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How to Find a Health Product You Can Trust (Look For This On The Label)

Hey HumanN’s,

I’m Jeff, the VP of Product Management here at HumanN.

And today I’m excited to talk to you about one easy way to help you find the highest quality health products you want, without worrying about things like purity issues, banned substances, or discrepancies between what’s on the label and what’s in the product.

But first, here’s a quick blurb about me.

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I live in Austin, Texas and have been with HumanN for about a year now. As a product development professional, I have a passion for making clean, banned-substance free products for people who believe that high-quality functional foods and ingredients can be used to improve health, performance, and quality of life.

Having been involved in collegiate athletics and pro sports for most of my life (both as a fan and in my professional career) I grew tired of seeing poor choices being made and products being consumed that offered little benefit or even jeopardizing athletic ability over non-permissible ingredients in products because the brand was “popular”.

I have learned so much over the past 12 years about how nutritional products and supplements are formulated, manufactured, and my goal here is to make sure you are equipped with the knowledge and information you want about nutritional products. That way, you’ll have full confidence in every product you consume from HumanN.

Something I’m extremely passionate about is third-party testing for banned substances. From a consumer standpoint, there are so many products available on the market that claim the most dazzling benefits and how great their formulas are. It’s very easy to get caught up in the “hype” and flashy marketing and believe everything being communicated is truthful and 100% accurate.

So many products. So many claims and benefits. How do you know who to trust?

The answer is third-party testing.


A Brief History of Banned Substance Testing

Third-party banned substance testing was originally intended to serve athletes who wanted access to nutritional products that would safely and effectively support athletic performance without jeopardizing their eligibility to compete. Certified products were tested for compounds outlined on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned substance list which exists to protect athletes from contaminated products. However, as the nutritional products industry has evolved and expanded well beyond competitive amateur and pro athletes, so has the value of banned substance testing for a broader consumer base.


Not Just For Athletes

Third-party testing is no longer just for sports nutrition products. The supplement industry is now a behemoth, multi-billion dollar industry, and more than ever before consumers demand quality in the products they buy. Whether you’re a professional athlete, or someone looking to stay active and healthy, a third-party certification provides the integrity, trust, and quality assurance that no harmful ingredients are in the product and that what is listed on the label matches what’s in the product.

What you see is what you get, just how it should be.


Why We Choose The Informed-Sport Certification

It’s a sad truth, that in many cases what’s listed on the label of a health supplement may not match what’s in the bottle. That’s why all of our products undergo extensive internal testing for identity, purity, strength, and composition to guarantee what you see is what you get. But we have also invested in Informed-Sport certification to provide the highest level of assurance for athletes. The Informed-Sport certification is a global quality assurance program for sports nutrition products and supplement manufacturing facilities.  Every product that bears the Informed-Sport logo has been tested for banned substances in a world-class sports anti-doping laboratory to ensure products are safe for consumers to use.

It’s easy to get lost in the marketing and wild claims these days, but once you know what to look for, it becomes pretty easy to separate what will truly provide the benefit you’re looking for versus just another snake oil product.

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