The Opportunity of the Microbiome


The second broadcast will begin with a presentation on Sports Nutrition: Go with your gut by Dr. Chad KerksickAssociate Professor at Lindenwood University.  Chad will walk attendees through the latest research that connects probiotics with specific sports nutrition benefits. These include improving absorption of certain food components, boosting immune system function, which can be depressed during hard training, combating the inflammation that can arise via leaky gut syndrome and more.

This will be followed by a presentation by Dr. Ralf JägerManaging member at Increnovo, who will be discussing Probiotics Powering Protein — How the right combination of strains can maximize amino acid absorption. Compared with animal protein sources, plant protein sources are generally incomplete proteins, contain less BCAAs, and differ in the absorption kinetics and the total amount of amino acids absorbed, factors known to affect exercise recovery and adaption effects important to athletes such as skeletal muscle protein synthesis. Therefore, there is a strong interest in nutritional strategies to raise the blood amino acid concentrations after ingesting a plant protein source to overcome compositional shortcomings. Co-administration of probiotics significantly increases amino acid absorption from plant proteins, potentially through optimizing gut microbiota composition and increased proteolytic activity.

Key Learnings:

    • Despite the existence of shared, core mechanisms for probiotic function, a good deal of health benefits of probiotics are strain-dependent and dose-dependent.
    • Certain probiotic strains have been linked to maintain immune and gastrointestinal health compromised due to exercise and physical activity.
    • The main function of the gut is to digest food and absorb nutrients. In healthy populations, certain probiotics strains can increase absorption of key nutrients such as amino acids from protein.

The broadcast will finish with a live panel discussion and Q&A session moderated by Hank Schultz of NutraIngredients-USA. Hank will discuss the opportunity of the microbiome in Sports & Active Nutrition with our panelists:

This broadcast will include live Q&A and polling questions. It is FREE to attend but pre-registration is required.

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