Ep. 23 – Dedication to EducationGetting ill sucks right? You miss training sessions and team selection, your eating goes out the window, you slowly turn into a sloth and generally feel like shit. Sad. As we well know, the prevention is always the best cure; of which there are many – from hand hygiene, monitoring training load, avoiding nutrient deficiencies, stress etc etc etc. Today, we’re emptying the kitchen sink and looking at probiotics.
Probiotics are referred to as our ‘good’ or ‘friendly’ bacteria. They’re live microorganisms that are found in food, those little yogurt drinks or by supplements and have immune boosting properties. It’s estimated that ~70% of the immune system stems from your gut which highlights the importance of gut health. Poor gut health = poor immune function? Perhaps.
In sciency terms; probiotics has two main functions;
- To modify the population of your gut bacteria.
- To interact with the gut-associated lymphoid tissues.
Probiotics can also decrease gut infections, which is a high concern for travelling athletes #Delhibelly. So, probiotics turns out to be a useful preventative tool. Therefore I use this with my guy’s if they frequently get ill, feel run down, and if they’re travelling abroad.
Two mega important things we need to consider;
- The dose.
- The strain.
Because, being ill sucks.
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