GNC will significantly boost testing procedures for its herbal supplements. A little overwhelming? Yes it is, especially if you’re one to dabble with the sups. Every day you’re on that daily gym grind in hopes of losing fat or building muscle, but the underlying goal is to ultimately stay healthy. The notion that goes with taking a supp is that you’re supporting a body function like increasing your sex drive or metabolic rate to drop some weight. The last thing you want to do is cause damage to your body.

Since February you’ve been patiently waiting in line outside of the store, not in. You and your other fellow gym-goers want to know the facts. So just like they said they would, GNC did cooperate. You will be able to go back into GNC, and confidently know exactly what you’re taking because GNC will be implementing the new testing procedures on herbal supps. Testing will be done on the supps that go beyond what’s regulated under federal law. What to expect in the next 18 months: quality-control procedures, so that you can start taking your supps again. The New York attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, also released the following statement, “as well as all herbal supplements manufacturers, to join GNC in working with my office to increase transparency and safeguard the wellness of their customers.”

And to put you more at ease, GNC will be using progressive DNA testing to validate all the ingredients that are used on the store-brand supps. The supps will also be tested for common allergies like nuts, soy, and wheat. Semiannual reports will also be sent, confirming that they’re following what the attorney general wants. Keep an eye out for signs inside GNC, and online for an explanation as to how the ingredients are being processed.