Athletes Subject To Doping Controls

There are no guarantees that any supplement product is free from banned substances and athletes must be fully aware of the risks to their career if they chose to use a supplement product.

An important principle of the Code is strict liability, which states that athletes are solely responsible for any prohibited substances in their system, regardless of how it got there and if there was an intention to cheat. Before taking supplements, athletes must therefore assess the need, risk and consequences to their careers.

WADA, UKAD or any other anti-doping organisation is not able to endorse or approve supplement products, and any product claiming it is ‘safe for athletes to take’ should be used with extreme caution. If a company claims their product has been approved and/or certified by WADA or UKAD, this statement is inaccurate.

Supplemented products are NOT suitable for athletes subject to doping controls. Informed Sport are able to give advice on suitable supplements which are both batch tested for banned substances and certified and archived for potential further testing if required.