Informed Ingredient certifies that raw materials and ingredients have been tested for substances banned in sports nutrition products
Taiyo is further elevating the quercetin category by receiving Informed Ingredient certification for its SunActive IsoQ, an ingredient already distinguished by its high bioavailability and water solubility.
This certification confirms that SunActive IsoQ is free of impurities and substances banned in sports nutrition products. It also is a first step in helping Taiyo’s customers comply with Amazon’s dietary supplement safety documentation.
Taiyo has previously achieved the Informed Ingredient certification for its other functional ingredients including Sunfiber, Suntheanine, Matcha and Teavigo, and is committed to adding even more of its products to this list in the near future.
LGC’s Informed Ingredient certification is an ambitious and thorough testing process that involves the ingredient and the entire manufacturing process. This voluntary programme 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,” confirms LGC Business Development Director Paul Klinger.
“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.”
Comments Taiyo International Vice President Scott Smith: “Taiyo continues investing the time and effort into Informed Ingredient certification for our products as it provides our customers the additional confidence that Taiyo’s ingredients are not only effective but also safe for athletes and general consumers wanting further transparency in the products they consume.”
Informed Ingredient certification is also a huge convenience for customers who sell dietary supplements on Amazon because it is a first step in LGC’s Informed Choice and Informed Sport certification, which in addition to evaluating the raw ingredient and manufacturing process also involves a monthly retail monitoring and testing programme. LGC’s certification is one of Amazon’s approved third-party quality certification programmes required for selling dietary supplements on its site.
Smith continues: “Taiyo stands ready to help our customers with their Informed Choice and Informed Sport certifications, and Amazon compliance.”