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INGREDIENT OF THE YEAR

Sports Nutrition

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nooLVL

Nutrition21

nooLVL is a non-stimulant nootropic ingredient that boosts cognitive performance in gamers. This patented complex is a standout among performance ingredients as it was designed for and studied in gamers to target benefits that are most important to the booming eSports industry. The double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study on nooLVL, was performed using healthy men and women who spent five or more hours a week playing video games and the results were next level! nooLVL delivers reduction in errors, improved accuracy, focus and accelerated reaction time.

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What the judges said: The judges liked this foray into a new, growing category of the market, and noted that the ingredient has a published study specific to its claims.

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Adaptive™ New Zealand blackcurrants

The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research

A recent meta-analysis study shows that properties in Adaptive™ New Zealand blackcurrants can improve sports performance. The Adaptive™ New Zealand blackcurrant brand assures consumers that they’re getting genuine New Zealand grown blackcurrants. The Adaptive™ branded product contains the combination of anthocyanins not found in other berries or blackcurrants grown elsewhere in the world, in the quantities that are required to have a biological effect.

www.plantandfood.co.nz

TENDOFORTE®

GELITA

TENDOFORTE® is a specific bioactive collagen peptide, produced using GELITA’s proprietary hydrolysis process. Specific for tendons and ligaments, TENDOFORTE® activates the metabolism of cells in these collagen-rich tissues, for their natural renewal. Muscles do not exist on their own. A tremendous amount of physical power stems from strong tendons, ligaments and fascia – the white connective tissue. Relevant to all sports, TENDOFORTE® is the first nutritional solution on the market for the white tissue. The missing piece for training at high intensity, while staying injury-free.

www.gelita.com

Adaptive™ New Zealand blackcurrants

The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research

A recent meta-analysis study shows that properties in Adaptive™ New Zealand blackcurrants can improve sports performance. The Adaptive™ New Zealand blackcurrant brand assures consumers that they’re getting genuine New Zealand grown blackcurrants. The Adaptive™ branded product contains the combination of anthocyanins not found in other berries or blackcurrants grown elsewhere in the world, in the quantities that are required to have a biological effect.

www.plantandfood.co.nz

TENDOFORTE®

GELITA

TENDOFORTE® is a specific bioactive collagen peptide, produced using GELITA’s proprietary hydrolysis process. Specific for tendons and ligaments, TENDOFORTE® activates the metabolism of cells in these collagen-rich tissues, for their natural renewal. Muscles do not exist on their own. A tremendous amount of physical power stems from strong tendons, ligaments and fascia – the white connective tissue. Relevant to all sports, TENDOFORTE® is the first nutritional solution on the market for the white tissue. The missing piece for training at high intensity, while staying injury-free.

www.gelita.com