NECTAR7 Niagen® Earns Prestigious NSF Certified for Sport® Designation

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The NSF Certification for Sport® Designation allows athletes to choose safer nutraceuticals and supplements for peak performance.

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NECTAR7 Niagen undergoes a thorough testing and verification process and is certified free of nearly 250 all banned substances without detracting from product performance is our goal for all consumers.

“NECTAR7 Niagen” nutraceutical has earned certification from NSF International's Certified for Sport® program. NECTAR7 believes that both professional, collegiate and high school athletes, as well as competitors at all levels, want the best that human performance has to offer without worrying about prohibited substances.

NSF International's Certified for Sport® program is a rigorous program that certifies that a dietary or sports supplement is free of banned substances, including stimulants, narcotics, steroids, diuretics, beta-2-agonists, masking agents and other substances, as well as unsafe levels of contaminants. It requires ongoing monitoring and testing to ensure the product remains within the standard.

The NSF Certified for Sport® program is recognized by major sports organizations including the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), National Hockey League (NHL), Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and the PGA.

NECTAR7 CEO, David D’Arcangelo commented, “NECTAR7 understands the obligation that our growing professional, collegiate and competitive athletes place in our company when it comes to careers and human performance. Making sure that NECTAR7 Niagen undergoes a thorough testing and verification process and is certified free of nearly 250 all banned substances without detracting from product performance is our goal for all consumers.”

Research reveals, as we age our cells produce less and less energy. Contributing factors include aging, genetics, poor diet and the impact of stress on our intracellular powerhouses known as the Mitochondria. Responsible for the biochemical processes of cell respiration and cellular energy, the mitochondria actively supports the enzyme NAD+. Humans experience a decrease in NAD+ levels each year and by the age of 20, half of NAD+ has been lost. Deficient levels of NAD+ stores in the body can lead to energy depletion, lower ability to achieve maximum performance, brain fog, depression, rapid aging, disease, poor cardiovascular health, diabetes and fatigue.

NECTAR7 Niagen’s nicotiamide riboside, trademark name “Niagen” may increase NAD+ levels. This may lead to more endurance and quicker recovery during and after athletic performance. NECTAR7 NIAGEN® has been developed with a keen focus on mitochondrial health that may boost levels of NAD+. Dr. Charles Brenner, Head of Biochemistry at the University of Iowa, first discovered Nicotinamide Riboside (NR) to be a vital precursor to NAD+. Today, Dr. Brenner continues his focus on NAD+ and its impact on the future of human health.

NECTAR7 NIAGEN® is a NSF Certified for Sport® nutritional supplement, meaning NECTAR7 Niagen undergoes a thorough testing and verification process and is certified free of nearly 250 all banned substances. This comes at a time that athletes are under more scrutiny than ever over the supplements they take. NSF Certified for Sport® supplements are safer because certified products go through a banned supplement screening, label claim reviews, contaminant reviews, facility audits and ongoing monitoring. With over half of Americans using dietary supplements, this is important for those outside of the professional athletic community, as well.

“The NSF Certified for Sport program is backed by NSF International’s scientific and technical expertise as well as a 70-year legacy in protecting and improving public health. The NSF Certified for Sport Mark on certified products like NECTAR7’s NIAGEN® provides peace of mind to athletes and consumers seeking products that have been independently verified to be free of banned substances,” said Cheryl Luther, General Manager of NSF International Dietary Supplement Programs.

NECTAR7 currently sponsors the Texas Legends, the NBA Development League team and minor league affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks. With other professional teams recognizing the importance of cellular health and peak performance, NECTAR7 is committed to providing the highest quality products and education to all athletes.

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About NECTAR7:

NECTAR7, LLC., is a San Diego based company that brings life-enhancing, science-based nutrition and lifestyle supplements to market. Its products are based on the latest scientific studies and breakthroughs. Backed by science and some of the world’s leading researchers, NECTAR7 markets performance-based nutritional supplements to help people improve healthspan. To learn more about NECTAR7, please visit

About NSF International:

NSF International is a global independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the dietary supplements, water, food, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment ( Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. Operating in more than 165 countries, NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.

NSF's Dietary Supplement Certification program certifies that what is on the label is in the bottle and that the product does not contain contaminants. NSF's Certified for Sport® program builds on the dietary supplement certification program by including screening that ensures the product does not contain banned or prohibited substances. MLB, the MLB Player's Association, NFL, the NFL Player's Association, PGA, LPGA and the CCES have all chosen NSF's Certified for Sport® program.

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