No High5 product contains an ingredient found on the 2014 World Anti Doping Association (WADA) prohibited list, with the exception of Glycerine in EnergyBars (more info below). No High5 product contains the ingredient DMAA (Dimethylamylamine).
At High5 we manufacture a large proportion of our products on-site to BRC standards. Where we use contract manufacturers, they have been carefully selected. These companies manufacture “normal” food products and are part of Informed Sport or we have confirmation that no WADA banned substances are used at their facilities. This virtually eliminates the possibility of cross contamination during manufacture.
As well as standard microbe and nutritional testing, selected High5 products are randomly batch tested for WADA banned substances by an accredited laboratory. No High5 product has ever tested positive for a WADA banned substance. If you require products that have been tested for WADA banned substances, then please email for availability: firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more about substance testing via Informed Sport.
We Have A Perfect Track Record:
After more than 19 years of High5 supplying world class sports nutrition to literally thousands of elite athletes, it’s reassuring for you to know that no athlete has ever tested positive for drugs as a result of using High5 products.
Some High5 products contain caffeine. Although this is not on the WADA prohibited list, some sporting bodies have their own rules limiting caffeine. Please refer to your sporting body for guidance.
Glycerine in EnergyBars:
At HIGH LEVELS glycerine can be used by athletes to hide traces of other substances. The High5 EnergyBar and 4:1 Training Bar both contain Glycerine at low levels, as do a large number of commonly available foods. It is recognised by WADA that Glycerine forms part of the normal diet and a high threshold has been set to acknowledge this. There is a urinary threshold published in the scientific literature to distinguish dietary intake of Glycerol/Glycerine from its use as a plasma expander.
We contacted WADA and after considering the amount of glycerine in EnergyBar, they stated that “regarding your EnergyBar and based upon the information you provided below, the risk of a positive anti-doping test based on normal consumption is negligible.” Should you have any remaining concerns, please contact us at email@example.com or simply don’t use our EnergyBar and 4:1 Training Bar.
(Director – High5 Sports Nutrition)