John Travis has been named NSF International’s Technical Leader

March 10, 2021
Sebastian Krawiec

NSF International recently appointed John Travis to the position of Technical Leader for the company’s Certified for Sport dietary supplement certification and banned substance screening program.

NSF International (Ann Arbor, MI) recently appointed John Travis to the position of Technical Leader for the company’s Certified for Sport dietary supplement certification and banned substance screening program. Travis has been deeply involved in NSF’s sports supplement research and testing programs for over 25 years.

“As a scientist and technical expert, John will continue to grow our sports supplement program for athletes, coaches and consumers around the world,” said David Trosin, managing director of global health sciences certification at NSF International, in a press release. “His world-class technical expertise coupled with his passion for the Certified for Sport® program will enable us to broaden our reach and impact.”

Travis led the development of the test methods used in NSF’s Certified for Sport program, which now screens supplement products for 280 banned substances on the World Anti-Doping Agency list. Travis has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications on potentially harmful dietary supplement ingredients and performance enhancing drugs, actively informing the science of supplement safety, worldwide. His research has helped NSF identify testing methodologies for screening newly developed performance-enhancing compounds to ensure that certified products contain only the ingredients and quantities as labeled without banned substances or harmful levels of specific contaminants.

“We pride ourselves on helping athletes, dieticians, coaches and consumers make safer decisions when choosing sports supplements,” Trosin said. “We are grateful to John Travis for his critical role in creating and building this program and we are excited for him to lead the Certified for Sport program into the future.”