Why NatureSmart

The gold standard high performance line: NatureSmart™

Hello serious athlete,
You are the driving force behind endurance sports as it perpetually gets tested beyond its ultra-limits. In your quest for excellence you have defined and set in motion your free spirit, and we thank you for choosing us to be with you in those defining moments of pain or glory. You constantly evolve, and so do we at CARBOPRO. We have made this iconic shift to bring you a clean, natural and smart line of high-performance supplements. Our new products promise to be organic, gluten-free, and formulated with the most pure and potent NON-CHINA ingredients. We ensure what we produce is made without parabens, artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners, is certified Non-GMO, and is independently tested and certified for banned substances and label claims.

Cheers to endurance and to an endearing life!

Our Goal of Purity and Potency
CARBOPRO Nature Smart’s goal is to offer you the best dietary supplements formulated with the most potent and purest ingredients possible at the most competitive prices on the market. We have established very tight agreements with Laboratories in USA and Europe in order to procure the highest quality of ingredients. Being a vertically integrated company, we have extensive control over entire production processes and are thus able to absorb price fluctuations most of the time without passing them on to our customers. Our commitment starts with our facility in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, where strict quality control measures are implemented right from R&D and formulation through stringent tests of raw materials and evaluation of finished products so that we set and meet the highest standards expected from a brand that’s been around for well over 20 years.

Why use NON-GMO Ingredients and Products?
GMOs have become hot topic over the past decade, igniting a firestorm of controversy between consumer advocates and agribusiness supporters. Dubbed GMOs for short, Genetically Modified Organisms have a dubious safety record that has led to serious concerns from eminent scientists and physicians.

GMOs rely almost exclusively on virus DNA to carry new genes into various species, thus setting the stage for “gene jumping”—because virus DNA is relatively unstable, releasing volumes of invasive virus DNA into our food and environment means that we don’t know what DNA will land where. The new DNA could mutate into new viruses, or be absorbed into cells into our body, or combine with other DNA to create toxins and allergens in engineered plants.

No one knows for sure how the next chapter of the world-wide introduction of genetically modified foods will play out, but there are many disturbing concerns raised by scientific and consumer advocate groups:

  • No long-term safety studies were ever performed on GMO crops that have been introduced into our diets and environment; declared “GRAS” or “Generally Recognized as Safe” by the FDA in 1992, GMOs have never been subjected to rigorous, long-term scientific studies for safety in humans and in the environment.
  • Many strains of GMOs are designed to be resistant to herbicide, resulting in a dramatic increase in herbicide use as well as the emergence of herbicide-resistant “superweeds”. In the first 9 years of GM crops, herbicide use jumped 138 million pounds, and then increased by another 120 million pounds over the next 2 years.
  • Children are particularly vulnerable to potential dangers from GMOs.
  • Independent scientific studies performed on GMOs have yielded disturbing results, including higher death rates and organ damage, reproductive failures and infant mortality, liver damage and allergenic response.
  • GMO contamination in other crops is inevitable; cross-pollination between GMO and organic or non-GMO crops has already occurred and is impossible to prevent at this point.
  • So far, the FDA does not require labeling on foods that contain GMOs, making it impossible for unwitting consumers to know that they are eating genetically modified foods.

Awareness has awakened many of us and it is encouraging to see that an increasing number of customers want to know if the products they purchase contain genetically modified organisms.

CARBOPRO Nature Smart Products:
At CARBOPRO Nature Smart, we firmly believe it is best to respect Mother Nature. Genetic experiments on our food have gone too far. With health care costs skyrocketing out of control, the best solution is to focus on implementing what we know really works—wholesome, organic, plant-based foods, as well as common sense strategies such as stress reduction and exercise.
The first product, in a series of products to be introduced over time in “the gold standard high performance line” is CARBO-PRO (Premium fuel, a pure complex carb, manufactured from Corn sourced from Europe). It has been NON-GMO Project Verified (The Non-GMO Project, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, offers North America’s only third party verification and labeling for non-GMO food and products).
The Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program (PVP) is a process-based program designed to assess compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard. The core requirements are traceability, segregation, and testing at critical control points.

The Non-GMO Project Standard allows for a combination of testing methods, with a focus on quantitative PCR analysis by ISO 17025 accredited laboratories. Testing is required on all inputs at risk for GMO contamination.
It is the goal of the Project to assess compliance with our action thresholds for GMO contamination as efficiently and inexpensively as possible. To that end, the Project’s technical consultants (Food Chain Global Advisors) work with Participants to determine where the best place in the supply chain for testing is; usually this is as close to initial processing as possible. In this way, and in combination with the traceability and segregation requirements of the Non-GMO Project Standard, it is possible for one test to cover large quantities of material. With adequate traceability and segregation practices, testing is only required at ONE place in the production chain, and is supported by appropriate spot test monitoring.


GMO FREE, Identity Preserved CARBO-PRO
We also carry GMO Free, Identity Preserved CARBO-PRO, (sourced in the USA). It is derived through a patented process of hydrolysis of certified Identity-Preserved (IP) CORN which has NOT been genetically modified by bioengineering technology. In order to ensure that it is IP, purchasing is done through contracts with farmers to buy corn which has not been genetically modified by bioengineering technology. Each lot is accompanied by proper IP documentation (signed certificate of handling that the Corn was IP at all times, and a signed certificate of origin listing location, producer, and seed corn brand). The corn is further tested by the ELISA procedure to screen for bioengineered genetic modifications. IP campaign is initiated by segregating approved product. Finished product is tested by PCR method by an independent laboratory to ensure integrity of the production run. Each identity-preserved lot can be recognized by “IP” following the lot number.

CARBOPRO Nature Smart’s gold standard high performance line represents a new standard in trust and quality for sports supplements. Created from scratch with the single-minded purpose of proving that you don’t have to sacrifice performance for peace of mind, products are manufactured in cGMP, FDA inspected, registered facilities, and is batch tested for banned substances in accordance with the NFL Informed Sport and Informed Choice programs. All CARBOPRO Nature Smart’s products are formulated without artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners.

Third Party Testing
We will make sure that each production lot is free from all known sources of contaminants. Each lot is subject to further HPTLC, UV, GC, HPLC and/or USP and microbiological analysis during the different steps of the production processes. We frequently use third party testing services to guarantee accuracy.