Sports Nutrition

Lallemand explores the possibilities for probiotics in sports nutrition

31 Jul 2017 --- Active in the probiotic industry since 1934, Lallemand Health Solutions (LHS) offers a full line of ready-to-market probiotic formulas and helps its partners design custom and complex formulations using Harmonium, Lafti or Rosell Probiotic strains together with its proprietary protective technologies. One of the company’s most recent areas of interest is the sports nutrition market. “Sports nutrition is a booming market and a very significant area for innovation. The range of products can be aimed at pre- and post-workout purposes, to support overall well-being as well as boost immunity,” says Lucie Lingrand, Product Manager at LHS, in an interview with NutritionInsight. 

Athlete complaints of contaminated ingredients could be “valid”

25 Jul 2017 --- It is possible that complaints about contamination of the ingredients used in athletes’ dietary supplements have some merit. This is according to Lukas Vaclavik, a Staff Scientist at Covance Food Solutions, which is a LabCorp business. Vaclavik notes that dietary supplements that were taken by athletes who have been banned from competing could conceivably have contained products that were not listed on product labels.

Women's active nutrition brand FITSHE available in Dutch supermarkets

24 Jul 2017 --- FITSHE, the manufacturer of 100 percent natural protein products for active women, has announced that its protein bars are now available in a selection of Dutch supermarkets. FITSHE was established by Caroline Glasbergen, CEO and founder of the brand, in 2015 and targets women with an active lifestyle.

BCAAs taken in isolation ineffective for muscle building

17 Jul 2017 --- A new study from the University of Stirling has found that popular muscle building supplements, known as branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) are ineffective when taken in isolation. The study shows that while BCAA supplements do stimulate the muscle building response in individuals after they lift weights, other muscle-building supplements are far more effective.

Kefir proves to be excellent post-workout drink for cancer patients

14 Jul 2017 --- Kefir may be a beneficial post-exercise beverage for cancer survivors because its nutritional qualities reduce the risk of upsetting the stomach, according to a study published in the Journal of Dairy Science

Arla Foods Launches New Whey Protein Solution

15 Jun 2017 --- Arla Foods Ingredients has launched a new whey protein solution that the companys says ensures that the protein bars it is used in stay soft for at least a year. Nearly half of US consumers (45%) purchased a high-protein bar in the past month, according to research. However, due to textural deterioration during shelf life – a common issue with high-protein snack bars – it’s likely that many of the bars had lost their soft and chewy texture by the time they were eaten.

Sea Lettuce Product Among Sports Nutrition Award Nominees

12 Apr 2017 --- Bridge2Food has announced some of the nominees for this year’s Bridge2Food Sports & Active Nutrition Awards which celebrate the innovators creating the next generation of categories, products, beverages and ingredients to cater to increasingly health conscious consumer. The nominees are Nootropics, sports shots and organic magnesium from sea lettuce.

Special Report: The Consumers & Innovation Driving the Sports Nutrition Sector

10 Apr 17 --- If there’s one market in the nutrition sector that can’t stay still for a second, it’s sports nutrition. Today NutritionInsight learns more about the consumers driving the latest sports nutrition trends, along with the challenges and opportunities occupying this lucrative, yet tricky corner of the nutrition industry.

UK Health Organizations Assess Availability of Gluten-Free Foods on Prescription

03 Apr 2017 --- The Department of Health has launched a formal consultation on possible changes to the availability of gluten free foods on prescription, suggesting that due to the increased availability of gluten free products, the need for an NHS prescription has greatly decreased. 

Nestlé to Expand Nutritional Products Manufacturing Capacity in US

10 Feb 2017 --- Nestlé has announced that it intends to expand its manufacturing facility in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Currently, these factories are used to manufacture more than 200 products, including infant formulas, medical nutrition products and nutritional drinks.

PEAK ATP Proven to Boost ATP Levels and Muscle Excitability

08 Feb 2017 --- A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, has shown that administration of PEAK ATP from TSI USA, an oral adenosine triphosphate (ATP), prevents exercise-induced declines in ATP, while enhancing peak power and muscular excitability.

Nitrosigine Found to Boost Cognitive Performance in Active Adults

31 Jan 2017 --- The results of two placebo-controlled human studies, published in “Nutrients”, have indicated that Nitrosigine – bonded arginine silicate (ASI) – significantly improves cognitive acuity, including processing speed and executive functioning. 

Arla Targets Mainstream Sports Nutrition Market With More Whey Hydrolysates Products

25 Jan 2017 --- Arla Foods Ingredients has unveiled a new generation of whey hydrolysates that they hope will take these “gold standard” proteins into the mainstream sports nutrition market for the first time.

Sabinsa's DigeZyme Shows Benefit For Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

11 Jan 2017 --- New Research has shown that Sabinsa's multi-enzyme complex DigeZyme, a proprietary blend of non-animal sourced enzymes potential for more rapid recovery from Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). The study was published in Sports Nutrition and Therapy.

Gelatin Before Intensive Exercise Could Improve Bone and Muscle Health

21 Dec 2016 --- Consuming a gelatin supplement, followed by a burst of intensive exercise, can help build ligaments, tendons and bones, according to a new study from Keith Baar's Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory at the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences and the Australian Institute of Sport.

Cambridge Commodities to be Exclusive Supplier of Genosa’s Hytolive Product

23 Aug 2016 --- Nutritional ingredient supplier Cambridge Commodities has announced that it is the exclusive UK supplier of Genosa’s Hytolive, a pure hydroxytyrosol extract ingredient.

Study Finds That Tart Cherry Juice Could Aid Recovery After Exercise

12 Aug 2016 --- The study published in the Journal Nutrients shows that consumption of Montmorency tart cherry juice may improve athletic performance and aid in recovery after exercise.

New Workout Powders Claim To Hydrate Body and Promote Muscle Repair

11 Aug 2016 --- The new workout powders from 1 UP Nutrition claim to keep the body hydrated during exercise as well as promoting recovery afterwards. There are two powders, one specifically for men and the other for women.

Protein Beer Plugging Gap Between Fitness and Leisure Industries

09 Aug 2016 --- A growing interest in protein beer could put pints back on the table for people wanting to get or stay in shape.

XYIENCE Protein Bars, The First to Feature Sustamine L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine

05 Aug 2016 --- XYIENCE have launched XYIENCE Protein Bars, the first such products to contain Sustamine L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine.