Research has shown that ingredients and raw materials are one of the main causes of inadvertent contamination of manufacturing equipment and sports supplement products.
Informed Ingredient is a member of the INFORMED family of certification programs and is a global quality assurance programme developed to minimise the risk of banned substance contamination with ingredients intended for the sports nutrition industry. Reputable suppliers can certify their ingredients with Informed Ingredient in order to help companies easily identify them as having appropriate quality systems and testing in place to ensure the integrity of supplied ingredients.
Ingredients carrying the Informed Ingredient logo are tested regularly for banned substances by LGC’s world-leading anti-doping laboratory, using ISO 17025 accredited methods. Certified ingredients are tested to parts-per-billion levels of accuracy and their manufacturing processes must meet strict quality control standards. By regularly testing the ingredient prior to use, manufacturers can be confident in the integrity of the ingredient.
All ingredients on the Informed Ingredient programme actively demonstrate the highest level of commitment to quality assurance in the sports nutrition market, helping provide extra confidence to sports nutrition brands.