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San Francisco Marathon Partners Up With Nella by FitBiomics

April 28, 2022

A daily capsule of next-gen performance probiotic supplement for endurance athletes

San Francisco, CA /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The San Francisco Marathon is happy to announce a partnership with FitBiomics and their first product Nella, a performance probiotic geared specifically toward people with active lifestyles.

“Gut bacteria play an important role in human health, such as supplying essential nutrients, synthesizing vitamin K, aiding in the digestion of cellulose, and promoting angiogenesis and enteric nerve function,” wrote Dr. Yu-Jie Zhang et. al. in their research published in International Journal of Molecular Sciences. It shouldn’t be a surprise then that an athlete’s performance can be greatly impacted by the health of their gut bacteria.

The human body houses an entire microbial ecosystem with ten times more bacteria than there are human cells. This ecosystem affects the body’s performance, functionality, and health, and is influenced by many factors, from the environment to activity levels to what was for dinner last night. This is where Nella by FitBiomics comes in.

“We’re decoding the biology of the most fit people in the world and translating that information to promote wellness for every body,” said FitBiomics Founder and CEO Jonathan Schieman.

The longer the race, the more essential it is for the gut to function well. Ultramarathoner Kyle Pietari’s performance at longer races was “almost always” limited by his gut. However, as he said, FitBiomics has addressed that “in a way no one else has.”

Nella can help improve performance in more ways than by keeping the gut happy and healthy. Several athletes noted improved sleep since they started using the product — and sleep is another key part of good performance.

“I felt a noticeable improvement in my sleep and overall health…” said Peter Schmidt, Team USA World Championship Rover, noting it had an overall positive impact on his training.

According to Shona Halson from the Australian Insitute of Sport, “sleep is often anecdotally suggested to be the single best recovery strategy available to elite athletes.” Triathlete and Ironman champion Angela Naeth has noticed just that.

“I am sleeping more soundly… [and] I feel overall like I’m recovering daily,” she said.

Sleep, however, isn’t only about recovery. According to an article for the International Journal of Sports Medicine by sports medicine physician Kenneth Vitale, MD et. al., sleep extension can also “positively affect reaction times, mood, sprint times, tennis serve accuracy, swim turns, kick stroke efficiency, and increased free throw and 3-point accuracy.”

FitBiomics representatives will be available to speak about the product and answer any questions at the July 22-23 race expo at Fort Mason, and for additional information about FitBiomics and the partnership visit https://nella.fitbiomics.com/pages/san-francisco-marathon