Just eat well – the £250m gym supplements industry isn’t working out

Stuart Gray

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I am always amazed by the wide range of sports nutrition products on sale in gyms and sports centres. No matter the time of day, it seems gym goers are always drinking nutrient shakes. The sports nutrition market has grown rapidly in the UK in the last few years. In 2012 for example, it was worth around £260m.

There are health benefit claims all over these products, such as enhanced recovery, increased muscle mass, fat burning, improved muscle definition and improved “well-being”.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2014

Bibliographical note

Stuart Gray receives funding from BBSRC, Tenovus Scotland, Smartfish (Norway) and Aker Biomarine (Norway).


  • Nutrition
  • Energy drinks
  • Caffeine
  • Gyms
  • nutrition supplements
  • health supplements
  • Whey protein
  • creatine


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