Our membership includes big international sport nutrition brands; smaller specialist companies; ingredients’ suppliers; 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 Code of Conduct that insists that they abide by all relevant rules and regulations.

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How could Brexit impact the sports nutriton category?

9 November, 2018

  ESSNA Vice-Chairs’s reflectionson post-Brexit sports nutrition sector In the framework of NutraIngredients Video Diary, two ESSNA Vice-Chairs, Mark Gilbert and Luca Bucchini, shared their views on the future of // Read more »

ESSNA wins silver at the Association Excellence Awards 2018

16 October, 2018

ESSNA is delighted to announce that it has won a silver award for the ‘Most Innovative Development by an Association’ category at the Association Excellence Awards 2018. The award recognises ESSNA’s // Read more »

Industry trade association argues sports drinks must be distinguished from energy drinks

9 July, 2018

9 July 2018. Sports drinks containing caffeine and carbohydrates are important for sportspeople and clear distinctions must be made between their properties and those of energy drinks not specifically targeted // Read more »

ESSNA welcomes Membership applications from any company or body 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.

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