advocates for a clean sport

SaltStick Electrolytes are made in the USA at an FDA-inspected cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) facility. Between each production run, machines in our contract labs are cleaned based on cGMP compliant cleaning procedures, as well as all other handling steps. This ensures our products adhere to the highest standard of quality. 

Banned Substance & Drug Testing

We recognize the importance of drug-free sport, and of competing on a level playing field. As a sponsor of many elite-level athletes around the globe, we take the safety of our products seriously.

SaltStick products are produced in a cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) facility to ensure our products are of the highest quality, and our products contain only the ingredients listed on the label. Our products are safe and legal for use in any sporting event governed by all sporting governing bodies worldwide. Moreover, SaltStick products are produced in a facility that is certified to produce products for sporting use, and as such, the facility does not process ANY banned substances, for any customer, at any time.

Accidental contamination of supplements with prohibited substances is of great concern for every athlete, especially professionals who are tested on a regular basis. We continue to test many lots of SaltStick products for the presence of a wide range of banned substances using LGC’s ISO17025 accredited screens for supplements. Extensive and long-term testing has been conducted on most lots produced, and all tested lots have been negative for contamination. More information on LGS’s testing is available here.

Q: Why isn’t every lot of SaltStick tested now?

A: Every lot was tested between 2008 and 2012 to establish a baseline. Given the confidence in our production facility, suppliers, methods, and incorporated safety parameters, and the associated testing costs, we now test statistically-significant random production lots. This still exceeds the level of testing of any established supplement testing program.

Q: Why isn’t SaltStick part of an established testing program?

A: SaltStick products already exceed the level of scientific scrutiny applicable to existing registration programs, which are expensive to join. Our facility is already registered certified for preparation of sporting nutritional products (including the provision of no banned substances on site). A vast number of production lots have, and continue to be, tested to be free of banned substances.

Testing Results

The following list of SaltStick product lots have been tested and found NOT to contain any of over 200 of the most common prohibited substances that can be present as a result of inadvertent contamination. Copies of the certificate of analysis (COA) for each lot can be provided upon request.

Lot numbers that are not listed in the chart below have not been specifically tested for banned substances. However, due to our strong manufacturing support, 100% clean track record, and ongoing testing of production lots that exceed all industry guidance, we have complete confidence that all SaltStick product lots are free of banned substances. For identical lots with different language labels, lot numbers are grouped together by single analysis. 

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