U.S – Adapt Brands, a health and wellness company based in Los Angeles, has earned certification from NSF International’s Certified for Sport program for its Adapt SuperWater.

Adapt SuperWater was innovated from personal experiences and a need for a healthy hydration beverage. It is an enhanced hydration beverage made with 100% pure coconut water and dosed with 25mg of hemp extract in each glass bottle.

Each Adapt SKU has a specific function, one for Recovery and the other for Immunity, creating an intent behind using each product.

The product is sweetened with Monk Fruit, and includes Vitamins B3, B5, B12 & C to fulfill daily needs. There are no added sugars, no preservatives, and no fake stuff.

“It’s a really proud moment to be the First Hemp Beverage to be NSF: Certified for Sport.”

Richard Harrington, Founder and CEO of Adapt Brands


Being the first Hemp beverage to earn NSF: Certified for Sport, Adapt SuperWater is setting a new standard for functional hydration beverages and alternative medicines within sports.

“It’s a really proud moment to be the First Hemp Beverage to be NSF: Certified for Sport. Now more than ever, there is a spotlight on player safety in all leagues, and with this certification, athletes from all sports can confidently, and safely, consume our Hemp hydration beverages,” said Richard Harrington, Founder and CEO of Adapt Brands.

Harrington emphasized the company’s mission to continue to combat the opioid epidemic that is riddled throughout sports leagues, and provide safe and healthy alternatives to the traditional synthetic beverages and supplements.

“This is a big step for alternative products in the right direction,” he said.

To gain the certification, products are tested for over 280 athletic banned substances as well as potentially harmful levels of specific 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.

Certified for Sport certification

NSF International’s Certified for Sport program helps athletes and consumers make more knowledgeable decisions when choosing supplements.

Major professional sports league in the United States including Major League Baseball (MLB), National Hockey League (NHL) and Canadian Football League (CFL), provide and recommend products that are Certified for Sport and players are urged to use only these certified products.

The Certified for Sport certification is also recommended by the National Football League (NFL), Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association’s (CPSDA) and Taylor Hooton Foundation as well as many other sports organizations.

With certification, Adapt SuperWater is included in NSF’s online listing of certified products and on the Certified for Sport app. The app features enhanced search capabilities, side-by-side product comparisons and a Universal Product Code (UPC) barcode scanner to find Certified for Sport supplements.

“NSF International welcomes Adapt SuperWater to the Certified for Sport program. NSF International is committed to protecting and improving human health worldwide. By meeting our rigorous Certified for Sport requirements, Adapt Brands is demonstrating its commitment to clean sport as well as quality, safety and good manufacturing processes,” said David Trosin, Managing Director, Health Sciences Certification at NSF International.

NSF International is a global public health organization that facilitates standard development, and tests and certifies products for the health sciences, food, water 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. Operating in more than 175 countries, NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.

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