Sports Nutrition

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.

The effects of bacteria on the gut will be discussed at the conference

Probiotic industry value set to reach £29bn

By Nicholas Robinson

Sales of probiotic food, drink and supplements are set to reach £29bn by 2018, as consumers seek food-based answers to health issues, according to one expert commentator.

Not everybody looking for a caffeine boost is looking for extreme sports and sugar, says maker of new caffeine strips

Big Tobacco eyes caffeine growth with oral strips

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The launch of oral caffeine strip Reon sees cigarette-making giant Imperial Tobacco diversifying its market attentions and targeting on-the-go urban professionals.

Blame game: Supplements have been fingered once more for a doping infringement but are the facts surrounding the case contaminated?

On the spike: The curious case of a contaminated sports supplement

By Shane STARLING

‘Don’t take sports supplements, they can’t be trusted’ was the takeaway message from Welsh track stars Rhys Williams and Gareth Warburton after the recent UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) tribunal agreed steroids got into their blood streams via contaminated sports...

Mountain Fuel owner Darren Foote: “I honestly don’t know how this has happened.

Cambridge Commodities: “There was no contamination in any of the tested products or ingredients.”

Mountain Fuel drink maker says ‘doped’ products tested clean

By Shane STARLING

The third party manufacturer of the Mountain Fuel sports drink that has been blamed in a UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) independent panel ruling for the ‘inadvertent’ steroid doping of two Welsh track Olympians, says the products were tested after the UKAD adverse...

'The 400mg [daily] upper limit should also not be understood as a green light for consuming up to five energy drinks a day,' says consumer group BEUC.

EFSA caffeine opinion is not a green light

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) safety assessment on caffeine is not necessarily a green light for high caffeine consumption or for long-stalled health claims, according to industry commentators.

Single doses of caffeine up to 200mg do not raise safety concerns for adults, also when consumed less than two hours before intense exercise, says EFSA

EFSA: 400mg of caffeine a day is safe

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

400mg of caffeine a day from all sources is not a safety concern, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said in a long-awaited caffeine risk assessment. 

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