Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Endurance Athletes, Immunity and Probiotics

My friend of mine (an awesome acupuncturistt)  recently sent over this article about probiotics, cycling and immunity.  Study was done with cycling both male and female and some interesting results were examined.  It seems that supplementing with lactobacilli fermentum improved the immunity of the men, but not the women.  It's one of the first studies done with hard training individuals.  More information is obviously needed to figure out why the difference in men and women.  Here is an article that describes all the parameters.  Lactobacilli and Cyclists.     If you're a man and endurance athlete, pursuing probiotics as a immunity booster looks to be fairly promising.

1 comment:

Margo said...

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While there are many classes of natural supplements, some stand out as much more effective than others. Probiotic supplements are one of these options.