Prebiotics vs. Probiotics vs. Postbiotics: What’s the Difference?

Reading Time: 10 minutes The gut microbiome—a complex community of bacteria residing in our digestive tract—plays a pivotal role in our overall health. From regulating immune function to influencing blood sugar levels, the gut is a critical component in a myriad of physiological processes. This article delves into the fascinating world of prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics—the trinity that holds … Read more

How Oxygen Availability Affects Cognitive Fatigue: Insights and Solutions

Cyclist ridin

Reading Time: 2 minutes Cognitive fatigue can significantly hinder athletic performance, particularly in physically demanding activities conducted in low-oxygen environments. These environments pose challenges to executive functions, which are crucial for tasks like learning, planning, judgment, and decision-making. A study published in Scientific Reports sheds light on the impact of oxygen saturation on neural activity and cognitive performance during … Read more

The Difference Between V02 and V02 Max

The Brooks Beasts Track Club doing V02 max training in Seattle Washington.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Understanding the metrics that measure our body’s oxygen consumption during exercise is essential for gauging fitness levels and tracking progress. V02 and V02 max are key measurements used in assessing aerobic capacity; however, they are often used interchangeably despite their differences.  V02: Measurement of Oxygen Consumption  V02, or oxygen consumption, refers to the amount of … Read more

Oxygen: The Underrated Player in Athletic Success

Reading Time: 2 minutes Oxygen is the foundational element for athletic success. It serves as the key player in the body’s energy production, enabling sustained physical activity and enhancing endurance capacity. Despite its undeniable importance, oxygen often remains an underrated factor in athletic performance, overshadowed by other aspects of training and preparation. The Universal Impact of Oxygen Across Sports … Read more