Sports Nutrition

Lucozade Sport: Body fuel. But where is the body of evidence? the BMJ and BBC have asked.

BMJ slams sports nutrition & EFSA; Glaxo defends 40 years of science

By Shane Starling and Ben Bouckley

On the eve of the Olympics, Oxford University academics writing in the British Medical Journal – in conjunction with the BBC Panorama documentary team – have damned sports nutrition products like GlaxoSmithKline’s Lucozade Sport for lacking scientific...

EFSA delivers sports market blow: Consultant

EFSA health claim opinions

EFSA delivers sports market blow: Consultant

By Shane Starling

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) rejection last week of health claims for sports nutrients like L-carnitine, acetyl of L-carnitine, glutamine or tyrosine may have a devastating effect on the European market, warns French consultancy, Nutraveris.

DHA omega-3 may offer sports protection

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2011

DHA omega-3 may offer sports protection

By Nathan Gray

DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is the critical omega-3 fatty acid in the brain and research backs its ability to boost brain function. But can it slow the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease and help protect sportspeople against concussion?

Nutrition goal: Extracts from these potato fields may end up funding and recuperating efforts on sporting fields

Potato protein targets sports nutrition market

By Shane Starling

Dutch start-up Solanic is promoting the bioavailability and sustainability of its potato-derived protein isolates, ahead of a global launch at the Vitafoods Europe trade fair next week in Geneva.

Building strong evidence for elite sports nutrition: Vitafoods preview

Building strong evidence for elite sports nutrition: Vitafoods preview

By Nathan Gray

A lot of talk has focussed on how non-sporty consumers are driving the market, but what about the potential for industry by targeting elite athletes? First, industry must understand the unique demands of top level performance, says Jeni Pearce from the...

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