Produced using Enzymotec's proprietary Sharp PS ingredient, which contains PS extracted from soy, EnzySport is claimed to deliver benefits to athletes taking part in strenuous sporting activities.
PS has previously been shown to increase the time it takes athletes to become exhausted, to cut recovery times and to reduce muscle soreness.
In Kingsley et al’s paper published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2006, it was found that cyclists using PS could ride for 30% longer before reaching exhaustion, compared with those taking a placebo.
In a separate study conducted by the authors in 2005, participants simulated the playing of soccer by undertaking intermittent running exercises. It was found that general soreness levels recorded after exercise were 50% higher in the placebo group, compared with the group taking PS.
In all studies, PS has been shown to be safe with no side effects noted.
“We know that even the smallest margins make a tangible difference in sport. With EnzySport, however, athletes can experience big benefits that will enable them to make the most of their training sessions and perform at their highest level in competitive events,” said Dr Ariel Katz, president of Enzymotec.
“Our Sharp PS is already well established in the cognitive health category. This new formulation now takes it into fresh territory and presents an exciting option, with proven efficacy, for manufacturers and brands operating in the sports nutrition space.”
Sharp PS is easy to use in product applications, including supplements, beverages and dairy drinks, Katz added.