If you are looking for a company with multiple facilities to manufacture your sports nutrition products, we can help. Our supply chain is extensive and gives us access to a large assortment of ingredients. We have a customized approach to working with each athletic formula company to turn visions into high-quality products. Additionally, we have several private label sports nutrition products if you prefer something that is already designed and manufactured.
Sports Nutrition Manufacturer Services
With our customized services, we leave the creativity and vision in your hands, and our job is to do the work to make your vision a reality. Our manufacturing teams can help you with every aspect of sports supplement planning. These are the processes that you can expect to hear about, and we give you a time estimate based on your needs and project scope.
Research and Development
Since most sports nutrition companies want to minimize their operational cost, it makes more sense to have a qualified manufacturing company handle R&D and the manufacturing process. Our teams perform thorough R&D on all products to ensure safety and quality.
The formulation processes vary for different delivery forms of supplements. Our teams know proper formulation methods for all types of ingredients and all types of delivery forms. There may be compressing, drying and other special steps, and we take precautions to protect active ingredients in every type of process. You decide whether you want capsules, powders or other delivery forms. We handle the formulation tasks to ensure that the products turn out perfect and meet your dosage requirements.
Flavoring is a complex science with sports supplements. Although it is not always given enough thought, it is a critical part of the process. For example, if you are creating a bottled workout recovery shake, the taste can determine if someone will buy it again. Many active ingredients are naturally bitter or metallic, and sweeteners and flavors can help mask those. Our teams know how to maximize taste quality, and we have access to a wide variety of specific flavors and sweeteners. These are the main categories that we offer:
- Artificial flavors
- Natural flavors
- Combined flavors
We also handle coloring and offer natural, artificial or combined coloring agents.
We know how important it is to you to have high-quality ingredients. When it comes to sports nutrition, athletes can feel the physical difference of quality ingredients. Although the formulation and sports supplement manufacturing processes are also tied to preserving the quality of active ingredients, quality starts with proper sourcing. With one of the industry’s largest supply chains, rest assured that we can source nearly any ingredient in any available form. These are some of the types of products that we source:
- Packaging and labeling materials.
- Natural sports supplement ingredients.
- Organic sports nutrition ingredients.
- Natural and artificial preparatory substances.
There are many types of substances that are used in preparation and manufacturing. For example, pectin and gelatin may be used for making gummy vitamins for athletes. Lubricants are used on tablets and capsules to prevent them from sticking. We offer multiple choices to our customers and can explain the purposes of extra substances that are used during manufacturing.
The specific manufacturing process depends on your chosen ingredients, your requested delivery form and several other factors. However, these are the basic phases that usually take place:
Our facilities have strict testing and inspection procedures, and they follow the rules and GMPs of any entities we work with for special certification.
Once your supplement has passed inspections and testing, it is ready to be packaged. We work with you to learn your packaging preferences ahead of time. Depending on the type of supplement you want, there are several options. These are just a few of many examples:
- HDPE and PET bottles
- Plastic and glass jars
- Glass and plastic bottles
- Blister packs
If you have blister packs, bottles or other containers that you want boxed as well, we can also do that.
Labeling and Packaging Design
You can choose every aspect of your packaging preferences. However, we are happy to provide help if you need it. We can also advise you about disclosures on labels. For example, a company that sells a protein supplement with egg product in it may want to print a warning about that for a potential buyer who may have an egg allergy. Once we verify your label design and packaging preferences, we prepare them to ensure that they are ready when your supplement is finished.
Fulfillment and Shipping
Once your packaged sports nutrition product has been packaged and inspected for quality, we prepare it for shipment. We take special care to ensure that shipping preparation accounts for protecting any active ingredients or perishable ingredients. You will be notified when your order ships and will receive tracking information.
Sports Nutrition Delivery Formats
Depending on your market and the type of supplement that you want to create, there may be multiple options. These are some of the popular delivery forms for sports supplements:
- Nutrition Bars
- and more…
There are many other options as well. For example, we can make chewable tablets and effervescent tablets if you want alternate types of tablet-form supplements. If you are not sure which delivery form is right for your supplement needs, we can help you determine that based on dose, ingredient combinations and more.
Please call us to learn the minimum order quantity for each supplement delivery form.
Sports Nutrition Contract Manufacturing Categories
Most sports nutrition companies have multiple energy and protein supplements. We provide animal and plant protein. If you want more in-depth information about these products, we can help.
Many sports nutrition companies choose animal-based protein because it is considered complete. These are a few types of animal proteins that are used in sports nutrition:
- Bone broth
Although most plant proteins are not considered complete on their own, it is possible to combine multiple substances. These are a few examples of plant-based proteins for sports supplements:
We give you plenty of versatility for individual or combined energy supplements. Many customers combine ingredients that boost energy with vitamins. These are a few of many examples of ingredient options:
- Beet root
Sports Nutrition Certifications
Many athletes today look beyond the ingredient list and prefer supplements that are manufactured under the strictest quality and safety standards. Certifications from respected entities give them the assurance that the manufacturer understands sports nutrition and uses high standards at every step. These are the sports nutrition certifications that we have.
The NSF is a top entity that serious athletes are familiar with. When they see the NSF Certified for Sport mark, it means:
- The label is accurate in relation to the actual contents.
- The manufacturing company is audited twice each year for quality standards.
- There are no contaminants at unsafe levels.
- The product does not contain any of the 270+ ingredients that athletic organizations have banned.
LGC is a respected anti-doping research laboratory that works to prevent athletes from taking harmful substances and supplements. Its Informed Choice certification gives athletes assurance of the following:
- The product has been manufactured using the highest standards of quality for elite levels.
- The manufacturer has made a commitment to work closely with Informed Choice and is subject to audits.
- The product does not contain any prohibited substances for competitive sports.
- The product does not contain doping ingredients or unsafe contaminants.
Why Choose Us for Sports Nutrition Supplement Manufacturing?
We take each of your needs into consideration when we manufacture your company’s sports nutrition supplements. We comply with all FDA standards, and we give you access to state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. These are some of the top reasons to choose us:
- Our teams can handle the most complex flavoring, formulation and R&D needs.
- We assign a dedicated account executive to you to provide customized service.
- We have a friendly support team and excellent customer service.
- You have more versatility for your brand with our extensive packaging and delivery form choices, which span 95% of available products.
We have worked with several Fortune 500 companies and supplement retailers of all sizes. Our teams can provide you with documentation on safety, ingredients and testing if you need it. Please contact us to learn how we can help you manufacture sports nutrition products.