Being fit on the outside doesn’t mean you’re fit on the inside. Biochemist and Ixcela co-founder Erika Angle PhD talks with Well + Good’s Emily Laurence about maximizing athletic performance and immune function with personalized gut-health regimens.
“...There’s a way to figure out which types of foods can help you improve your personal exercise performance thanks to new research by biochemist Erika Angle, PhD, who’s spent the past several years obsessively studying gut health.”
Erika shares three key findings from Ixcela’s success with American yachting team ORACLE Team USA, who improved their combined athletic performance 48% by following Ixcela’s individualized, microbiome-based nutrition plans. Learn how individuals can apply her findings to their own wellness.
They are using advances in gut testing to boost health and fitness as they gear up to battle back against New Zealand and win the oldest trophy in international sport.
Improving their internal health has improved the number of days the team can sail and train and cut illness rates as they ramp up training in a bid to cut a 3-0 New Zealand lead.
Oracle’s gains could also have implications for other sports, businesses and general health and wellbeing as the focus shifts to preventative medicine.
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The microbes in our digestive systems can affect everything from our mental health to our weight and vulnerability to disease. So why not athletic performance? New science is set to revolutionize the way we eat, train, and live.
The microbes in our digestive systems can affect everything from our mental health to our weight and vulnerability to disease. So why not athletic performance? New science is set to revolutionise the way we eat, train, and live.
Biochemists Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle and Dr. Wayne Matson share Ixcela's focus on the human body's internal fitness and describe how a simple pin-prick blood test can be an easy, accurate way to measure internal fitness. Explore this curated investment opportunity at redcrow.com
The Internal Fitness™ Company focusing on gut health and wellness, launched today and announced a collaboration with ORACLE TEAM USA in its campaign for the 2017 America’s Cup. Ixcela worked closely with the defending champions to improve the internal fitness and overall performance of its sailing team. After months of development and working with ORACLE TEAM USA to improve the health of the athletes, Ixcela is excited to announce the general availability of its solutions at the America’s Cup.
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