31 Oct '16, 11pm

You May Want to Rethink a Probiotic Supplement: Research weighs in on high doses of healthy bacteria before a run.

But new research from Coventry University in the UK, found that these negative effects may be mitigated with prerun probiotics (healthy, good bacteria). To test this theory, researchers gave endurance athletes a probiotic drink with either L casei or a placebo for seven days prior to a two-hour run in the heat and humidity. They tested the levels of bacteria toxins (endotoxaemia) and inflammatory markers called cytokines (cytokinaemia) in the circulation pre and post heat run for up to 24 hours afterwards. The results were surprising: the probiotic dosing did not seem to offer protection and even led to a slightly higher level of endotoxaemia and cytokinaemia compared to the placebo drink. How Probiotics Can Work For You Eating food with live healthy bacteria, such as kefir, yogurt and kimchi (a Korean fermented cabbage dish), has been shown to support intestinal health. B...

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