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Japan sports nutrition firm BodyPlus bags Olympic-standard drug-free certification

By Gary Scattergood

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HALEO Alpha-Lean, Raptor and Blue Dragon supplements have been given BSCG certification.
HALEO Alpha-Lean, Raptor and Blue Dragon supplements have been given BSCG certification.

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Major Japanese sports nutrition firm BodyPlus International has received BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group) drug-free certification for a number of its products as it seeks to boost its quality credentials in the build-up to the 2020 Olympics.

BSCG, a third-party dietary supplement certification body, has granted certification for HALEO Alpha-Lean, Raptor and Blue Dragon supplements, with the certification of more HALEO and BulkSports line of products to follow.

David Halton, president of BodyPlus International, said: "We are thrilled that our HALEO and BulkSports line of supplement products will be certified by the broadest programme in the industry. Our aim is to provide greater assurance of quality and safety to athletes leading up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The BSCG Certified Drug Free programme tests for 272 drugs banned in sports, to offer security to athletes across the spectrum of professional, collegiate and Olympic sports around the world.

Client roster

It also covers an additional 211 prescription, over-the-counter, and illicit drugs not banned in sports.

"We are grateful for the continued growth of our programme internationally, and we are pleased to welcome a dynamic Japanese supplement company to our client roster in BodyPlus International,"​ said BSCG founder and president Oliver Catlin.

"BSCG is excited to work with BodyPlus International to certify the HALEO and BulkSports lines of products and in the process, bring our Olympic standard of drug-testing protection to athletes and consumers throughout Japan.”

BodyPlus International is headquartered in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan.

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