This is a question retail staff are increasingly hearing, especially those that work in shops with a large focus on sports nutrition.

The probiotic strains that we use are tested to reach the intestines and to enhance the immunity and healthy performance of the gut. Taking probiotic supplements can be an effective way of enhancing the body's absorption of vitamins and nutrients into the bloodstream; this of course includes protein. Furthermore, probiotics help the body to produce digestive enzymes that digest proteins which may otherwise be tough to breakdown and absorb. Bodybuilders can gain more from protein powders, shakes and bars by improving the protein absorption.

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Probiotics help the body to produce enzymes that digest protein

Increasing evidence supports the idea that maintaining a healthy balance of beneficial microflora in the gut can support immunity, leading to fewer illnesses and keeping the body at its best. For this reason athletes often take probiotic supplements as staying well and healthy is a top priority.

What's more, a lot of protein shakes and powders are known to cause symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort such as gas, bloating and diarrhoea. This may be partly why probiotics are increasingly being incorporated into the protein formulas. This is a good sign that people are becoming more aware of probiotics and their uses, but for now you will probably find that the strength and quality of the OptiBac Probiotics range is superior to those currently added to protein and whey formulas on the market.

If you are working with bodybuilders and sportspeople looking for that extra boost, take a look at our premium daily probiotic, OptiBac Probiotics 'For every day EXTRA Strength'.