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Thorne Research Announces NSF Certification

March 17, 2015 | By Business Wire News


Thorne Research is proud to announce that it recently received the prestigious NSF International Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Registration for its Sandpoint, Idaho manufacturing facility.

Good manufacturing practices (GMPs) are guidelines that assist companies in developing and maintaining proper controls in their manufacturing process so that products are processed, manufactured and labeled in a consistent manner, and meet quality standards. Earning GMP registration from NSF International verifies that Thorne Research’s facility has the proper methods, equipment, facilities, and controls in place for producing dietary supplement products. NSF GMPs were developed in accordance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 21 CFR part 111 regulations for the manufacturing, packaging, and distribution of dietary supplements and are listed in Section 8 of NSF/ANSI 173, the only accredited American National Standard in the nutritional supplement industry. Thorne Research’s manufacturing in Sandpoint, Idaho is also audited twice annually to verify compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices.

Additionally, Thorne Research has earned NSF Certified for Sport® Certification for its EXOS™ Performance Nutrition Catalyte® Isotonic in Lemon Lime flavor. NSF Certified for Sport® certification ensures the product has been tested and certified against the only accredited American National Standard for nutritional supplements (NSF/ANSI Standard 173). This includes testing and label claim reviews to verify what’s on the label is in the bottle and that there are no harmful levels of specific contaminants in addition to screening the product for more than 200 athletic banned substances. Thorne will be working with NSF to pursue additional NSF Certified for Sport® product certifications.

The NSF Certified for Sport® program enables athletes, coaches, and trainers to make informed decisions when choosing nutritional supplements for sports performance. This NSF program is recognized by the National Football League (NFL), the NFL Players Association, Major League Baseball (MLB), the MLB Players Association, the Professional Golfers’ Association of America, the U.S. Ladies Professional Golf Association, and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports.


Since 1984, Thorne Research has set the standard for exceptional quality manufacturing and formulation of premium nutritional supplements available through licensed healthcare practitioners. With more than 400 products, Thorne Research is recognized by health-care practitioners as a global leader in providing nutritional supplements of the highest quality and purity. Through recent acquisitions and joint ventures, Thorne Research now also offers product lines that address the nutritional deficiencies and requirements of those with cancer, neurological disorders, or cardiovascular disease, in addition to a product line for high performance athletes, a comprehensive product line of organic, non-GMO skin-care products, and related supportive practice management programs. With locations in Sandpoint, Idaho, and New York City, Thorne Research operates a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and employs more than 275 people. Further information on Thorne Research is available at


NSF International is a global independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the 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 155 countries, NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.


EXOS is pioneering human performance. Founded in 1999 to maximize the potential of athletes, EXOS (formerly named Athletes’ Performance) has grown to become a leader in proactive health and performance, and is trusted by elite athletes, the military, and innovative companies worldwide. EXOS designs and delivers health and performance game plans that guide people to achieve higher levels of success. With world-class partners, facilities, technologies, and specialists spanning six continents, EXOS is expanding the intelligence behind human performance wherever necessary. To learn more, visit

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Justin O’Neill, 415-844-6261


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