Sports nutrition is a huge and growing market, with an array of products and ingredients authorised to claim that they boost physical performance.
Energy, which is essential for stamina, is produced by the metabolism of food by the digestive system, with several vitamins and minerals involved in the process.
A total of 20 health claims have been authorised in this area and may be summarised as:-
|Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism||Biotin, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, vitamin B1, vitamin B2,vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C||Calcium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese|
|Maintenance of endurance performance||Carbohydrate/electrolyte solution|
|Enhances water absorption during exercise||Carbohydrate/electrolyte solution|
|Increases physical performance in high intensity short bursts||Creatine|
|Contributes to the maintenance of a normal immune system during/after intense exercise||Vitamin C|
|Contributes to oxygen transport in the body||Iron|
|*Claims may be made for a single nutrient or several nutrients|
The EU Health Claims Register is dynamic in nature and should be checked for updates