NSF's expertise in the areas of dietary supplements and functional foods: