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The New Zealand market has seen a huge growth in sports nutrition products, especially beverages.

At Hawkins Watts New Zealand we have played around with various formulations, and even tested some of the recipes on ourselves! Half the battle is getting a reasonable blend of ingredients that tastes good enough to drink, while still delivering the right balance of sodium, potassium, other minerals and energy.

Citric Acid Acidulants Citric acid is a natural acidulant that gives a pleasant acid note.
Tartaric Acid   Tartaric acid from Australian Tartaric Products is also a natural acidulant, but with a slightly more acidic profile than citric acid.

Other less commonly used acidulants are summarised in the Acidulants section.
Vitamin E Antioxidant ADM offers a water-soluble Vitamin E, suitable for use in sports beverage applications.
Natural Colours, Artificial Colours Colour Hawkins Watts New Zealand offers a comprehensive range of natural and artificial colours for use in all beverage applications.

Our suppliers, Cathay Industries, DD Williamson and FMC BioPolymer, cover the colour spectrum.
Flavours Flavour Flavour has a huge impact on the intake of beverages during exercise, especially when extra minerals are added.

can offer suitable flavours to mask various ingredients. Please contact us for more information.
Calcium salts Minerals

The addition of minerals to beverages can replace those lost during exercise, allowing for prolonged sports activity and better recovery.
Jost Chemicals has developed unique new technology for manufacturing ultra-pure calcium salts with very low levels of aluminium, lead, manganese, iron and other vagrant metals.
Magnesium Citrate   We have found the magnesium citrate to be useful in reducing the incidence of cramping during exercise.
Potassium Citrate, Sodium Citrate   Sodium Citrate and Potassium Citrate are ideal salts for use in sports beverages. They have a lower salt perception in comparison with sodium and potassium chloride and are made to strict USP / BP standards.

Jost Chemicals has a comprehensive range of purity salts including ascorbates, carbonates, citrates, fumarates, gluconates, lactates, malates, nitrates, phosphates, succinates and sulphates. 

Kirsch Pharma supplies Hawkins Watts New Zealand with a comprehensive range of high quality inorganic mineral salts for use in beverage fortification.

For more information, see our minerals selection
Citrus Fibre Nutraceuticals Herbafood Ingredients, a division of Herbstreith & Fox, has a range of apple and citrus-derived fibres, including Herbacel AQ Plus Citrus Fibre. These fibres have very high water-holding capacity and have shown to sequester heavy metals, as well as promoting good intestinal health.
Resistant maltodextrin   Fibresol-2 from Matsutani is a unique, low-viscosity fibre that is highly soluble, yet contributes very little to taste or texture. This resistant maltodextrin will readily disperse and dissolve in water to form clear transparent solutions. It is very stable, yet contributes significantly to the analytical fibre content of products.
Acesulphame K Sweeteners Acesulphame K is a high Intensity sweetener
Fructose   Cornsweet Fructose from ADM is a crystalline sweetener with 1.2 to 1.6 times the sweetness of sucrose. ADM Cornsweet Fructose can be used in products where sweetness profile and glucose content need to be controlled.

ADM Cornsweet Fructose also has a low glycaemic index and can enhance the flavour profile in some products such as chocolate drinks.
Maltodextrin   Clintose CR10 maltodextrin from ADM has been purified using ion exchange technology and will readily dissolve in water to give a clear colourless solution. Despite being a relatively large molecule, ADM Clintose CR10 maltodextrin has a high glycaemic index and is easily digested, providing quick energy.

We find that a combination of Fructose and Maltodextrin works well together.
Stevia   Stevia from Daepyung is a natural high-intensity sweetener and sugar substitute extracted from the Stevia plant with applications in low-sugar formulations.
Sucralose   Sucralose is a high Intensity sweetener
Sweetness enhancer   SymLife® Sweet from Symrise is a flavouring which enhances sweetness, while allowing sucrose levels to be reduced by as much as 30%. SymLife® Sweet works well in combination with artificial sweeteners to help round out the aftertaste.

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PO Box 12-347, Penrose,
Auckland 1642,

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