Understanding NSF International Product Certification
When it comes to quality and safety certifications for public health protection, NSF International is the gold standard. In the world of sports nutrition, where not all supplements are created equally, nor are all manufacturers held to the same standards as other industries, we at Kaizen® Naturals™, voluntarily opted to pursue NSF International’s Contents Tested & Certified product certification.
NSF International is the leading accredited third-party certifier of dietary supplements, functional foods and dietary supplement raw ingredients (ANSI-Accredited Product Certification Body – Accreditation #0216).
Certified supplements must meet rigorous standards that include comprehensive lab testing and extensive evaluation of the manufacturing process to ensure contaminated substances or hidden ingredients are not added to a product.
When you purchase an NSF Contents Tested & Certified product from Kaizen® Naturals™, you can trust:
1. It has been produced in a facility that is GMP registered. Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP & cGMP) means honest and accountable manufacturing with regular, and unannounced, on-site inspections of our manufacturing compliance.
2. It has been tested to verify label claims. Tested to be sure the ingredients listed on the package are in the product, which provides assurance of your supplements’ quality, potency and safety.
3. Every product is regularly verified for potency and purity. Random re-testing ensures when you purchase a product that claims to be made with quality ingredients, it is. Every single time.
NSF International product certification is the gold standard and an investment in quality that requires continued maintenance as well as annual facility audits. If for any reason a product fails to meet one or more certification criteria, NSF will take enforcement actions to protect consumers, including product recall, public notification, or de-certification.
This commitment to quality and safety not only protects our Kaizen® Naturals™ consumers, it’s how we do business.
The 3 Step System for NSF International Product Certification
NSF International product certification involves three different steps. At Kaizen® Naturals™, we have achieved NSF GMP Registration for our facility and NSF Contents Tested and Certified product certification for all of our products.
NSF International’s Dietary Supplement Certification requires the following steps:
NSF International GMP Registration
Verifies that the product is manufactured in a facility that is audited twice annually for quality and safety in compliance with US FDA Dietary Supplements Good Manufacturing Practices. No mark allowed on product labels.
NSF International Contents Tested and Certified certification
Once Step 1 is complete, all product contents are tested for quality, safety and label claim. Verified to contain no unsafe levels of contaminants. NSF Contents Tested & Certified mark allowed on product labels.
NSF International Certified for Sport® certification
Once Steps 1 and 2 are completed, all lots of product are then tested to ensure they are free from more than 270 banned substances. At this point, The NSF Certified for Sport® mark can be shown on the product label.
Choose NSF, the world leader in quality certification, and know the products you purchase are exactly what you expect them to be.
For more information on certification and the requirements, visit nsf.org.