August 6: A canned sports drink used by the Dutch Olympic team has been launched in the Netherlands to coincide with the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, which begin on Friday.
Produced by Netherlands-based DIS Sittard, the beverage is called Sixgram, a reference to the six grams of patented enzyme PeptoPro contained in each 33cl Sleek can. PeptoPro, developed by Dutch life science company and sponsor of the Dutch Olympic team DSM, is said to generate tiny fragments of protein which are more easily absorbed by the body.

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