SaltStick Electrolytes are made in the USA at an FDA-inspected cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) facility. Between each production run, machines in our contract labs are cleaned based on cGMP compliant cleaning procedures, as well as all other handling steps. This ensures the quality of the final product is of the highest pharmaceutical standard. Learn more by clicking one of our key links below:
*READ: SaltStick has posted our response to recent announcements about salt tablets in professional triathlon. Our products are clean and safe, because we care about you. You can find our full statement here.
Banned Substance & Drug Testing
Many lots of SaltStick are tested for prohibited substances. None of our competitors can say that. How else can Ironman World Champions and Half-Ironman World Champions depend on our products? We recognize the importance of drug-free sport, and of competing on a level playing field. As a sponsor of many elite-level athletes around the globe, we take the safety of our products seriously, and SaltStick is the electrolyte supplement of choice.
SaltStick Electrolytes are produced in a cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) facility to ensure product of the highest quality, and our products contain only the ingredients listed on the label. SaltStick Electrolytes are safe and legal for use in any sporting event governed by all sporting governing bodies worldwide. These cannot be listed here due to trademark concerns, but if you play a sport, SaltStick complies with you sport’s governing body requirements. Moreover, SaltStick products are produced in a facility that is certified to produce products for sporting use, and as such, the facility does not process ANY banned substances, for any customer, at any time.
Accidental contamination of supplements with prohibited substances is of great concern for every athlete, especially professionals who are tested on a regular basis. Many lots of SaltStick Electrolytes continue to be tested for the presence of a wide range of banned substances using LGC’s ISO17025 accredited screens for supplements. Extensive and long-term testing has been conducted on most lots produced, and all tested lots have been negative for contamination. More information on LGS’s testing is available here.
A: Every lot was tested between 2008 and 2012 to establish a baseline. Given the confidence in our production facility, suppliers, methods, and incorporated safety parameters, and the associated testing costs, we now test statistically-significant random production lots. This still exceeds the level of testing of any established supplement testing program.
FDA and Supplements
More insight into the importance of cGMP supplement production, analytical testing and sources of contamination can be found in a 3-part series of articles written for the multisport website slowtwich.com. Links to the articles can be found below or in the Press & Reviews section.
- You are what you eat; does the FDA care
FDA and supplements – Slowtwitch – Part 1
- Where do those little pills come from anyway
FDA and supplements – Slowtwitch – Part 2
- Who is Watching Out for the Athletes
FDA and supplements – Slowtwitch – Part 3
- How Much is Too Much?
False positives encourage supplement testing – Slowtwitch
The following list of SaltStick Electrolyte lots have been tested and found NOT to contain any of over 200 of the most common prohibited substances that can be present as a result of inadvertent contamination. Copies of the certificate of analysis (COA) for each lot can be provided upon request.
To request a copy of the independent analysis provided by LGC, first “search” for your lot number below. Once you’ve located your lot number, please fill out a contact request here, and our team will get back to you in 1-2 business days. Please include a copy of your lot number in your request.
Can’t find your lot number? Learn how to find your lot number. Lot numbers that are not listed in the chart below have not been specifically tested for banned substances. However, due to our strong manufacturing support, 100% clean track record, and ongoing testing of production lots that exceed all industry guidance, we have complete confidence that all SaltStick product lots are free of banned substances. For identical lots with different language labels, lot numbers are grouped together by single analysis.
|SaltStick Caps||0925, 0926, 0995, 408042 & 0025|
|SaltStick Caps||0353, 0728, & 0805|
|SaltStick Caps PLUS||511105|
|SaltStick Caps PLUS||4556|
|SaltStick Caps||3909, 3910, 3911, 3912|
|SaltStick Caps||4230, 4232|
|SaltStick Caps||4465, 4466, 4467|
|SaltStick Caps||4766, 4767|
|SaltStick Caps PLUS||5629|
|SaltStick Caps PLUS||5395, 5396|
|SaltStick Caps PLUS||4667|
|SaltStick Caps||5174, 5175, 5176, 5177, 5184 & 5185|
|SaltStick Caps||5178, 5179, 5186, 5187|
|SaltStick Caps||5399/01, 5399, 5400, 5401, 5402, 5403|
|SaltStick Caps||5511, 5512, 5513, 5513/01, 5514|
|SaltStick Caps||5635, 5636, 5637, 5638, 5639|
|SaltStick Caps PLUS||6908|
|SaltStick Caps PLUS||6762|
|SaltStick Caps PLUS||6563, 6564|
|SaltStick Caps||6567, 6568, 6569, 6570, 6571|
|SaltStick Caps||6766, 6768, 6769, 6770|
|SaltStick Caps PLUS||8321, 8322, 8323, 8324|
|SaltStick Caps PLUS||8460, 8461, 8462|
|SaltStick Caps PLUS||8716, 8716/01, 8717, 8718|
|SaltStick Caps PLUS||8861, 8862, 8863, 8864|
|SaltStick Caps||8778, 8779|
|SaltStick Caps||8858, 8859, 8860|
|SaltStick Caps||8868, 8869, 8870, 8871, 8872|
|SaltStick Caps||8950, 8851|
|SaltStick Fastchews||152618, 152619|
|SaltStick Caps PLUS||9536, 9535, 10175, 10174, 10301, 1115036, 9940|
|SaltStick Caps||9932, 9931, 10183, 10180, 10181,10182, 10309, 10306, 10307,10308, 10312, 10310, 10311|
|SaltStick Caps||616012, 10626, 11188, 11187, 11186, 11185, 11189, 11190|
|SaltStick Caps PLUS||616014, 10628, 10930, 10931, 10426, 10300|
|SaltStick Caps||13375, 13376, 13377, 13378, 13379, 917020, 12156, 12157, 12158, 12159, 12160, 11766, 11765, 11767, 11768, 11769, 12049, 12048|
|SaltStick Fastchews||164468, 164469, 173418, 173419|