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What Does Informed Sport Certified Protein Mean

Published : Mar 01, 2021 2 mins read Updated On : Nov 25, 2022

Did you know doping can end your career even before it starts? Although there is immense competition in every sport one plays, there is increased use of protein, rehydration, vitamins, minerals and other supplements that helps to support athletic performance. This is true for both elite athletes and future sports players wanting to reach the next level of performance. Unfortunately people having the supplements may unknowingly have substances that are banned by WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) such as a stimulant, hormones and other substances.

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The repercussions of being caught with banned substances results in years or months of ban from sports and even being banned for life in case of repeated offenders. No need to add the negative effects on health physically and mentally as well. The question also arises on the integrity of the sports when a sports person is caught with banned substances.

It is quite disturbing to know that as per statistics assessed by Times of India(TOI), in 2019 NADA’s anti-doping disciplinary panel (ADDP) handed out a record number of punishments to 147 athletes for having performance enhancing drugs, which apparently is all time high figure since the inception of NADA in 2005.

How does Banned substance find its place into sports nutrition products?

There are umpteen reason for contamination:

  • Raw Materials
  • Poor Manufacturing Practises
  • Cross Contamination
  • Labelling and Packaging Gimmick

Informed Sport Certified Protein

Additionally few supplements use herbal ingredients which have either poor quality control or have compounds that are naturally present that may be prohibited in sport. There are high chances that trace levels of contamination ends up in genuinely legitimate supplements. Athletes are tested at levels as low as parts per billion, contamination may result in a positive drug test which will have a significant and negative impact on their careers.

Why Informed Sport Protein supplements?

Before we jump to why let us understand what is Informed Sport. Informed Sport is a UK based quality assurance program for sports nutrition supplements. The program helps athletes select the best supplements that banned substance free and of good quality. Any product which bears the logo of Informed Sport has undergone rigorous check by Informed Sport and every batch is tested for banned substances by LGC’s world class sports anti-doping lab.

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Fast&Up Plant Protein Isolate is India’s first Informed Sport plant based protein supplement that is banned substance tested and helps athletes performance. This Sports protein powder is recommended and used by elite athletes like Mayank Agarwal and was used by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) - IPL 2020 as their official nutrition supplement.


So there are numerous vegan protein supplements available in the market which one can use, but it is safe to use the ones that are certified and recommended by the elite and not the one which are easily available. One wrong choice can end a successful and beautiful sports career.

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