Rhodiolife® receives BSCG drug free certification
09 August 2019
Las Palmas, Spain (August 2019) – Nektium recently extended its portfolio of Rhodiolife® standardized Rhodiola rosea extracts, introducing an additional product grade that is certified drug free. With the BSCG certified product, athletes are assured that the ingredient does not contain banned substances set by mayor international sports organizations.
Rhodiolife® is a standardized extract of Rhodiola rosea, an officially recognized adaptogen, known as a natural substance that supports the body in dealing with persistent stress and fatigue. Both features that are especially interesting for athletes and sports people who are aiming to improve their performance and reduce exhaustion post exercise.
Nektium was a pioneer in the sourcing and commercial production of Rhodiola rosea extracts about 20 years ago and is to date one of a few select companies in the world that are authorized by a special permit from the Russian Government to export Rhodiola rosea roots from the pristine Altai mountains in Siberia, where the roots are wild-harvested. A long-term supplier relationship allows Nektium to produce a high quality, adulteration-free Rhodiolife® ingredient, guaranteeing bioactive levels of total rosavins and salidroside that are prevalent only in the Rhodiola rosea species and responsible for the adaptogenic activity.
“With the new Rhodiolife® sports grade we go beyond offering high-quality Rhodiola rosea extracts from Altai but guarantee through a reliable, third party certifier that our ingredient is free from banned substances in sport. It is yet another quality attribute which will pave the way for companies to include Rhodiolife® in supplement formulations for athletes”, says Bruno Berheide, Strategy & Business Development Director at Nektium.
The US based Banned Substances Control Group (BSCG) certifies supplement companies, ingredient manufacturers, teams and athletes for more than 483 drugs, including over 272 substances that are banned by international sports organizations, amongst which are WADA and many more. Certification is granted per BSCG tested batch which is then made publicly available on the BSCG website (www.bscg.org).
Don H. Catlin, M.D., founded the first anti-doping lab in the United States in 1982 and established testing methods and approaches that remain the Olympic benchmarks today. In 2004, Dr. Catlin and his son Oliver Catlin sought to remedy supplement quality control and safety concerns by introducing BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group), helping to found the industry of third-party supplement testing and certification. BSCG’s rigorous, independent testing of supplements and a range of products and product ingredients has enabled manufacturers and suppliers to establish their brands and products as safe, reputable, and drug free, and has provided consumers and athletes with trusted supplement options.