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Informed Choice vs. Informed Sport: What’s the difference?

When it comes to Zurvita products, we pride ourselves on the value that each formula brings to support the health and happiness of our customers. This is why we’ve worked hard to continuously uphold our product promise. As the next level in sustaining Zurvita as a trusted and reputable brand, choosing Informed Choice and Informed Sport to certify our products was undoubtedly the next step in our process.

First created in 2007, the Informed Choice program was established in close collaboration with key representatives of the U.S. supplements industry. Its sister program, Informed Sport, is a similar testing program designed specifically to elite sports. Both work to keep our products free from contaminants and banned substances, plus it helps us maintain our high level of quality standards and assurance for each batch tested.

The two programs are similar in testing to ensure that products are safe and free from banned substances, yet they have completely different frequency of testing, accreditation, global reach and pre-certification. See how below!

Informed Choice

Informed Choice is a trusted comprehensive certification program which not only tests products for banned substances, but also ensures products are manufactured to high quality standards. Athletes and everyday people who see the Informed Choice logo on a product can be assured it has undergone rigorous checks and testing to ensure that it is not contaminated with any banned substances and is safer to use.

 

Frequency of Testing

  • Products are purchased from retail, online and in-store, for monthly blind testing.
  • At least one batch is tested every month to provide assurance the product is safer.

 

Accreditation

  • All products tested and certified by Informed Choice are tested using ISO 17025 accredited

 

Global Reach

  • Informed Choice is a globally-recognized quality assurance program with tested products originating in over 36 countries.

 

Pre-Certification

  • Product and ingredient assessment plus a manufacturer review are performed.
  • A minimum of three finished product samples must be sent in for testing.

 

Did you know?

There are over 1,500 certified products in the Informed Sport and Informed Choice programs. But, when including each flavor of every product certified, it grows to over 3,800 different variants!

 

Informed Sport

Informed Sport is a global quality assurance program for sports nutrition products, suppliers to the sports nutrition industry and supplement manufacturing facilities. To ensure certified products are safer for athletes, every single batch is tested for banned substances before being released to market.

 

Frequency of Testing

  • Every single batch of a product is tested before it is released to market.
  • Post certification includes regular blind testing to further endure the integrity of the product.

 

Accreditation

  • All products tested and certified by Informed Sport are tested using ISO 17025 accredited

 

Global Reach

  • Informed Sport is globally recognized with tested products originating in over 36 countries.
  • Informed Sport has been recognized by the UFC, CPSDA and LPGA.

 

Pre-Certification

  • Product and ingredient assessment plus a manufacturer review are performed.
  • A minimum of three finished product samples must be sent in for testing, along with an additional to be stored.

 

Which Zurvita products are Informed Choice and Informed Sport certified?

Informed Choice

Informed Sport

Zeal for Life

Zurvita Performance FUE1

Zeal+

Zurvita Performance H2O

 

Zurvita Performance R3PAIR

Zurvita Amino Acids

 

 

 

Our standards, matched

Continuing to provide effective health and wellness products made up of the most powerful and nourishing ingredients available today, Informed Choice and Informed Sport matches our commitment to surpass basic industry standards of quality and value. All Zurvita products contain zero artificial flavors and coloring, sweeteners, preservatives, binders, fillers, dyes or unknown substances. Proudly sealed with our product promise and 30-day money back guarantee, you can rest assured each product was produced, tested and bottled with you in mind.