If you the athlete choose to use dietary supplements, an important step to reduce the risk of using a contaminated or unsafe product is to have the supplement company and the final product checked by a qualified, independent third party. Ideally, the supplement third-party testing agency should: Be free from conflicts of interest.
Informed-Sport is a 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.
Informed-Choice is a quality assurance program for sports nutrition products, suppliers to the sports nutrition industry, and supplement manufacturing facilities. It is a monitoring program that certifies that a supplement product and/or raw material that bears the Informed-Choice logo has been ‘skip-lot’ tested (tested at least on a monthly basis) for banned substances by LGC’s world-class sports anti-doping lab.
Athletes note: As an athlete you are solely responsible for every substance in your body. No supplement is 100% safe, however batch tested products are the lowest risk. By taking a supplement, you accept the risk that it could contain a banned substance.