To preface this article and ensure we are all on the same page, this article is not describing how to use probiotics on steroids. But rather, the power that probiotics have regarding muscle recovery beyond your traditional means like BCAAs, EAAs, and protein.

That said, muscle recovery is an essential component of overall fitness and muscle development. Without the ability to effectively recover from intense training sessions, you wouldn’t allow muscles to heal and rebuild after breaking down muscle fibers.

While there are various strategies to enhance muscle recovery, one approach that hasn’t been talked about enough but is slowly gaining popularity in recent years is the use of probiotics.

Probiotics are live microorganisms that promote health when consumed in adequate amounts. In this article, we will dive deeper and explore the various ways that probiotics help improve muscle recovery so that you can experience the best results possible from your time in the gym.* 

 

Why Can’t You Just Utilize BCAAs, EAAs, and Protein for Muscle Recovery? 

The truth is, there’s nothing wrong with utilizing BCAAs, EAAs, and protein when it comes to muscle recovery. In fact, you NEED them to effectively repair and rebuild muscle fibers that were torn down during your workouts. The thing that many people fail to understand is the complexity of things that are happening behind the scenes that can negatively affect your ability to fully recover.

There are several aspects to recovery that can cause your results to fall short if not taken into consideration. Your body is constantly under attack by free radicals, the stress response associated with exercise, the inflammatory response of intense workouts, your immune system being kicked into high gear, and much more. 

For the reasons mentioned above, it would be ideal to include probiotics as part of your muscle recovery process to reap the full benefits and recover faster. After all, the quicker you can recover, the less sore you’ll be, and the faster you’ll be able to get back in the gym to crush a workout targeting the same muscle groups. 

Below are some of the reasons why it would be advantageous to understand the underlying things that take place and how you can alleviate these issues through the help of probiotics. But again, don’t neglect BCAAs, EAAs, and protein. Simply adding probiotics provides a solution to the common problems mentioned in the following section.*

 

6 Ways to Improve Muscle Recovery Through Probiotics

Adding probiotics can be incredibly important when looking to take a more active role in boosting your recovery time following training sessions. Here are six beneficial ways that may help improve muscle recovery through probiotics.*

 

1. Managing Healthy  Inflammation

Inflammation is a natural response of the body to micro-tears that occur in muscles after brutal training sessions at the gym.  It is helpful to manage this inflammation from exercise, as it can possiblty  hinder muscle recovery, leading to delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). DOMS can typically last anywhere from 3-5 days, which is why it’s so important to be able to minimize this muscle soreness. That’s where probiotics may come into play. Probiotics may help manage a healthy  inflammatory response to exercise* by supporting the immune system response to the muscle damage caused from training, thereby helping to aid in muscle recovery.*

 

2. Enhancing Nutrient Absorption

Probiotics may help improve the absorption of nutrients, such as amino acids, which are vital for muscle recovery.* This ties-in directly with what was mentioned earlier that you still shouldn’t shy away from BCAAs, EAAs, and protein, as the probiotics can help improve nutrient absorption which might lead to better results. Probiotics do this by increasing the surface area of the intestinal lining, which facilitates the improved absorption of key nutrients needed for muscle recovery.*

 

3. Boosting Immune Function

Probiotics have been suggested to help enhance immune function.Healthy immune function is essential for muscle recovery. The immune system plays a vital role in repairing muscle damage . Probiotics may help stimulate the production of immune cells, such as T cells and natural killer cells, thereby enhancing the body’s natural ability to help promote muscle recovery.*

  

4. Regulating Gut Health

A healthy gut microbiome plays a crucial role in overall health.*. Probiotics can help to regulate gut health by improving the balance of beneficial bacteria in the gut.*. Additionally, improved gut health can lead to better digestion and absorption, which ties in with what was mentioned above.*

 

5. Improving Protein Synthesis

Protein synthesis is essential for muscle recovery, enabling the body to repair and rebuild muscle tissue.* Probiotics may improve protein synthesis by enhancing the absorption of amino acids and promoting the production of growth hormones, such as insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1).*

 

6. Increasing Energy Levels 

Probiotics can also increase energy levels, which is vital for muscle recovery. They do this by producing short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which are a source of energy for the body. SCFAs also help to enhance gut health, and improve nutrient absorption — all of which create the ideal environment to support optimized muscle recovery.*

 

It’s Like Probiotics on Steroids!

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We all know that probiotics are great for our health, but JYM Probiotic takes things to a whole new level with its revolutionary blend of high-quality strains sourced by fitness expert and scientist Jim Stoppani. This powerful supplement is built upon a specific blend of strains called  JYM PROBIO™.

JYM PROBIO™ has been formulated  to help support everything from healthy gut function to blood flow, weight management, and muscle recovery.* With JYM PROBIO™ , you can finally get the results you’ve been looking for.

Don’t settle for mediocre supplements that leave you feeling less than your best. Experience the many benefits of JYM PROBIO™ for yourself and transform your health and performance.* Try it today and experience the difference it can make in your muscle recovery!*

 

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and is not meant to treat or diagnose any condition. It is recommended that you speak with your doctor before starting any workout program, nutrition plan, or supplement regimen.

 *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.



 

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Jäger, Ralf et al. “Probiotic Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086 reduces exercise-induced muscle damage and increases recovery.” PeerJ vol. 4 e2276. 21 Jul. 2016, doi:10.7717/peerj.2276

Lin, Wen-Yang et al. “Probiotics and their Metabolites Reduce Oxidative Stress in Middle-Aged Mice.” Current microbiology vol. 79,4 104. 14 Feb. 2022, doi:10.1007/s00284-022-02783-y

Marttinen, Maija & Ala-Jaakkola, Reeta & Laitila, Arja & Lehtinen, Markus. “Gut Microbiota, Probiotics and Physical Performance in Athletes and Physically Active Individuals.” Nutrients. 2020. 12. 2936. 10.3390/nu12102936.

Mohr, Alex E et al. “Best Practices for Probiotic Research in Athletic and Physically Active Populations: Guidance for Future Randomized Controlled Trials.” Frontiers in nutrition vol. 9 809983. 8 Mar. 2022, doi:10.3389/fnut.2022.809983

Santibañez-Gutierrez, Asier et al. “Effects of Probiotic Supplementation on Exercise with Predominance of Aerobic Metabolism in Trained Population: A Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression.” Nutrients vol. 14,3 622. 30 Jan. 2022, doi:10.3390/nu14030622

Wang, Xinzhou et al. “Probiotics Regulate Gut Microbiota: An Effective Method to Improve Immunity.” Molecules (Basel, Switzerland) vol. 26,19 6076. 8 Oct. 2021, doi:10.3390/molecules26196076

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