BOA IGNITE BLAST Awarded NSF “Certified for Sport” Designation

May 25, 2023

Certification ensures protection of athletes against potentially harmful or prohibited substances

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 24, 2022)/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – BOA Nutrition’s BOA IGNITE BLAST, the oral aerosol that provides power-packed fuel for a rapid energy supply, has achieved certification from the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF)’s Certified for Sport® Program. NSF is a global public health organization that tests and certifies products to help protect athletes and consumers from potentially harmful ingredients and athletic-banned substances in dietary supplements.

The NSF Certified for Sport® designation opens up extensive market opportunities for BOA IGNITE BLAST. The certification is highly recommended by leading professional sports organizations such as the National Football League (NFL), the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), and others. Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Hockey League (NHL), and the Canadian Football League (CFL) clubs not only endorse but also provide products that carry the Certified for Sport® certification, urging players to exclusively utilize these certified items. Additionally, many NCAA Division 1 athletics programs require that sports supplements are NSF certified.

“This certification will unlock numerous opportunities to connect with athletes across multiple sports,” says BOA Nutrition CEO Jon Pritchett. “BOA IGNITE BLAST was developed to elevate athletes’ performance, giving them a critical boost of energy needed for a competitive advantage. Now that IGNITE has NSF certification, we look forward to helping more athletes reach their potential.”

Created using BOA’s patented OraBlast™ technology to deliver atomized nutrients that are rapidly absorbed, BOA IGNITE BLAST provides caffeine, B vitamins and electrolytes, as well as fast-acting and slow-acting carbohydrates, all within a two-second spray. The BOA brand, launched in 2020, was developed in collaboration with athletic training and sports nutrition experts at Duke University. The company’s first product, BOA ENDURE BLAST, delivers the same amount of sodium and electrolytes in a two-second spray as an entire 12-ounce sports drink. The product earned NSF certification in July of 2022 and protects athletes against the “sodium gap” where fluids can no longer effectively hydrate cells, leading to muscle fatigue, cramping and other hydration-related issues.

BOA IGNITE BLAST has been utilized in training and performance by world-class competitors such as Des Linden, Sam Long, Katie Knight, Hunter McIntyre, Armando Bacot and Jeremy Roach. In addition to IGNITE BLAST, BOA is developing a range of new product applications using the OraBlast™ technology to deliver specific benefits to competitive athletes and everyday consumers.

“The caffeine in IGNITE BLAST is phenomenal, and I’ve been working it into my training and performance routine for a while now,” said 2x Olympian and 2018 Boston Marathon Champion Des Linden. “It has quickly become my go-to race fuel, and no GI stress during a race is a game changer. I’m looking forward to seeing how it helps other athletes in different sports.”

The NSF Certified for Sport® protocol includes testing for 280 athletic banned substances as well as potentially harmful levels of contaminants like lead and arsenic. Product formulation, label claims and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) compliance are also verified as part of this rigorous supplement certification program. With certification, BOA IGNITE BLAST is included in NSF’s online listing of certified products and on the Certified for Sport® app.

About BOA Nutrition®

BOA Nutrition®, Inc. is a sports nutrition and wellness company based in North Carolina. They develop unique products with novel ways to rapidly deliver essential nutrients so athletes of all ages and skill levels can optimize their performance. BOA’s objective is to provide consumers with fast-acting, concentrated, great-tasting and convenient products to use no matter where, when, or what the sport, or even if no sport is involved. The company’s technology, and many other innovations from BOA, are protected by multiple patents and other proprietary trade secrets. To learn more about BOA Nutrition or BOA Endure, visit boablast.com and follow on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

About NSF

NSF is an independent, global organization that facilitates standards development, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, 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. With operations in 180 countries, NSF is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Water Quality, Food Safety, and Medical Device Safety. NSF’s health sciences services include training and education, consulting, clinical research, regulatory guidance, corporate compliance and, separately, auditing, GMP and GLP analytical testing, DNA testing, certification and R&D for the pharma biotech, medical device and dietary supplement industries throughout the product lifecycle.

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