Immunity and Sports Performance & Recovery

Wednesday, May 12 | 11am CT


The second broadcast in our Americas series will kick off with a presentation from Dr. David C. Nieman, DrPH, FACSM, Professor, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University titled Immunity and Sports Nutrition . High exercise workloads and the associated physiological and metabolic stress are linked to transient immune impairment, inflammation, oxidative stress, muscle damage, and an elevated acute respiratory infection risk. Until recently, these effects were measured using a few targeted outcomes, but increasingly the focus has shifted to multi-omics approaches. Metabolomics, lipidomics, and proteomics provide a system-wide view of the metabolic response to exercise and nutritional interventions by simultaneously measuring and identifying many small-molecule metabolites, lipids, and proteins. Emerging evidence using large multi-omics data sets supports the combined intake of fruit sugars and polyphenols by athletes during heavy exertion as an effective strategy to improve metabolic recovery, augment viral defense, and counter post-exercise inflammation and immune dysfunction at the cell level.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Will improve understanding of the importance of acute carbohydrate ingestion from sports nutrition beverages or fruit as the primary and most effective diet-based strategy to attenuate exercise-induced metabolic perturbation and inflammation.
  • Will be able to describe the classification of plant phytochemicals, the way the human body absorbs and metabolizes polyphenols, and their health, immune, and fitness benefits.
  • Will learn how polyphenols improve metabolic recovery and counter post-exercise inflammation and immune dysfunction in athletes during and after physiological exercise training bouts.

David's presentation will be followed by a presentation on How to support your immune health by Michael T. Murray, N.D. Most have probably heard that bacteria and probiotics must be alive to produce their benefits, but HK L-137 is different. HK L-137 stands for “Heat-Killed Lactobacillus Plantarum Strain L-137” – referred to as an Immunobiotic. Its active compounds can interact with immune cells whether the organism is alive or not. HK L-137 supports the body’s balance of Th1/Th2 immune defenses to protect against pathogenic microbes, viruses, allergens, and more.

This Immunobiotic is effective at a low dosage, providing billions of heat-killed cells of Lactobacillus Plantarum Strain 137 to strengthen the human immune and respiratory health to improve your quality of life. Consumers intake HK L-137 in various kinds of applications. This event will reveal the clinical evidence of HK L-137.

Key take-aways:

  • High IL-12 production through immune cells
  • Immunity has an important role to live a healthy lifestyle
  • Supports respiratory health
  • Improving health-related quality of life
  • Available to various kinds of applications

We will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A chaired by Hank Schultz, Deputy Editor of NutraIngredients-USA.


More information to be announced.

May 12 | 11am CT

Immunity & Sports Performance & Recovery

Dr. David C. Nieman, DrPH, FACSM
Professor & Director, Appalachian State University Laboratory

North Carolina Research Campus

Michael T. Murray, N.D.
Chief Scientific Advisor


Ralf Jäger, Ph.D, FISSN, CISSN, MBA
Co-Founder & Managing Member


Jörg Büttinghaus
Vice President of Sales

Kappa BioScience


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