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How the gut microbiome influences your fitness

You're probably already familiar with the fact that our gut bacteria play an important role in a variety of functions, including immune defense, nutrient absorption, energy supply and vitamin production. But did you also know that there is a link between our microbiome and fitness? Here at myBioma, we want to help you understand this connection and take your health to a whole new level with our gut microbiome test.

In a nutshell: The gut microbiome & your fitness

The human intestine is over 8 meters long. It is densely colonized with over 39 trillion microorganisms. These include bacteria, viruses and fungi. These form the intestinal microbiome, also known as the intestinal flora. The gut microbiome plays a crucial role in our health and even has an impact on our physical fitness. It is involved in the regulation of metabolism and energy absorption. A healthy microbiome can process and absorb nutrients more efficiently, which helps to optimize energy supply during exercise and increase performance.

Exercise has an impact on your microbiome

Exercise has many positive effects: It helps you lose weight, improves your health and often boosts your mood. But how does regular physical activity affect our microbiome? Is there a difference between the microbial composition of sporty people and "couch potatoes"? And what role does the diversity of the microbiome play in athletic performance? The microbiome influences the immune system, the intestinal mucosa and brain health, which in turn can have an impact on well-being and athletic performance. Studies show that athletes have a higher diversity and abundance of health-promoting bacterial species, which underlines the positive influence of sport on the microbiome. A high diversity of the microbiome is associated with health, while a low diversity is associated with various diseases. Therefore, the goal of every person, regardless of their fitness level or athletic goals, should be to achieve a high diversity in the microbiome.

The influence of the gut microbiome on your fitness

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Inflammation and recovery

Inflammation in the body can impair recovery after exercise and increase the risk of injury. However, a balanced gut microbiome can help reduce inflammation and shorten recovery time after exercise, which in turn improves exercise performance and reduces the risk of injury.

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Metabolism and energy absorption

The gut microbiome plays a direct role in the regulation of metabolism and energy absorption. A healthy microbiome can process and absorb nutrients more efficiently, which helps to optimize energy supply during exercise and increase performance.

Nutrient absorption and utilization

A healthy gut flora plays an important role in the absorption and utilization of nutrients, including vitamins and minerals, which are critical for muscle health and function. By optimizing nutrient absorption, the microbiome supports muscle recovery and development, leading to improved fitness.

By paying attention to the health of our microbiome and maintaining a balanced diet, we can achieve our fitness goals more effectively and improve our well-being. With the myBioma gut microbiome test, you not only get insights into the microbial composition of your gut, but also personalized nutritional recommendations based on the individual needs of your gut microbiome. This allows you to take targeted measures to optimize your gut microbiome and improve your fitness at the same time.

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