When it comes to your health, you want the best that money can buy. With supplements and other nutritional items, you want to be safe in the knowledge that you are getting what you paid for and what you paid for is actually healthy. In order to get a good gut feeling about what you are ingesting, look for the small blue circle with the letters NSF. This label from NSF International will help put your mind at ease.
Founded in 1944 at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, The National Sanitation Foundation aimed to protect you, the consumer, and preserve health across the globe. NSF International, as it is now known, acts like a scientific superhero by setting standards for sanitation, food, and safety requirements that companies must meet in order to get accredited.
The NSF isn’t just checking for danger and dirtiness. They also regulate quality and check the validity of claims on labels like “non-GMO” or “GF”, a.k.a gluten free.
Items that bear the NSF International mark have been extensively tested by the organization which employs a team of experts including microbiologists, toxicologists, chemists, engineers and environmental specialists, ensuring the product gets the full CSI treatment.
The NSF follows the ANSI, American National Standards Institute, which created a protocol for standard codes that must be met before earning a label. This makes sure that the goods have been approved by a credible source and they meet standard requirements. So if you see someone with a hard hat, lab coat, or a clipboard say “this isn’t up to code…” you may have a problem.
While the NSF is recognized by regulatory agencies at local, state, and federal levels, they don’t work solely stateside. The NSF International strives to keep public health operating at a certain level across the globe. They offer impartial reviews set by guidelines, third-party reviews of product labeling and claims, and proof of a corporation’s commitment to quality. This work is made possible by an international community of employees with lots of college degrees between them.
SFH has always put quality first. We are proud to say that our Super Omega-3 Fish Oil, Pure Whey Protein and Fuel Whey Protein have earned the NSF certification. It’s just another sign of our dedication to helping you achieve long-term health.