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Tested and Certified For Banned Substances


Lifespan International US. was the first US sports nutrition company to use LGC Sport Science's certification programs; INFORMED CHOICE & INFORMED SPORT.

Extreme Endurance is “Tested For Banned Substances" by LGC, and has received certification by both INFORMED CHOICE & INFORMED-SPORT. LGC Sport Science, is one of the world's premier independent drug surveillance laboratories, providing unrivaled and internationally trusted expertise in all aspects of doping control for sports. LGC has been testing supplements/ingredients for banned substances since 2002 and tests thousands of samples each year.

The LGC laboratory is ISO Certified and accredited for forensic testing and meets or exceeds world anti-doping agency standards and requirements. Tests performed on Lifespan's product, Extreme Endurance, use state-of-the-art gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometric detection. Biomarkers are added to the test samples to ensure the procedures are performing correctly. These test results can detect substances down to ten parts per billion for steroids and 100 parts per billion for stimulants. These ongoing tests are very expensive, but the world's best athletes and professional sports teams demand the safest, drug-free nutritional products.

Tested endurance supplements, and batch samples are catalogued and retained for the product shelf life. If an athlete who has been taking Extreme Endurance tests positive for tests conducted in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Agency code, these sealed batch samples will be made available for a third party, independent test, to prove the positive test was NOT due to our Extreme Endurance supplement, based on the World Anti-Doping substance list and listed detection levels.

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What is INFORMED-CHOICE & INFORMED SPORT?


INFORMED-CHOICE & INFORMED SPORT (EU Certification) is a supplement testing and certification program which ensures athletes that products carrying this mark have been regularly tested for prohibited substances in sport and manufactured to strict GMP standards. Responsible supplement companies, such as Lifespan International US, have made INFORMED-CHOICE & INFORMED SPORT part of their existing quality assurance systems to ensure their products are safer for athletes to use.

Research has shown that some supplement products have been found to be contaminated with low levels of steroids and stimulants that are prohibited by WADA (the World Anti-Doping Agency) and other sporting bodies. The INFORMED-CHOICE & INFORMED SPORT program aims to work closely with supplement manufacturers and suppliers by providing high quality analytical testing to minimize the incidence of banned contaminants finding their way into sport.

The INFORMED-CHOICE & INFORMED SPORT certification program was established in 2007 by LGC Sport Science. Although LGC has been testing supplements since 2002, it became clear that there was a need for a comprehensive certification program which not only tested products for banned substances, but were manufactured in qualified facilities meeting FDA GMP standards.

This certification is a voluntary program for supplement companies who wish to register some or all of their products and carry INFORMED-CHOICE & INFORMED SPORT seal on those products. Athletes who see the INFORMED-CHOICE & INFORMED SPORT logo on a product can be assured it has undergone a rigorous screening program for banned substances in sport and are safer to use.

Lifespan International US. was the first US sports nutrition company to use LGC Sport Science's certification programs; INFORMED CHOICE & INFORMED SPORT.