Exploring new approaches to gut health in athletes
Gut health is of growing concern for many people, but for athletes it can be of vital importance, and there are some very specific issues.
Problems in this area are common among the physically active, and their impact can be wide ranging.
In recent years our understanding of gut health has grown considerably, and it appears the more we learn, the more we realise just how central it is to our overall health.
We also know that for active consumers, be they professional athletes or more casual gym-goers, finding products that boost their performance and health is a key priority.
So, in this episode of the Food Matters Live podcast, made in partnership with FrieslandCampina Ingredients, we marry those two huge topics and looking at gut health in active consumers.
What are some of the specific issues that arise in those who are physically active? What might some of the solutions be? And how is the food and beverage industry responding?
Backed by a healthy dollop of science, we explore the worlds of fermentation, whey protein, and the gut-muscle axis.
FrieslandCampina Ingredients, a global leader in proteins and prebiotics, has recently announced the launch of Biotis® Fermentis, a first-of-its-kind solution which combines the benefits of whey protein, prebiotic galacto-oligosaccharides and probiotic cultures by fermenting them together, creating a unique formulation that supports both athletic performance and holistic health.
Designed to support gut health in athletes and active consumers by modulating the gut microbiota composition, Biotis® Fermentis combines FrieslandCampina Ingredients’ protein and prebiotic expertise with its parent company’s (FrieslandCampina) fermentation expertise through 150 years of yoghurt and cheesemaking.
The result is a new ingredient solution that enables brands to create truly holistic performance and active nutrition solutions, such as protein powders and shakes, that provide multiple proven health benefits, including improved gut health and muscle support, as well as perceived improvements to physical well-being, including mood and energy levels.