January 2021

UFC Recognizes Informed Choice as an Accredited Certification Agency

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has announced the recognition of Informed Choice as an accredited certification agency. After an update to their Anti-Doping Policy in 2019, UFC athletes are directed to only use supplements tested and certified by an accredited certification agency.

Based on the policy, “Athletes will not receive an anti-doping policy violation if they can establish by clear and convincing evidence that their positive test was due to the contamination of a supplement certified by an accredited agency.” The recognition is a huge step for Informed Choice and our mission to minimize the risk of banned substance contamination within sports supplement products. 

Paul Klinger, Informed Choice Director of Business Development, said this about the UFC’s recognition: “Inadvertent doping remains to be a major issue in the world of elite sport. With Informed Choice, UFC athletes now have 400+ more options for safer supplements. Informed Choice tested products undergo rigorous pre-certification review and testing and are continually tested on a monthly blind basis.”    

Informed Choice is a global quality assurance program designed to minimize the risk of inadvertent contamination with prohibited substances for sports nutrition products.Through regular testing of samples purchased from retail outlets, Informed Choice tests products for more than 250 banned substances. Created in 2007, the Informed Choice program is backed by the world-class anti-doping laboratory, LGC. Informed Choice tests and certifies over 450 products around the globe allowing supplement users and athletes ease when searching for safer supplements. All tested products, their batch numbers and date of testing are listed on Informed-Choice.com.

Informed Choice’s sister program, Informed Sport, is also recognized by UFC.