The Natural Products Association (NPA) has formed a partnership with globally-recognized testing program Informed-Choice to help supplement manufacturers in the USA minimize the risk of contamination with substances banned in sport by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
It has come to the attention of LGC that sports nutrition brand The Protein Lab has used the Informed-Choice logo on products that are not certified.
LGC can confirm that The Protein Lab does not have any products certified on the Informed-Choice program. Actions have been put in place by LGC to address this logo misuse, and The Protein Lab has been instructed to immediately cease retailing products wrongfully carrying the Informed-Choice logo.
4Excelsior, a contact manufacturer of dietary supplements and sports nutrition products attains the international sports nutrition manufacturing certification Informed-Choice, to provide additional quality assurance to supplement brands looking to manufacturing sports nutritional products.
LGC’s global quality assurance programme Informed-Choice is pleased to announce the launch of its new and fully-featured website www.informed-choice.org. The new site has enhanced search features and extensive content that will serve as a vital resource for athletes and consumers.
Informed-Choice's new website is designed to assist athletes, exercise enthusiasts and armed forces members in selecting sports supplements that have been screened for substances banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
20 October 2014, Teddington, UK - LGC is monitoring for the presence of AMP Citrate in sports supplements products as the prohibited compound looks set to become the next significant risk to athletes in elite sport.
AMP Citrate – also known as DMBA – is a pre-workout ingredient that has already been identified in a number of sports nutrition products.
It poses a risk to athletes failing an anti-doping test because it has a similar chemical structure to prohibited substance DMAA (methylhexanamine, 1,3-dimethylamylamine).
22 July 2014, Adelaide, Australia - LGC’s anti-doping laboratory has launched their internationally-renowned supplements testing programmes Informed-Sport and Informed-Choice into the Australian marketplace. LGC’s initiative has the support of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).
Informed-Sport and Informed-Choice are rigorous risk-minimisation programmes that promote ‘clean’ sport by providing a solution to the issue of inadvertent doping through the use of contaminated sports nutrition.
23 March 2015, Fordham, Cambridgeshire, UK - Spain’s National Anti-Doping Organisation (AEPSAD) has agreed to support the continued expansion of LGC’s anti-doping testing programme Informed-Sport into the Spanish sports supplements marketplace.
International science group LGC has been working with AEPSAD to increase awareness of the risks associated with inadvertent doping as a result of products contaminated with substances prohibited in sport by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).