Athletic Career or Any Career? Don't Risk It, Read the Label!

Athletic Career or Any Career? Don't Risk It, Read the Label!

You've worked hard to get where you are. You've put in the time at the gym, followed a healthy diet, and now you're ready to take your athletic career to the next level. 

You may already be taking sports supplements to help you achieve that next victory. Many products claim to improve performance, but not all are safe. Some can lead to inadvertent doping and get you banned from your sport. So before you risk it all, make sure that the supplements you're taking are correctly certified.

"Choosing sports supplements is an important decision. Make sure the product you are purchasing has been NSF certified for Sport®. This guarantees that there will be no harmful chemicals or hormones in your supplement and makes you feel safer about using a safe product."- Michael Loreto, Product Expert at Hekate

What Is NSF Certified for Sport® Program?

The NSF Certified for Sport® program was created to meet the growing demands from athletes, coaches, and trainers for safe and effective sports supplements. Products that carry the NSF Certified for Sport® mark have been tested by one of the world's most respected independent certification organizations. The certification ensures that they are free from more than 200 banned substances on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

Why Is NSF Certified for Sport® Important?

Dietary supplements have become increasingly popular among athletes. Many products claim to improve performance, but not all supplements on the market are safe. Some may be contaminated with banned substances, leading to inadvertent doping and losing eligibility to compete. The NSF Certified for Sport® mark gives athletes and coaches the peace of mind that the products they're consuming are safe and effective!

What Are the Goals of the Certified for Sport® Program?

  • Provide proof that a product has been evaluated against established standards or criteria. 
  • Confirm that a reputable third party has objectively verified product labeling and claims. 
  • Differentiate a product from the rest, giving it an edge in the market. 
  • Demonstrate an organization's dedication to quality, compliance, and safety through the support of a team of experts committed to public health and safety operating in more than 180 countries.

Look for the NSF Mark

"Around the world, NSF International represents technical excellence in public health and safety. The NSF mark is a symbol of this expertise.

You can find the trusted NSF mark on millions of commercial and industrial products, including bottled water, dietary supplements, food equipment, home water treatment products, home appliances, plumbing and faucets, and even pool and spa components. This mark is your assurance that the product has been tested by one of the most respected independent certification companies today — NSF International. We focus on ensuring public health, safety and environmental quality."- NSF International Library.

Products that have been certified by the NSF International Certified for Sport® program satisfy a distinct mark to show that they have been tested for banned substances.

Other Things to Look For On Sports Supplements Labels 

  • The expiration date is current and legible.
  • Storage instructions are on the label.
  • Directions for use are on the label.

How Can I Find Products That Are NSF Certified for Sport®?

Lucky for you, you don't need to look any further. At Hekate, we carry functional mushroom products for performance in capsules and powders. We take your safety and performance seriously. That's why our mushroom performance line is NSF Certified for Sport®! 

So before you take your athletic career to the next level, make sure that you're taking safe supplements by choosing NSF Certified for Sport® products.

Hekate Functional Performance Mushrooms

Our Daily Functional Mushroom Cocoa includes reishi, chaga, lion's mane, and cordyceps mushrooms. Blend it in a smoothie or add it to your morning coffee, tea, or oat milk for a flavorful and nutritional boost.

Our Daily Functional Mushroom Capsules can assist you wherever you go, whether to the gym, office, training field, or anywhere else you seek to elevate your game.

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Bottom Line 

Hekate takes athlete safety seriously. Our sports nutrition products are certified and safe for athletes of all levels. So whether you're a weekend warrior or an Olympian, we've got the right supplement for you! So don't wait any longer - head to our website and check out our line of performance-enhancing supplements today!

 

References

https://hekate.com/blogs/functional-mushrooms-benefits-and-recipes/what-does-it-take-to-get-nsf-certified-for-sport

https://www.nsf.org/knowledge-library/who-is-nsf-international