It is a well-known fact that athletes or people who regularly exercise moderate sports should use protein supplements. It is claimed that taking protein supplements over a period of about eight weeks results in improved physical performance and the strengthening and development of muscle mass. Is it possible to further improve the absorption of protein in the digestive system and increase the respiratory efficiency of the body?
Protein supplementation increases muscle mass and performance.
Probiotic supplementation used in parallel with protein supplementation can also improve physical fitness, as specific probiotics may help in some metabolic functions, for example in the breakdown of protein in the intestines. It is also believed that this mode of supplementation improves the respiratory efficiency and efficiency of the digestive system.
The tests were carried out to assess sports performance while consuming a protein supplement or a protein with a probiotic supplement. The results showed that probiotics supplemented with protein reduced the number, severity and duration of respiratory tract infections and gastrointestinal discomfort in athletes at a much higher rate than taking only the protein supplement alone.
Probiotic and protein supplementation improves the body’s efficiency better than the protein itself.
This is another conclusion from the study in which the vertical stroke height was checked. It turned out that after eight weeks of simultaneous consumption of the probiotic (Bacillus Coagulans) and the protein supplement, people training four times a week improved the height of the vertical jump compared to those who did not use probiotics. Taking Bacillus Coagulans probiotics together with the protein can have a beneficial effect on the regeneration of overloaded muscles and improve performance and regeneration after intense physical exercise.
During the study, 29 men took 20 grams of casein (milk protein) for seven weeks. Each participant’s tests included measurements of muscle pain, muscle recovery, inflammation and overall fitness. In the second part of the study participants took a Bacillus Coagulans supplement with 20 grams of milk protein for 14 days.
After completing the periods of supplementation, the participants performed an experimental protocol, which consisted of intense muscle training of one leg, causing muscle damage. On the first, second and third day after physical exertion, muscle pain was measured and regenerative abilities were tested. In addition, the participant’s strength, power and thickness were measured two days after exercise. To check the difference in the effects of supplementation, the opposite leg was checked during the second part of the study.
Supplementation of the probiotic while consuming the protein supplement caused that muscle damage, regeneration after exercise and maintaining physical fitness after a harmful exercise were better than in the case when athletes accepted only a protein supplement. It has been suggested that the beneficial effects observed in the vertical jump may be based on supporting muscle regeneration through beneficial stimulation of the intestinal microflora. The probiotic supplement consumed by study participants contained one billion CFUs. In comparison, the popular dietary supplement DIGESTIVE+++ contains about one and a half times more probiotics.