In a market crowded with products, it can be difficult to know which sports supplements to trust. Fortunately, there are a few key things the conscientious athlete can look out for to minimise risk and ensure their supplements are competition-safe.
1. Make an 'Informed Sport' choice
By far the biggest consideration is to ensure that any supplement chosen has been screened for substances banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and is certified by Informed Sport. The Informed Sport programme provides the highest level of assurances. With as many as 1 in 4 well-known sports supplements containing banned substances, why take the risk?
When a product is approved by Informed Sport it is allocated a certificate of analysis as proof - insist on seeing it.
Every Healthspan Elite batch certificate (existing & historic) is published on our website. Furthermore, every customer has their relevant batch certificates e-mailed to them for their records.
3. Tamper Proof
Any product packed in tubs carries a greater risk of contamination and is less hygienic. Once a tub has been opened for the first time, the contents will be exposed to the elements on a daily basis and can be easily tampered with.
Every single Healthspan Elite tablet and capsule is individually sealed in tamper evident blisters. This ensures that every product remains as fresh as the day it was packed and that no-one can interfere with it.
4. Developed for Sport by Experts
There are so many varying opinions on the correct doses of nutrients required for optimum benefit and this is no more evident than in sport. The majority of vitamins and supplements are not specifically tailored to meet the nutrition requirements of athletes.
Created in partnership with our Expert Panel of Performance Nutritionists and researchers, our Official Partners and in direct response to demands from the athletic world, all Healthspan Elite products have been formulated to meet the specific demands of sports professionals. Each market-leading formulation is provided at a strength that puts the control in the hands of the end user.
5. Demand Quality
Quality is everything.
At Healthspan Elite we adhere to a strict high quality management system which is certified to IS0 9001:2008 and operates to the principles of the ICH guidelines. At every step of the manufacturing process we ensure that these industry leading high standards are maintained. This includes sourcing of the finest ingredients, manufacturing in facilities that are regularly audited by the MHRA and storing products in state-of-the-art stability cupboards to guarantee the integrity and shelf life of the product.
6. Full Traceability
For complete peace of mind, it's important to know precisely where the ingredients in any product have come from and why they were chosen.
The full origin information for every Healthspan Elite product can be found on the relevant product page on our website.
7. Honest Labelling
Often a product that looks the same on the label isn't identical in content and quality at all. Unfortunately many companies choose to manipulate nutritional information to make it look like their products contain more of the key beneficial ingredients than they actually do. Take time to understand the precise contents of your tablets and capsules before committing to buy.
All nutritional information on Healthspan Elite products is displayed on an individual tablet or capsule basis so that you know precisely how much you are achieving. Furthermore all expiry dates are published on our website so that you can be sure your product will last as long as you need it.
8. Don't Pay More
Just because a supplement costs more does not mean that it is of better quality. Be wary of unnecessary mark-ups especially when shopping on the high street.
Thanks to our network of global suppliers we are able to source the finest ingredients at the best possible price and the fact that our products do not incur the overheads of retail outlets, allows us to pass those savings directly onto you. Furthermore, all products are delivered free of charge to any UK address. We are proud to offer our customers the best-value, Informed Sport-approved vitamins and supplements on the market.
Healthspan Elite®. Formulated by Experts. Trusted by Athletes.