The personalised nutrition market has seen a huge number of new players entering the field in recent years but this year has been 'brutal' in terms of closures, so what do innovators need to do to win in this category?
With the details of the new rules on packaging and packaging waste currently being refined, in this article ESSNA provides an overview of this new legislation and its impact to the sports foods sector.
With a review suggesting only 11% of sports nutrition research is conducted in female participants, some crucial discoveries are slowly coming to light as studies finally delve into the complicated needs of the female athlete.
Traditionally, eating meat has been considered a cornerstone of masculinity, especially for professional male athletes. A recent small study, however, suggests that attitudes towards plant-based diets are changing among athletes.
The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has warned the UK Government that blanket online and TV advertising restrictions for products high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) aiming to address childhood obesity may inadvertently harm the sports...
Sports beverages are the most popular vehicle for functional ingredients across the globe as an increasingly wide range of consumers look to support their physical and mental health through convenient everyday nutrition.
Protein bars are central to the narrative of sports nutrition going mainstream, according to Nutrition Integrated founder, Nick Morgan, speaking at the launch of Arla Foods Ingredients new protein concept.
Providing elite athletes with the nutrition 'edge' is not always about the counting of macros or the science behind ingredients, but it's sometimes as simple as making products and meals delicious, according to a leading health & performance...
Huel has set its sights high for on-the-go sales as it announces the inception of its own vending machines in the UK's biggest airport as well as the launch of its products across 500 major supermarkets.
The global bovine colostrum market will expand at about 6.4% CAGR over the next six years to gain revenues of around €3.6bn ($4.3 bn) by the end of 2027, according to analysts from Transparency Market Research (TMR).
The UK Government’s restrictions on high fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) products to tackle obesity should not affect sports nutrition food products, says the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA).
A wildlife conservation expert has brought his passion for the environment to the sports nutrition industry with the UK’s first locally sourced cricket and plant-based sports nutrition brand Rebel Protein.
Once primarily restricted to dietary supplements or powders used primarily by the most dedicated fans for at-home DIY smoothies or drink enhancers, collagen is now one of the fastest growing ingredients in the functional food space with countless applications...
Common "edge" sports nutrition products are no more effective at promoting recovery than carbohydrate-rich, potato-based foods, according to new research funded by the Alliance for Potato Research & Education.
The nutrition bar market is witnessing an unprecedented merging of categories and is calling into question all health and wellness stereotypes, revealing ‘fascinating’ macros trends and new product opportunities for the whole food and drink industry to...
Clean label is an ethos, a consumer demand for transparency, sustainability and responsibility, and sports nutrition currently suffers from a negative perception when it comes to these demands, according to Mintel.
Carob, baklava, fig and rum and raisin are just a few of the potential Mediterranean flavour trends that could enter the sports nutrition market in 2020 and beyond, according to a new report from taste experts Synergy Flavours.
“There’s a new idea emerging that if you have a lot of followers on Instagram and you have a six pack then you are an authority on nutrition and health,” sports nutrition professionals were warned during a nutrition myth-busting conference held in Ireland...
Dairy cooperative to ingredients manufacturer FrieslandCampina recently set out its innovation priorities for its ingredients arm: gut health, personalised nutrition and protein. Divisional head Kathy Fortmann tells FoodNavigator more.
Synergy's close working relationship with its parent company, Irish whey protein manufacturer Carbery, has enabled it to become an "expert” in developing flavor profiles ideal for sports nutrition products, the company's commercial director...
The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) says there is no need for separate sports products regulation as general food law is sufficient, ahead of a European Commission report on the matter due within two years.