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A FAST TRACK TO SUCCESS: SPORTS NUTRITION AND FUNCTIONAL


Today’s athlete or active consumer needs more than a handful of supplements and a selection of muscle-enhancing products. The best way to maximize health and vitality is through a well-balanced diet and functional sports nutrition. Whether you’re eating for endurance, strength, or competition, the body needs fuel to perform well.

With brands like Powerade, Red Bull, and Gatorade leading the race, the global energy drinks market reached USD57 billion in 2020. Moreover, it’s anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 7% between 2022-2027.

Many people are turning to herbs and plants to strengthen performance and boost endurance. Hybrid food and beverage products like energy drinks and bars may be fashionable but aren’t simply a passing fad.

Dandelions, often overlooked, are a powerhouse of nutrients that can significantly boost energy levels. Their roots, leaves, and flowers are packed with health benefits. These benefits include fighting inflammation and promoting liver health. Plus, dandelion supports the growth and maintenance of healthy gut bacteria.

Ashwagandha is a medicinal herb with health benefits, improving athletic performance, fertility, and sleep. It is often called Indian ginseng and has been used for thousands of years to boost nutrition and ease pain.

Do you have an idea for a fully functional sports nutrition product that deviates from classic flavors and ingredients? Our Food Scientist for Hire team is ready to help you get on the fast track to success!

DON’T SWEAT IT!


What is the difference between energy drinks and sports drinks? Energy drinks do pretty much what they say on the can! They typically contain sugar and caffeine, which are stimulants that provide a burst of energy and alertness. Other energy-boosting ingredients in the blend may be taurine, ephedrine, b-vitamins, ginseng, guarana seed, creatine, carnitine, and guarana seed.

Sports drinks have a different purpose. When exercising heavily, the body loses fluid through sweat, which is a mixture of water and sodium. Excess sweating can cause dehydration. Many assume the answer is to drink plenty of water. However, drinking excessive water when you’re dehydrated post-exercise can further dilute the balance of sodium in the blood. Here, is where sports drinks come into play! Most sports drinks contain water, glucose, sodium, and potassium. This combination helps rehydrate the body by replacing lost electrolytes. Many studies show that sports drinks can help increase physical performance and endurance.

FOOD SCIENTIST FOR HIRE AND SPORTS NUTRITION AND FUNCTIONAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT


Sports energy drinks and bars are just two innovative products that Food Scientist for Hire can help you formulate and manufacture.

Our team of experts can assist you in creating customized flavors and ingredients. We can also help you develop new products, offer branding and manufacturing advice, and more — we’re your one-stop solution!

Reach out to schedule a complimentary phone consultation with one of our experts at Food Scientist for Hire. After listening to your ideas, we can create a proposal tailored to your unique needs to get you started right away. So, what are you waiting for? Don’t let a competitor beat you to the finish line!

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