1682: Bacteria for Muscle Gain, Fat Loss & Health

Nov 10, 2021
1682: Bacteria for Muscle Gain, Fat Loss & Health

In this episode Sal, Adam & Justin speak with Zack Abbott, founder of ZBiotics, about the fascinating science of genetically modified bacteria and health.

  • What is the microbiome? (3:27)
  • Why is our mood affected by our gut? (4:58)
  • How complex is this area of science? (11:04)
  • What do we know about the microbiome and performance? (16:11)
  • The interesting research surrounding the vaginal microbiome. (19:15)
  • Do probiotics inhibit antibiotics? (21:16)
  • How our microbiome responds to what we give it. (24:40)
  • When did he first fall in love with science? (26:35)
  • His experience taking a product to market. (30:25)
  • Are viruses alive? (32:01)
  • Is modified bacteria the future? (32:41)
  • Breaking down the science of how Zbiotics works. (35:06)
  • Protecting the ‘special sauce’ of their strain. (43:06)
  • Busting the stigma surrounding Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). (46:33)
  • Is nature our biggest enemy? (50:28)
  • Using genetic engineering to feed humanity. (53:27)
  • Balancing expectations of customers’ responses to their product. (58:50)
  • There are rules for a reason. (1:02:30)
  • The science of the hangover. (1:05:16)
  • Hard alcohol before beer, are you in the clear? Or, beer before liquor you’ve never been sicker? (1:07:23)
  • What does the timeline look for the next Zbiotics products? (1:10:56)

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