cbdMD, Inc. has become the first CBD company to have products recognized under the NSF Certified for Sport program.

The company’s broad-spectrum hemp extract blend containing CBD, CBG and CBN passed the rigorous testing standards set forth by NSF International. Four of cbdMD’s flagship products containing this blend were submitted for and earned Certified for Sport certification: 30-count 1500 mg CBD oil softgels, 60-count 3000 mg CBD oil softgels, 30-count 500 mg PM softgels, and 60-count 1000 mg PM softgels. 

“We are beyond proud to be the first CBD company to achieve this designation,” said cbdMC co-CEO Martin Sumicharst. “cbdMD has always maintained a focus on crafting high-quality products that are designed specifically with the safety of our consumers in mind. This prestigious honor further solidifies our stand as a leader and innovator within the industry, constantly striving to create real regulation and industry standards. We’re thrilled to offer these exclusive products to our customers, and we’re excited to see what doors this opens in the future.”

NSF International is a global public health organization that tests and certifies products to protect athletes and consumers from potentially harmful ingredients and athletic-banned substances in dietary supplements. Products earning Certified for Sport certification are tested for over 280 banned substances, as well as potentially harmful levels of specific contaminants like lead and arsenic. Product formulation, label claims and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) compliance are also verified as part of this rigorous supplement certification program.

NSF International’s Certified for Sport program helps athletes and consumers make knowledgeable decisions when choosing supplements. MLB, NHL and CFL clubs provide and recommend products that are Certified for Sport, and players are urged to use only these certified products. The Certified for Sport certification is also recommended by the NFL, PGA, LPGA, CCES, CPSDA and Taylor Hooton Foundation, as well as many other sports organizations.

This certification comes on the heels of the NFL’s recent announcement that they awarded $1 million in research funding to two teams of medical researchers at the University of California San Diego and University of Regina. The studies will investigate the effects of cannabinoids on pain management and neuroprotection in elite football players, respectively.

“NSF International welcomes cbdMD to the Certified for Sport program as the first and only CBD company to do so to date,” said David Trosin, managing director, health sciences certification at NSF International. “NSF International is committed to protecting and improving human health worldwide. By meeting our rigorous Certified for Sport requirements, cbdMD is demonstrating its commitment to clean sport as well as quality, safety and good manufacturing processes.”

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