What does Verified Clean mean?
Verified clean means that the product has been tested for banned substances by an independent laboratory. Each testing organization keeps a database of products that have been tested and cleared.
Who tests products?
There are a few independent laboratories that meet the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) standards.
|HFL Sport Science, an LGC business, is one of the world’s premier independent drug surveillance laboratories, providing unrivalled and internationally trusted expertise in all aspects of doping control for sports. Products can be custom tested using this lab. http://www.lgcgroup.com/sectors/sports/|
|Informed Sport and Informed Choice are quality assurance programmes for sports nutrition products, suppliers to the sports nutrition industry, and supplement manufacturing facilities. The programme certifies that all nutritional supplements and/or ingredients that bear the Informed-Sport/Informed-Choice logo have been tested for banned substances by the world class sports anti-doping lab, HFL Sport Science.|
|Banned Substances Control Group assists responsible dietary supplement manufacturers that wish to assure their customers that their products do not contain dangerous banned substances. http://www.bscg.org/Supplement-Certification-Details.php|
|NSF International developed the only American National Standard for dietary supplements and tests to that standard via the NSF Dietary Supplement Certification program. The certification program helps ensure that what’s on the label matches what’s in the bottle and that there are no undeclared ingredients or unacceptable levels of contaminants. http://www.nsf.org/business/|
What are banned substances?
Banned substances are determined by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). They produce the Prohibited List, a comprehensive document serving as the international standard for identifying substances and methods prohibited in sport. http://www.wada-ama.org
What is clean vs. tested?
Tested or verified clean in this context means that it has no banned substances. Within the CleanSupplements.ca context clean is used to also note that we look beyond just banned substances to other ingredients. We want to offer clean products – more natural and effective with little to no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners.