Emerging opportunities for probiotics in sports nutrition

May 21, 2019

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Sports supplements have traditionally involved high-protein formulations, but now, research indicates that probiotics may have a place in the world of sports nutrition. Beyond just maintaining gut health, probiotics may play an important role in accelerating fat loss, shortening recovery times, reducing subjective feelings of soreness, and combatting inflammation, studies show. Here are just some of the potential sports nutrition applications of probiotics—and the studies that validate them.