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The Effect of 6 Weeks Supplementation of Probiotic on Exercise-induced Intestinal Permeability in Trained Subjects - a Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Two Armed Parallel Group Trial. (NCT03027583)

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This trial is a single-site, randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled, two-armed parallel-group trial in healthy adult volunteers. The trial will investigate the effect of oral supplementation of the probiotic strain Bif195 on the ability to attenuate exercise-induced deterioration of intestinal barrier function and gastrointestinal symptoms.
  • : Bif195
    6 weeks daily oral intake of the probiotic Bif195.
    • : Placebo
      6 weeks daily oral intake of placebo.
      Ages eligible for Study
      18 Years to 50 Years
      Genders eligible for Study
      Accepts Healthy Volunteers
      Accepts Healthy Volunteers
      Inclusion Criteria:
      • Written informed consent prior to any trial related procedures
      • Healthy (gastrointestinal symptoms are allowed, but not needed)
      • Weekly training load ≥ 4 hours within endurance sports as judged by the subject (minimum 1.5 hours of the training must be running activity)
      • Able to complete a 10 km run on a treadmill within 60 minutes, as judged by the subject
      • Willing to abstain from any probiotics products or medication known to alter gastrointestinal function throughout the participation of the trial
      Exclusion Criteria:
      • Abdominal surgery which, as judged by the investigator, might affect the gastrointestinal function (except appendectomy and cholecystectomy)
      • Resting diastolic blood pressure ≥ 90 mmHg
      • Resting systolic blood pressure ≥ 140 mmHg
      • A current diagnosis of psychiatric disease
      • Systemic use of antibiotics, steroids (except contraceptives) or antimicrobial medication in the last 2 months
      • Daily usage of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the last 2 months or incidental use in the last 2 weeks prior to screening
      • Usage of medications, except contraceptives, in the last 2 weeks prior to screening
      • Diagnosed inflammatory gastrointestinal disease
      • Lactose intolerance
      • Any other disease that, by the Investigators discretion, could interfere with the intestinal barrier function of the subject
      • Participation in other clinical trials in the past 2 months prior to screening
      • Regular use of probiotics in the last 2 months
      • Smoking and/or frequent use of other nicotine products
      • Desire and/or plans on changing current diet and/or exercise regime during the participation of this trial
      • Use of laxatives, anti-diarrheals, anti-cholinergics within last 2 months prior to screening
      • Use of immunosuppressant drugs within last 4 weeks prior to screening
      • Women: Pregnancy or lactation
      The trial includes a run-in period of two weeks duration followed by a six weeks intervention period.

      After having given their written informed consent, subjects will complete screening procedures to evaluate their eligibility for the trial and complete a run-in period of minimum two weeks duration to washout possible pre-trial probiotics. At the screening visit (visit 1), subjects will also perform a VO2max test on a running treadmill to determine their individual VO2max.

      After baseline assessments at visit 2 and 3, the subjects will be randomly assigned to one of the two treatment groups (active or placebo product) in a ratio of 1:1. The two arms will be stratified for gender.

      The subjects will consume 1-2 capsules once daily, together with breakfast, for six weeks starting at Day 1, the day after Visit 3. During the entire run-in and intervention period the subjects will be asked not to consume any other probiotic products. During the entire trial subjects should maintain their habitual life style in relation to physical activity level, diet and sleep habits.

      At Visit 2, 3, 4 and 5, the small intestinal permeability will be evaluated by the L:R ratio measured in urine obtained 5 hours after oral ingestion of a lactulose and rhamnose solution. The permeability test will be performed in combination with a 1 hour treadmill running challenge when performed at Visit 3 and Visit 5. The treadmill run will be performed at a velocity corresponding to 80% of the subjects individually measured VO2max.

      Faecal, urine and blood samples will be collected at Visit 2, 3, 4 and 5 for evaluation of the secondary objectives. The faecal samples collected will be: First bowel movement post-permeability test at Visit 2, first bowel movement post-exercise test at Visit 3, first bowel movement post-permeability test at Visit 4 and the first bowel movement post-exercise at Visit 5.

      1 locations

      Ireland (1)
      • Atlantia Food Clinical trials
        Cork, Ireland
      28 February, 2017
      27 February, 2017
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