Q: Where are RIVALUS products made?
A: RIVALUS products are made in the USA from the finest quality ingredients of domestic and international origin.
Q: When and where was RIVALUS founded?
A: RIVALUS was founded in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 2008 by Dr. Darren Burke. In 2013 Mike and Tony Costello, founders and former owners of Optimum Nutrition, acquired the RIVALUS brand and relocated the company headquarters to its current location, about 40 miles west of Chicago, in Aurora, IL. Canadian operations continue to be managed by RIVALUS out of Halifax and Toronto.
Q: Whom is RIVALUS designed for?
A: Bodybuilders, hockey players, sprinters, Crossfitters, swimmers, power lifters, mixed martial artists, cyclists, football players (both types), climbers, basketball player, surfers, extreme athletes... RIVALUS has a nutritional formulation to help you achieve unrivaled performance – whatever your sport.
Q: What sets RIVALUS apart from other sports nutrition brands?
A: Expertise, investment, and an ongoing commitment to excellence. With over 150 years of combined industry expertise, our leadership team helped build and shape performance nutrition as we know it today. Unlike most other sports nutrition brands, RIVALUS controls everything from concept to store shelf. In 2013 we constructed an ultra-modern development, manufacturing, and distribution facility featuring a huge R&D lab, the latest in blending, filling and packaging technology, and expansive warehouse space. While sizable, this investment enables us to ensure that every RIVALUS product is of the highest quality and keep costs minimized by cutting out the middlemen.
Q: What is Informed Choice and why should I care about it?
A: Informed Choice is a comprehensive program that tests and monitors for the presence of over 150 banned substances. If you are a competitive athlete, consume a product that is contaminated with a banned substance, and get tested, you risk suspension, disqualification, and potentially even more severe consequences including reputational damage.
Q: Does RIVALUS.net charge sales tax?
A: By law RIVALUS is required to charge sales tax on orders sent to shipping addresses in Illinois and Canada.
Q: Where do you ship?
A: Anywhere in the 48 continental United States and Canada. We do not currently ship to P.O. Boxes, HI, or AK.
Q: What payment methods do you accept?
A: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and RIVALUS gift certificates.
Q: How do I redeem a gift certificate?
A: 1) Locate and click on “Gift Certificates” under the “Products.” You may access Products at the top or bottom of the web page. 2) Select “Redeem Gift Certificate.” 3) Follow the instructions on the page and the gift certificate will be applied toward your order.
Q: How do I apply a promotional code?
A: After you have filled your cart with all of the items you wish to purchase, proceed to checkout. During the “Order Confirmation” stage at checkout, you will have an opportunity to redeem promotional codes. Simply add your code to the box and click “Apply.”
Q: Why doesn’t my powder contain a measuring scoop?
A: Ninety nine times out of one hundred the scoop is in the jug; it just sank to the bottom during shipping. Try tilting the container and lightly shaking it to see if you can get the scoop to resurface. Alternatively, you can try using a clean kitchen utensil (e.g., wooden spoon) to search through the powder. No luck? Please Contact Us for a replacement.
Q: Where do I find information about the best way and time to use my RIVALUS product?
A: The product package is a great place to start. We also have suggestions about when and how to use the different formulas on the “About” and “Nutrition” tabs of each RIVALUS product page. In addition, we recommend that you routinely check out “World of Rivalus” for recipe ideas as well as insights and inspiration from Team RIVALUS.
Q: What is the best way to prepare RIVALUS protein shakes and powdered supplements?
A: Whether using a glass & spoon, shaker cup, or blender, we suggest filling the container with the recommended level of water and then adding the powder. Mix for a few seconds until thoroughly combined. RIVALUS products are all instantized, so it won’t take long and you won’t need to shake or stir that hard.
Q: How do I know if my RIVALUS product contains common food allergens?
A: Common allergens (soybean, wheat, milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, fish, crustacean) that are directly added to any RIVALUS product are clearly identified on each product package. We also aggressively clean and sanitize our equipment between production runs to greatly minimize the chance of incidental cross contamination. If you have extreme food sensitivities and a specific question about the allergens used on shared equipment, please Contact Us.