The Body Science Elite Sport legend.
The genesis of sports nutrition was in bodybuilding – and the landscape was dominated by bodybuilding marketing. Not one to follow the norm, Body Science conceptualised a model of providing niche sport and lifestyle sports nutrition. Thus evolved the Body Science brand. Our first trademark was BSc Body Science Body Logic. The first sports nutrition product to carry the Body Science name was manufactured from 1999 and continues in 2014; over the years BSc WPI has achieved multiple awards for “Best Protein” and “Best Tasting Protein”.
From 2002 onwards, and a massive Grand Final win with the Sydney Roosters we replaced the concept that elite teams needed “beer and pie” after a game with a demand for quality sports nutrition. The media story was – “Is it a good luck charm or does it work?” Sports nutrition was new to sport. This was our good luck as the Body Science brand became a demanded essential by professional teams and players and for over 13 years Body Science has boasted “official supply” status to the best non-steroid driven athletes in Australia. Body Science officially launched the next generation of non sports specific nutrition, marketing as “not just a body building brand”. Body Science became synonymous with sport. Our sporting associations provide elite level feedback and research mechanisms that enable us to provide the best performance products for all users today.
Having evolved to provide a suite of performance based products and services, the BSc range includes health, fitness and lifestyle sports nutrition, and specialist sports compression, and sportswear we all love to wear. Our key brands of Athlete, Body for Women, BSc Naturals and Sportswear encompass a range of products for everybody everywhere.
Tradition and innovation.
Why Body Science.
Our products are always something special, they have integrity and are what they say they are. They are not necessarily the best selling due unsubstantiated hype, or the cheapest price. We formulate for extraordinary on field and performance results. To achieve this, today and in the future, we attract and create teams who think just like we do and who are committed to going that extra mile.
Performance and social responsibility.
BODY SCIENCE the natural
The improbable chain of circumstance that would give birth from the original BSc [Body Science] Body Logic to Body Science ® and or BSc ® began with the introduction of single ingredient product, whey protein isolate [chocolate, strawberry, vanilla & natural], Egg white protein, Micronised creatine monohydrate, L-Glutamine and HMB.
The athletic mission for Body Science ®, the brand intensified with the product being launched in a national sports magazine by Miss Calendar Girl Australia 2001 at a time when sports supplements advertising was strictly male muscle dominated.
The campaign was Performance Protein, Good enough to eat.
Tablets & Capsules Australian made and Australian Owned
Successful and beloved at home, Body Science ® procured the most respected Tribulus fruit & root [complex] capsule formula allowing the company to launch its capsule and tablet range making it one of the few real complete product mix supplement brands from Australia, in a US dominated market.
Almost at once, the BSc brand is re-branded, re- named and both the word Body Science ® and logo BSc ® are born.
Body Science ® elite athletes
Over 250 athletes join form the BSc R&D team. Australian sporting icon, Australian Champions undertakes an innovative strategy with Body Science’s Human Performance Specialists, analysing supplement, diet and strength & conditioning program on a day by day basis, providing a foundation for many elite campaigns.
Roosters Body Science NRL Premiers
After a three game loosing streak, Ronnie Palmer head conditioning coach, approaches Body Science regarding “Offical supplement supplier” for the whole Roosters 2002 squad. One week after commencing the Body Science supplements, the Roosters round 22 win against the Bronco’s proves the turing point in the season. The association proves a winner with significant wins every game leading of course to the proud club title 2002 NRL Premiers.
Roosters HISTORY the “offical shorts sponsor”.
For the first time in history, the club combined its white away jumper and socks with the new white [BSc] home shorts. This generated plenty of discussion and stories of whether our success was attributed to the new sponsor Body Science’s supplements, or whether you were our good luck charm. The team broke tradition with white [BSc] shorts for all remaining matches including the 2002 NRL final.
Body Science’s BSc logo receives national and international recognition as “Offical Shorts Sponsor” to the NRL premiership team.
- 2002 - Current
Body Science “Official Supplement Supplier”
Body Science consults with several NRL clubs. After negotiations, 2003 & beyond has Body Science as the “Offical Supplement Supplier” to NRL, AFL, Super 14, A–League teams nationally.
What started with a study investigating the physiological and psychological effects, health based variables including blood pressure, psychological responses , liver enzymes, blood glucose, triglycerides and cholesterol concentrations, the hormones testosterone, Luteinizing hormones, Estradiol, Urine samples, and protein synthesis (anabolism) or reduce protein breakdown (catabolism) Body Science starts in an attempt to determine the effects of supplementation and starts analysis to ensure athletes will pass standard sports drug tests. The first Abstracts are to be submitted to the Sports Medicine Australia conference in Canberra October 2003.
Later that year Body Science launhes a “put your money where your mouth is” study will directly compare the performance enhancing effects of Myocytin against standard creatine monohydrate. Athletes are tested both prior to and after a 5-day loading period. Performance tests include vertical jumps, multiple bench press tests and repeated running sprints monitored by light sensitive timing gates – while athletes are also be measured for total body weight. The data collected in this study is used to determine if Myocytin is superior to standard creatine at enhancing explosive power, muscular endurance, repeated sprint capacity and/or body weight (cellular water content). This study shows Body Science stands behind its product, with results that ensure “Trust”. Abstract is to be submitted to the Sports Medicine Australia conference October 2003.
Established 4 years ago Body Science has been heavily involved in scientific research. In 2003 Body Science funded clinical study on MYOCYTIN.
Independent scientific research has shown Myocytin to be superior to standard creatine (Rogerson and co-workers, 2003). In fact after only six days of supplementation with Myocytin athletes increased their performance on a strength based performance test significantly more that regular creatine. Likewise, athletes using Myocytin gained over twice as much body mass as standard creatine and increased their upper arm girth by over 200% more than standard creatine. These findings were recently presented at the prestigious 2003 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport.
Rogerson, S, Weatherby, R.P. and Nicholson, V. A comparison of two commercially available creatine supplements on Performance, Anthropometric and Morphological Measures. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 6(4);S39. 2003.
Compression Garment In-house Research
The sports scientists at Body Science are constantly discovering new ways to take human athletic performance to the next level. Compression garments represented another way for the Body Science brand to safely and legally manipulating human physiology. Our aim was to produce a garment that is more conducive to high performance and faster recovery. The science behind compression garments is not new and compression garments have been used clinically for many years to treat venous insufficiency, edema and prevent deep vein thrombosis in post operative patients.
In 2004 we looked at TRIANDROBOL
The effect of the phytosterol extract Triandrobol on mood states and selected blood chemistries during 14 days of supplementation. Independent university research conducted on Triandrobol has recently been completed and was presented at the 2004 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport (Rogerson and co-workers, 2004). The research was specifically focussed on determining what effect Triandrobol mood states and selected blood chemistries.
Rogerson, S. Weatherby, S. Marshall-Gradisnik, (2004). The effect of phytosterol extract Triandrobol on mood states and selected blood chemistries during 14 days of supplementation. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 6(4);S39
The effect of Triandrobol on blood steroid hormone concentrations and urinary drug screenings. Independent university research conducted on Triandrobol has recently been completed and was presented at the 2004 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport (Rogerson and co-workers, 2004). The research was specifically focussed on determining what effect Triandrobol had on blood steroid hormone concentrations. A further aim was to determine if Triandrobol would cause a positive drug test according to the World Anti Doping Agencies (WADA) urinary testosterone/epitestosterone (T/E) ratio.
Rogerson, S. Marshall-Gradisnik, S. Weatherby, R.P. Cawley, A. and Noble-Jerks, J. (2004). The effect of a Tribulus terrestris extract on plasma steroid hormone concentrations and the urinary testosterone/epitestosterone (T/E) ratio. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 7(4);S50
This study looked at the effect of Bovine colostrum supplementation in aged volunteers. Bovine colostrum has been shown in some studies to facilitate recovery and enhance athletic performance. These studies have generally been conducted on healthy young athletes. As we age, muscle strength and lean body mass tend to decline. Therefore this study investigated the effect of bovine colostrum supplementation on body composition and performance in the elderly
Sample, R., O’leary, L., Myers, S., Rogerson, S., Marshall-Gradisnik, S., Zhou, S. and Weatherby, R. Bovine colostrum supplementation and its effect on muscle histology, strength, performance and body composition in the elderly. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2004, 7:S16.
- 2005 - Current
Compression Garment Registered Designs & Worldwide Patents Pending Lodged
Body Science has designed the new revolutionary multiple patent pending “Targeted” muscle compression concept for athletes. The garment look is protected by multiple Certified Design registrations. How? Targeted ® Technology. The garments are made up of various panels that are joined in such a way that they re-target how a garment offers compression to a muscle groups. The Targeted compression garment like no other follows the main muscle structure of the body intersecting at key muscle points, allowing individual muscle groups to be activated via specific panels and seems so compression is applied in the most efficient manner. BSc Patent pending Targeted compression design allows the garment to move freely with the contours of the human body through all the dynamic movements of flexion and extension.
- 2006 - Current
BSc COMPRESSION STUDY: Elite after high-intensity exercise
Many sports involve periods of high-intensity exercise interspersed with periods of low-intensity exercise or recovery. It is during the periods of low-intensity exercise that athletes look to maximize their recovery, in particular by reducing blood lactate concentration [La-] which has been shown to affect subsequence performance (Cairns 2006; Glaister 2005). Various methods have been implemented to facilitate the removal of lactate during recovery such as active and passive recovery
This study examined the effect of wearing waist-to-ankle Body Science compression garments (CG) on active recovery following moderate and high-intensity sub-maximal treadmill running. Twenty-five male
semi-professional rugby league players performed two 20-min treadmill runs comprising of four 5-min stages at 6kmh−1, 10kmh−1, ~ 85%V & O2 max, and 6kmh−1 as a recovery stage wearing either CG or regular running shorts in a randomised counter-balanced order. All stages were followed by 30 s of rest during which a blood sample was collected to determine blood lactate concentration [La-]. Expired gases and heart rate (HR) were measured during the sub-maximal treadmill tests to determine metabolic variables with the average of the last 2 min used for data analysis. No difference in oxygen uptake, HR, ventilation, respiratory exchange ratio RER and [La-] were found during the first stage of exercise. After the second stage at moderate intensity running RER was higher and [La-] lower when wearing CG compared to running shorts. Only RER was higher when wearing CG after the high intensity running stage compared to running shorts. After the final stage of exercise (recovery), HR and [La-] were lower when wearing CG compared to running shorts. The results of this study indicate that the wearing of Body Science CG may augment the active recovery process in reducing [La-] and HR after high intensity exercise. The ability to reduce [La-] and HR has important consequences for many sports which are intermittent in nature and consist of repeated bouts of high-intensity exercise interspersed with periods of low-intensity exercise or recovery.
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graduated compression stockings during running. Eur J Appl Physiol
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2. Barnett, A. Using recovery modalities between training sessions in
elite athletes: Does it help? Sports Med 36: 781–796, 2006.
- 2006 - Current
“Official Compression Garment Supplier”
After The brands compression range is tested to change the way you train; strength & conditioning coaches realize runners become faster, players increase their power, and athletes use their energy more efficiently thanks to the cutting-edge pieces, devised by the Body Science in-house sports scientists. The competitive edge? Body Science opens up manufacturing and elite teams South Sydney, Canberra Raiders, Manly Sea Eagles, Cronulla Sharks, QLD Reds and powerhouse Geelong join the compression R&D team.
Athlete Protein Consumption: The effect of protein distribution on changes in lean muscle mass over a rugby pre-season
Optimising protein intake to promote gains in lean muscle mass is considered important by many athletes. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of a protein supplement on dietary protein distribution and subsequently, the effect on changes in lean mass over a rugby pre-season.
There were no significant differences between intervention groups for age and body composition baseline measures. There were no significant differences between intervention groups for measured total energy, protein, fat & carbohydrate, however there was a significant difference between the main meal and mid meal conditions for both the number of eating occasions (5.9 ± 0.6 and 6.9 ± 0.8, P < 0.001) and the protein distribution scores (4.0 ± 0.8 and 5.9 ± 0.7, P < 0.001) respectively. Participants had a mean increase in lean mass (LM) for the main meal and mid meal conditions respectively of 1.4 ± 1.5 kg and 1.5 ± 1.4 kg with no period effect (time * group interaction; p = 0.952.). Overall, the increase in LM was significant (P <0.001) however there was no significant effect of the protein distribution protocol on changes in lean mass (P = 0.450).
While there was a significant difference in the protein distribution score between both conditions in both periods; it is possible that practically an increase from approximately 4 to 6 eating occasions per day containing over 20g of protein has no additional benefit in this group. Areta et al (2013) found that four protein feedings over twelve hours was preferable to eight (albeit smaller) feedings to promote muscle protein synthesis after resistance exercise.  It is likely that there is a refractory period after protein consumption in which no further muscle protein synthesis is stimulated with additional feeding (Atherton, 2010; Norton, 2009). This study design did not allow for meal timing further than protein feeding being
More than 1 hour from main meals; therefore if extra protein was consumed near baseline protein feedings this may have had no further beneficial effect on protein synthesis.
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Sports, Medicine & Science Contributors join the team
Body Science engages industry leading non athlete Brand Ambassadors. The mission was to seek out someone that represents a Brand in a positive way and carries the brand message out to the public. This Brand Ambassador position has become more common as an official job because of the many outlets these ambassador assist Elite sporting teams and individuals, ensuring the Body Science brand is represented by industry leaders – where many people/athletes can discuss the brand.
Body – Shaping Protein For Women Launched.
Finally – a protein supplement that’s just for the girls. Body for Women is designed to make the lives of busy, social, multi-tasking ladies a little easier, giving you satisfying snacks and meals, a healthy body, and one less task to tick off the to-do list.
Even people with the best intentions and dedication struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle in today’s busy world – working hours are longer, social commitments are filling up the diary, and the rest of your time is spent exercising, organising your life, and sleeping! It’s virtually impossible to plan a diet comprising the nutrients you need to build a better body – but with Body Science shaping protein, you can stop feeling guilty and start getting healthy.
The mission behind this new concept, Don’t sweat the small stuff – let Body Science protein shape your day.
Over one million Australians and 347 million people worldwide are afflicted with diabetes. Approximately 90% of these cases are type 2 diabetes (T2DM), which is closely linked to obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. In 2008, Diabetes Australia estimated the cost of diabetes to Australian individuals was nearly $1.6 billion, including $439 million for their family and friends, and a further $257 million burden on the Australian health care system
Body Science Beta-alanine is a novel adjunct therapy which may support and enhance diabetes prevention and management strategies. The product addresses a niche opportunity in the dietary supplement market by specifically targeting the growing diabetes epidemic, a domain which has been primarily dominated by prescription medications.
Beta-alanine is a naturally-occuring amino acid which has been used extensively in the sports/fitness arena to ‘speed up’ skeletal musculature adaptations to high intensity exercise – namely via augmented muscle carnosine levels (Hill et al. 2007, Hobson et al. 2012). Increased muscle carnosine stores buffer exercise-induced acid production, enhances antioxidant capacity, and delays skeletal muscle fatigue during physical activity.
Body Science Beta-Alanine aims to address a burgeoning market niche by addressing diabetic consumers’ “health-in-a-pill” mentality with their need for improved exercise capacity and adoption of a healthy lifestyle.
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2. Hill, C.A.et al.(2007). Influence of b-alanine supplementation on skeletal muscle carnosine concentrations and high intensity cycling capacity. Amino Acids, 32, 225–233.
UK Bobsled Team - Partnerships and no compromise approach
British Bobsleigh works with a number of high profile organisations. British Olympic Association, UK Sport. British Bobsleigh are also working with F1 Team McLaren on Sled development. This summer our athletes are going to multiple Olympic champion Michael Johnson’s Performance Centre in Dallas. Australian company Bodyscience International are developing a state of the art race suit using compression technology. Your company will get the benefit of shared association with our cutting edge partners.