Science in Sport

Science in Sport

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When it comes to sports nutrition, Team Sky are fuelled by science.

At Science in Sport (SiS) we believe the most sophisticated piece of kit you'll ever own is your body and if you don't put high performance sports nutrition in, you won't get your best performance out. We want to help each athlete reach his or her goals whether it's a personal best or a world record.

We've partnered with Team Sky so we can share our level of expertise with the world's best cycling team. Just like the teams 'marginal gains' philosophy we research and develop each aspect of our products with both sports scientists and international athletes. This scientific research underpins everything we do to ensure our products are of the highest quality whilst also meeting the exacting standards of Informed Sport.

The Science in Sport brand is trusted by professional and Olympic athletes in a range of sports, across the world. A key component of this trust is our approach to preventing banned substances entering its supply chain and finished products. Each year an internal review of the banned substance prevention regime takes place, and from January 2018 an upgraded system has been implemented. The regime is built on the following pillars:

  • Are the only brand globally to hold both Informed Sport Site Certification and Informed Sport Product Certification.
  • Every single batch of Science in Sport finished product which leaves the Company’s factory is screened against the 2018 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) list. Banned substances including steroids are tested to the level of 10 Nanograms per gram, and stimulants to 100 Nanograms per gram. Equivalent to finding a $1 bill in a pile of $1bn of $1 bills.
  • Batches (sampled at the beginning, during and end of each product batch) receive the recognised and respected Informed Sport certificate. Finished product testing is the final and most effective step that we have to ensure product assurance.
The above standard of testing is carried out by a very small number in the sports nutrition industry and no other brand globally holds both the Informed Sport Site Certification and Informed Sport Product Certification. In addition to this, we also:

  • Carry out raw material batch testing as well as finished goods testing for anything deemed ‘high-risk’
  • Maintain full trace management of all raw materials from raw material base and manufacturing supplier, through to finished goods manufactured per production batch. This allows us to demonstrate to athletes the source of their ingredients and all parties involved in the manufacturing process.
  • Implement rigorous screening of all ingredient suppliers, including annual auditing. All suppliers are required to be certified to a recognised Quality Management system that is approved by The Global Food Safety Initiative. 
  • Screen our production facility in Nelson, Lancashire, including swab testing for banned substances and conduct surprise third-party inspections throughout the year.
Plan your nutrition the Team Sky way

Plan your nutrition the Team Sky way

Since 1992, we have been developing, manufacturing and marketing sports nutrition for elite athletes and endurance sport enthusiasts. Here are just a few of our most innovative products;

SiS GO Isotonic Energy Gel

The world's first and only isotonic gel, which is clean in the mouth and easy to digest. This patented formula provides 22g of carbohydrate for fast energy on the go and is available in 7 great flavours.

SiS REGO

Rapid Recovery Developed with the help of Chris Boardman, REGO is the first complete recovery shake providing 20g of protein, 20g of carbohydrate, electrolytes, vitamins and minerals for athlete immunity. Take within 30 minutes of exercise while your metabolism is lifted to replace your depleted glycogen and support lean muscle mass.

SiS WHEY20

This brand new piece of innovation for SiS, launched its patented formula in December 2015 allowing athletes to get the right amount of protein post training on the go. WHEY20 provides 20g of high quality dairy protein without the need for a shaker or water. It is low in fat and carb, has 7g of BCAA's, tastes like a yogurt and doesn't need refrigerating.
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