SALT LAKE CITY, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SOUL, Rain International's flagship product–a drinkable shot of cold-pressed seeds hailed for its high concentration of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds–has been certified by BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group) through its Certified Drug Free® program, announced today by BSCG and Rain. This certification program also incorporates a thorough toxicology review and ingredient evaluation, a 21 C.F.R. 11 Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) quality control process review, as well as random testing for certified products.
"We are proud to have BSCG certify SOUL for use by consumers and athletes," said Byron Belka, CEO of Rain International. "BSCG is the industry standard in testing and certifying supplements and supplement manufacturers."
The BSCG Certified Drug Free® program tests for 272 drugs banned in sport. This offers security to athletes and professionals across the spectrum of WADA, NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, WNBA, PGA, LPGA, MLS, ATP, WTA, FIFA, FINA, AFL, NRL, NASCAR, UFC, CrossFit, NCAA, military, law enforcement, and other drug-testing programs. BSCG is the only certification provider to cover an additional 211 prescription, over-the-counter, and illicit drugs not banned in sport, which provides further consumer protection from other means of potential contamination.
"SOUL samples were tested by BSCG for a complete list of drugs prohibited by many professional and collegiate sports organizations and other drug-testing programs, and no prohibited compounds were detected," stated Oliver Catlin, President of BSCG, in Los Angeles. "Now, SOUL packaging can carry the BSCG Certified Drug Free® seal to show consumers that Rain and its products meet rigorous quality standards above and beyond industry requirements." All BSCG certified products with their specific lots can be found online in a regularly updated database at http://www.bscg.org/certified-drug-free-supplements?rain-international.
Even though supplement use is on the rise, according to industry trends, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) does not test the majority of supplements. Untested products can be dangerous, and athletes are held accountable for any banned substance found through drug tests, regardless of its origin. No BSCG Certified Drug Free® product has ever resulted in a failed drug test.
"In this day and age, we have to be very careful about what we take into our bodies," said Belka. "A significant number of people take supplements on a consistent basis, so we do everything possible to ensure that our products are 100% safe and effective."
BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group) is a highly regarded third-party dietary supplement certification provider developed and run by renowned sports anti-doping pioneer Don Catlin, M.D., and his son, respected industry executive Oliver Catlin.
Rain International, LLC ("Rain"), is the innovator and distributor of seed-based wellness products. Rain is changing nutrition by going back to the source of all nutrition: non GMO seeds. This unique source of whole nutrition is at the center of every product Rain offers. For more information on Rain, visit https://rainintl.com/.
Media inquiries should be directed toward Daniel Scarpino, the company's Chief Marketing Officer at [email protected] or by calling 801-724-6606.
SOURCE Rain International