DALLAS, January 29, 2014 – Essential Formulas Incorporated’s line of award-winning CHIA OMEGA® formulations recently earned the NSF Certified for Sport® designation (http://www.nsfsport.com/) from NSF International, one of the most respected independent product testing and certification organizations.
Scientists at NSF International tested Essential Formulas’ CHIA OMEGA products (www.chiaomega.com) to verify that these products comply with strict standards of NSF/ANSI 173, the only American national standard for dietary supplements which was developed through a consensus process involving input from regulatory, industry, sports and consumer groups. This included testing to verify label accuracy and that the product did not contain any harmful levels of contaminants.
Additionally, to earn NSF Certified for Sport® certification, CHIA OMEGA products were screened for more than 180 banned substances such as narcotics, steroids, stimulants, hormones and other related substances along with diuretics and other masking agents. Essential Formulas’ manufacturing facility also was inspected to verify compliance with NSF’s current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) facility registration program.
“This distinguished certification helps athletes as well as general consumers make more educated decisions when choosing dietary supplements,” said Michael Schoor, President and CEO of Essential Formulas. “Our company was founded on the principles of transparency, education and product integrity and we are proud to earn the highly respected NSF Certified for Sport® designation for our CHIA OMEGA products.”
“Many professional athletes and sports organizations rely on NSF International’s Certified for Sport® program because it is the most rigorous testing and certification program available for sports nutrition and dietary supplement products,” said Lisa Thomas, General Manager of NSF’s Dietary Supplement programs. “Essential Formulas’ participation in the program demonstrates their leadership and commitment in developing products of high quality and safety.”
The National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), National Hockey League (NHL), the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), PGA and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) utilize the NSF Certified for Sport® program to protect athletes from prohibited substances.
Athletes and consumers can find Essential Formulas’ NSF certified products on NSF International’s listings or by downloading the NSF Sport app.
About NSF International (www.nsf.org): Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., USA, NSF International is a global independent public health organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries. Established in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide and operates in more than 150 countries. NSF International has been collaborating with the World Health Organization since 1997 in water quality and safety, food safety and indoor environments.
The NSF Health Sciences Division offers training and education, consulting, auditing, GMP and GLP testing, GMP facility registration, product certification, R&D and regulatory guidance for the pharmaceutical, medical device and dietary supplement industries throughout the product lifecycle. The division also supplies pharmaceutical secondary reference standards, traceable to USP and EP standards. NSF wrote the only accredited American National Standard (NSF/ANSI 173) that verifies the health and safety of dietary supplements and also tests and certifies products to this standard. The NSF Health Sciences Division operates globally throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
About Essential Formulas (www.essentialformulas.com) Dallas-based Essential Formulas Incorporated (EFI) was established in 2000 as the sole U.S. distributor of world-renowned microbiologist Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira’s award-winning probiotic dietary supplements. A family-owned and operated business, EFI was founded on the philosophy of providing high-quality preventative, supportive and comprehensive pro-health products for the entire family. Pledging to provide premium all natural supplements and exceptional customer care, EFI continually strives to lead the industry in customer and retailer education in the use and efficacy of their innovative products, which include Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics®formulations and the newly introduced CHIA OMEGA line of Omega-3 formulations. Both Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic formulations and CHIA OMEGA dietary supplements are available at Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods Markets and other fine health food stores across the country. For more information, visit: www.essentialformulas.com, or call 972.255.3918.