Certification Confirms Highest Ingredient Safety for Athletes and Consumers
San Diego, CA November 21, 2011— AVIDACO, LLC, a premier supplier of joint health products and nutritional supplements, today announced its product ACTIVE Plus PRO has earned certification by NSF International’s Certified for Sport® program. The NSF Certified for Sport® designation certifies that ACTIVE Plus PRO is free of all banned substances.
The certification comes from NSF International, a U.S.-based, independent public health and safety organization that certifies products and writes standards for food, water, dietary supplements and consumer goods to minimize adverse health effects. The NSF Certified for Sport® program is recognized by major sports organizations including the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), National Hockey League (NHL), Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and the Professional Golf Association (PGA). The program was developed in response to the concerns of athletes, coaches, team owners and others about finding banned substances in sports nutrition products.
To achieve certification, NSF International performs rigorous testing on AVIDACO’s ACTIVE Plus PRO to certify that the label information matches the ingredients of the product and that no banned substances are present, such as narcotics, steroids, stimulants, diuretics, masking agents or other unsafe levels of contaminants.
Requirements of the NSF Certified for Sport® program include:
• Formulation and label review
• Toxicology review
• Facility Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) inspection
• Laboratory analysis for label contents, undeclared ingredients and contaminants
• Ongoing product monitoring and testing
"We are committed at the highest level to provide the safest, most effective joint, bone and muscle formula for professional and amateur athletes. ACTIVE Plus PRO's entry into the NSF Certified for Sport® program reflects our commitment to quality," said Don Wolfe, Managing Director, AVIDACO.
“Certifying AVIDACO’s ACTIVE Plus PRO against the stringent requirements of our Certified for Sport® Program highlights AVIDACO’s commitment to meeting the highest quality and safety standards,” said Edward Wyszumiala, General Manager of NSF International’s Dietary Supplement Certification Programs.
To view the AVIDACO ACTIVE Plus PRO online certification listings, visit NSF International’s website.
About AVIDACO, LLC
AVIDACO is a nutritional supplement company that innovates with its scientifically formulated joint health, fitness health and mineral health products. AVIDACO holds wellness, health and an active lifestyle as its highest values. AVIDACO's joint health product line ACTIVE Plus and ACTIVE Plus PRO are designed to enhance mobility, reduce joint pain, and provide additional bone and muscle support for professional and amateur athletes, active individuals and those who suffer from chronic joint pain. In its commitment to quality, AVIDACO has secured NSF International Certified for Sport® designation for its product, ACTIVE Plus PRO which guarantees it to test free of all banned substances. http://www.avidaco.com
About NSF International
NSF International certifies products and writes standards for food, water, dietary supplements and consumer goods to minimize adverse health effects (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 Certification program certifies that what is on the label is in the bottle and that the product does not contain undeclared ingredients or unsafe levels of contaminants. NSF's Certified for Sport® program builds on the dietary supplement certification program by including 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.