Enzymes for sports nutrition [download]
Enzymes, which support the digestive process by breaking food down into nutrients, are enjoying success in the supplement market as consumers learn more about their benefits. Enzymes currently make up 12 percent of the $2.3 billion digestive health supplement market, falling behind only probiotics in market share.
But new findings show that enzymes have a role to play in the sports nutrition arena as well, and their benefits are two-fold: not only can enzymes boost the nutritional absorption required for top performance, but they can also curb inflammation and mitigate delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) post-exercise. This allows for the quicker recovery demanded by today’s sports nutrition supplement consumer.