Fitness and Nutrition Awards 2020

28 GHP / 2020 Fitness and Nutrition Awards , Nutraceutical & Supplement Testing & Certification Organisation of the Year 2020 BSCG is a leading international third-party certification and testing provider. Following the firm’s well-deserved success in the Fitness &NutritionAwards 2020, we got in touchwithOliver Catlin to find outmore. Established in 2004, BSCG helped form a new industry focused on third-party drug testing and dietary supplement certification for banned substances in sport. To start, Oliver provides a brief overview of the firm and offers more insight into the type of clients with whom it typically works with. “Founded by world-renowned Olympic drug-testing pioneer Don Catlin, MD, and me, (his son, Executive Oliver Catlin), and attorney Ryan Connolly, BSCG wanted to offer reputable manufacturers, brands, ingredient suppliers, and distributors an independent means to distinguish their products as free of banned substance concerns and to provide consumers and athletes assurance that what they’re consuming will not endanger their health or lead to a doping violation. The company has since expanded to offer an array of certification programmes including BSCG Certified Drug Free, BSCG Certified Quality, BSCG Certified GMP, and BSCG Certified CBD.” As a forward-thinking person, Oliver believes his people skills laid the foundations to form the BSCG Certified CBD programme in 2019, something which he goes on to describe in more detail. “Forward thinking brought us to launch the as a one-of- a-kind broad-spectrum third- party certification programme serving the CBD and hemp product industry. BSCG Certified CBD is unique as it offers a complete compliance solution to brands in the CBD industry. The programme starts with a complete compliance and quality control process review. Naturally, we follow that up with ongoing testing for banned substances, verification of the level of cannabinoids including CBD and THC while applying a limit on THC for drug-testing protection, and we also confirm products do not contain a range of contaminants including heavy metals, pesticides, solvents, and microbiological agents.” Since its early days, the staff members of BSCG have played a vital role in the success of the firm with every contribution truly valued as Oliver explains further. “BSCG looks for people who believe deeply in our goals to help safeguard athletes and consumers who cherish science, quality, and transparency, who have talents they want to continue to cultivate and put to good use and who work well as team members. Staff contributions to BSCG’s services and the broader supplement industry are appreciated as we look to embrace our collective responsibility to protect athletes and consumers from the pitfalls in the dietary supplement realm.” Despite the outbreak of COVID-19, the firm has prospered in these uncertain times with its range of products as Oliver points out. “As consumers seek to find quality products that are safe and effective and can help boost their immune system, our products have been in popular demand due to the support many of them can provide for one’s overall health and wellbeing.” Finally, Oliver discusses the recent developments seen in the industry before outlining some of the firm’s plans for 2021 and beyond. “In the fitness and nutrition landscape, science, quality, and transparency are on the upswing. More consumers are demanding them, and an increasing number of companies have been upping their game to deliver them. Since the beginning, these ideals and objectives have been central to BSCG’s mission, and we have long embodied and advocated for them, not only in the health and fitness industries but among third-party certification providers. “Moving forward, we’re always continuing to refine and evolve our offerings. This industry isn’t static, and neither are we. Continually, we strive for leadership in our BSCG Certified Drug Free programme, in which we are leaders in the breadth and scope of our testing menu. The CBD and hemp industry is burgeoning, and we are proud to lead the way in banned substance protection with our Certified CBD programme. “Over the next few years, we expect to see a number of changes in the CBD realm, and to be successful we will need to be creative and flexible in our approach. As product manufacturers look to establish themselves as quality leaders in the industry, we are excited to see a growing interest in our auditing of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). To serve the animal supplement community, our BSCG Certified Drug Free for Animals programme will test for more than 1,300 substances banned in equine and animal sport. In the coming year, we look forward to further expanding this programme.” Company: Banned Substances Control Group, Inc. Contact: Oliver Catlin Web Address: