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 …Read More
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, …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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