Sports nutrition

Amy Eichner, PhD

USADA official cautions athletes about supplement use

By Hank Schultz

There is a continued gap in the perception of dietary supplements between those who make them and the organizations that regulate their use in sports.  The latest example comes in the form of comments from a U.S. anti-doping official.

ABA attacks 'clear bias' of BMJ on sports drinks

ABA attacks 'clear bias' of BMJ on sports drinks

By Ben Bouckley

The American Beverage Association (ABA) has lashed out at the British Medical Journal (BMJ) for a critical article series on sports drinks, and said the journal showed bias in overlooking 'widely accepted' research thereon.

GNC's proprietaryTotal Lean weight management products are a significant growth driver for the business

GNC scores home run with Total Lean as Q1 sales surge 23.4%

By Elaine Watson

Sales at supplements giant GNC surged 23.4% in the first quarter of 2012 driven by skyrocketing sales of Vitapak vitamin bundles, Total Lean weight management products and the Pro Performance AMP sports nutrition range.

MusclePharm raises 2012 forecasts as Q1, 2012 sales surge

MusclePharm raises 2012 forecasts as Q1, 2012 sales surge

Colorado-based sports nutrition expert MusclePharm has posted an almost four-fold rise in net sales to $19m in the first quarter of 2012 - up from $4m in Q1, 2011 - while income from operations rose to around $1m versus a loss of $1m in Q1, 2011. 

Jack3D: Banned in the UK

UK begins DMAA crackdown

By Shane Starling

DMAA-containing Jack3D and products like it are unauthorised drugs and being stripped from UK retail shelves and online catalogues as part of a crackdown against sports supplements by the medicines regulator, the MHRA.

L-R: GI Nutrition co-founders Chris and Alex Karsos

60-second interview, Alex Karsos, co-founder, GI Nutrition

How easy is it to break into the sports nutrition market?

There is room in the sports nutrition market for innovative new players, but being a minnow in a pond full of sharks is not easy, Alex Karsos, co-founder of New Jersey-based start-up GI (Grecian Ideal) Nutrition, tells Elaine Watson

Probiotics could boost immune functions in athletes, says Prof

Probiotics could boost immune functions in athletes, says Prof

By Nathan Gray

Probiotics are best used for their potentially beneficial effects on gut health, but they may also help to boost immune functions – an effect that could benefit sports stars in the future, according to a leading sports scientist.

Weight management success shows sports nutrition potential

Weight management success shows sports nutrition potential

By Stephen Daniells

During a visit to Glanbia Nutritionals in Twin Falls, Idaho, Loren Ward, director of R&D, told Stephen Daniells how clinical data supporting successful weight loss may also have implications for sports nutrition.

The science of sports ingredients

Special edition: Sports nutrition

The science of sports ingredients

By Stephen Daniells

In the third part of our special series on sports nutrition, NutraIngredients looks at the reigning champions in sports ingredients and takes a look at the science behind new contenders to the crown.

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