The Informed Ingredient certification program verifies raw materials and ingredients for absence of substances banned in the sports nutrition category.
Taiyo International (Minneapolis) says its new SunActive IsoQ ingredient, an isoquercitrin the company says is up to 25 times more bioavailable than free quercetin, is now certified by the Informed Ingredient program. Informed Ingredient certification verifies raw materials and ingredients for absence of impurities and substances banned in the sports nutrition category.
The company adds that the certification “is a first step in helping Taiyo’s customers comply with Amazon’s dietary supplement safety documentation.” LGC’s Informed Ingredient certification is part of its overall Informed Choice and Informed Sport certifications, which Amazon accepts as authorized third-party certifications for compliance with the retailer's recently established requirements for dietary supplements sold on its site.
“LGC’s Informed Ingredient certification is an ambitious and thorough testing process that involves the ingredient and the entire manufacturing process,” said Taiyo in a press release. “This voluntary program assures brand manufacturers that ingredients have been routinely tested for a wide range of prohibited substances and are therefore safe to be used by athletes without concerns of adulteration or contamination.”
“The momentum is shifting on the ingredient side,” added LGC Business Development Director Paul Klinger in the press release. “Reputable ingredient suppliers are doing more than just testing to see if their products are safe. Informed Ingredient certification adds an additional level of credibility and quality assurance to their brands, which further distinguishes them from their competition.”
Other Taiyo ingredients are also Informed Ingredient certified, including Sunfiber, Suntheanine, Matcha, and Teavigo.