The new designation confirms that all raw materials and ingredients within OptiMSM have met banned-substance testing and certification requirements.
The new previously reported Informed Ingredient and Informed Manufacturer certification programmes allow ingredient suppliers and manufacturing facilities to prove they have taken that extra step in quality assurance.
Ingredients included in the program are screened for more than 250 banned substances to part-per-billion accuracy — providing assurance that regular testing for prohibited substances has occurred and ingredients have been manufactured to high-quality standards.
Bergstrom Nutrition began producing and testing material under the “Informed-Sport” certification in 2014 for distribution exclusively in the EU. The company now offers OptiMSM under the “Informed-Choice” certification both domestically and to its 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 at Bergstrom Nutrition. “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.”