What is NSF Certification?
has a successful 60-year history of providing quality certification programs for food, water and consumer goods. In response to growing public concern over the contents and safety of nutritional supplements, NSF has developed quality certification programs for dietary supplements. NSF now offers the nation’s first truly independent testing standard and product certification program strictly for dietary supplements.
is the only independent, not-for-profit testing organization offering true product testing of dietary supplements. NSF does not simply evaluate test data submitted by manufacturers or analyze just a single sample of a product and give it approval. They conduct product testing in their own accredited laboratories to ensure that the actual contents of the supplement product match those printed on the label.
There are three main components of the NSF Dietary Supplements Certification Program:
- Verification that the contents of the supplement actually match what is printed on the label.
- Assurance there are no ingredients present in the supplement that are not openly disclosed on the label.
- Assurance there are no unacceptable levels of contaminants present in the supplement.
If you use a dietary supplement that has been certified by NSF, you can be confident that the contents of your supplement are being regularly checked by one of the most respected certifiers in the world. With NSF certification, you get the continued assurance that only NSF’s ongoing testing programs can provide. Unlike some other programs, NSF conducts annual audits and periodically retests each dietary supplement product to ensure continued compliance against the toughest testing standard in existence today.
NSF Certification has become the gold standard of independent, quality verification of dietary supplements. Only products approved and certified by NSF may carry the NSF mark.
Look for the NSF mark, and you’ll find a safer, better product.