A little bit about me
I have been involved in sport all my life and became a swim teacher in 1977 and a swim coach in 1986. Originally a P.E. teacher, I have always been involved with coaching sport. I have taught children through to adults to swim. In the year 2000 I placed swimmers on the Olympic and Paralympic teams, and this success continued with swimmers on World Championships, (both Short and Long course), Commonwealth Games, Pan-Pacific (Pan-Pacs) and all major World Cups teams. I was a coach on the Australian teams which gave me an immense insight into the energy systems and the importance of good nutrition. I was fortunate to work along side the best sports scientist, dieticians and nutritionists in Australia.
Hi, I’m Narelle Simpson and I would like to tell you how Natural Sports Energy came to fruition.
The light bulb moment
I have been aware for a long time that it is hard to find products that offer energy and the nutrition you need when exercising, training or competing consistently without the sugar and preservatives
– and none of them are created with children in mind.
I often suggest to parents they water down the energy drinks currently available. They contain too much sodium and/or sugar.
I suggest children eat low GI food and drink water throughout the day.
This is essential for kids health and to sustain energy for their active lives.
I believe nothing can replace a good diet however active people, especially children, don’t always feel like eating pre and post exercise.
They often require additional nutritional support.
I began reading the labels of the sports drinks and supplements and realised the lack of choice in the market, especially for the children and teenagers who are very active.
It is not recommended that children supplement their diets with the products adults use. Children have different nutritional requirements. Many products contain large amounts of sugar, artificial colours flavours and too much protein which isn't ideal for kids health.
Eight months in the making
Last year I was approached by Ausphex’s founder Shan Kanthar, an industrial chemist with over 25 years experience working in the pharmaceutical industry, to discuss business opportunities. I was excited. After much discussion I set forth, formulating the best (so I think) electrolyte drink, utilising Shan’s extensive knowledge, and encompassing all the ingredients I wanted to use. What followed, was wide ranging research, sourcing the latest medical and nutritional advice - Natural Sports Energy was born!
It has taken more than eight months of intensive work to develop the correct balance of natural products helping the body to revitalise, maintain and sustain energy before, during and after exercise and formulated with children in mind.
What started as a journey to create the perfect electrolyte drink has resulted in the development of three unique nutritional products, focusing on active children whilst still ensuring adults and teenagers can enjoy them!
Our launch products include Warm Up, Energy+ and Night Nutrition.
Our launch products include Warm Up, Energy+ and Night Nutrition.Learn More
Supporting growing bodies
I am elated and proud to offer parents nutritional sports drinks made to support the growing bodies of active kids without the artificial additives – and I am confident everyone will love the taste!
Natural Sports Energy is 100% Australian owned and produced.
I have, and always will, source the best natural ingredients, many of them organic, and all products offer great nutrition.
I believe the Natural Sports Energy range is unique with its focus on sports nutrition for kids. I can’t wait to receive your feedback.
Narelle Simpson, proud owner and inventor of Natural Sports Energy