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BSCG Continues to Grow Its Presence in India

posted 2019-10-12T01:30:29 in Blog

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® program. As part of its continued commitment to quality, Nutra Supplements added BSCG Certified Drug Free® certifications to five more products: Nutra Daily Pro, Nutra BCAA, Nutra Creatine Monohydrate, Nutra Kids Whey, and Beetroot Bar products.

“We are grateful for our flagship client in India, Nutra Supplements, for their longtime and expanding dedication to the BSCG Certified Drug Free® program,” said Oliver Catlin, BSCG President. “BSCG is pleased to play a part in helping Nutra Supplements meet the standards consumers and athletes in India, and worldwide, expect and deserve when it comes to drug-free products.”

“We are proud to work with a company like BSCG, founded by the great Dr. Don Catlin, a scientist who has done more to keep sports clean than perhaps anyone else in the world. We also appreciate the opportunity to work with his son Oliver Catlin, whom we have the utmost respect for,” said Prasanna Choudhari, Nutra Supplements’ Managing Director. “Nutra Supplements takes tremendous pride in our products and great care in their development and manufacture, and we are honored that our products carry the BSCG Certified Drug Free® seal.”

He added, “We are grateful to the honorable Dr. Ashok Ahuja, the former head of the Department of Sports Medicine at NSNIS (National Institute of Sports) in Patiala, for introducing us to Dr. Catlin and BGCG and making us understand the importance of testing of sports supplements by BSCG, the gold standard internationally.”

BSCG’s client list in India has continued to grow in the past several years, most notably with the KSM-66 and its high quality Ashwagandha product. KSM-66 Ashwagandha is a branded, full-spectrum extract, with the highest concentration of all major root only extracts available on the market today. It is produced using a unique proprietary extraction process, based on “Green Chemistry” principles, without using alcohol or any other chemical solvent. KSM-66 has been evaluated in 22 human clinical trials, making it the most clinically studied ashwagandha product on the market.

BSCG was founded in 2004 by world-renowned Olympic drug-testing pioneer Don Catlin, MD, and his son, executive Oliver Catlin, to offer reputable manufacturers, brands, and distributors a third-party program to distinguish their products as free of banned substance concerns and to provide consumers and competitors assurance that what they’re consuming will not endanger their health or lead to a doping violation. Today BSCG’s certification program options include BSCG Certified Drug Free®, BSCG Certified Quality™, BSCG Certified GMP™, and BSCG Certified Hemp™, and BSCG Certified CBD™.

The BSCG Certified Drug Free® program has an industry-leading testing menu, currently testing for more than 491 drugs. BSCG includes the most important drugs on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List and is the only certification provider to include expanded coverage against prescription, over-the-counter, and illicit drugs not banned in sport. BSCG’s program offers not only security to athletes across the spectrum of Olympic, professional, and collegiate sport internationally but consumer protection from potentially harmful drug contaminants.

The BSCG Certified Drug Free® program includes a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) quality-control process review, raw material ingredient and supplier review, and a general toxicology assessment. Testing is conducted in International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17025 accredited laboratories. Ongoing batch testing is required with off-the-shelf random testing conducted on occasion.

For more about BSCG and its international testing and certification programs, call   1-800-920-6605, e-mail, or visit its website at and download its free brochure. Join Banned Substances Control Group on Facebook, @BSCGCertified on Twitter, and BSCGCertified on Instagram.

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