FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 4, 2010
NSF Certification Addresses Athletes' Fear of Unknowingly Testing Positive for Banned Substances and Desire for Higher Quality Supplements and Nutritional Products
Minneapolis, MN – BiProUSA announced today that BiPro, an all natural whey protein isolate (dairy protein), has successfully completed the requirements of NSF International’s Athletic Banned Substances Certification Program, Certified for Sport™.
NSF International’s Certified for Sport™ program reduces the risk that a dietary or sports supplement contains banned substances. Recognized by Major League Baseball (MLB) and the MLB Players Association, National Football League (NFL), Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and the PGA, the NSF Certification program was developed in response to growing demands by athletes, coaches, team owners and others concerned about finding banned substances in sports nutrition products.
To achieve certification, BiProUSA was evaluated by NSF International to verify that the information appearing on the BiPro label matches the content of the product and that no banned substances are present. Requirements of the program include:
These requirements are included in NSF/ANSI Standard 173, the only American national standard for dietary supplements, which NSF International developed to address the safe manufacturing of dietary supplements. BiProUSA’s whey protein isolates were also screened for banned substances, which included screening for over 130 analytes.
For meeting these requirements, BiPro’s label will bear the NSF Certified for Sport™ Mark to show athletes, coaches, and consumers that a dietary supplement or sports nutrition product has met NSF International’s stringent criteria. BiPro is also listed on the NSF Website. Ongoing monitoring helps ensure compliance.
“BiPro’s certification through the NSF Certified for Sport™ program has become one of the first all natural whey protein isolate available for consumers to participate in this program. We are very excited to offer BiPro to not only professional athletes and coaches but to gym owners, marathon runners, and other health conscious individuals,” said Polly Olson, VP of Sales and Marketing and Business Development at BiProUSA.
“BiPro has been reviewed, tested and certified by NSF’s Athletic Banned Substances Certification program,” said Edward Wyszumiala, General Manager of NSF International’s Dietary Supplement Certification Programs. “By obtaining NSF Certified for Sport,™ BiProUSA has achieved a major milestone, demonstrating its commitment to excellence for all athletes and consumers.”