UNDERSTANDING OUR SCORES: NUTRI-SCORE AND YUKA®
The nutri-score, a nutritional labelling system going from letters A to E (A being represented in green, E in red, and C being neutral), aims to tell consumers whether the product they are about to buy is nutritionally good for their health. You may have already noticed it on some consumer goods.
Although we also aim to provide you with the best nutritional information possible, we must tell you that for the moment, this system seems unsuited to our sports nutrition products. Indeed, sugar meets many needs, and as our muscles' main source of fuel, it has a significant role to play in sport activities. However, we know that outside of sport, the consumption of sweet foods is strongly discouraged. The nutri-score does not differentiate between sport nutrition and general nutrition, therefore it makes sense that 100 grams of isotonic powder has a nutri-score E rating.In 2022, the European Commission will take a decision concerning a harmonised system that takes into account our specific characteristics… Until then, we are not sure we will adopt the nutri-score.
With regards to Yuka®, the popular application that allows you to see a product's impact on your health via its barcode, things are very different: “we find it difficult to go over 70% (the score is given as a percentage) because our products contain sugar, but at least they are compared to comparable products”, explains Wim, endurance sports nutrition product manager.