NSF Program Certifies Quality of Supplements that Many NHL Stars, Olympians and Elite Athletes Prefer

ANN ARBOR, Mich. and BENICIA, Calif. — BioSteel Sports Supplements' High Performance Sports Drink has earned certification from NSF International's Certified for Sport® program.

NSF International's Certified for Sport® program is a rigorous program that certifies that a dietary or sports supplement is free of banned substances, including stimulants, narcotics, steroids, diuretics, beta-2-agonists, masking agents and other substances, as well as unsafe levels of contaminants. It requires ongoing monitoring and testing to ensure the product remains within the standard.

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 PGA.

"We're proud to be recognized for our commitment to provide elite athletes and sports enthusiasts with the highest quality nutritional sports supplements available that are free of banned substances," said John Celenza, President, BioSteel. "Much like the NSF certification program, BioSteel's formula was originally developed in response to the increasing demand for natural high-quality nutritional supplements without additives. We believe it's the best product available, and so do the many world-class athletes that train with it."

With strong roots in professional hockey, BioSteel's High Performance Sports Drink is used in the NHL by many of the league's top stars including Steven Stamkos, Tyler Seguin, Carey Price, Michael Cammalleri, Luke Schenn, Chris Stewart and Chief BioSteel Formulator Matt Nichol.

Other athletes currently training with BioSteel's High Performance Sports Drink include Olympic gold medalist Heather Moyse, Olympic bronze medalist Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, Matt Hill and Dwayne DeRosario.

"BioSteel has demonstrated its commitment to providing a quality product that is free of any banned substances," said Edward Wyszumiala, General Manager of NSF International's Dietary Supplements Certification Programs. "We're pleased to see another option available on the market for athletes to use while they train – without worrying about prohibited substances."

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About BioSteel Sports Supplements:
Founded in 2009 and based in Toronto, Ontario, BioSteel Sports Supplements Inc. is committed to providing the world with the highest quality drug-free nutritional sports supplements available. BioSteel's High performance Sports Drink is certified to contain no traces of any banned substances and has received the NSF International Certified for Sport® designation as well as being independently screened to meet World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) standards. Developed by strength and conditioning coach Matt Nichol, BioSteel is the official drink of the Professional Hockey Players Association (PHPA) and is used by many of the world's top athletes, including Steven Stamkos, Mike Cammalleri, Tyler Seguin, Heather Moyse, Dwayne DeRosario, and many more. For more information, including a full list of retail locations, please visit www.biosteel.com or email info@biosteel.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 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.


Greta Houlahan
NSF International
734.913.5723 houlahan@nsf.org

Mark James
BioSteel Sports Supplements – Media
416-400-5263 mark.james@mediaprofile.com