Sports Nutrition Ingredients

Projections from Grand View Research value the global sports nutrition market at 42.9 Billion USD with an expected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.8% through 2030.

With a dozen science-backed sports-nutrition ingredients and global sourcing capabilities for functional ingredients, Maypro has been a trusted and resourceful supplier for more than 45 years.

Vasodrive® Sports Nutrition

Everything begins with healthy circulation. VasoDrive-AP® supports arterial flexibility by inhibiting angiotensin converting enzyme that leads to the constriction of blood vessels. This aids the body’s natural production of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS)*. VasoDrive-AP® also helps maintain blood glucose levels that are in a healthy range.*

Derived from casein and produced through a patented fermentation and enzymatic process that releases two key tripeptides, Valyl-Prolyl-Proline (VPP) and Isoleucyl-Prolyl-Proline (IPP), VasoDrive-AP® provides VPP and IPP in concentrations not practical to achieve through the consumption of dairy products. It is safe for those with lactose intolerance.*

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Purple Force Sports Nutrition

Rich in functional ingredients and polyphenolic compounds, such as GHG®, PurpleForce® contains nearly two times the level of polyphenols as green tea.

PurpleForce® can naturally inhibit excess lipid and fat absorption while also boosting fat metabolism.

The ingredient also works to activate AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase), an enzyme involved in the homeostasis of the energy cell, promoting energy levels and glucose absorption in skeletal muscle.

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Clinical research shows that PurpleForce® can:

  • Promote improvement in fat metabolism*
  • Relax vascular smooth muscle to improve post-workout recovery*
  • Help improve endurance and reduce overall muscle fatigue*
  • Contribute to increased muscle strength and muscle mass of the quadriceps muscles in legs*
  • Improve exercise motivation*

In a 2020 study, 30 healthy men completed a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind crossover study consisting of muscle-endurance exercise and consumption of either PurpleForce® or a placebo (1).

Study participants who took PurpleForce® were able to do more leg extensions and bench-press repetitions compared to the placebo group—PurpleForce® supplementation also, as mentioned above, improved muscle recovery and overall fat metabolism*

In addition to sports performance, PurpleForce® has demonstrated benefits suitable for weight management, skin support and beauty-from-within formulas.*

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Oligonol Sports Nutrition

Oligonol® is a patented, low-molecular-weight polyphenolic extract—a type of antioxidant--that boasts excellent absorption and multiple performance nutrition benefits.*

Featuring superior bioavailability and supported by 30 human clinical trials, Oligonol® is an ingredient developed to improve endurance, which can help provide a boost in energy and benefit overall heart health.*

Published clinical data indicates that Oligonol® can help the body naturally combat exertional heat stress. In addition, Oligonol® decreases fatigue, improves endurance and increases production of nitric oxide.

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Oligonol® has been clinically shown to:

  • Help decrease fatigue and support endurance*
  • Support post-meal blood glucose and lipid levels already in a healthy range*
  • Help reduce visceral fat*
  • Because of its effect on circulation and oxidation, Oligonol may also promote cardiovascular health*

Winner of the Natural Products Expo West NutrAward for Best New Ingredient in 2008 and the SupplySide West Scientific Excellence Award in 2011, Oligonol is ideal for Performance Nutrition formulas looking to support endurance, recovery, energy, circulation, heart-health, glucose management and skin health.

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Taurine Sports Nutrition

The name “taurine” comes from the Latin Bos taurus, which means ox, since this amino acid was first isolated by German scientists from ox bile in 1827.

Research shows that taurine supplementation supports reduced fatigue, less muscle soreness and reduced muscle damage after strenuous exercise.* In some cases, it has even improved runners’ times.*

A 2021 review of 19 taurine studies concluded that taurine (2):*

  1. Increases the body’s oxygen uptake
  2. Reduces muscle damage
  3. Increases time to fatigue
  4. Improves strength and power
  5. Reduces recovery times

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Lactoferrin Sports Nutrition

An iron-binding milk protein originally found in breast milk in 1960, lactoferrin regulates how well iron is absorbed from the body. We know that nutritional iron is important to ensure that the body has sufficient energy to power through even the toughest workouts.

In fact, supplemental iron (from lactoferrin) helps with muscle recovery and in optimal functioning of the skeletal muscle (3).

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  1. Cesareo K, Ziegenfuss T, Raub, et al. Effects of purple tea on muscle hyperemia and oxygenation, serum markers of nitric oxide production and muscle damage, and exercise performance. J Exerc Nutr. 2020;3(3).
  2. Kurtz JA, VanDusseldorp TA, Doyle JA, Otis JS. Taurine in sports and exercise. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2021;18(1):39.
  3. Stugiewicz M, Tkaczyszyn M, Kasztura M, et al. The influence of iron deficiency on the functioning of skeletal muscles: experimental evidence and clinical implications. Eur J Heart Failure. January 21, 2016.

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