Episode 67

High Performance Athletes, Kombucha and Gut Health with Matt Lancor

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In this episode of the MGC podcast, I talk to Matthew Lancor, the founder of the startup company, Kombuchade.

Matt combines his background in material science engineering and a passion for rugby into his entrepreneurial venture. With a keen understanding of the science behind fermentation and a personal commitment to fitness and health, nurtured through years of playing rugby he has successfully created a kombucha brand tailored for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

Under his leadership, Kombuchade has quickly grown from a home-brew project into a popular wellness brand, emphasizing organic ingredients, sustainability, and community involvement. His journey from an engineer and rugby player to a health-focused entrepreneur embodies a fusion of science, sports, and sustainable business.

In this podcast, I talk to him about Kombuchade, the benefits of fermented drinks for elite athletes, and the following:

  • What is unique about Kambuchade? You are a startup family business competing with a lot of big companies in the space of kombucha and fermented drinks.

  • A fermented carbonate drink is not the first thing you would think about as a beneficial beverage for elite athletes. What are the functional benefits of fermented beverages like Kombucha for “Peak Performers”?

  • What are quantifiable/measurable differences that someone could expect from drinking Kombucha and exercising on gut health/overall health?

  • How would someone know that their gut health might be inhibiting them from “Peak Performance”?

  • How many days does it take to balance the microbiome if you were to start a new routine of fermented foods and exercise … 30 days or more?