Southampton Football Club has entered into an exciting partnership with Healthspan Elite, the UK’s leading supplier of high-quality vitamins, minerals and micro-nutrients for professional sport.
Healthspan Elite has become an Official Nutrition Partner to Southampton FC and exclusively the Official Vitamin Supplier.
In the first partnership of its kind for Saints, the club will collaborate with Healthspan Elite by sharing data and working towards developing new products specifically created to enhance the performance of Southampton players.
The Barclays Premier League side currently includes Healthspan Elite’s probiotics, fish oils and multivitamins in its immune strategy, which is designed to limit the number of training sessions missed by its first-team players.
By teaming up, Healthspan Elite will gain access to Saints’ sports science team to learn about its practices, the way it operates and the marginal gains in performance it is seeking to ultimately strengthen the players’ and team’s output in training sessions and matches.
Southampton’s Head of Sports Science Alek Gross said: “We’ve been using Healthspan Elite’s products for some time now and each of our players has a daily intake of vitamins to support the health and wellbeing plans we have in place.
“This partnership, however, will allow us to explore our strategy even further. By maximising the knowledge and expertise from both parties, we’re aiming to develop supplements that will aid the performance and recovery of our players.”
Chris Fisher, Head of Healthspan Elite, added: “The concept of creating supplements and products with the guidance of Southampton Football Club is hugely exciting. Southampton is doing something different and it’s of great interest to us.
“We’re looking forward to working with the experts at the football club, learning from the way they work and the practices they apply, which in turn will allow us to enhance the capabilities and the products we produce even further.
“As a forward-thinking football club, Southampton FC is the perfect football partner for us. We share the same values and passion to maximise performance through advancements in nutrition. Both parties want to lead the way in this field.”
Although used primarily by professional athletes, Healthspan Elite and the insight gained from their partnership with Southampton FC has far wider appeal. Anyone with an enthusiasm for good health and nutrition can benefit from the Healthspan Elite range and the series of guest columns that Saints’ sports science team will be publishing on its website.