Gut ACTIONABLES : Fitness boosting
Gut Health - Fitness Boosting
Gut FIT: Gut Diet and Exercise
Gut Bacteria role in Running
Lactic Acid eating Bacteria convert to SCFA propionate
Veillonella bacteria metabolizes the lactic acid produced by exercise and converts it into a propionate, a fatty acid that is believed to have beneficial effects on mammals such as boosting metabolism and regulating blood pressure. - It is relatively unique in the human microbiome in that it uses lactate or lactic acid as its sole carbon source
Harvard researchers compared stool samples from 10 Boston Marathon runners feces with 10 sedentary non-athletes controls. Findings
The marathoners’ excrement contained ENRICHED quantities of Veillonella bacteria than in sedentary people - by eating its food it multiplied.
In seeding mice with Veillonella atypica in control to other mice with another bacteria that doesn't break down lactate. The mice with lactate-eating bacteria ran 13% longer than controls on a treadmill before collapsing.
Future benefits> “Having increased exercise capacity is a strong predictor of overall health and protection against cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and overall longevity .. What we envision is a probiotic supplement that people can take that will increase their ability to do meaningful exercise and therefore protect them against chronic diseases including diabetes.”