18th March 2021
iPRO Hydrate Holds Globally Recognised Informed Sport Certification
The iPRO Brand
iPRO is fast becoming the leading supplier of Healthy Hydration drinks to the world of sport, health and wellbeing.
iPRO use only the highest quality ingredients, avoiding the use of all artificial sweeteners, colours and flavours, which makes the range particularly suitable for consumers who have health and wellness at the forefront of their mind.
The iPRO Hydrate – Sport Edition range has a clear competitive edge as a low-sugar hydration drink, naturally sweetened using Stevia – a plant extract that is significantly sweeter than sugar, without the calorific content.
Available in four delicious flavours (Berry Mix, Orange & Pineapple, Citrus Blend and Mango), the iPRO Hydrate range of drinks taste great whilst retaining recognised credentials, as the healthy drinks are Informed Sport Certified, NHS C-QUIN Compliant, Halal Certified and suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians.
About Informed Sport
iPRO are extremely proud to be certified by Informed Sport, the global quality assurance programme for sports nutritional supplements.
“Presence of the Informed Sport quality mark on product packaging demonstrates to athletes and consumers that every batch of a product has been tested for substances prohibited in sport and that the product was made in an environment with quality systems appropriate for the stringent demands of sports nutrition manufacturing” Informed Sport, 2021.
Any nutritional supplement products that are certified by Informed Sport undergo a rigorous pre and post-certification process, consisting of four main stages;
1. Product and Manufacturing Review
2. Pre-certification sample testing
3. Product certification, logo use and web listing
4. Post-certification requirements and testing
Aspects include testing numerous product samples within Informed Sport’s screening processes, using Informed Sport’s ISO 17025 accredited testing methods, as well as blind sampling the product once it’s certified to confirm its integrity. Also, post-certification requirements include re-reviewing the manufacturing facility used to produce the product to ensure the highest standards are met across all areas at all times.
Informed Sport test over 20,000 samples per year for more than 600 companies worldwide, showing the scale of the thorough testing process for all brands who receive approval for their products.
Successful Partnerships are Key
iPRO proudly showcases a wealth of long-term partnerships across a variety of sports, ranging from International clubs to grassroots teams, as well as collaborating with events and working with the University sector to keep students hydrated across the Nation.
Notable partners include Scottish Rugby, Irish FA and British Basketball, plus Premier League calibre with the likes of West Ham United FC and Crystal Palace FC. iPRO also focus on a wider range of elite sporting set ups such as London Pulse Netball and St. Helen’s Rugby League.
The certification for iPRO Hydrate – Sport Edition allows every consumer to know they are receiving a quality assured product, which has been tested for every-batch banned substance. This global recognition is a mark of excellence and reassures every consumer that they have chosen the most trusted healthy hydration product on the market.
iPRO’s certification with Informed Sport guarantees the very highest standard for clubs and individuals looking to consume the finest products, whether they are looking to achieve the very best during sporting competition, or to consume the first-rate products as part of a healthy lifestyle.
UK Business Development Manager for Informed Sport, Carla Devlin, commented:
“All Informed Sport certified products are tested for 220+ substances prohibited in sport. Informed Sport certification represents the highest level of quality assurance for supplement brands as we test every batch of a product before being sold. When an athlete sees the Informed Sport logo on a product’s packaging, they can trust their reputation is in safe hands.”
iPRO Partnerships and Operations Manager, Charlotte Taylor, also said:
“Working with Informed Sport to ensure all iPRO Hydrate products are tested and certified is extremely important, as we strive for excellence when providing our healthy drinks to our wide range of partners.
"It is vital for the modern day athlete to ensure that any product or supplement is tested and certified by a reputable third-party programme, like Informed Sport. iPRO’s Informed Sport certification allows the players and teams we partner with to trust our product, and this is vital to creating long-standing, successful partnerships.”
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