Our Collagen Peptides & Perform Organ Supplements are now Informed Sport Approved - ready to help fuel top athletes!
Always natural & transparent, now officially recognised 🥇
We are so pleased to share the news with you that two of our products are now Informed Sport Approved.
It means that each batch is tested for substances and certified as free from any contaminants or compounds which are prohibited in professional sport.
Why Informed Sport? 🤔
Just like the athletes and professionals they support, Informed Sport are at the very top of their game.
✅ They have set the global gold standard for sports nutrition quality control, enabling manufacturers to offer athletes, as well as all consumers, transparency and confidence.
✅ Products carrying the Informed Sport logo have been tested for over 250 banned substances. Every single batch is screened in world leading anti-doping labs, before release to market.
Informed Sport certification is a vital seal of approval for amateur and elite athletes, as well as their coaches and nutritionists.
What's more, certified supplements can also be safely used by anyone subject to drug testing as part of their job - such as members of the armed forces. This can help to minimise the risk of inadvertent doping from supplement use.
Approved by Informed Sport, loved by athletes 🏋️♀️
Not only is Informed Sport approval testament to the superior ingredients and quality which we champion, but this now unlocks our products to athletes performing at an elite level!
So, we would love to introduce you to two Hunter & Gather brand ambassadors who are also professional athletes - Jessie, who is a 400m hurdler and Rachele who is a Nike Trainer and women's fitness coach.
Meet Jessie 👋
Jessie is a professional GB athlete specialising in the 400m hurdles.
As well as a gruelling training schedule and optimised nutrition plan, Jessie also utilises supplements to help fuel her fitness and support a better recovery.
Needless to say, these supplements are all subject to anti-doping checks - which Jessie does not have to worry about when they're sporting the Informed Sport logo.
"As an athlete, recovery is so important. That’s why I take collagen every day without fail to aid my body. I need it to be in tiptop condition, ready to perform at my best!"
Collagen is a key component in bones, skin, muscles and other body parts. But not all collagen is created equal and some can contain unwanted ingredients - even those which are disqualified in professional sports.
We asked Jessie why Hunter & Gather Bovine Collagen Peptides were her supplement of choice.
"I’m very lucky to have found such a clean brand, as it has no unnecessary fillers, bulkers or chemical preservatives. This can be very hard to find. Most importantly for me their Collagen is batch tested by Informed Sport, so I have nothing to worry about with contamination. Bonus: it keeps your skin looking youthful!"
We also asked Jessie...
What are your healthy habits which are non-negotiable, to help keep you at the top of your game?
Recovery is key! So getting a good amount of sleep is vital
Stressing less and staying happy! 10/15 mins of yoga every few days I find can really help
Nutrition is so important, low sugar intake for me, after that everything in moderation!
Having collagen & probiotics each day is also a go-to daily habit
What does health mean to you?
Interesting question, I think it’s so important to be stress free and happy! Mental health is so important and I feel it has a massive effect on your physical health too.
In terms of physical health, it means keeping hydrated, sleeping and eating well.
And always have goals to keep you driven and motivated!
Meet Rachele 👋
Rachele is a women's fitness specialist, Nike Trainer and nutrition coach. She relies on the reassurance of Informed Sport certified supplements, not only for herself but also her clients.
Just like Jessie, Rachele uses Hunter & Gather Bovine Collagen Peptides daily, to help fuel her training as well as promote overall health and wellness.
We asked Rachele why Hunter & Gather Bovine Collagen Peptides were her personal and professional supplement of choice.
"It can be difficult to find supplements that don’t have hidden ingredients, but with Hunter & Gather I feel confident knowing that their product contains exactly what is says on the packet. There are so many collagen products on the market to choose from, so knowing Hunter & Gather are providing type 1 & 3 100% Grass Fed bovine collagen peptides, makes it so easy to choose confidently."
Collagen is made naturally within the body to provide the structural framework for tissues such as skin, ligaments, tendons, hair etc.
As we age our body's natural collagen production starts to decrease, so taking a daily supplement can help to replenish our stores.
"It is important to me to keep my body fit and healthy as I age in order to continue to live an active lifestyle throughout my lifetime. Taking collagen supplements helps keep my stores elevated, with a focus on my ligament and tendon health. For me it’s about supporting the now, in preparation for the future."
Next up, we squeezed in a few bonus questions for Rachele to dig deeper into some invaluable expert advice about supplements, diet and training.
How do you make supplements part of your routine?
When taking supplements, in order to make sure I remember to take them, I add them into my morning routine.
I always like to start the day with a cup of tea or coffee. Adding collagen to my tea or coffee is so easy to do and doesn’t change the taste.
What does a typical day look like for a professional fitness trainer?
Everyday is different, but that’s one of the reasons why I love what I do!
I usually have a few clients in the morning, followed by breakfast and coffee before getting stuck into client check-ins, programming and content creation.
I usually plan my personal workouts around my working day, but my preference would always be mid-morning, around 10am.
After lunch I would focus on admin before heading out for the evening, for either clients or group classes to finish off the day.
What does health mean to you?
Health for me is when I have my physical and mental needs in harmony. I make time to move my body, but also have a commitment to my rest and recovery.
Professional Sports Nutrition is a fascinating topic, so we are so pleased to be working with these amazing women who can now recommend our Informed Sport Certified products to their clients - as well as enjoy themselves.
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