ZeaVision Earns NSF International Certified for Sport® Designation
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — ZeaVision’s entire family of EyePromise® supplements, including the new EyePromise vizual EDGE product, which is designed to help athletes both see better and react faster, are now certified under the NSF International’s Certified for Sport® program. This is the first group of vision supplements to earn certification for sport.
EyePromise vizual EDGE is specifically formulated for superior visual performance required in athletics. One daily performance pack contains 26 mg of Zeaxanthin and 8 mg of Lutein, two carotenoids that are key for superior visual performance.
“We see superior visual performance as the next frontier for improving athletic performance and we are very excited to receive the NSF certification,” says Dennis Gierhart, Chief Scientific Officer, ZeaVision.
Products now certified include EyePromise vizual EDGE, EyePromise Zeaxanthin, EyePromise Restore and EyePromise EZ Tears, which is specially formulated for dry eye. All EyePromise products contain the highest quality ingredients and are manufactured to the highest standard.
NSF International’s Certified for Sport® program is a rigorous program that certifies that a dietary or sports supplement is free of banned substances, including stimulants, narcotics, steroids, diuretics, beta-2-agonists, masking agents and other substances, as well as unsafe levels of contaminants.
Dietary supplements and nutritional products are evaluated to certify that they are free of athletic banned substances and contaminants of concern. The certification process requires:
- Toxicological and label review to verify product formulation
- Product testing to verify and quantify dietary ingredients declared on product label
- Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) audits
- Contaminant screening, which involves testing to ensure there are no ingredients present that have not been declared on the label nor are there unsafe levels of contaminants
- Banned substance screening to certify the product is free of prohibited substances on World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) list, NFL, MLB and NCAA prohibited substances lists; this includes screening for over 160 athletic banned substances
The NSF certification process also requires ongoing monitoring and testing to ensure the product(s) certified by NSF International continue(s) to comply with these requirements.
The NSF Certified for Sport® program is recognized by major sports organizations including the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), National Hockey League (NHL), Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and the PGA.
“Earning the NSF for Certified for Sport designation for ZeaVision’s complete line of EyePromise® supplements is a true accomplishment. Athletes will now have vision supplements they can take without having to worry about athletic banned substances,” said Ed Wyszumiala, General Manager of NSF International’s Dietary Supplements Certification Programs.
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The NSF Sport App for iPhone and Android is available to search and find Certified for Sport certified dietary supplements and sports nutrition products, such as ZeaVision’s line of EyePromise® supplements.
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ZeaVision is passionate about preserving healthy vision and fighting vision loss. The company develops nutraceutical and technology products for EyeCare Professionals and patients. ZeaVision scientists have conducted more than 20 years of research and development in nutrition and eye health, and hold patents on Zeaxanthin, a natural antioxidant and photo-protectant derived from paprika peppers. The company also offers a state-of-the-art measurement device as part of its Eye-Q® Intelligent AMD Risk Management program. The QuantifEye® instrument measures macular pigment optical density and allows EyeCare Professionals to measure, manage, monitor, and maintain healthy macular pigment levels to address an important AMD risk factor. For more information, please visit www.zeavision.com or call 866-833-2800. For more information on the EyePromise® brand of all-natural nutraceuticals for eye health, visit www.eyepromise.com.
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