Our membership includes big international sport nutrition brands; smaller specialist companies; ingredients’ suppliers; sport nutrition publications; and national associations.

ESSNA was founded in 2003 with the intention of creating a forum for discussion and vehicle for actions on the concerns of the specialist sports nutrition sector in order to secure appropriate and proportionate European legislation on sports nutrition products.

Today, ESSNA is in close dialogue with a wide variety of stakeholders to do this. We work with officials from the European Commission and the European Food Safety Agency, Member States’ Governments, Parliamentarians from the European Parliament and Member State legislatures and other trade bodies and sporting organizations, so that we are best able to represent the views of the specialist sector in a wide range of discussions.

ESSNA also takes the argument for sports nutrition and the reputable brands involved in the industry to TV and radio, the mainstream press and the specialist media, as well as to anti-doping organisations. We work to disassociate responsible brands from those tarnishing the reputation of the sector and so improve perceptions of the industry.  All ESSNA Members sign up to the ESSNA Constitution that insists that they abide by all relevant rules and regulations.




MHRA to launch ‘DMAA Week of Action’

23 January, 2017

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is running a campaign to reduce the harm to the UK public caused by purchasing fake, unlicensed or counterfeit medical products online. // Read more »

ESSNA shortlisted for European Association award

8 December, 2016

ESSNA is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted in the European Association Awards. It has been named amongst the finalists for the ‘Best Lobbying Campaign’ category following a successful // Read more »

ESSNA EU campaign shortlisted for major industry award

26 October, 2016

ESSNA’s campaign engaging with the EU Commission’s report on sports nutrition legislation, the results of which have fundamentally changed the sports nutrition industry, has been named as a finalist in the ‘Consultancy // Read more »

ESSNA welcomes Membership applications from any company orbody involved in the sports nutrition sector.

Before applying for ESSNA Membership, you may wish to read more about us, what we do and how we can help you by downloading our background pack from here (pdf). This pack also has details of the cost of ESSNA Membership.