What makes AMSport different?
Across our site you’ll see the phrase “Made by athletes, for athletes” pretty frequently. That’s because at AMSport, we love what we do and we believe in what we do. Ever since the company was founded by Mark Warnecke we have developed nutritional supplements and ergogenic aids for athletes, ﬁtness enthusiasts, and health-conscious individuals. We always choose the highest quality ingredients and manufacturing standards and produce all of our supplements with the utmost care, as if they were intended for our own personal use (because they are!)
Mark Warnecke developed what would go on to be the first AMSport product for himself back in 2004, shortly after graduating from Bonn and Bochum Universities in Germany and becoming a medical doctor. But before that he was better known as an elite level athlete who had competed in 4 Olympic games and took home Bronze in the 100m breaststroke at the Atlanta games in 1996.
He held the world record for the short-course 50m breaststroke for nearly 7 years from February 1995 until it was finally broken by Ed Moses in January of 2002 and then, at nearly 32 years of age, it seemed that the best of his career in athletics was behind him.
Mark had other ideas though. He continued to compete at an elite level and drew on his competitive experiences and his medical knowledge to develop an amino acid formula for himself to help improve his performance. On the back of this he shocked the swimming world in 2005 by winning the 50m breaststroke at the 2005 World Championships with a time of 27.63. At 35 years old he became the oldest swimming champion in history and was voted Sports Personality of the Year by his fellow athletes.
In the wake of Mark’s sensational championship the interest from other athletes in the supplements he had developed began to grow. After retiring from competition and becoming a clinical nutritionist in 2007 Mark began to develop what is now our portfolio of AMSport products, each one designed with the same principles Mark has had since the beginning, and each subject to regular testing at accredited IOC anti-doping labs.
From our humble beginnings, today at AMSport we have partnerships with a huge range of clubs including Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, and Hertha Berlin, as well as with organisations such as Triathlon Bundesliga and Basketball Bundesliga in Germany. All of our products are extensively researched and independently tested prior to production and all of our athletes benefit from measurable improvements in performance.
While Mark himself has retired from competitive swimming now there are many athletes carrying on his legacy using the supplements that he has developed. The sprint canoeists Max Hoff and Stefan Holtz are both AMSport athletes, as is Marco Koch, the reigning world champion and current world recorder holder in the 200m breaststroke (short course).
All AMSport products are based on healthy nutrition and a strong understanding of the science behind it, and we’re confident that no matter what your goals are our supplements can help you reach them. Whether you’re an amateur looking to reach a new PB or a former Olympian who people considered too old to compete we can help you to keep achieving, and more importantly, help keep you healthy.