17-May-2013 - There are two speeds when it comes to energy products: Slow and fast, says Mintel trend-spotting guru David Jago.
24-Apr-2013 - Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-NM, one of the dietary supplement industry’s new champions on Capitol Hill, spoke with NutraIngredients-USA to offer his views on the industry and the challenges it faces now.
12-Apr-2013 - A report on labeling and marketing of energy drinks by three members of Congress matches much of what industry is already working toward, according the Council for Responsible Nutrition.
22-Mar-2013 - Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL, has announced his intent to reintroduce a bill meant to more heavily regulate energy drinks and supplements.
07-Mar-2013 - The chairman of the Chicago City Council committee discussing highly caffeinated energy drinks is ‘confident’ some sort of action will come out of the hearings.
25-Feb-2013 - Thorne Research has announced a partnership with Herbal Science Group that gives Thorne access to HSG’s extensive herbal science database, the companies announced recently.
07-Feb-2013 - Revamped, more complete product lines that are connecting with new customers are driving growth in the sports nutrition market, according to a new report.
25-Jan-2013 - The recent boost in sports nutrition product launches is benefiting functional food ingredient suppliers, among them Kyowa Hakko, whose Sustamine ingredient is featured in a new beverage offering from Champion Nutrition.
23-Jan-2013 - The rate of adverse events for energy drinks and shots ‘appears low in the population of consumers’, but caution is still needed for the products, particularly for select population groups, says a new position paper from the International Society for Sports Nutrition (ISSN).
21-Jan-2013 - Monster Beverage Corporation has blasted a recent government report on drug-related ER visits that describes energy drinks as 'dangerous', as “highly misleading”.
18-Jan-2013 - Two US senators and a member of the House of Representatives have sent letters to 14 energy drink companies seeking information about their products. The letters ask the companies to respond to detailed questions about their products’ ingredients and how the products are labeled and marketed.
14-Jan-2013 - Want to get a slice of the action in the shots category? Build a brand with a compelling story or ‘mission’, and formulate a product that delivers a discernible effect on consumers in 20-30 minutes, or you’re wasting your time, beverages and shots guru and serial entrepreneur Eric Schnell tells Elaine Watson.
09-Jan-2013 - The latest offering in Reservage Organics’ Re-Body line of weight loss supplements has a sports positioning and seems to borrow a line from sports lore: Go big or go home.
07-Jan-2013 - Fewer than half the caffeine supplements sold on military installations accurately list the amount of caffeine they contain, according to a new study.
03-Jan-2013 - The energy beverage sector had a lively 2012, marked by a high-profile wrongful death suit against Monster Beverage Co., some high-profile negative press and even higher-profile attacks from a pair of US Senators. 2013 is shaping up, if anything, to be even livelier, with caffeine limits coming online in Canada.
14-Dec-2012 - Monster Energy has been hit with yet another class action lawsuit, but not one that plows much new ground, according to attorney Justin Prochnow.
29-Nov-2012 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has told US Senators Dick Durbin and Richard Blumenthal that is reviewing the safety of energy drinks and may take regulatory action if it finds a health risk.
23-Nov-2012 - PepsiCo brand Gatorade tells BeverageDaily.com that a direct comparison between the drink and bananas should not be made, after a recent US study concluded that the fruit was as effective in promoting sports performance.
19-Nov-2012 - Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) read a statement on the Senate floor late Thursday calling for FDA action on the safety of energy drinks in apparent reaction to the news that 92 adverse event reports have been received by FDA in the past four years citing 5-Hour Energy shot supplements.
16-Nov-2012 - 5-Hour Energy is “unaware of any deaths proven to have been caused” by consuming its top-selling energy shots, distributor Living Essentials has insisted, after the FDA confirmed it has received 92 serious adverse event reports (AERs) citing 5-Hour-Energy in four years, including 33 hospitalizations and 13 deaths.