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Anti-Doping: Navigating Safe Choices

In today's fast-paced world, staying healthy and performing at your best often means turning to dietary supplements, functional foods, and personal care products. However, with the sheer volume of products entering the marketplace, it's increasingly challenging to know which ones are safe and effective. Reports frequently surface suggesting that some products do not contain the ingredients or quantities stated on their labels, or worse, are adulterated with harmful substances. This is a cause for concern, not just for athletes and coaches, but for anyone committed to maintaining their health.

To navigate this complex landscape, it's essential to educate yourself on the products you consume and rely on trusted resources. Organizations such as the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA), the International Testing Agency (ITA), and World Archery provide valuable information to help make informed choices.

Additionally, NSF Sport offers robust resources to aid in your decision-making process, including their Certified for Sport® program. This certification is designed to address the needs of athletes, coaches, and health-conscious individuals concerned about banned substances in their products. Here's what you need to know about the Certified for Sport® program:

  1. Comprehensive Testing: Products certified under this program do not contain any of the 290 substances banned by major athletic organizations.

  2. Label Accuracy: The program ensures that the contents of the supplement match what is printed on the label, providing transparency and trust.

  3. Safety: Certified products are tested to confirm there are no unsafe levels of contaminants, ensuring you are consuming safe and clean products.

  4. Manufacturing Standards: Products are manufactured in facilities that are Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certified. These facilities are audited annually or bi-annually for quality and safety by NSF.

By adhering to these stringent standards, the Certified for Sport® program helps consumers make safer choices when selecting dietary supplements, functional foods, and personal care products. This certification not only protects your health but also supports your performance and well-being.

For more information on the NSF Certified for Sport® program:

Taking these steps will empower you to make informed decisions about the products you use, ensuring they meet the highest standards of safety and efficacy.

Who is subject to anti-doping testing?

For The Vegas Shoot, all Championship Compound Open, Championship Compound Female, Championship Recurve Male & Championship Recurve Female participants may be subject to testing in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code and the World Archery Anti-Doping Rules.

Senior, Young Adult and Barebow Championship divisions, as well as Flight divisions are exempt.


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