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Sports Nutrition

Identifying new opportunities in the fast-growing sports nutrition category

Formulating for Success in sports nutrition 

With positive lifestyle associations that appeal to health-aware consumers, sports nutrition is well positioned to cross over successfully into more mainstream food and beverage categories. 

Category boundaries are blurring. This is creating new opportunities as well as new challenges.

To meet the demand for better tasting products, as consumers expect the same great eating and drinking experience in sports nutrition as they do in wider food and beverage products. 

Overcome your formulation challenges with Ingredion 

Meet the key trends in sports nutrition successfully and formulate products that offer the ideal taste, texture, nutritional appeal and functionality. 

Challenge our formulation experts to help you: 

  • Formulate balanced, sugar-like sweetness with zero added sugar  
  • Improve mouthfeel, texture, and solubility even in deep sugar reductions  
  • Create great-tasting, vegan products using plant-based proteins 
  • Optimise sweetness and reduce off-notes and bitterness 
  • Enhance flavours for better tasting functional sports nutrition products

Find your ingredients in our portfolio of sports nutrition products.

Report: Meeting consumer demands in sports nutrition

Sports nutrition is showing year-on-year growth and is expected to reach €35 million by 2025 in EMEA.

Meet the growing opportunity in sports nutrition by partnering with Ingredion. Explore how to formulate products that offer the ideal taste, texture, nutritional appeal, and functionality that consumers demand.

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Taste Sweet Liberation

Are you feeling the pressure to reduce sugar content but don’t know where to start? Are you worried about the impact on taste, texture, affordability and clean label? Ingredion can help you break free.

With our formulation capabilities and broad ingredient portfolio, you can develop great tasting products that are low in sugar and high in consumer appeal. Freedom from sugar never tasted so good.

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Ready to taste the possibilities?

Experience the amazing results of our sugar reduction sugar solutions for yourself with one of our exclusive tasting kits

Each kit contains delicious no added sugar RTM/RTD beverages.

All you have to do is open and enjoy.

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Stay up-to date with sugar reduction

Sign up to receive email alerts from Ingredion’s dedicated sugar reduction team. You’ll be the first to know about our latest sugar reduction ingredient solutions, upcoming events, delicious new recipe ideas and much more.

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Explore our stevia sweeteners with PureCircle™ by Ingredion

Meet growing demand for great-tasting, low sugar and calorie-reduced products with stevia sweeteners from PureCircle™ by Ingredion.

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Introducing VITESSENCE® Prista pulse protein concentrates

Derived from pea and faba bean, VITTESSENCE® Prista's designed to help you build the right taste, nutritional profile, and consumer-preferred natural and non-soy based claims.

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VITESSENCE® Pulse proteins

Create plant-protein enhanced food without the plant flavour, bitter taste or uncontrolled microbial levels inherent in dry-milled pulse products.

VITESSENCE® Prista pulse protein concentrates attributes

A revolutionary line of ultra-performance pulse concentrates for pristine taste and functionality

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VITESSENCE® Prista pulse protein - Sports Beverages application

Improve taste and palatability. With a milder flavour profile and low microbial levels, VITESSENCE® Prista is perfect for RTE/RTD products.

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Find the right ingredients for your needs

Discover innovative ingredients that solve your challenges in Sports Nutrition formulations.

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