Protein Powders: Certifications and Label Lingo

Protein Powders: Certifications & Label Lingo

These are some of the most popular certifications. You’ll see them on many labels and company websites.

Certification What It Means Where to Get More Information Where to Find It
USDA Organic Produced according to rules set by the USDA Organic Program and certified by a third-party organization qualified by the USDA. Organic foods cannot contain GMOs. usda.gov

Sunwarrior Warrior Blend Vanilla
Sunwarrior Warrior Blend Vanilla

Non-GMO Project Verified  Does not contain GMO ingredients, and is verified by the nonprofit Non-GMO Project. nongmoproject.org  Vega All-in-One Shake French Vanilla

Vega All-in-One Shake French Vanilla

 Gluten-Free Manufacturers may voluntarily label foods “gluten-free” if they meet an FDA requirement of containing no known sources of gluten and less than 20 parts per million of gluten (to avoid significant cross-contamination). Foods may also be certified gluten-free by an independent certifying organization, such as the Gluten-Free Certification Organization.  gfco.org

Designer Protein Sunshine Protein Meal Replacement
Designer Protein Sunshine Protein Meal Replacement

 Grass-fed Grass-fed whey protein comes from cows that graze on grass pastures and are not fed grain. This makes the whey protein derived from the milk of these cows naturally higher in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), an omega-6 fatty acid research shows helps to reduce body fat and preserve muscle. americangrassfed.org

Reserveage Organics Grass-fed Whey Protein
Reserveage Organics Grass-fed Whey Protein

NSF Certified for Sport The NSF Certified for Sport certification assures consumers that the product meets stringent independent certification process guidelines designed to minimize the risk that a dietary supplement or sports nutrition product contains banned substances.  http://nsfsport.com

True Athlete Natural Whey Protein Unflavored
True Athlete Natural Whey Protein Unflavored