VANCOUVER, Wash. — March 2, 2019 — Bergstrom Nutrition is pleased to announce that shipments of OptiMSM®, a branded form of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), will feature the “Informed-Choice®” logo, representing the company’s continued commitment to the quality, consistency, and safety of its products. 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 company is now offering OptiMSM under the Informed-Choice certification both domestically and to its distributors outside of the EU.
Informed-Choice is a quality assurance program for sports nutrition products, raw ingredient suppliers to the sports nutrition industry, and supplement manufacturing facilities. The monitoring program certifies that a supplement product and raw material bearing the Informed-Choice logo are skip-lot tested (tested at least on a monthly basis) for banned substances by LGC’s world-class sports anti-doping lab.
“Since 2014, Bergstrom Nutrition has trusted LGC’s Informed-Choice Raw Material certification as evidence of their commitment to quality by supplying the market with clean and tested OptiMSM,” Ryan Bellone, Senior Business Development Manger, LGC Standards.
The Informed-Choice raw material certification provides assurance that OptiMSM production lots are regularly tested for substances considered prohibited in sport. In addition, Informed-Choice also ensures ingredients are manufactured to high-quality standards. Responsible ingredient suppliers are making Informed-Choice part of their existing quality assurance systems to ensure their ingredient is not contaminated before blending.
“Bergstrom Nutrition continues to invest in quality assurance measures so that our customers, and their end-users, can be confident that OptiMSM is safe for all applications, including sports nutrition products used by competitive athletes,” said Tim Hammond, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Bergstrom Nutrition.