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Reliance was GMP certified by NSF in 2012, and NSF Sports certified in May 2013. Certification by NSF is a significant step towards an independent confirmation of the quality we have always maintained while manufacturing your products.

Certification for Sport

This program is part of NSF's successful 60-year history of providing certification programs for food, water and consumer goods. Specifically, the NSF Certified for Sport® Program builds on NSF's expertise in the areas of dietary supplements and functional foods:

  • NSF developed and maintains the only accredited American National Standard to certify dietary supplements, NSF/ANSI Standard 173.
  • By building on NSF/ANSI 173, NSF developed a comprehensive product testing program in NSF accredited laboratories and an extensive manufacturing process evaluation to ensure the actual product contents match those printed on the label.
  • NSF's history of independence led to a partnership with the National Football League (NFL) and the NFL Players Association to develop and administer the NFL/NFLPA Supplement Certification Program, a first-of its-kind program designed especially for professional football.

Reliance has been GMP certified by the Natural Products Association for several years to independently confirm the quality of our manufacturing systems.

About the program

NPA has always taken a leadership role in promoting quality standards and has developed proactive certification programs for that purpose. NPA was the first organization to offer a third-party GMP certification program for the manufacturing of dietary supplements and dietary ingredients. NPA established its GMP standards for dietary supplements in 1999 and updated the standard in 2000. At the time of publication, these GMP standards represented the industry's best practices and served as the basis of the NPA GMP Certification Program.

In June 2007, the FDA published the final GMP regulation specific to dietary supplements (21 CFR 111). In order to keep the NPA GMP Certification Program relevant and reflect the highest level of industry good manufacturing practices, the NPA GMP Standard has been revised to include all of the FDA GMP requirements of 21 CFR Part 111 and retains certain requirements from the 2000 version of the NPA GMP Standard that exceed requirements of the FDA GMPs, or reflect best industry practices, and/or are necessary for the evaluation of compliance to the NPA GMP standard. NPA GMP Certification is awarded to companies that meet a high level of compliance to the NPA GMP Standard as verified through comprehensive third-party inspections of facilities and GMP-related documentation.

About QAI’s USDA Certified Organic Program

QAI is a USDA-accredited certifying agency (ACA), approved to provide organic certification in accordance with the USDA's National Organic Program. Certification is important for consumers, the industry and the regulatory community in order to assure organic integrity from farm to retail shelf. A product marked "certified organic" means that an accredited certifying agency, such as QAI, has verified that the product labeled as "organic" is true to that organic labeling claim, as specified by the National Organic Program in accordance with the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990

We’ve been contributing members of the American Herbal Products Association for over fifteen years.  We’ve played an active role as they promote the responsible commerce of herbal products and maintain and improve market opportunities for companies that sell herbs, herbal and botanical products, and other health-related products, including foods, beverages, dietary supplements, and personal care products, and to ensure that consumers continue to enjoy informed access to a wide choice of goods.

Founded in 1982, AHPA is the oldest of the non-profit organizations that specializes in service to the herbal industry. It is the voice of the herbal products industry and the recognized leader in representing the botanical trade. With more than 300 members, AHPA's membership represents the finest growers, processors, manufacturers, and marketers of botanical and herbal products.

The Natural Products Foundation is organized exclusively to stimulate and support research, education and knowledge regarding dietary supplements, nutritional foods, and related products, with the overall objective of advancing the knowledge of the public, and thereby, improving the public health.

The Natural Products Foundation is chartered as a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) Corporation. Depending on the status of the donor (i.e., individual or corporation) all or part of contributions to the foundation are tax-deductible.

Over the last several years, Reliance has donated thousands of bottles of supplements to help the needs of those served by Vitamin Angels.

Vitamin Angel’s mission is to mobilize and deploy private sector resources to advance availability, access and use of micronutrients, especially vitamin A among at-risk populations in need.

Vitamin Angels reduces child mortality worldwide by connecting essential nutrients with infants and children under five. Essential nutrients enable young immune systems to fight infectious diseases, helping children attain good health and the opportunity to lead meaningful and productive lives.