Vancouver, WA—Shipments of OptiMSM, Bergstrom Nutrition’s branded MSM product, will feature the “Informed-Ingredient” logo, confirming that all raw materials and ingredients within OptiMSM have met banned-substance testing and certification requirements for athletic use, a press release explains.

Informed-Ingredient was previously known as Informed-Choice; the brand was created by LGC, which leads the certification process, to provide distinct opportunities for sports nutrition products to set themselves apart. Ingredients used must meet strict quality control standards and are screened for more than 250 banned substances to part-per-billion accuracy.

The press release quotes LGC Business Development Director Paul Klinger as saying: “The‘Informed-Ingredient’program is a perfect opportunity for ingredient suppliers and manufacturing facilities looking to take an extra step in quality assurance and are founded upon LGC’s more than 50-years of anti-doping experience.”

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Bergstrom Nutrition began producing and testing material under the Informed-Sport certification in 2014 for distribution exclusively in the EU. After four years of consistent results, the press release states, Bergstrom began offering OptiMSM under the Informed-Choice certification both domestically and to distributors outside of the EU.

“Bergstrom Nutrition always stays up-to-date on quality assurance measures and certifications so our customers can position themselves in the best light,” said Tim Hammond, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Bergstrom Nutrition, in the press release. “Quality control and certification maintenance also ensures that all end-users—from professional athletes and competitors to those who want to age gracefully and remain nimble—consistently feel safe and rule-abiding when leveraging their performance with OptiMSM.”