ANN ARBOR, Mich. Afexa Life Sciences on Monday announced that Cold-Fx, a homeopathic for the cold and flu, has received a sports certification in North America from a product safety and banned substances testing body for elite athletes.
The certification comes from NSF International, a U.S.-based, not-for-profit public health and safety organization, under its NSF Certified for Sport program. NSF’s special certification program is used by the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the PGA.
Ed Wyszumiala, GM of NSF’s Dietary Supplements Certification programs stated, “COLD-FX received this sports certification after undergoing a rigorous testing program, which included a series of Good Manufacturing Practices facility audits, label claim testing/verification and banned substance testing for over 130 analytes. All of these requirements were met in addition to meeting the requirements in NSF/ANSI Standard 173, which is the only accredited American National Standard for dietary supplements and ingredients.”
“We congratulate Cold-Fx on achieving this important certification, and we are pleased we can showcase this product to the world as an example of Canadian scientific ingenuity and innovation,” stated VANOC chief medical officer Jack Taunton. “Afexa has done praiseworthy and unique research in the field of cold and flu medicine and will help keep our workforce healthy during the Games as we prepare to host the world in 2010.”
Earlier this year, Cold-Fx was chosen as the Official Cold and Flu Remedy of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.