Bimuno & Sport

Why should a sportsperson take Bimuno®?

An athlete’s diet is often very restricted with a controlled energy intake which means that they must pack in important nutrients within a daily calorie allowance. One important nutrient which is high in a sportspersons’ diet is protein which is important for tissue repair and muscle growth. Whilst protein is great for these important structural functions, it’s not shown to have a positive effect on the gut microbiome. When a diet is high in protein and low in fibre, studies show that the types of bacteria in the gut microbiome are less favourable.[1]

Fibre, on the other hand, is known to provide fuel for types of bacteria which are beneficial and produce substances such as short-chain fatty acids which are known to exert various protective effects including in the gut.

Yet fibre is a nutrient which is generally low in diets and this group is no exception; a study found that athletes consumed only 34% of their daily requirement.[2][3]

Although exercise alone is shown to have a positive effect on the gut microbiome[4], this combined with eating the recommended amount of fibre is shown to have the greatest effect. If this is not possible through diet alone then a high fibre food supplement should be considered.

 

For more information on the importance of the gut microbiome visit gut microbiota for health .


Which athletes take Bimuno® DAILY?

While the extent of the relationship between gut health and sport is not yet fully understood, studies indicate that more sporting demographics, such as high-level athletes, have a noticeably different bacterial composition to more sedentary individuals. For example, when compared to non-athletes, Marathon runners have been found to have a greater abundance of Veillonella, a probiotic bacterium, after running. Veillonella is associated with the breakdown of lactic acid, a chemical produced by the body that causes muscle fatigue or discomfort – the familiar burning sensation after a hard workout!

GB Rowing have used Bimuno® DAILY alongside their training for a number of years.

“We’re extremely pleased to partner with Bimuno and provide the GB Rowing Team with the product, it’s a great chance for our rowers to help feed & support the good gut bacteria that are so important to our overall health and wellbeing”

Informed Sport, we test, you trust

Why is Bimuno® Informed Sport certified?

Informed Sport is a quality assurance programme for sports nutrition products. The programme certifies that all nutritional supplements and/or ingredients that bear the Informed Sport logo have been through a rigorous certification process that every batch produced is tested for banned substances by LGC’s world-class sports anti-doping laboratory. Users can use the search function on Informed Sport to find products that have been through this rigorous certification process.

Products are certified by batch and users can use the search function on the Informed Sport website to confirm the specific batches that have been through the rigorous certification process.