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BODY SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL AT A GLANCE.

Shaping the future of sports nutrition – this is what BODYSCIENCE® aims for. At its heart are innovative technologies and sustainability, which will be combined with history in order to create a healthier fitness + athlete who's passionate about their performance yet conscious about how they live life off-the-field/gym as well.

In achieving this, topics such as banned substance tested, purity, packaging, convenience, distribution and connectivity will play an important role. Embracing these topics will allow us to shape the exclusive and sports nutrition of tomorrow. Nonetheless, with all the innovations and modifications in front of us, there is one thing that remains constant: Anything bearing our logo will always deliver excellent quality.

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at-a-glance

BODY SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL AT A GLANCE.

Shaping the future of sports nutrition – this is what BODYSCIENCE® aims for. At its heart are innovative technologies and sustainability, which will be combined with history in order to create a healthier fitness + athlete who's passionate about their performance yet conscious about how they live life off-the-field/gym as well.

In achieving this, topics such as banned substance tested, purity, packaging, convenience, distribution and connectivity will play an important role. Embracing these topics will allow us to shape the exclusive and sports nutrition of tomorrow. Nonetheless, with all the innovations and modifications in front of us, there is one thing that remains constant: Anything bearing our logo will always deliver excellent quality.

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LOCATIONS

LOCATIONS

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The heart of BODYSCIENCE® beats in Burleigh Heads QLD, Australia. BODY SCIENCE was founded on the Gold Coast in 1999 and its HQ is still going strong. This is where the original product to bear the BODYSCIENCE® BSC® brand was born.

What makes this special: Our sports compression garments are handmade here at Burleigh Heads.

Departments: Admin, Finance, NPD, In-house Creative, Customer Service, Dispatch and Garments.

4/24-30 Dover Drive, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220
(07) 5586 0700
customerservice@bodyscience.com.au

sydney

The BODYSCIENCE® Sydney is characterised by its international character. This site is home to our Sales & Marketing strategy.


Suite 2B, Level 2, 17-19 Alberta Street, Sydney NSW 2000
1300 263 972
customerservice@bodyscience.com.au

COMPLIANCE

BODYSCIENCE® is the most successful manufacturer of exclusive 3rd party banned substance tested “athlete standard” sports nutrition and has an outstanding reputation in Australian sport. This success is based on the desirability of the nutrition range, but equally importantly, due to its unique compression garment manufacturing shaped by science. The sports nutrition is a leader in Australian sports nutrition due to integrity, trust and manufacturing compliance. And it will always stay that way. The BODYSCIENCE® team make their own contributions every day according to the first line of our vision:

WE HELP PEOPLE FEEL GREAT.

COMPLIANCE

BODYSCIENCE ®is the most successful manufacturer of exclusive 3rd party banned substance tested “athlete standard” sports nutrition and has an outstanding reputation in Australian sport. This success is based on the desirability of the nutrition range, but equally importantly, due to its unique compression garment manufacturing shaped by science. The sports nutrition is a leader in Australian sports nutrition due to integrity, trust and manufacturing compliance. And it will always stay that way. The BODYSCIENCE ® team make their own contributions every day according to the first line of our vision:

WE HELP PEOPLE FEEL GREAT.

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INTEGRITY IN BUSINESS

For us, the quality and the trusted part of the BODYSCIENCE® mission has always been about our customers. We want to be able to confidently promise the BODYSCIENCE® elite or everyday consumer that the product they use is created from high-quality ingredients that are dosed for optimal efficacy. Our approved formulas ensure that what is listed on our labels is exactly what you’ll find inside the product. It comes down to keeping the BODYSCIENCE® user safe and to do that, no corners can be cut in the process of bringing a product to market.

A part of being in the health and supplement industry is having your products go through constant reform to meet revised industry codes, guidelines and regulations that are in place to keep consumers safe.

Only by adhering to these values can we ensure that long-term relationships, trust in leadership and manufacturing standards are maintained.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR COMPLIANCE

Lawful conduct is an expected daily standard at BODYSCIENCE® and a key driver for running a 3rd party batch compliance program with HASTA® the Australian sports supplement drug testing specialist, a division of Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL), Australia’s largest independent sports drug testing laboratory.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR COMPLIANCE

Lawful conduct is an expected daily standard at BODYSCIENCE® and a key driver for running a 3rd party batch compliance program with HASTA® the Australian sports supplement drug testing specialist, a division of Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL), Australia’s largest independent sports drug testing laboratory.

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BODYSCIENCE® THE HISTORY

This is the story of how we created a protein powder that pioneered the Sports and Nutrition Industry in 1999, Australia. From our humble beginnings in Greg’s Gold Coast garage, fast forward 20+ years and we now boast a vast range of health and nutrition products and how we are one of Australia’s most trusted brands.

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The Founders, Greg & Sheree created BODYSCIENCE® out of a love to develop and provide the best sports and nutrition products to consumers. Greg saw the niche of performance lifestyle sports nutrition as an important part of training for fitness, health and sports not just bodybuilding.  The OG entity was called BSc Physical & Mental Performance.

These early days saw Greg developing products out of his Gold Coast garage, his seed funding a Persian rug, desk & 4 door metal sliding door file cabinet given to him by his hardworking parents who believed in his dream and vision.  

The BodyScience® logo was trademarked, the original whey protein isolate powder was a huge flavour success and BODYSCIENCE® was on its way to becoming a force that pioneered the Australian sports and nutrition industry.

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Tribulus PLUS 10000, a non-hormonal preparation of plant origin,  was the  #1 selling International product for Greg’s previous company FarLabs. It is used by athletes as well as the “general public” for these reasons and for the sense of well being it provides.  Driven by a passion and personal responsibility to provide products that are clean and ethical yet improve their customer's health and fitness, the capsule formula using the respected ingredients Tribulus fruit and Tribulus root is launched under the Body Science brand making BODYSCIENCE® 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, and both the word Body Science® and the logo BSc® are born.

The therapeutic launch sets Body Science as one of the few complete product mix sports supplement brands in Australia.

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After fielding an SOS from legendary Roosters trainer Ronnie Palmer in the 2002 season, Body Science entered into their first professional contract with an NRL team and as the Chooks pushed to the premiership with renewed vigour thanks to better nutrition and recovery and hence the Body Science Secret was well and truly out.

Body Science “Official Supplement Supplier” explodes with several NRL clubs. After negotiations, 2003 & beyond has Body Science as the “Official Supplement Supplier” to NRL, AFL, Super 14, A-League teams nationally. In a time when sports nutrition was not an athletic norm.

It was results that attracted the athletes such as Olympians and elite individual sportsmen and women including Kenny Wallace, Andrew Bogut, Stephanie Rice, James Magnussen, Nikki Hudson and many more.

Roosters Body Science NRL Premiers 2002.

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After a three-game losing streak, Ronnie Palmer head conditioning coach approaches Body Science regarding “Official 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 turning 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 “official 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 “Official Shorts Sponsor” to the NRL premiership team.

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Not many people understand the time Body Science has been involved in drug testing.

What started with a Triandrobol (Tribulus) study investigating the physiological and psychological effects. The key research health-based variables include blood pressure, psychological responses, liver enzymes, blood glucose, triglycerides and cholesterol concentrations, the hormones testosterone, Luteinizing hormones, Estradiol, Urine samples, protein synthesis (anabolism) and will it reduce protein breakdown (catabolism).

There are some very big claims in the industry around Tribulus products, the Body Science research also determines the effects of supplementation of Tribulus to ensure athletes will not fail standard sports drug tests.

The Abstract is resented at the Sports Medicine Australia conference in Canberra in October 2003.

Their endowing approach to the testing process to ensure that all the products are clean, do what they say they will do and are effective for customers, gives Greg and Nathan incredible satisfaction. They easily sacrifice profit in order to invest into testing and research and this is what sets them apart from rest – they do not take the easy path.

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Later that same year Body Science launches a “put your money where your mouth is” study too 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”.

The Abstract is presented at the Sports Medicine Australia conference in Canberra October 2003. 

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Greg knew he couldn’t achieve things alone and needed sales expertise to expand its horizons. Nathan’s sales nous and strategic analysis helped forge the company into an industry leader. It all happened with a chance meeting on Sydney Harbour with a boat load of elite NRL payers & one sports management company’s Christmas party – Nathan and Greg enjoying beers on the back of the boat forge a relationship based on mutual respect in sports marketing with Body Science working in sports nutrition & Nathan working in eyewear.

They designed & sponsored many sporting events together, Greg recalls the day Nathan called up & said he wanted out of the optical industry after being in for 21 years. A week later Nathan called and said he had enrolled in a physiology course. At that time Greg said we want a sales manager how much do you earn. Greg realised that was impossible & jokingly said you could buy in. The rest is history, Nathan was such a believer in the company that he bought into the business spurring a extraordinary multi decade journey and together officially to chase a dream in an industry that was full of first’s in Australia.

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Aspiring sporting teams now have access to the best training nutrition, compression garments and recovery products, it wasn’t the case in 2004 and Nathan & Greg found themselves converting athletes and teams from the celebrated post-game “beer and pie” to proper nutrition and recovery methods.

Amateur and Professional athletes and coaches now got it – you can’t just rely on talent and training alone – the body has to be fuelled to perform at its best and teams and individuals filled their tanks to the brim and the success followed. Australian sporting icon, Australian Champions undertakes an innovative strategy with Body Science’s Human Performance Specialists, analysing supplement programs, diet and working closely with the strength & conditioning program on a day by day basis.

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Greg & Nathan want something different. The science behind compression garments is not new and have been used clinically for many years to treat venous insufficiency, edema and prevent deep vein thrombosis in postoperative patients. The idea of compression in sport exists, the targeted compression concept is new.

They can’t find a seamstress that understands the desire to make a garment that works differently. The team want a pattern that can be wrapped around muscle groups working with the warp & weft of the material and does not follow traditional pattern design. The team employs Sheepy, a car seat manufacturer to work with Greg on a design that doesn’t exist. Compression garments aren’t new they have been in medicine for years & recently had started to surface in sport. The new TARGETED MUSCLE GROUP compression garments represent another way for the Body Science brand to safely and legally manipulate human physiology.

The result is a garment that is more conducive to high-performance athletes and faster recovery. Due to secrecy, Nathan organizes for the 1st garments to be tested by the Great Britain Rugby League team, outside of Australia.

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Body Science has designed something revolutionary and multiple patent-pending “Targeted” muscle compression concepts for athletes.

The garment look is also protected by multiple Certified Design registrations.

The garments are made up of various non-traditional panels that are joined in such a way that they re-target how a garment offers compression to muscle groups. Athletes constantly comment on how they are unlike any other design available - all other compression options utilise traditional manufacturing design.

The team eventually lets its patents & the targeted compression garment lapse as taking on the world’s biggest brands and their new product offerings would see the brand in court for years.   Greg & Nathan realise it’s about the athletes knowing what’s best not solicitors.

Body Science compression garments are now a regular at elite sporting teams and the first teams in Australia to use the new technology including South Sydney Rabbitohs, Canberra Raiders, Manly Sea Eagles, Cronulla Sharks, the Queensland Reds and Geelong join the compression Research and Development team.

To this day, Body Science still makes “targeted Compression” on the Gold Coast, Australia #australianmade, with many other worldwide brands no longer investing in compression R&D for athletic performance.

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Their endowing approach to the testing process to ensure that all the products are clean, do what they say they will do and are effective for customers, gives Greg and Nathan incredible satisfaction. They easily sacrifice profit in order to invest in testing and research and this is what sets them apart from the rest – they do not take the easy path.

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Recognised internationally for a superior pression garment, Body Science create the World’s 1st compression bobsled suit a race suit for the Great Britain bobsleigh team.

Developing this new compression technology from scratch the bobsled team rocket up the world rankings. The story is an interesting one, the team manager call’s Greg at Body Science to pitch the idea would Body Science be happy to make a compression bobsled suit.

The team offers to send over a suit to look at. Greg said no, and to this date none of us have actually seen a traditional bobsled suit.  Our aim is to make a suit based on what we’ve learnt from making compression garments.

The Great Britain bobsled team strategy is to work with experts – McLaren for their helmet & Body Science for their suit. It’s the biggest change in 17 years to race suits and the in-house scientific raw data based on training and international success shows true success of the garment technology. Over that Olympic cycle from 2010-2014, the Bobsled team has the best race suits on the circuit and in a sport where results are decided by thousandth’s of a second and Bobsleigh injuries were greatly reduced. The team management state is from using BSc compression wear around training & in competition.

Great Britain gets a bronze medal at The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially called the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia.

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Sports Medicine & Science Contributors start to join the team. Body Science engages industry leading non athlete Brand Ambassadors. The mission was to seek out individuals that represents a Brand in a positive way. These days this Brand Ambassador position is everywhere and has become like an official job. With Elite sporting teams, experts and individuals educating & testing products for Body Science the brand is represented by industry leaders.

A shaping protein product specifically aimed at the female market - Body for Women - is launched by the team.  The brand is about stop feeling guilty and start getting healthy. It takes a new approach to marketing with the promotion “Don’t sweat the small stuff - let Body Science protein shape your day”, the product is so popular it lands on the shelves of major supermarkets.

Sports Medicine & Science Contributors start to join the team. Body Science engages industry leading non athlete Brand Ambassadors. The mission was to seek out individuals that represents a Brand in a positive way. These days this Brand Ambassador position is everywhere and has become like an official job. With Elite sporting teams, experts and individuals educating & testing products for Body Science the brand is represented by industry leaders, the product is so popular it lands on the shelves of major supermarkets.

2013 Packaging Trendsetters Award for the BODYSCIENCE® Body for Women RTD.

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Body Science is the Official Supplement Partner to Essendon Football Club the relationship ends in  controversy. The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority investigates the legality of its dpoing program during the 2012 AFL season and the preceding preseason. After four years of investigations players at the club were found guilty of injecting a banned peptide and incurred suspensions.

Body Science does not manufacture injectables and this is done without our knowledge. Having launched banned substance supplement and having extensive knowledge in safe supplements Greg and Nathan work with the AFL and NRL to assist with its research into supplement use in sports. Body Science at this stage has extensive Official Partner agreement with the NRL, AFL franchises in Australia. Based on its historic involvement in anti-doping processes and its belief in staying abreast of cutting-edge research in this area. Greg Nathan and their research and development team were integral in discussion about how best to regulate sport supplement use across Australia.

Today, Athletes and support personnel can use the BODY SCIENCE ONLINE SEARCH TOOL to find out whether the most commonly utilised and over-the-counter Body Science supplements and complementary medicines in the Body Science range have been tested (are permitted) or not tested.

While in-store athletes can also search for the status of a product at retailers that they want to purchase in Australia or New Zealand, Body Science has run an anti-doping program since 2002.

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This was such a HUGE deal and one that wasn’t lost on the Body Science team – they were ecstatic! Body Science products hit the shelves for the first time and became the mass market product it was destined to be. Life is fitness. Now people can shop their way, find a health food store or gym, or a supermarket that stocks their favourite sports nutrition or convenience products. 

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Responding to feedback from the Qld Reds team who were struggling to carry several products on the international road - protein powders, amino acids, electrolytes and creatine - Body Science works with the Reds dietitian and head of strength & conditioning to create an all-in-one recovery formula that changed the need to carry several individual products. Elite team feedback is vital to providing ideas for product development, with the finished items then available to a mass market, who Nathan and Greg believe deserve the same range as the best athletes.

Once again, a core-value rings true - listening to customers is best practice. The product NITROVOL Lean Muscle. The product of elite sport & currently available in supermarket.

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Greg and Nathan have always planned to be ahead of their time, launching a natural, vegan, range of product options before natural and clean was the healthy obsession it is today. Launching the 1st Australian Organic Certified vegan protein was no easy task with the governing body not wanting to certify a protein powder.

Natural and clean are the constant in Body Science products and being forward thinkers and trend creators, also including in the range greens and reds powders as well as probiotics, olive leaf extracts and phytonutrients now staples in the Clean range.

Body Science became the first movers and shakers in the supplement industry to use environmentally friendly and recycled materials for its this packaging. It was the first Australian company to import a recycled bark product from Indonesia, at the same time use organic inks and recycled materials.

 Although the protein, greens & reds makes it on to a major supermarket shelf, the timing was wrong and the range sits by itself as mainstream Australia wasn’t ready for the naturals story.  But it’s never just been about success and profile for the Young and Picklum families. Body Science is a trusted brand. It’s a currency that is priceless for athletes whose careers depend upon knowing the products not only aid their training and recovery but are clean and ethical.

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In line with international industry trends BODYSCIENCE® launches its original SHRED HydroxyBurn Shred under the Gold Label SERIES - ULTRA range.   

The key point of difference is the powder is the first of its kind manufactured in Australia in a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) licensed facility under Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) formulated to support metabolism, energy production, cognitive function, general health and wellbeing.  This is another first for the BODYSCIENCE® brand.

 

  1. Manufactured in Australia in a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) licensed facility under Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards
  2. Therapeutic Listed Medicine on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods
  3. TGA has strictest quality system for medicines in the world. The TGA regulates the manufacturing, quality, supply, and advertising of medicines. The TGA also conducts post-market reviews of products to test for quality
  4. Each ingredient is tested multiple times for identification, verification, and quality before manufacturing commences. If not meeting standards, the ingredient is rejected
  5. Each ingredient is tested for microbial counts before manufacturing commences. If not meeting standards, the ingredient is rejected
  6. Finished product is tested before release for supply. If not meeting standards, the product is rejected and not released for supply into the market
  7. Pharmacovigilance programs regularly assess products and ingredients for safety
  8. New caffeine legislation compliant
  9. Ongoing stability program to test for continual long-term quality over a 2-year period.
  10. Product labels are Therapeutic Goods Order 92 (TGO 92) compliant and all batches are required to meet packing specifications.
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An Australian first – Body Science becomes the first Australian brand registered with 3rd PARTY TESTED INFORMED SPORT certification by LGC Sport Science, an international leader in the extended life sciences sector.

Its Informed-Sport product registration is the gold standard in supplement quality control.

It was a great honour for Body Science to be the inaugural Australian brand and to be recognised for their pioneering products

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An incredible win for Body Science. The first Australian Brand to launch a tested certification program with Australian HASTA - Human and Supplement Testing Australia, the nation’s largest independent sports drug testing laboratory. Sportspeople, from weekend warriors to elite athletes, currently use sports supplements with no guarantee of the product’s quality or reliability. The consumption of contaminated supplements has led to drug prosecutions for some of the world’s most high profile athletes.

HASTA is the first laboratory in Australia to provide testing and certification of sports supplements for professional athletes by an experienced and professional drug testing company.

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Body Science becomes the official supplier for the Red Bull Holden Racing Team. A strategic move demonstrating the smarts of Nathan and Greg  to know their market and future market and tapping into them in the most resourceful way.

Recognising the athleticism needed to be a Red Bull racing team driver and the energy extended in what doesn’t necessarily appear to require a high level of fitness to compete, Picklum and Young knew that their products could make a huge difference to the fitness and recovery of the drivers and so a partnership was founded and continues today.

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BODYSCIENCE® iconic High Protein Low Carb bar dominates the market with a 5 layer protein bar, winning Australian Supplement Awards Best Protein Bar.

Later that next year the boys launch their first uncoated minimal ingredient Clean Bar. Nothing comes cleaner - 100 percent vegan-friendly, non-GMO, with no dairy, no gluten, no added sugar and definitely no artificial sweeteners, flavours or colours. The bar becomes the OFFICAL Protein Bar of the world’s most serious triathlon, Ironman Oceania.

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We are the first major sponsor of Rugby United New York, that city’s first professional rugby outfit. This is an exciting foray into the US market.

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The podcast is available at itunes, spotify, soundcloud & youtube and has over 1 million downloads.

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Famous for ground breaking health and nutritional products Body Science step it up and launch their brand-new co-lab with celebrity fashion brand, DUKE OF LONDON! Joining forces with Body Science Ambassador and former NRL great, Michael Crocker to release an exclusive 9-piece active wear collection.

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The launch into augmented reality is notred worldwide. Industry media giant Nutraingredients writes, Augmented-reality-packaging-Aussie-sports-nutrition-brand-Body-Science-unveils-new-digital-experience.

The step into AR see’s the brand use the tech to educate it consumers around its

flagship product Shred Ultra.

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The government makes dramatic changes to the sports nutrition industry. A declaration is made under section 7 of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 that certain sports supplements (those that include higher-risk ingredients or are in the form of a tablet, pill or capsule) are therapeutic goods.

This declaration is aimed at protecting Australian consumers from safety concerns associated with the use of certain sports supplements by clarifying which products are appropriately regulated as medicines.

To meet the new caffeine requirements to remain legal within the market the Body Science team have worked alongside our product developers and manufacturers to revise the formulas and ensure the consumer gets the same effective product with each serving.

By making small tweaks to caffeine contributing ingredients including green tea, caffeine, guarana and other natural stimulants in each formula our products are now the first on the market to meet regulations without compromising the benefits or the felt effects of the formula.

BODYSCIENCE launches the first therapeutic AUSTL pre-workout in Australia.