The Importance of Prebiotics in Active Nutrition

A healthy body and mind are essential to athletic performance. Silvi Siddhu, Technical and Scientific Manager for Nutraceuticals at Univar Solutions talks about the beneficial role of prebiotics in active nutrition. There is a bidirectional relationship between exercise and composition of the gut microbiota. Modifying the gut microbiota may help improve overall health, energy availability, exercise performance and recovery. Prebiotics selectively enhance the growth of healthy microbiota and supplements containing prebiotics or synbiotics are beneficial in exercise performance and recovery. Regardless of age or activity type, people are looking to fuel their workouts and lifestyles in an effort to promote physical, mental and cognitive health with a focus on longevity and quality of life. For an active sports person or a fitness enthusiast, taking care of gut health is beneficial for overall health.