Osmo nutrition are included in our top 20 brands as they were the first out there to make female specific energy and recovery products.
Despite women having very different hormone levels to men, female specific nutrition had never really been considered a necessary product development before.
Founder Stacy Sims changed all that. The consultant scientist and nutritionist who has worked with pro teams such as the USA’s women’s track pursuit and BMX riders had one key motto: “women are not small men.”
Sims, who studied at Stanford University, made the very valid point that most sports nutrition studies that key brands use to develop their products use mainly or all male test subjects. These men are often collage aged, between 18 and 22 years-old, and therefore not your average female cyclist.
Following her own work with endurance athletes and personal research, she launched the brand with hydration and protein recovery drinks formulated specifically for women, men, and children – with variations in carb, protein and salt levels to provide the correct resources for each body type. The ‘pre-load’ hydration drinks do not contain a high calorie content as per many energy drinks – and Sims was always clear that these are designed to provide adequate hydration (even in hot conditions) and not to be used as a sole energy source.