Sports Nutrition

UK energy bar sales triple and set to rise

UK energy bar sales triple and set to rise

By Niamh Michail

Sales in the energy bar and nutrition market in the UK have been growing at a faster rate than the US tripling in the past five years to reach €137m, while the US market doubled in the same period to €2314m.

Huge potential for botanicals in energy drinks

Special edition: Botanicals

Huge potential for botanicals in energy drinks

By Niamh Michail

Consumers are looking for alternatives to artificial caffeine, meaning even greater opportunities for botanicals in the energy drink market, with small start-ups leading the way.

Probiotics benefit protein absorption but emerging research  is hinting at other benefits for sports performance

Cultured views from Probiota 2015 in Amsterdam

Game on: Probiotics & sports performance

By Shane STARLING

Clinical data is building around the role of probiotics to aid athletic performance – from recovery to muscle development to immune defense. We spoke to a leading researcher at Probiota in Amsterdam this month…

Progress at hand: by 2020 wearables will become commonplace

Wearable devices to track personal nutrition by 2020

By Rick Pendrous

Technology that helps consumers tailor what they eat to their specific health requirements – so-called ‘personalised nutrition’ – will take off over the next five years, the head of intelligence and economics at the Future Foundation think tank has predicted.

Are you a Winnovator?...Innovation in formulation, format, delivery system and specialised science will be rewarded

NutraIngredients Awards, May 6 2015, Geneva

Last call! Entries in the inaugural NutraIngredients Awards close today

By Shane STARLING

There is still time to enter the NutraIngredients Awards – but not much – entries formally close ttoday in seven categories from Finished Products in Immunity to our Editor’s Choice award. It’s not too late!

Will the EU approve energy claims for products like caffeine gels popular with cyclists and other athletes?

“The authorisation of these claims would see a major boost for sports men and women”

European sports nutrition sector backs EFSA caffeine opinion

By Shane STARLING

The European sports nutrition sector says the recent EFSA opinion that backed daily caffeine intakes up to 400 mg per day, will lift the sector – if it makes it into EU law books.

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