Virtual Innovation Day- The Gut Muscle Axis: Probiotics for Athletic Performance

October 01, 2020


Virtual Innovation Day Overview

Title: The Gut Muscle Axis: Probiotics for Athletic Performance

Original Air Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020

Time: 1:30 pm. - 3:30 p.m. EDT

Emerging studies continue to show a positive correlation between the gut microbiome and athletic performance, body composition, and natural energy levels. While once viewed as being beneficial only for digestion and overall health, probiotics are quickly becoming recognized as the next potential avenue for natural performance enhancement. 

Please join us and our special guest, Dr. Ralf Jaeger, for:

  • The most up-to-date information on the gut-muscle axis
  • How specific probiotic strains can directly benefit athletes, weekend warriors, and the average consumer alike
  • Insider information on TWK10® probiotic and its ability to influence endurance, energy, body composition and more 

Meet our Speakers


Dr. Ralf Jaeger

Increnovo LLC

Dr. Jaeger is a co-founding partner of Increnovo LLC, a global independent consulting firm, based in Milwaukee, WI. He originally earned his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Bonn in Germany. He began his professional career as a head of a laboratory for SKW/Degussa, the leading supplier of creatine products. He is an award-winning speaker, and has authored numerous papers on sports nutrition and brain, joint, heart, and gut health, for both peer-reviewed scientific journals and industry publications/mainstream media.


Zain Saiyed, Ph.D.

Lonza, Capsules and Health Ingredients

Dr. Saiyed leads the nutritional ingredients research and innovation team within the Lonza CHI division. He is responsible for developing technologies that can expand Lonza’s ingredients and finished dosage forms offerings. Before this role, he has 14+ years of combined research and business development experience in the areas of joint health, probiotics, and sports nutrition.


Vaughn DuBow

Lonza, Capsules and Health Ingredients

Vaughn DuBow is the North American Marketing Manager at Lonza for their Hard Capsule, Ingredient, and Dosage Form Solutions portfolios. With over 12 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, dietary supplement and fitness industries, Vaughn is a proven leader with an in-depth understanding of product development and marketing within the health and nutrition sectors. Vaughn’s background includes Alfasigma USA, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Gaspari Nutrition, and iForce Nutrition, where he successfully managed product formulation, business development, and market research for core flagship brands.

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