Science in Sport’s World Class Approach to Banned Substance Testing

SiS is trusted by professional and Olympic athletes in a range of sports, across the world. A key component of this trust is our approach to preventing banned substances entering our supply chain and finished products. We do this by ensuring:

  • Every single batch of finished product which leaves our factory is screened against the 2017 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) list. Banned substances, including steroids, are tested to the level of 10 Nanograms per gram, and stimulants to 100 Nanograms per gram
  • Batches (sampled at the beginning, during and end of each product batch) receive the recognised and respected Informed Sport* certificate, which we provide as documentation to athletes upon request

The above standard of testing is carried out by only a handful of companies in the sports nutrition industry. In addition to this, we also:

  • Carry out pre-production testing of ingredients based on Risk Based Evaluation, to the same standard as finished product batches
  • Maintains full trace management of all raw materials from raw material base and manufacturing supplier, through to finished goods manufactured per production batch
  • Implements rigorous screening of all ingredient suppliers, including annual auditing
  • Screens its production facility in Nelson, Lancashire, including swab testing and third-party inspections, throughout the year

*Informed Sport (Informed Choice in the USA) is a globally-recognised quality assurance programme for sports nutrition products, suppliers to the sports nutrition industry, and supplement manufacturing facilities.