25: Are Probiotics the Super Food Claims Suggest? with Jaimie Pugh
Today's interview features Dr. Jamie Pugh (PhD). Dr. Pugh is a post-doctoral research at Liverpool John Moores University. During his PhD and current work, he has looked at the effect exercise can have on the gastrointestinal system and in more recent work, looked at the effects probiotic supplementation can have on endurance athletes. He has also worked as a consultant nutritionist and physiologist for a number of professional teams, marathon runners and extreme endurance athletes.
Today on the show, we are talking about probiotic supplementation and what that entails for athletes. Does it work? Is it a placebo?
For the bacteria, the two genera are Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus. For those based in the US, this is a really good resource that highlights which probiotics have been used in different conditions as well.