The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate sports nutrition supplements like it does pharmaceutical products. That’s why it is so important to buy from well-established companies that follow Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations. cGMP is the main regulatory standard for ensuring quality, proper design, monitoring and control of manufacturing processes and facilities. Adherence to the cGMP regulations assures the identity, strength, quality, and purity of the products you put in your body.
Think about it: Can you tell just by smelling, touching or seeing a supplement whether it is safe or if it will work? No. Therefore, it is imperative that all sports nutrition products are manufactured under the conditions and practices required by cGMP regulations. At certified cGMP companies, quality is built into every step of the design and manufacturing process – facilities are in good condition, equipment is properly maintained and calibrated, employees are qualified and fully trained, and the processes are reliable and reproducible.