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BSCG Receives Official Recognition from Sports Nutrition and Dietitians Japan

Ahead of Summer Olympics in Tokyo, BSCG Certified Drug Free® Program Is Acknowledged for Meeting Anti-Doping Guidelines in Japan BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group), a leading international third-party certification and testing provider for dietary supplements and related products, has recently been qualified as an official service provider in Japan by SNDJ (Sports Nutrition and Dietitians …

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BSCG Continues to Grow Its Presence in India

BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group), a leading international third-party certification and testing provider based in Los Angeles, is proud to continue to grow its presence in India. This summer Nutra Supplements, a premier manufacturer of high-end dietary supplements and BSCG’s first client company in India, entered its seventh year in the BSCG Certified Drug Free® …

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BSCG President Oliver Catlin Speaks About Third-Party Certification

Banned Substances Control Group (BSCG) President Oliver Catlin speaks about the respected third-party certification provider and its services. He discusses BSCG’s role in helping to found third-party certification and testing of dietary supplements, his father’s experience as a pioneering sports and Olympics anti-doping scientist, and how drugs can contaminate supplements and related products. For more …

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BSCG Introduces Groundbreaking Third-Party Certification for Hemp Products

BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group), a leading third-party certification and testing provider of dietary supplements and natural products, introduces the first broad-spectrum international third-party hemp certification program to include protection against drugs banned in sport, BSCG Certified Hemp™. The benefits of this program are now available to athletes and consumers with the announcement of its first …

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BSCG Introduces BSCG Certified Hemp ™ Program

Hemp extract, which naturally contains phytocannabinoids including cannabidiol (CBD), has become an increasingly popular ingredient in a variety of products including dietary supplements. BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group) has recently introduced BSCG Certified Hemp ™, the first broad-spectrum international third-party hemp certification program. The BSCG Certified Hemp™ program aims to standardize quality specifications, verify the …

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Banned Substances Control Group Committed to Transparency

The Banned Substance Control Group (BSCG) believes in transparency in dietary supplement certification for banned substances in sports is essential to understanding the underlying protection offered. To be transparent, a certification provider should clearly describe the fundamental aspects of certification: the drugs included in the testing menu, detection or reporting levels or other thresholds used, …

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Press Release

BSCG Celebrates 15th Anniversary

BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group), a leading third-party certification and testing provider for the dietary supplement, nutrition, natural products, and cosmetic industries, celebrates its 15th anniversary this spring. First formed with a focus on protecting elite athletes and brands from dietary supplement concerns related to banned substances in sport, BSCG has broadened the scope of …

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New Ideas

Newly Banned Substance Creates Dilemma for Athletes and Nutritionists

With the onset of 2019, a new WADA Prohibited List has taken effect. The new myostatin inhibitor language is perhaps the most significant change and has great potential impact on the nutrition and sport drug-testing industries. Agents that may reduce myostatin expression are now considered banned, including specifically follistatin. Follistatin may be both prohibited and …

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