Exploring the future of microbiome research

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Get an inside look at microbiome research from Chad Cook, PhD, Research Director at Biofortis, a contract research organization (CRO) specializing in the food, beverage and dietary supplement space.

Chad takes us inside the approach to studying microbiome with regard to study designs, the regulatory environment and the many areas of the microbiome that are currently being studied.

Key takeaways

  1. Sports Nutrition and Microbiome Research: Microbiome research trends extend to sports nutrition, exploring how gut health impacts athletic performance and overall well-being.
  2. Diverse Implications for Athletes: The microbiome’s role goes beyond basic gut health, possibly affecting mood, happiness, and even sleep—crucial factors for athletes.
  3. Happiness and Mood Enhancement: Researchers are conducting studies showing that mood modulation is an essential component in sports nutrition, like one study in particular focused on a novel probiotic to improve happiness,.
  4. Immunity and Athletic Performance: A robust immune system is pivotal for athletes. Studies examine if microbiome modulation can reduce the frequency and severity of illnesses in athletes, enhancing their training consistency.
  5. Specialized Study Populations: Microbiome studies in sports nutrition often target specific demographics, such as athletes training for marathons, to analyze how microbiome interventions impact their performance and 
  6. Technological Advancements: Emerging technologies, like specialized pills for precise sample collection, are poised to revolutionize microbiome research.

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