Episode 176 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition‘s “We Do Science” podcast! In this episode, Dr Laurent Bannock discusses “Sport Supplements and the Athlete’s Gut” with Dr Patrick Wilson RD PhD (Old Dominion University, Norfolk, USA).

Discussion Topics Include:

  • Why a well-functioning gut is a key, albeit sometimes overlooked, contributor to athlete performance and health
  • Supplements purported to enhance gut function with exercise (probiotics, glutamine, bovine colostrum, other potential GI barrier enhancers, ginger)
  • Supplements that cause gut symptoms (carbohydrate, caffeine, sodium bicarbonate, exogenous ketones)
  • The evidence and effectiveness of supplements vs marketing and hype

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