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Protein-based supplement may aid in elderly muscle gains, study suggests

Elderly men who consumed a whey protein based multi-ingredient supplement increased both muscle strength and lean mass, reveals a new study conducted at McMaster University in Canada.

Go the whole whey for better muscle building

Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) taken as part of intact whey protein may stimulate muscle building response better than if taken in isolation, suggests a new study.

Is growing consumer scrutiny and ‘mainstream protein’ putting sports nutrition under pressure?

More than 70% of UK-based users of sports nutrition would like to see an industry-wide certification that ensures the quality of ingredients, according to new Mintel data that also suggest...

Protein-antioxidant combo proves effective in post-exercise recovery

A combination of protein and antioxidant supplementation could be more effective in reducing muscle soreness post exercise compared to those taking these supplements separately.

Vitamin K2 may be beneficial for athletic training: Study

Supplements of vitamin K2 may boost the output of the heart by 12% in aerobically trained males and female athletes, says a new study.

Oral microbiome makeup key link in NO pathway, expert says

Boosting nitric oxide in the body has long been a goal in sports nutrition.  But without an understanding of the importance of the proper oral microbiome makeup, it may be...

Genetic testing can have implications for use of caffeine in sports nutrition

You can’t yet find the next great athlete by doing a genetic test.  But you can determine who is most likely to benefit from caffeine, a common sports nutrition ingredient...

Russian billionaire buys Holland & Barrett for healthy €2.0bn

US private equity firm Carlyle sells Europe’s largest health and wellness retailer to investment fund controlled by Mikhail Fridman

What’s new for the European market of sports nutrition?

The sports and health nutrition industry is booming in Western Europe as more consumers look for a healthy lifestyle, according to market intelligence agencies.

Dosage and delivery shine in a generic sports nutrition market

Improvements in delivery formats and dosage forms has been a hallmark of the sports nutrition space for a number of years now as demands of an athlete require food to be...

Can probiotics help respiratory illnesses in athletes?

Despite widespread interest in improving athletes’ health and performance with probiotics, the reduction of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTIs) in humans has achieved substantial confirmatory evidence.

Sports nutrition growth spoiled by ‘wrong and immoral’ marketing

The global sports nutrition industry is forecast to leap in size from $28bn in 2016 to $45bn in 2022 but the industry believes its growth is being stymied in Europe...

Industry calls for EU sport food clarification to shore up safety concerns

A quartet of sports food industry associations are calling for clearer product labelling and clarification for the safe use of sport and nutrition products within the European Union.

How much milk protein can stimulate muscle growth after exercise in middle-aged men?

Just nine grams of milk protein may be sufficient to stimulate muscle build after resistance exercise, according to researchers from The University of Auckland and Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd.

Ganeden bets on inactivated probiotic ingredient for new applications

Probiotic giant Ganeden says its new immune ingredient looks to take the benefits of its validated strain into categories and areas that probiotics cannot be used.

Industry innovation can help target products to the elderly

The industry can do more to target fashionable high protein foods and drinks to the over 65s market, while rest of Europe should follow Norway with nutrition-filled NPD for the...

‘Rogue operators’ undermining growing field of personalised nutrition, warns nutrigenomics author

Sham operators are undermining the field of nutrigenomics and personalised nutrition, according to the author new research that shines light on how dietary changes thousands of years ago impacted the...

Astaxanthin supplements may improve heart rates during exercise

Daily supplements containing astaxanthin may lower the heart rate of recreational athletes during exercise, says a new study.

Dutch consortium to Challenge time to market for new health products

Three Dutch companies aim to slash time to market through the use of low-cost predictive models that speed up pre-clinical and human trials.

‘Next gen’ probiotics: Chr. Hansen adds 100 new strain development library

Danish bioscience firm Chr. Hansen says 100 new strains added to its library could help development of new commercial probiotics for a range of metabolic, immune, and digestive health issues.

Roquette to invest €40m in French pea protein plant

Roquette will invest €40 million to increase the capacity of its Northern France pea processing site in Vic-sur-Aisne in a bid to meet growing global demand for plant-based protein.

Watermelon-pomegranate juice shows athletic benefits: Study

Watermelon juice enriched with l-citrulline combined with pomegranate extracts may reduce muscle soreness and markers of muscle damage following exercise, says a new study from Spain.

Bones of contention: Joint-up thinking key to market gains

Post-menopausal women, senior citizens both male and female. Those in the twilight of life have traditionally made up the bulk of the market for bone and joint supplements and ingredients.

Belgium drafts supplement guidance for four nutrients … but is it right?

Industry should fight amendments to a Belgian decree setting out minimum and maximum levels for caffeine, lutein, lycopene and red yeast rice, because some proposed levels fall well below established...

Mazza Innovation: ‘We want to change the way bioactives are extracted’

Mazza Innovation is gaining increasing attention in dietary supplement circles, with its technology offering an environmentally friendly, solvent-free way of extracting compounds like polyphenols, alkaloids, glycosides, and specialty carbohydrates.