Lexington, Kentucky (January 14, 2021) - The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has announced the recognition of Informed Choice as an accredited certification agency. After an update to their Anti-Doping Policy in 2019, UFC athletes are directed to only use supplements tested and certified by an accredited certification agency. Based on the policy, “Athletes will not receive an anti-doping policy violation if they can establish by clear and convincing evidence that their positive test was due to the contamination of a supplement certified by an accredited agency.” The recognition is a huge step for Informed Choice and our mission to minimize the risk of banned substance contamination within sports supplement products.
Informed Choice Director of Business Development, Paul Klinger, said this about the UFC’s recognition, “Inadvertent doping remains to be a major issue in the world of elite sport. With Informed Choice, UFC athletes now have 400+ more options for safer supplements. Informed Choice tested products undergo rigorous pre-certification review and testing and are continually tested on a monthly blind basis.”
Informed Choice is a global quality assurance program designed to minimize the risk of inadvertent contamination with prohibited substances for sports nutrition products.Through regular testing of samples purchased from retail outlets, Informed Choice tests products for more than 250 banned substances. Created in 2007, the Informed Choice program is backed by the world-class anti-doping laboratory, LGC. Informed Choice tests and certifies over 450 products around the globe allowing supplement users and athletes ease when searching for safer supplements. All tested products, their batch numbers and date of testing are listed on Informed-Choice.com.
Informed Choice’s sister program, Informed Sport, is also recognized by UFC.
Cleaner products, clearer conscience.
Informed Choice is a retail monitoring and testing program that is voluntary for reputable supplement companies who wish to register some, or all, of their products and carry the Informed Choice mark on those products. Supplement users who see the Informed Choice logo or on-pack descriptor on a product's packaging can be assured it has undergone rigorous checks and testing to ensure it is not contaminated with banned substances and is safer for use.
Developed in 2007, the Informed Choice program helps to minimize the risk of inadvertent contamination by substances prohibited in sport. As of January 2021, Informed Choice has over 450 products tested and certified worldwide.
For more information on Informed Choice, please visit Informed-Choice.com.