Sports Nutrition

An ASA independent review found no cause to repair its initial verdict

GSK-MaxiNutrition loses protein health claims appeal

By Shane STARLING

Sir Hayden Phillips, the man tasked with performing ‘independent reviews’ of UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) rulings, has backed a July ruling against GlaxoSmithKline sports brand MaxiNutrition for exaggerated protein-recovery claims.

Endurance athletes like professional cyclists swear by sports gels - EFSA has failed to back their efficacy

“Try telling any marathoner or endurance cyclist that carb drinks and gels don't help them maintain performance over long distances and you'll be laughed out of the room..."

‘Controversial’; EFSA rejects sports gels for endurance

By Shane STARLING

Data backing ‘carbohydrate solutions’ like sports gels to benefit 60-minute-plus endurance efforts have been rebuffed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), a decision one sports nutrition expert called, “controversial”.

The fastest growing consumer group were ‘lifestyle users’, making a transition into a more active life, according to ESSNA.

Special edition: Inside Europe's food supplement markets

Sports nutrition in Europe - market analysis

By Anna Bonar

European sports supplements market is predicted to grow by 2.3% a year to 2018 as product awareness rises, say analysts.

The bottles may be the same but Arsenal Football Club offers bespoke nutrition solutions to all its players

NutraIngredients Sports Nutrition 2014 round-table debate

Pro team nutritionist: We can’t get the sports nutrition products we need

By Shane STARLING

The nutritional needs of professional athletes and the general sports playing population are clearly not the same but does the broad sports nutrition market reflect that diversity of need? The Arsenal FC nutritionist and other experts argued the toss...

Retail positioning could bust sports nutrition segment out of negative image, according to analyst.

Retail positioning sports nutrition's big challenge

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Establishing broad acceptance is the greatest challenge facing the sports nutrition segment today, and this hinges on the creation of local mainstream retail channels, according to one analyst. 

Yohimbe limbo reveals cracks in EU risk management and regulatory processes, says ESSNA

Special edition: Sports Nutrition

Ban yohimbe just like ephedra, says EU sports nutrition sector

By Dr Adam Carey

EFSA last year concluded the safety profile of herbal stimulant yohimbe is inconclusive. Ban it anyway, says the chair of the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) in this guest article.

“This elevates the ingredient to the ‘big leagues’...

MSM added to sports nutrition safe list in the UK

By Shane STARLING

A form of joint health and sports nutrient, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) has made it onto the approved list of UK third party testing service Informed-Sport, a “big league” promotion according to an American supplier.

Local sporting cultures influence consumer preferences across the global protein and non-protein markets, says Euromonitor

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Protein still sports nutrition king, but watch out

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Protein is still the bedrock of sports nutrition says Euromonitor, but non-protein products are expected to grow faster in several important global markets like Australia, Canada and Indonesia.

Glanbia joins EU sports nutrition group

Glanbia joins EU sports nutrition group

Glanbia Performance Nutrition has joined the ever-growing membership of the 10-year-old European Specialist Sports Nutrition Association (ESSNA), joining supplement maker PhD Nutrition, and retailers NBTY Europe Bodybuilding.com as new members.

Sports drinks waste shows bar and biscuit potential: Study

Sports drinks waste shows bar and biscuit potential: Study

By Shane Starling

Fruit and vegetable residues typically discarded in the manufacture of isotonic sports drinks could be a rich nutrient source for other foodstuffs like bars and biscuits, Brazilian researchers have found.

NBTY Europe pulls sports nutrition range

NBTY Europe axes sports nutrition range

NBTY Europe has stopped selling the USN sports nutrition range in its Holland & Barrett stores in the UK after a hike in local taxes forced a review of the brands it worked with.

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