Mobility and Strength

We believe that the right balance of dairy nutrition can help support vital, energetic and active lifestyles for everybody, everywhere.

Most of us take our strength and mobility for granted, but without it, we wouldn’t be able to live a full or active life.

Dairy can provide a good source of nutrition for strength and mobility. We rely on our muscles and bones to keep us strong and mobile, so it makes sense that we have to look after them with exercise and provide them with the fuel they need to stay healthy. Most dairy foods are naturally high in quality protein, and a good source of calcium which makes them a great source of nutrients to support strength and mobility.

We have an in depth understanding of the role protein plays in building and maintaining muscles and bones. We also understand that being strong and mobile means different things to different consumers, so we are committed to delivering solutions to help everybody, everywhere to achieve their goals.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Sports Performance: Tailored solutions for athletes and fitness enthusiasts
  • Ageing Well: Functional foods and beverages that enable adults to maintain active lifestyles
  • Medical Nutrition: Nutritional solutions to support those under metabolic stress and enhance recovery with registered healthcare professional supervision.

Our Products:

Sports Performance

Medical Nutrition

Ageing Well

Key Benefit Areas:

Sports Performance

Milk can be a good choice to aid sports recovery thanks to its mix of protein, carbohydrates and electrolytes – all of which can help with muscle recovery and rehydration.

Exactly how protein aids recovery has been the subject of many scientific studies[1] and there is growing support amongst the scientific community for protein as an aid to sports recovery[2].  However, a growing pool of research indicates that dairy protein offers advantages over other protein sources[3].

We have been at the forefront of dairy protein research for generations. In sports nutrition we pioneered the use of whey protein isolate in clear beverages, and the use of dairy proteins in bars and beverages to achieve high protein content without the usual compromises in taste and texture. 

We specialise in dairy protein application and are continually developing new ingredients design to meet the needs of the growing sports market worldwide.

Ageing Well

It is a fact that throughout our life, our body composition changes. We reach our peak muscle mass between the ages of 20-40 years[4] but from then, our muscle mass starts to decline. While we may not notice any immediate changes in strength and mobility, by the time we reach our 60s or 70s the physical markers of this loss of muscle mass start to become apparent[5]

Recent research indicates that there is a link between a diet rich in high quality dairy protein and regular physical activity, maximising our ability to produce new muscle mass[6] and help optimise our chances of maintaining strength and mobility. We have spent a number of years understanding both the science behind this relationship, and the needs and wants of the new generation of ageing consumers, and are well placed to partner with customers to develop new and innovative solutions.

Medical Nutrition

Malnutrition is usually seen to be prevalent only in the developing world however, studies have shown that up to two thirds of patients are at nutritional risk or malnourished[7]. In short, medical malnutrition is highly prevalent and extremely costly.

Strong evidence exists to show that adequate nutritional support improves patient outcomes and is cost effective[8]. Protein is an essential part of most medical nutrition supplements, and research suggests patients under metabolic stress require 150-250 per cent of the standard Recommended Daily Intake of protein for healthy adults[9].

The challenge in medical nutrition is to develop products that contain high levels of quality protein, but are palatable, to encourage consumption.

We specialise in protein ingredients that combine high protein content with great taste and performance in medical nutrition products. Our ingredients can deliver high protein content in compact formats to increase compliance and aid recovery. These products are to be used under the supervision of registered healthcare professionals.

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Dietary protein for athletes: from requirements to optimum adaptation.  Journal of Sports Science, 29, S29-S38.

2. Kerksick Journal of Sports Science, 29, S29-S38C, Harvey T, Stout J, Campbell B, Wilborn C, Kreider R, Kalman D, Ziegenfuss T, Lopez H, Landis J, Ivy JL, Antonio J (2008). 

International Society of Sports Nutrition position stand: nutrient timing.  Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 5, 17.

3. Phillips SM, Tang JE, Moore DR (2009). 

The role of milk- and soy-based protein in support of muscle protein synthesis and muscle protein accretion in young and elderly persons.  Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 28, 343-354.

4. Janssen I (2010).  

Evolution of sarcopenia research.  Applied Physiology and Nutritional Metabolism, 35, 707-712.

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Role of dietary protein in the sarcopenia of aging.  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 87, 1562S-1566S.

6. Yang Y, Breen L, Burd NA, Hector AJ, Churchward-Venne TA, Josse AR, Tarnopolsky MA, Phillips SM (2012) Resistance exercise enhances myofibrillar protein synthesis with graded intakes of whey protein in older men.  British Journal of Nutrition, epub ahead of print.

7. Kaiser MJ, Bauer JM, Rämsch C, Uter W, Guigoz Y, Cederholm T, Thomas DR, Anthony PS, Charlton KE, Maggio M, Tsai AC, Vellas B, Sieber CC; Mini Nutritional Assessment International Group (2010).

Frequency of malnutrition in older adults: a multinational perspective using the mini nutritional assessment.  Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 58, 1734-1738.

8. Stratton RJ, Elia M (2007).

Who benefits from nutritional support: what is the evidence?  European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 5, 353-358.

9. McClave SA, Martindale RG, Vanek VW, McCarthy M, Roberts P, Taylor B, Ochoa JB, Napolitano L, Cresci G; A.S.P.E.N. Board of Directors; American College of Critical Care Medicine; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2009).

Guidelines for the Provision and Assessment of Nutrition Support Therapy in the Adult Critically Ill Patient: Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.). Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 33, 277-316.