Probiotics are live microorganisms thought to be healthy for the host organism. Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and bifidobacteria are the most common types of microbes used as probiotics; but certain yeasts and bacilli may also be helpful.
Probiotics are commonly consumed as part of fermented foods with specially added active live cultures; such as in yogurt, soy yogurt, or as dietary supplements.
How does this benefit the bodybuilder? Jim Stoppani, PhD, wrote in the April 2010 issue of Muscle & Fitness magazine: "Think about adding fish oil and a probiotic to your supplement stack. Evidence shows they may promote absorption of amino acids and other dietary nutrients to better support hypertrophy (muscle growth)."
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