Healthspan Elite Partnership: All Blacks
In September 2020, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) announced that Healthspan Elite had been chosen as its first-ever official sports nutrition, sports protein and vitamins and supplements partner.
This long-term partnership sees the All Blacks players take exclusively Healthspan Elite supplements to support their health and performance needs.
Healthspan Elite has been proud to supply the All Blacks with supplements since 2015. The All Blacks set the highest possible standards with their performances on the pitch, and this approach carries over to how they choose their supplements.
Healthspan Elite supplements are formulated by doctors and nutritionists, using the highest-quality ingredients and independently batch-tested to be free from World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned substances. This means that the All Blacks can take Healthspan Elite supplements with complete peace of mind.
"The high daily physical demands experienced by elite-level rugby players such as the All Blacks often makes it difficult for players to eat enough or to meet their individual needs for specific nutrients," says Darry.
"To have the support of specific supplements from Healthspan Elite, which can be utilised when a player's needs are greater than what they can meet from our food-first approach, is important."
Watch: why the All Blacks use Healthspan Elite supplements
The All Blacks will benefit from the full Healthspan Elite range. This will include daily health essential supplements such as Omega 3, A-Z Multivitamin, and our new Pro50 Biotic, plus immune support with Vitamin D and our Activ Immunity + drink. On game day the players will be fuelling their performance with Caffeine Gum and recovering using our extensive protein range, including our advanced Vegan Protein for the players that follow a plant-based diet.
What will the partnership mean?
First and foremost, Healthspan will be pulling on its vast 25 years of experience to provide the players with the right supplements to support their success on the pitch and their wellbeing off it.
However, both parties are equally enthusiastic about supporting the health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders. Healthspan Elite and the All Blacks will work collaboratively to draw insight from the world of professional sport and performance nutrition, and inspire Kiwis on how to live a healthy, active lifestyle through expert-led content and products.
The good news is that not only are Healthspan Elite supplements of the highest quality – they're also great value. This makes them as accessible and beneficial to everyone as they are to the All Blacks.
All Blacks favourites that are perfect for anyone looking to maintain everyday good health include Gold A-Z Multivitamin, Vitamin D, Omega 3 and the delicious Activ Immunity+ berry drink. For those wanting to optimise their sporting performance and recovery, supplements used by the All Blacks include Kick-Start Caffeine Gum, Pro50 Biotic, Protein and Vegan Protein.