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The Swim S1 • E7

Is the Secret to Superhuman Performance in Your Gut? | The Swim

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Published on Sep 24, 2018

Could studying Ben’s superhuman microbiome unlock secrets about the dynamic connection between our environments, activities, and everyday health?

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Gut Bacteria From Elite Athletes Could Soon Become a Probiotic Supplement
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"An ongoing research project at Harvard University is attempting to identify and isolate beneficial bacteria from the digestive tracts of elite athletes then convert the bacteria into commercial probiotic supplements. The microbiomes of elite players — the ecosystems in their guts — might generate elite kinds of bacteria, in other words, that aid in athletic performance."

Gut scrum - the rugby microbiome team
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"In particular, the scientists found that the athlete’s microbiome is primed for tissue repair and to harness energy from the diet, reflecting the significant energy demands and high cell-turnover evident in elite sport. Thus, the state of physical fitness is not limited to the athlete alone; it appears to also include conditioning of the microbiota."

The High-Performance Secrets Inside Athletes' Guts
https://www.outsideonline.com/2274446...
"[Climber Alex] Honnold’s gut has way more Prevotella than the average American’s. Some research has connected high levels of this genus to intense exercise, but Hyde thinks the bug—which turns complex carbs into energy—likely thrives because of his vegetarian diet."
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