Vivomixx also for digestive discomfort of intense sport
Many athletes who perform intensive physical efforts have digestive problems.
When practicing special disciplines such as pentathlon, triathlon, marathon etc, athletes often experience serious gastrointestinal symptoms (flatulence, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, etc) that negatively affect their performance during the race. They can even cause their withdrawal from the competition.
The etiology of these symptoms is still unclear; a first possible explanation is linked to the different redistribution of the blood flow during physical activity.
Indeed, in order to compensate for the increased oxygen requirements in the muscles, there may be a reduction of up to 50-80% in the blood supply to other organs such as the liver and the gut. A second hypothesis correlates these gastrointestinal disorders to increased permeability of the small intestine during physical stress. The disruption of the intestinal barrier function may result in an inflammatory response with consequent release of cytokines that contribute to the gastrointestinal disorders during and after physical exercise.