Preferred Suppliers

What is a ‘preferred supplier’ to the HPSNZ Supplement Programme?

The term ‘preferred supplier’ is used by HPSNZ to describe a company that can provide product to athletes through the HPSNZ supplement programme.

A preferred supplier will have met strict criteria and high standards including providing evidence of relevant quality assurance and quality control processes, and specific risk management processes concerning contamination.

HPSNZ insists on a company’s compliance with third party supplement batch testing through a reputable laboratory that operates within the framework of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Preferred supplier status does not imply a sponsorship arrangement.


In November 2015 HPSNZ signed a preferred supplier relationship with Frucor, for the provision of Gatorade to its carded athletes.

Sports drinks are a critical part of the performance nutrition and hydration plans of many athletes and the Gatorade relationship allows HPSNZ Performance Nutritionists to recommend a product that is considered to be safe and efficacious.

The preferred supplier relationship follows a strict review by HPSNZ of Gatorade’s manufacturing practices and risk management for contamination and also Gatorade’s compliance with independent batch testing through a reputable laboratory against the WADA anti-doping code. 

Gatorade is a large international brand, with independently tested product and a well-researched formulation. Global coverage is especially helpful as HPSNZ athletes frequently travel internationally to train and compete. Gatorade is available in over 80 countries worldwide.

Frucor, through the Gatorade preferred supplier relationship, is also supporting HPSNZ and the athletes by providing discounted orders. Gatorade is only available to athletes under this arrangement by ‘prescription’ from their HPSNZ Performance Nutritionist.

Gatorade, through its Global Sports Science Institute, also provides scientifically reviewed documentation and resources.

Blis ElitePro

BLIS TechnologiesThe ‘friendly’ bacteria living in our mouth are the first line of defence against harmful bacteria so are important for immune health. When a healthy balance of ‘friendly’ oral bacteria is thrown off-balance by stress, change in environment (such as when travelling or in crowded environments) or antibiotics, it can quickly lead to problems such as throat infections.

Blis Technologies discovered the world’s first oral probiotic (i.e. friendly bacteria) strain BLIS K12™,  which not only crowds out the harmful bacteria but inhibits them from coming back.

Developed in collaboration with High Performance Sport NZ, ElitePRO with BLIS K12™ is for the travelling athlete to help keep them healthy and is independently third-party tested for athletes.


BSC LogoBSc Body Science is a premium sports nutrition brand for New Zealand’s elite athletes. Body Science was the first Australian sport supplement provider to achieve Informed-Sport Product Registration and the first to provide an Informed-Sport range of products in the New Zealand market place via supplier Revolution Supplements.

A select a range of products are available to and highly valued by carded athletes at High Performance NZ. Founded in 1999 and based on a foundation of integrity, results, and flavour, BSc Body Science has the highest grade ingredients with true to label packaging and athlete safety and performance always top of mind.

Natures Purest

Natures PurestAt Natures Purest we are committed to delivering the safest, most effective omega 3 EPA supplement to New Zealand’s carded athletes. Our advanced, ultra-pure clinical grade PharmEPA Restore product is amongst the best available and has been independently third party tested for athletes. It is research supported, expertly formulated, rigorously tested and proven to be clinically effective. 

From the type of fish we use in our omega-3 oils, to the raw oil quality, capsule shell composition and packaging – each and every component in our manufacturing process is designed with safety in mind. Our quality procedures don’t end with the finished product; we batch-test our supplements throughout their shelf life to guarantee levels of key active ingredients and low oxidation.


TrainingPeaks: Official training software provider.

Anchor Fast Start Proudly fuelling High Performance Sport New Zealand.


Tertiary institutions

High Performance Sport New Zealand has developed the Athlete Friendly Network Tertiary Partners, a network of New Zealand universities and polytechnics which support New Zealand’s high performance athletes. Tertiary institutions in the network include: