Screens Supplements for Olympic Committee Banned Substances
Plains NY, 20 August 2002
products to pass now listed on ConsumerLab.com website
United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and ConsumerLab.com (CL)
announced today that nine products have passed ConsumerLab.com's
recently launched "Athletic Banned Substances Screening Program."
tested the products at the request of the USOC. The screening program
is the first to comprehensively test products for their overall
quality as well as for substances that could cause disqualification
of athletes from Olympic competition and other athletic events.
The program includes screening for over 50 stimulants, narcotics,
anabolic agents, diuretics, masking agents, and beta-blockers.
first nine products to pass this program are now listed at www.consumerlab.com
on CL's new "Athletic Banned Substances Screened Products" list
as well as by product-type within CL's Product Reviews of vitamin,
herbal, and other supplements and nutritional products. There are
currently over 450 products that have passed ConsumerLab.com's Product
Reviews. General findings are available for free on the site. Online
subscribers can access complete Product Review listings and additional
testing helps prevent athletes from inadvertently taking substances
that could disqualify them from competition," said Ed Ryan, ATC
USOC Director of Sports Medicine. He added, "ConsumerLab.com is
providing an important service to athletes who use supplements and
to manufacturers that make them." The USOC is notifying coaches
and athletes of ConsumerLab.com's website as a source of potentially
useful information on health and nutrition products.
United States Olympic Committee is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The USOC's mission is to lead the world's best National Olympic
Committee by helping US Olympic athletes achieve sustained competitive
excellence while inspiring all Americans and preserving the Olympic
is privately held and based in White Plains, New York. It has no
ownership in or from companies that manufacture, distribute, or
sell consumer products. Subscription to CL's Product Reviews is
available online. ConsumerLab.com also licenses its flask-shaped
CL Seal of Approved Quality to manufacturers for use on products
that have passed its evaluations.