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Balancing Innovation and Risk in Sports Nutrition Ingredients

Sports nutrition supplements are one of the fastest growing and most innovative categories in the dietary supplement industry, but this growth and innovation can create significant risk. What’s stopping unscrupulous suppliers from marketing untested ingredients as the “next hot thing”? Can these ingredients be safely used in a sports nutrition supplement? Could the ingredient cause your customers to test positive for banned substances? We will explore these issues and some of the solutions NSF International has to offer.

  • John Travis
  • John Travis
  • Senior Research Scientist
  • NSF International
  • LinkedIn John Travis

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Keynote : State of the US sports nutrition market

How are weekend warriors and other amateur athletes changing the sports nutrition sector? Which product formats are attracting the most attention? And is protein unstoppable?

In this session we take a snapshot of the key consumer groups, product formats, ingredients, and standout brands impacting growth in the US sports nutrition category.

  • Adi Menayang
  • Adi Menayang
  • Correspondent
  • NutraIngredients-USA & FoodNavigator-USA
  • LinkedIn Adi Menayang
  • Matthew Oster
  • Matthew Oster
  • Industry Manager, Consumer Health
  • Euromonitor International
  • LinkedIn Matthew Oster

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CLUSTER DEXTRIN® (HBCD), energy source for athletes

CLUSTER DEXTRIN®, manufactured by Glico Nutrition of Japan, is changing the narrative on sports drinks, and the step up from yesterday’s sports drinks isn’t evolutionary, it’s revolutionary!
CLUSTER DEXTRIN® is exceptionally soluble, and its osmotic pressure is near zero. These rare characteristics don’t just set it apart, Glico Nutrition’s exclusive CLUSTER DEXTRIN® – sometimes known as Highly Branched Cyclic Dextrin (HBCD) .– is a new breed of dextrin supplement. It works similarly to other types of carbohydrate ingredients, but its advantage in enhancement stamina, increasing the absorption of Branched Chain Amino Acid (BCAA), and delivering constant energy is so dramatic that it becomes hard to imagine the serious athlete relying on anything else.


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Keynote: Nootropics and focus for sports nutrition

Mental performance, focus and decision making are changing sports nutrition product formulation.

In this session we will hear from a leading sports nutrition expert on how these products work and which ingredients are winning the nootropics race.


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The key issues in the sports nutrition arena – expert round-table

Experts from leading sports nutrition brands and academia will share their insights on all things sports nutrition, from protein to carbs, hydration, recovery, and emerging nutraceuticals for athletic performance.

  • Marc Stover
  • Marc Stover
  • Vice President, Innovations and Marketing
  • Twinlab Consolidation Corporation
  • LinkedIn Marc Stover

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Stimulatory and Non-Stimulatory Energy Ingredients: A Functional Overview

Clean sources of natural energy and performance boosters are in high demand. Products that can deliver results for the weekend warrior and the seasoned professional with natural, sanctioned ingredients have a clear market advantage in the thriving sports and energy markets. Join FutureCeuticals’ team of experts as they discuss a two-fold path to performance enhancement–stimulatory and non-stimulatory energy supplementation—and the research on ingredients that can deliver results in both categories. Organic caffeine, natural NO boosters and endogenous stimulation of ATP production offer compelling opportunities for the natural energy market.

  • Brad Evers
  • Brad Evers
  • Vice President of Sales
  • FutureCeuticals
  • LinkedIn Brad Evers