Ease of Use - 10
Flavor - 10
Cost - 8
Effectiveness - 9.5
Easy to take, effective without any aftertaste. A little pricey, but worth the money.
Sound Probiotics makes a probiotic that is specifically developed for athletes. I first heard about Sound Probiotics while listening to Zen and the Art of Triathlon. I was in the market for a new probiotic so I decided to give them a try. I was very impressed with this supplement.
Digestive health is often overlooked, but it’s really one of the most important parts of our bodies. When I eat clean and heathy I feel a real difference. When I digest food correctly I notice a big difference too. I just feel better all around. I also spend a lot less time in the bathroom. Apologies in advance this might be a little too much information for some readers.
Sound Probiotics is a simple capsule that you take after dinner. It’s really that easy. There is no taste, aftertaste, or anything really. The biggest challenge is to remember to take it. Each bottle is a 30 day supply, which is a the perfect amount of time to see how it will transform you gut flora.
Several probiotics need to be stored in the refrigerator, but not Sound Probiotics. This really comes in handy because you can put them on the counter or wherever you store your supplements, making it easy to remember to take.
One of the most important aspects of training an competing is to keep a healthy immune system. Sound Probiotic has really focused on this aspect and developed a formula specific for athletes. I notice a difference when talking it. I’ve not been sick in years, and while I believe much of that has to do with lifestyle, taking Sound Probiotics makes me confident that I’ll say healthy.
Here is a little more information on Sound Probiotics from their site:
- 8 probiotic strains studied specifically in athletes
- 25 Billion CFU per capsule for better efficacy
- Targeted release capsule for optimal absorption
- Contains the prebiotic Beta-Glucan for its synergistic effects
- No refrigeration necessary
- 30 capsules per bottle
- 2-day express shipment
Probiotics can help boost your immune function and let you continue to perform at the highest level. There are multiple research studies on the effects of probiotics on athletes. Studies show that probiotics:
- Help athletes experience fewer upper respiratory tract infections and gut complaints
- Are vital in nutrient production and absorption
- Aid in the production of B-vitamins
- Enhance amino acid uptake in the gut
Every advantage you can get as an athlete will help you push past the competition. The most recent scientific research has focused on the total athlete, not just what affects you on race day. Probiotics work by improving the overall health and immunity of an athlete. This enables you to train harder and perform your best while optimizing recovery.
Background on Probiotics from Wikipedia:
Probiotics are microorganisms that are believed to provide health benefits when consumed. The term probiotic is currently used to name ingested microorganisms associated with beneficial effects to humans and other animals. Introduction of the concept is generally attributed to Nobel Prize recipient Élie Metchnikoff, who in 1907 suggested that “the dependence of the intestinal microbes on the food makes it possible to adopt measures to modify the flora in our bodies and to replace the harmful microbes by useful microbes“. A significant expansion of the potential market for probiotics has led to higher requirements for scientific substantiation of putative beneficial effects conferred by the microorganisms. Studies on the medical benefits of probiotics have yet to reveal a cause-effect relationship, and their medical effectiveness has yet to be conclusively proven for most of the studies conducted thus far.
Commonly claimed benefits of probiotics include the decrease of potentially pathogenic gastro-intestinal microorganisms; the reduction of gastro-intestinal discomfort; the strengthening of the immune system; the improvement of the skin’s function; the improvement of bowel regularity; the strengthening of the resistance to cedar pollen allergens; the decrease in body pathogens; the reduction of flatulence and bloating; the protection of DNA; the protection of proteinsand lipids from oxidative damage; and the maintaining of individual intestinal microbiota in subjects receiving antibiotic treatment.