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1. WO2014173418 - COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN RESTORING MUSCLE GLYCOGEN AND/OR MUSCLE MASS

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Claims

1. A composition comprising a steviol glycoside and/or an aglycone thereof for use in the treatment of muscle glycogen depletion and/or for use in the treatment of loss of muscle mass in a human being by oral administration of said composition, wherein said steviol glycoside and/or aglycone thereof is selected from the group consisting of rebaudioside A, rebaudioside B, rebaudioside C, rebaudioside D, rebaudioside E, rebaudioside F, dulcoside A, steviol, isosteviol, stevioside, steviolbioside, rubusoside, and mixtures thereof.

2. The composition according to claim 1 , wherein the steviol glycoside is stevioside.

3. The composition according to any of claims 1 and 2, wherein the composition further comprises a carbohydrate.

4. The composition according to any of claim 3, wherein the carbohydrate is maltodextrin.

5. The composition according to any of claims 1 to 4, wherein the composition further comprises protein.

6. The composition according to claim 5, wherein the protein is whey protein.

7. The composition according to any of claims 1 to 6, wherein the composition further comprises electrolytes.

8. The composition according to any of claims 1 to 7, wherein the composition is administered as a solid, frozen, semi-solid, or liquid composition.

9. The composition according to claim 8, wherein the composition is a liquid

composition selected from the group consisting of milk obtained from animals, milk products derived from soy, rice, coconut or other plant material, fermented milk products and drinking chocolates.

10. The composition according to claim 8, wherein the composition is a liquid composition selected from the group consisting of sports drinks, beverages, refreshing beverages, carbonated water, flavoured water, carbonated flavoured water, drinks containing juice (juice derived from any fruit or any combination of fruits, juice derived from ant vegetable or any combination of vegetables) or nectar, vitamin enhanced sports drinks, high electrolyte sport drinks, highly caffeinated high energy drinks, coffee, decaffeinated coffee, tea, tea from fruit products, tea derived from herb products and decaffeinated tea.

1 1. The composition according to claim 8, wherein the composition is a solid

composition selected from the group consisting of chocolate and nutritional bars, drops, candies, cookies, cereals, snack bars and biscuits, or a frozen composition selected from the group consisting of frozen desserts, ice creams, ice sherbets and ice shavings, or a semi-solid composition selected from the group consisting of cream, jam and gels, yoghurt, pudding and jelly.

12. The composition according to any of claims 1 to 11 , wherein the composition is administered prior to, and/or during and/or following exercise, such as exhaustive exercise.

13. The composition according to any of claims 1 to 12, wherein the human being is selected from the group consisting of athletes, such as endurance and team sports athletes as well as athletes participating in weight class regulated sports, such as for example professional cyclists and professional football player and ice hockey players.

14. The composition according to any of claims 1 to 12, wherein the human being is selected from the group consisting of elderly people.