Informed-Sport is a global quality assurance program for sports nutrition products, suppliers to the sports nutrition industry, and supplement manufacturing facilities. The program certifies that every batch of a supplement product and/or raw material that bears the Informed-Sport logo has been tested for banned substances by LGC’s world-class sports anti-doping laboratory. Supplements users should use the search function above to find products that have been through this rigorous certification process, while athletes are strongly advised to cross reference the tested batches listed on the product pages with the batches they are consuming.
The Informed-Sport raw material certification provides suppliers with the assurance that their ingredients carrying the Informed-Sport mark have been regularly tested for substances considered prohibited in sport. In addition, Informed-Sport also ensures that ingredients have been manufactured to high quality standards. Responsible ingredient suppliers have made Informed-Sport part of their existing quality assurance systems to ensure their ingredient is not contaminated prior to blending.
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NSF International’s Certified for Sport® program is a rigorous program that certifies a dietary or sports supplement is free of banned substances, including stimulants, narcotics, steroids, diuretics, beta-2-agonists, masking agents and other substances, as well as unsafe levels of contaminants.
The certification process requires:
Toxicological and label review to verify product formulationProduct testing to verify and quantify dietary ingredients declared on product labelGood Manufacturing Practices (GMP) auditsContaminant screening, which involves testing to ensure there are no ingredients present that have not been declared on the label nor are there unsafe levels of contaminantsBanned substance screening to certify the product is free of prohibited substances on World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) list, NFL, MLB and NCAA prohibited substances lists. This includes screening for over 160 athletic banned substances.
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