Boost Energy, Rev Your Metabolism, Speed Up Recovery & More
Looking to take your workouts to the next level? We have good news for you: A special, targeted trio of supplements can help you get there in no time flat.
Adding these three supplements to your routine can boost the benefit of every workout, and make post-exercise recovery easier and faster.
Here's what your new daily training trifecta should include to help you feel better before, during and after every workout:
- Powerful spore probiotics
- Targeted PREbiotics
- Super-nutrient vitamin K2-7
Spore Probiotics Improve Workouts and Recovery
You may already know that spore probiotics help perfectly balance your gut microbiome (the trillions of bacteria that live in your gut), leading to a whole host of essential health benefits. But you may not have realized that these tiny powerhouses also lend oversized support to your workouts.
By keeping your microbiome in healthy balance, spore probiotics help:
- Improve digestion and nutrient absorption to boost energy production
- Produce short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) that increase cellular energy levels and reduce inflammation
- Strengthen the protective barrier lining the gut so germs and toxins can’t escape into the bloodstream
And they don’t stop there…
A well-studied spore probiotic strain (Bacillus subtilis) reduces post-workout inflammation for easier post-exercise recovery (read more)!
Another special probiotic strain, Bacillus coagulans, helps boost performance during exercise, reduce muscle damage caused by exercise, and improve recovery after exercise (read more).
And spore probiotics – especially a strain known as Bacillus indicus HU36 – produce special antioxidants called carotenoids, including astaxanthin. By fighting the free radicals naturally caused by exercise, astaxanthin may improve exercise performance and recovery, so you can get a better workout every time.
In fact, exercise and good gut health is a two-way street: Regular exercise has been shown to have a positive impact on the gut microbiome for added health benefits.
Endurance Athletes Need Spore Probiotics Even More
Spore probiotics also play an important role for endurance athletes.
Endurance exercise is extremely demanding on the body. It increases free radical production that leads to damage oxidative stress. It does temporary damage to muscles (why muscles get sore), and causes whole-body inflammation.
Plus, endurance exercise is also connected to increased intestinal permeability – also known as leaky gut – which happens when the protective barrier lining the gut gets damaged. That’s one reason why so many athletes participating in prolonged events (like marathons and triathlons) suffer from a variety of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, such as:
- Abdominal pain
Plus, up to 60% of athletes in training struggle with post-exercise GI stress and incomplete recovery, and supplementing with probiotics helped turn that around.
By shoring up your gut microbiome with spore probiotics, you can minimize those negative effects of endurance exercise. In fact, one study showed that taking probiotics for four weeks ahead of time helped marathoners reduce GI symptoms AND maintain their running pace even in the late stages of the race.
Research Alert: Scientists have found that a combination of probiotic supplements and regular exercise slow down the development of Alzheimer’s disease in mice. Can human studies be far behind? Read more on that here.
Prebiotics are special forms of carbohydrates that nourish the beneficial bacteria – probiotics – in your microbiome… but they also provide some workout benefits of their own.
Their benefits start in your gut – and that’s especially true with targeted prebiotics that feed only beneficial bacteria so they can survive, thrive, and crowd out bad bacteria (pathogens). Studies confirm that prebiotics also help protect against exercise-induced stress.
But their real workout benefit affects your lungs. A special form of prebiotic called Bimuno-galactooligosaccharide, or B-GOS, makes it easier to breathe during and after exercise. In a ground-breaking clinical trial, adults with asthma were given B-GOS or placebo for three weeks. The patients who received B-GOS saw amazing results:
- 40% improvement in FEV-1, a measure of how well you can breathe in deeply and exhale
- reduced airway inflammation
- decreased wheezing
- easier breathing
Prebiotics and spore probiotics working together can make a huge difference for your workout. And when you add in the third member of the better-training trio, the results go even further.
K2-7 Boosts Cardiac Output
When it comes to the vitamin alphabet, most people stop at vitamin E. But they’re missing out on the vast variety of health benefits brought on by a lesser-known nutrient called vitamin K2-7.
Not only does vitamin K2-7 help build strong bones, protect your blood vessels, and balance blood sugar, it can also have a strong positive impact on your workout routine.
For one thing, vitamin K2-7 helps fuel the tiny power plants (called mitochondria) that supply energy to every cell in your body, and that includes your muscles. One muscle in particular – your heart – has a lot of mitochondria to keep it going.
When athletes took vitamin K2 for eight weeks in a clinical trial, their hearts performed even better during exercise. In fact, supplementing with K2 boosted their cardiac output (cardiac output = the amount of fresh oxygenated blood the heart puts into circulation) by a whopping 12%!!
Since the main point of doing cardio is to increase the strength of your heart muscle and improve your endurance, vitamin K2 adds an impressive benefit to your workout.
Take Your Workouts to the Next Level with the Power-Packed Trio
Just Thrive spore probiotics keep your microbiome in healthy balance to keep your gut comfortable even during endurance exercise. The four clinically studied spore probiotics in Just Thrive work together to
- reduce inflammation brought on by exercise
- boost workout performance
- minimize muscle damage
- increase antioxidant production
- speed post-workout recovery
Just Thrive Precision PREbiotic contains B-GOS along with two more premium targeted prebiotics to keep your lungs breathing easy while you exercise.
Just Thrive Vitamin K2-7 ramps up cellular energy production and boosts cardiac output for a heart-healthy workout.
Try this power-packed trifecta today to boost the benefits of every workout.