The sports nutrition industry’s focus on muscle repair and growth overlooks a more basic need: keeping athletes healthy. Brian McFarlin, Ph.D., FACSM, an expert in exercise physiology, nutrition and immunology, has spent years researching the negative impact of intense exercise on immune health. Sports dietitian Dave Ellis, RD, CSCS, works with numerous college and professional athletes and teams on how to manage physical and lifestyle stress so they can maximize training and performance. In this webinar, these experts discuss the clinical research and how a functional ingredient can strengthen immune function to keep both elite and recreational athletes healthy. Click here for the webinar archive. The webinar was originally presented on June 26, 2013.
About the presenters:
Dave Ellis, RD, CSCS
President, Sports Alliance
A 30-year veteran and thought leader in the sports nutrition arena, Mr. Ellis has worked with the prestigious roster of athletes and championship teams from Olympic gold medalists and Cy Young Award winners to NCAA football champions and Super Bowl winners. He is a consultant to numerous college and professional athletes and teams and is past president of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association. He also serves on the Biothera Healthcare Scientific Advisory Board.
Brian McFarlin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation, University of North Texas
Dr. McFarlin earned his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from Purdue University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Nutrition at Purdue.