BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ixcela: The Internal Fitness™ Company focusing on gut health and wellness, launched today and announced a collaboration with ORACLE TEAM USA in its campaign for the 2017 America’s Cup. Ixcela worked closely with the defending champions to improve the internal fitness and overall performance of its sailing team. After months of development and working with ORACLE TEAM USA to improve the health of the athletes, Ixcela is excited to announce the general availability of its solutions at the America’s Cup.
Ixcela is a hard science based company that helps individuals measure and improve their internal fitness. For a variety of lifestyle related reasons, the body’s internal biochemistry can be moved from a healthy balanced state to a state that can impact overall health, and in extreme cases lead to chronic disease. The Ixcela approach is focused on restoring internal fitness by self-administrating a sophisticated, yet simple, pin-prick test which identifies key small molecules associated with the gut microbiome that are out of balance. The company analyzes the results and assists with the restoration of these molecules to their proper levels through a personalized program, which includes dietary consultation and proprietary supplements specifically targeted at improving gut microbiome health.
“Ixcela is helping ORACLE TEAM USA to stay internally fit! We are pleased to have participated in Ixcela’s refined gut health program, and we saw an impressive improvement in our athlete’s ability to perform at their peak,” said Scott Tindal, Head Physiotherapist & Team Nutritionist for ORACLE TEAM USA. “We are excited at the prospect of the upcoming race and have been working hard together the past few months to ensure our professional athletes are at their optimal health.”
Renowned biochemist, Dr. Erika Angle, the founder of Ixcela, approached ORACLE TEAM USA to work together, as she believed the athletes would greatly benefit from an individualized therapy that would improve their performance on the water. Participating athletes were provided with a gut microbiome blood test, revealing their microbiome profile, and offered scientifically tailored supplements for improving their internal fitness. Participating ORACLE TEAM USA members showed increased availability – defined as the ability to train and sail more days of the month – than those who did not participate with the test.
“We could not be more thrilled to bring this product to market, and make the same benefits that ORACLE TEAM USA has realized available to the public,” said Erika Ebbel Angle, Co-Founder and CEO Ixcela. “The link between gut health and overall health is undeniable. People are complex systems, and optimal health is the result of having a healthy gut with the correct balance of biochemistry and microbes populating our bodies. We call having this balance being internally fit, and we are committed to providing easily accessible tools and services to help individuals achieve a high state of internal fitness and overall health.”
The Ixcela solution consists of a personalized program which tests an individual’s internal fitness and recommends a program to improve it. Based on the results of the test, Ixcela will recommend supplements, lifestyle, dietary tips, and progress tracking to ensure the safety and health of participants. It is as simple as order, sample, and send to get started improving one’s internal fitness.
Ixcela will have a presence in the America’s Cup Village at America’s Cup Endeavour Education Station presented by Orbis from May 26 – June 26, 2017. Spokespeople, including Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle, will be on site to educate attendees on overall health and nutrition, as well as Ixcela’s internal fitness solutions. To learn more, visit Ixcela.com.
Co-founded by Drs. Erika Ebbel Angle and Wayne Matson, Ixcela is the leading internal fitness company. Ixcela helps you measure and improve internal fitness. The company’s primary mission is the promotion and facilitation of gut health through easy measurement of an individual’s biochemical state of several key metabolites, consultation regarding dietary habits and proprietary tailored supplements. Ixcela is located in Bedford, MA. More information is available at Ixcela.com.