New Open label Study MicrobiomeX® on intestinal health & well-being in triathlon athletes.


Maastricht, The Netherlands, November 26th, 2018

Citrus flavonoids are known for their antioxidant capacity and their ability to supress inflammation. Hesperidin and naringin are two important flavonoids from citrus fruit and previous studies showed their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capacity.

Bioactor developed Microbiomex®, a first in class ingredient standardized for the most active forms of flavonoids from citrus. An earlier clinical study in overweight subjects showed reduced fecal calprotectin levels and a significant increase of butyrate levels, reducing inflammation.

Gastrointestinal complaints are very common in triathlon athletes due to physical stress, resulting in underperformance as well as reduced recovery after physical activity. One of the main contributors of exercise related gastrointestinal complaints is the reduction in mesenteric blood flow during high level physical activity, resulting in an impaired function of the gut barrier.

Bioactor conducted a new open label study with MicrobiomeX®, in triathlon athletes. The objectives of this new open label study were to investigate any changes in exercise performance, gut health and wellbeing in 15 trained athletes. After 6 weeks of 500 mg MicrobiomeX® consumption the participants felt healthier, less restricted by their health complaints and their gut health was improved. In addition, they felt more vigorous and energetic, and less exhausted and tired during the day.

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About BioActor

BioActor, based in Maastricht, Netherlands, is a product development company that supplies proprietary bioactive formulations to the nutrition & healthcare industry. The company focuses on the development of innovative bio actives that address healthy living and ageing. The goal is to provide the nutrition & healthcare industry with science-based innovations that confer a real health benefit to the consumer.

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