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HOWARU® Protect Sport

HOWARU® Protect Sport

HOWARU® Protect Sport

The intestinal guard helps sports enthusiasts achieve their best performance

Exercising is good for your health. But prolonged strenuous exercise may be counterproductive. Over the past decade, growing evidence suggests that active sports performers can suffer from a higher incidence of infections caused by altered immune functions brought on by increased levels of exercise. This exercise-induced temporary alteration of natural immune defenses is commonly referred to as the ‘‘open window.’’ During this “open window” of decreased immunity, viruses and bacteria may gain a foothold, increasing the risk of infection — particularly Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTI) which are associated with impaired sports performance.

HOWARU® Protect Sport is a series of formulated blends containing Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM® and Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07™, developed specifically for sports enthusiasts.
HOWARU® Protect Sport was shown to delay time to respiratory tract illness and increase energy in physically active adults.

Benefits of HOWARU® Protect Sport are proven.

A study conducted in Australia by the Griffith Health Institute at Griffith University and the Australian Institute of Sport (West et al. Clinical Nutrition 2013) measured the effect of daily consumption of the probiotic combination Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07™ and Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM® known commercially as HOWARU® Protect Sport on more than 300 healthy, physically active men and women over a 5-month period.[1]

Key findings for HOWARU® Protect Sport:

  • Delayed the onset of respiratory infections
  • Promoted a greater level of physical activity, significantly extended exercise duration and improved training intensity per week by 9%

Why choose HOWARU® Protect Sport?

  • A documented probiotic solution to help physically active adults achieve optimal sports performance
  • A range of convenient ready-to-market formats and concentrates available for the sport nutrition and dietary supplements industries, or as a custom formulation suited to your desired mode of consumption
  • Product concentrates available for the food and beverages industries
  • Patented probiotics* for their immune health properties and shelf-life stabilization technology

* Patent family: WO 04/052462

1. West et al., 2014. Probiotic supplementation for respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesssymptoms in healthy physically active individuals. ClinNutr. 2014 Aug;33(4):58 1-7.