Today’s athletes use training techniques that are more advanced than ever. With ready access to powerful resources, athletes’ quest to find an edge in any sport has become high priority. Unfortunately some take ‘finding the edge’ to unsafe lengths that can be dangerous and ultimately harmful to the integrity of sport. In response, Sword has started a new quality control program headed by our Co-Founder Dr. Scott Black. Committed to ensuring the highest level of product integrity, it is our mission to ensure confidence in the clean production of our product lines. To begin, samples of SWORD® Endurance Drink Mix Multi-Use Berry (Batch # A118201016) and Orange (Batch # A118191016) were submitted to LGC Science, Inc., a world-class doping control laboratory with over 53 years experience in drug surveillance in sport.
As expected, the results confirmed that both batches of SWORD® passed LGC’s stringent banned substance testing.
LGC’s laboratories tested these batches of SWORD® for a wide range of substances banned by WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency), including steroids, stimulants, diuretics, and masking agents. All testing methods used have been validated and accredited to the ISO 17025 standard, an accreditation LGC has held consistently for supplement testing since 2002. The LGC testing specification has been developed based on the analysis of well over 65,000 supplement samples as well as research into supplement contamination levels and positive drug tests within professional sport on a global basis. The detection limits indicated are widely considered to be those necessary to reassure the athlete that they are not taking undue risks. In short, we are confident in our choice for testing labs so you can be confident in your choice to use SWORD®.
Maintaining your trust is important to us, so moving forward, we plan to expand our quality control program to every batch of product we produce. Remember, SWORD® contains only 6 natural ingredients. We intend to keep it that way.