Marathon Runners and Probiotics

Source: Whole Foods Magazine

Like most exercise, running is good for your microbes. However, a 26.2 mile marathon can be a pretty extreme challenge, and can lead to an imbalance of gut flora in the microbiome, and even respiratory issues. Having a healthy gut microbiome is thus essential for such athlete’s health and performance. New research shows that probiotics may help runners “reach the finish line.”

For the full story, including how exercise affects the microbiome, click here.

 

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