Sports Nutrition

Glanbia acquired Isopure for £94.1M

Glanbia clinches Isopure deal

By Rod Addy

Glanbia has completed its acquisition of US sports nutrition firm The Isopure Company on schedule.

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.

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