Cologne List ®

The Cologne List® indicates food supplements with a minimised doping risk. This not only offers competitive athletes more protection, but also provides recreational athletes with better guidance - after all, who wants to unknowingly use products that may contain banned substances?


What is the Cologne List®?

The Cologne List® is a doping prevention initiative and identifies food supplements that have been tested for selected doping substances by one of the world's leading laboratories in the analysis of doping substances.

Why is the Cologne List® important for athletes? Keyword: doping

The use of nutritional supplements is widespread among athletes at all levels of sport in certain phases of their everyday training. Unfortunately, however, contaminated supplements repeatedly lead to positive doping tests.

To provide athletes with the best possible protection against such situations, the Cologne List® was launched as a doping prevention initiative. It exclusively lists products with a minimised doping risk which have been tested for selected doping substances by one of the world's leading laboratories in the field.  Therefore, the same applies to everyone – whether athletes, trainers or therapists: if you use dietary supplements, it is always best to follow the Cologne List®!

Which of our products can you find on the Cologne List®?

As a Cologne List® partner, we ensure greater transparency in a very varied market, support athletes, teams, clubs and associations in the assessment of nutritional supplements and confirm the quality of the products tested.  The following BIOGENA Sports products are on the Cologne List® for products with a minimised doping risk.

BIOGENA SPORTS – BCAA 500: some athletes swear by the targeted use of branched-chain amino acids (BCAA for short) L-leucine, L-valine and L-isoleucine, which belong to the essential amino acids. They are found in the body as building blocks of proteins, especially in skeletal muscles and the heart. BIOGENA SPORTS – BCAA 500 contains BCAA in the approved 2:1:1 ratio and thus offers athletes an ideal solution for targeted amino acid intake.

BIOGENA SPORTS – L-Glutamine Sticks 5000: the amino acid L-glutamine is one of the conditionally essential amino acids in the human body. In certain situations, such as intensive training, the need for glutamine can increase. It is not only an essential building block for the proteins of muscle tissue, but can also serve as a source of energy, particularly for the cells of the gastrointestinal tract. BIOGENA SPORTS L-Glutamine Sticks 5000 provide athletes with 5g of vegan L-glutamine in guaranteed highest purity and quality (Kyowa Quality®). 

BIOGENA SPORTS – Essentials: if you expect a lot from your body, you need to take particularly good nutritional care of it. With BIOGENA SPORTS – Essentials, you can easily supplement your daily diet with a well thought-out micronutrient composition for every day. This basic supply was specially developed for active athletes in every performance phase and, with its 20 micronutrient-rich formula, offers an optimal combination of high-quality vitamins, minerals and trace elements – for energy*, focus** and muscle function***.

BIOGENA SPORTS – Immunity: after intensive training sessions, the body's immune system may be temporarily compromised. This phenomenon is completely normal and is also referred to by experts as the "open window" effect. The immune system should therefore always be well equipped with a balanced diet and sufficient sleep. BIOGENA SPORTS – Immunity provides athletes with traditional medicinal mushrooms, valuable plant extracts and immune classics such as vitamins A, C and D, making it the perfect training companion to support the immune system****.

BIOGENA SPORTS – Melatonin Sleep Spray: good sleep helps the body to regenerate and, according to studies, also has an influence on athletic performance. Athletes who find it difficult to get to sleep can try their luck with our BIOGENA SPORTS – Melatonin Sleep Spray. This contains 1mg per spray of the sleep hormone melatonin. 1mg of melatonin taken shortly before going to bed can help to shorten the time it takes to fall asleep.

BIOGENA SPORTS D3 & K2 liquid: Vitamins D3 and K2 are best friends when it comes to bone health - the maintenance of normal bones. In addition, vitamin K supports normal blood clotting, while vitamin D contributes to the normal functionality of the immune system and muscles - important factors for athletic performance. BIOGENA SPORTS D3 & K2 liquid is a trusted choice when supplementation of vitamin D3 and K2 is required. The dual active formula supplies the two fat-soluble vitamins D3 and K2 at a ratio of 2:1.

BIOGENA SPORTS - Potassium Magnesium Sport: Sport and physical activity place a strain on the body, increasing the need for energy and essential nutrients such as potassium and magnesium. Our Minerals Team has already made a name for itself among active sportspeople in particular and they are a trusted partner for successfully mastering physical challenges in all phases of training and performance. Potassium Magnesium Sport delivers the two minerals potassium and magnesium as well as 2 g of the amino acid L-glutamine to support muscle function, energy metabolism and endurance.*****

BIOGENA ONE: People with sporting ambitions need a well balanced diet as well as a well thought-out training plan. BIOGENA ONE is the perfect companion for athletes looking to give their healthy lifestyle that little bit extra. The next-generation Green Drink combines the power of 99 intelligent and supercharged ingredients to support the daily nutritional needs of athletes. With the refreshing fruitiness of apple & kiwi, complemented by cucumber and a slightly energising twist of wasabi leaf powder.

* The B vitamins B1, B2, B6 and B12 contribute to a normal energy metabolism.
** Pantothenic acid contributes to normal mental performance.
*** Magnesium supports normal muscle function.
**** The daily intake of at least 200mg of vitamin C in addition to the recommended daily dose is important for athletes: it supports the normal function of the immune system during and after intensive physical activity.
*****Potassium and magnesium contribute to normal muscle function and normal functioning of the nervous system.
*****Magnesium contributes to electrolyte balance, normal energy metabolism and normal protein synthesis. Magnesium contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.