Products With NSRI Seal of Approval

Products that receive the NSRI Seal have earned the approval of the NSRI Scientific Advisory Board based on scientific research supporting the product claims.  NSRI conducts its own research on selected products, but will consider approving other products submitted to the board with the appropriate outside research.

Omega 3 Chia®

Immune Guard®

Cardio Guard®

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Chia Growers (Bulk)
Natural Factors

Chia (Salvia hispanica L)

NSRI has conducted extensive analyses on this food product and found it to be a versatile, user-friendly, exceptional and unique low-calorie source of omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fiber, antioxidants, complete protein, iron, calcium, and magnesium. Below is a summary of its nutritional content:
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 15g
*Percent Daily Values based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Amount Per Serving ( % Daily Values )*( % Daily Values )*
Calories 50; Calories from fat 442.5
Total Fat 4.9 g8
Saturated Fat <0.5g1
Trans Fat 0g 
Omega-3 (Alpha-Linolenic Acid) 3g 
Omega-6 (Linoleic Acid) 1g 
Cholesterol 0g0
Sodium <0.5mg0
Carbohydrates Available 0.1g0
Dietary Fiber 6.1g24
Sugars 0g 
Protein 3.1g6
Calcium 107mg11
Iron 2.4mg13
Zinc 0.5 mg3
Potassium 105mg3
Magnesium 59mg15
Phosphorus 160mg16

Antioxidants
1047 micromoles TE ORAC units (antioxidants include myrecetin, quercetin, kaemferol, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid)

NSRI Quality Control and Safety
Because Chia can’t be washed and mostly is eaten uncooked and raw it is very important that the growing and cleaning agricultural process is held to the highest standard

NSRI has found two commercial sources of chia certified to meet quality standards needed for safe human consumption. Other sources we investigated lacked the quality control certification needed to ensure safe human consumption, and may only be suitable as animal feed and Chia Pet manufacturing.

CERTIFIED QUALITY SEAL

Safety Standards Met:
nsrisealwebThis seal guarantees that the Chia seed is grown under the highest safety and purity standards, in harmony with the environment, ensuring a safe, high quality nutritional product for you and your family is an ISO 9001: 2000 Certified Company, that carefully selects its seed under GAP (Good Agricultural Practices), HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point), GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and Eurogap quality Standards. read more

 

Safety Standards Met:
1- GROWING CHIA SEED (AGRICULTURAL PROCESSES): EUR0PGAP STANDARDS.

  • A minimum detrimental environmental impact of farming operations,
  • The reduction of chemical interventions
  • A responsible approach to workers’ health and safety.
  • Traceability, which means that an early warning system is in place ensuring detection and appropriate action when the crop does not reach minimum high quality standards. Every lot is identified and followed up   from the source (growing stage) to the end of production (final product ready for consumption).

2- CLEANING AND SELECTION PROCESS (MANUFACTURING
PROCESS)  AND WAREHOUSING.

  • HACCP Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points: This Control System is a systematic and preventive approach to food safety (rather than finished product inspection) that allows identification of food safety hazards in order to control “key” actions in the process, reducing or eliminating risk.
  • GMP Good Manufacturing Practice:
    This certification ensures controlled management of the manufacturing processes and quality control testing.  Traceability and, if necessary, recall of damaged products are also enabled by this control.

3- ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management Systems:

  • Orients corporate activities towards achievement of customer satisfaction through consistent products and services, which meet or exceed customer expectations. Key business processes are covered by a set of procedures that are constantly evaluated. Through records and appropriate corrective and preventive actions, the ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System ensures effectiveness and continuous improvement.

Certification of Standards:

  • ISO9001
  • GMP
  • HACCP
  • Non GMO
  • Vegan
  • Kosher
  • Gluten Free
  • RvA (Raad voor Accreditatie), from Netherlands
  • ANAB (ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board, from the US)
  • IAF (International Accreditation Forum)

Immune Guard®
A daily supplement formulated from active green tea molecules. NSRI has conducted extensive clinical research and has found that this product, taken over three months, as compared to placebo:

  • Decreased the incidence of subjects experiencing cold symptoms by 32%
  • Resulted in 22% fewer overall upper respiratory illnesses of at least 2 days duration
  • Resulted in 36% fewer symptom days
  • Boosted immune function by 28%

These results were published in The Journal of the American College of Nutrition in October, 2007

Quality control and safety:
This product is a precise combination of decaffeinated tea ingredients that have been marketed worldwide for years.

  • L-theanine (Suntheanine®, Taiyo International, Minneapolis, MN)
  • Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg, Sunphenon®, Taiyo International, Minneapolis, MN)

These ingredients have been certified by the FDA as GRAS (generally regarded as safe). A daily dose is equivalent to approximately 10 cups of green tea.

Cardio Guard®
A daily supplement formulated from active green tea molecules. NSRI has conducted extensive clinical research and has found that this product, within 3 weeks, as compared to placebo:

  • Lowered systolic and diastolic blood pressure by 5 and 4 mmHg, respectively
  • Lowered serum amyloid alpha (SAA), an inflammatory marker strongly associated with risk of cardiovascular disease, by 42%
  • Lowered oxidized lipids by 13%
  • In subjects having LDL cholesterol elevated above 99, lowered both LDL and total cholesterol by 9 mg/dl

These results have been described in a manuscript that has been submitted for publication.

Quality control and safety:
This product is a precise combination of decaffeinated tea ingredients that have been marketed worldwide for years.

  • L-theanine (Suntheanine®, Taiyo International, Minneapolis, MN)
  • Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg, Sunphenon®, Taiyo International, Minneapolis, MN)

These ingredients have been certified by the FDA as GRAS (generally regarded as safe). A daily dose is equivalent to approximately 10 cups of green tea.