Objective. To substantiate criteria of efficiency and safety of using modern probiotics in sport (by the example of «Laminolakt Sporting»). Меthods. Аnalysis of data of current scientific literature and those of the author.
Results. In placebo controlled study the influence of probiotic functional product «Laminolakt Sporting» on the basis of Enterococcus faecium L3 strain on parameters of the body homeostasis that form metabolic bases for physical work capacity maintenance and stimulation as well as upon the state of cardiovascular system has been evaluated. Positive influence of course usage of this probiotic on indices of special work capacity of athletes of various sports (cyclic and strength) has been demonstrated in the dynamics of training process. Side effects during intake of «Laminolakt Sporting» have not been noted.
Conclusion. Obtained data indicate the necessity of usage as well as the methods of estimating the efficiency and safety of usage of modern probiotic means in practice of athletes’ preparation.