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Podcast / Inside Food science
Podcast / Inside Food science

What role can probiotics play in sport performance?

What role can probiotics play in helping all of us, whether we’re casual runners or elite athletes, achieve our fitness goals?

The link between diet and sports performance is a fascinating area. 

At its heart is the gut microbiome – that colony of microbes that digests our food and regulates our metabolism – it can also affect our behaviour, our emotions, and our overall health.

In this episode of the Table Talk podcast, in partnership with Lonza, Stefan Gates asks: What is the relationship between the gut microbiome and sports performance?

And what role can probiotics play in that relationship? 

Shane Durkee, VP platform Innovation, Capsules and Health ingredients, Lonza

Shane Durkee is the vice president of platform innovation, ingredients, and dosage form solutions at Lonza.

An internationally trained R&D executive with more than 25 years of experience in the consumer healthcare industry, Shane has a background of developing new and innovative products, platform capabilities and technologies.

Shane leads the Global Platform Innovation Team responsible for all R&D activity on the ingredients and dosage form solutions businesses.  

He is passionate about improving people’s lives through the latest in technology, nutrition and clinical research.

Lindsey Toth, Director, Global Product Management for Nutrition Products and Services 

At Lonza, Lindsey is responsible for overseeing global product management for the nutrition portfolio, including value messaging, go-to-market strategies, and product innovation and life-cycle management.

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