We’ve all been there. You’re standing in the supplement aisle, staring at the endless array of products, wondering which one is “best.” Do you choose the most popular brand? The cheapest? The one with the nicest packaging?
What you put into your body matters. We get it. That’s why we launched IFOS back in 2004, the first third-party certification for omega-3 supplements verified by unbiased, batch-specific analytical testing.
Transparency is at the heart of Certifications by Nutrasource. Today, our certifications have expanded to include not just omega-3s but probiotics, non-GMO foods and supplements, and much more. We make it easy to find products that are laboratory-tested, with full testing results posted on our website so you can check if a product is certified before buying.
How does it all work? Companies choose to get certified through our certification programs. They pay a fee to have their products tested and reviewed. This enables companies to use the certification marks on product labels.
So when supplement shopping becomes too overwhelming, but you want a high-quality product that’s fresh, pure, and contains what is claimed on the label, start by exploring Certified Product Reports. You can also look for the IFOS, IGEN, or IPRO certification marks on product labels.
Here is a quick summary of our third-party certifications:
IFOS – International Fish Oil Standards Program
Dedicated exclusively to marine oils (primarily omega-3 supplements), IFOS is Nutrasource’s oldest and most well-known certification. Thousands of products around the world proudly bear the IFOS certification mark as a symbol of transparency and quality.
IFOS lets companies test their products to the highest quality, safety, and purity standards across the globe. Then, they showcase their full testing results online for the world to see.
IGEN – International Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) Evaluation and Notification Program
Since its launch just a few years ago, IGEN has certified over 100 products and counting. Products are either certified as “Non-GMO Tested,” verifying that the finished product does not contain any GMO markers, or “Non-GMO Certified,” which traces all ingredients back to source.
IPRO - International Probiotic Standards Program
Our newest program, IPRO helps companies be more transparent in how their probiotics are manufactured, handled, tested, stored, shipped, and labelled.
That’s why companies willing to “bare it all” take that extra step to get certified. It gives their customers peace of mind so they can find safe, effective products made with quality ingredients.
We do not rank products against one another. Instead, with transparency as our number one goal, we provide all the information you need to make an informed decision about the supplements you’re buying.
Look for the IFOS, IGEN, or IPRO certification marks on product labels.