Norman Regional Health System

Athletes need a robust immune system, not only to prevent illness but to also adapt to training loads and help repair muscle damage and injuries. Since about 75% of the immune system is housed in the gut, your gut health and function is a reflection of the immune system.

Symptoms of impaired immunity in athletes

  • Recurrent injuries
  • recurrent illnesses
  • longer recovery times
  • decreased performance
  • fatigue
  • joint pain
  • brain fog