Sports nutrition: NIU forum to explore the trends in the booming sports sector

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Experts from Health Wright, Muscle Pharm, Texas A&M, and Euromonitor will discuss the trends in sports nutrition in a FREE forum hosted by NutraIngredients-USA.

According to a new report from P&S Market Research, the global sports nutrition market was worth $24.7 billion in 2014, and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.3%, over the next five years.

The US market is the global leader, valued at $12.2 billion in 2014, says P&S Market Research.

So what is driving this growth? How are consumer demands changing? Where’s the innovation coming from? What’s the best way to deliver the benefits? NutraIngredients-USA’s FREE Trends in Sports Nutrition​ forum will answer these questions and more on October 1.

Mark Wright, CEO of Health Wright; Brad Pyatt, CEO of Muscle Pharm; Dr Richard Kreider, Texas A&M University, and Chris Schmidt, Industry Analyst – Consumer Health at Euromonitor International will join Hank Schultz for the hour long discussion..


Mark Wright​ is President & Co-Founder of Health Wright Products, which focused on the encapsulation market. Since 1995, Mark Wright has led HWP on an intentional growth pattern, building its operations to the point where HWP successfully manages the needs of more than 75 active brands and thousands of unique formulas, with room for more.


Brad Pyatt​ is the CEO, Chairman and Founder of Muscle Pharm. Brad founded the company in 2008 after playing professional football for seven years. He spent the majority of his career with the Indianapolis Colts and has firsthand experience with the taking of supplements to better performance. His background in Kinesiology and Exercise Science coupled with knowledge he acquired from his mentor, renowned sports nutrition doctor Eric Serrano served as the cornerstone of MusclePharm.


Dr Richard Kreider​ is Professor of Health & Kinesiology at Texas A&M University. Richard has conducted numerous studies on nutrition and exercise and has published three books, over 150 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, over 400 research abstracts, and 150 health and fitness related articles. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM); an active member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA); a co-founder, board member and Fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition; founding Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition; Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and Board Member of the American Kinesiology Association.


Chris Schmidt​ is Industry Analyst – Consumer Health at Euromonitor International. Chris monitors financial and brokerage reports; company disclosures and industry developments to track the performance of the largest, most dynamic players in the Consumer Health arena. His work is a resource and point of comparison for the company’s expansive network of in-country analysts.  Chris Schmidt graduated Cum Laude from Northwestern University.

The event is supported by the following leading nutritional ingredient suppliers:


Sustamine (Kyowa Hakko): ​The only GRAS L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine ingredient that can: enhance electrolyte and water absorption in the intestines; stimulate glycogen synthesis; inhibit muscle protein breakdown; promote the synthesis of muscle protein; and also stimulate the immune system. Sustamine is an ultra-pure ingredient in a unique dipeptide form for quick absorption.


Natreon, Inc​: A developer of novel compounds extracted from the traditional botanicals of Ayurvedic medicine. The company has created a broad portfolio of products and technologies with compelling intellectual property, including highly purified shilajit (one of the most important Ayurvedic remedies) - PrimaVie, Phyllanthus emblica​ (the superfruit Indian gooseberry) – Capros, and Withania somnifera​ (Ashwagandha or Indian ginseng) – Sensoril.


Cluster Dextrin (Glico):​ Ezaki Glico produces Cluster Dextrin using a proprietary enzyme derivation process to yield a cluster-structured glucose polymer. The ingredient is said to have three primary attributes: high solubility, fast gastric emptying time, and its ability to enhance stamina by managing blood glucose.


Sabinsa:​ A manufacturer, supplier and marketer of herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals, dietary supplements and specialty fine chemicals for the nutritional, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries. For the past 25 years, Sabinsa has brought to market more than 100 standardized botanical extracts, several with clinical studies in conjunction with prestigious institutions in support of these products. 

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