Could Probiotics Improve Your Mental Health

Some probiotics are also being called psycho biotics and they are now found to be a powerful way to improve mental health. Probiotics are widely known as friendly bacteria that help maintain a healthy digestive system. They also boost immunity and many health care. Practitioners recommend you have them daily now.

Researchers think some probiotics can also improve mental health and they have come up with a new term for them. Psycho biotics a review article that was published online in the jun 2013 issue of Biological Psychiatry, says psycho biotics are live organism that, when ingested in adequate amounts produces a health benefit in patients suffering from psychiatric illness, specifically depression, aura their stress-related disorders.

According to alan see, logan a naturopathic doctor and co-author of your brain on nature probiotics help to balance gut microbiota bacteria inside our stomach. These bacteria do a lot, but, most importantly, they protect the gut lining. He says an imbalance of gut microbiota can lead to intestinal permeability. It means parts of the bacteria could pass through the gut lining and into your bloodstream leading to low-grade inflammation, and that has been connected with obesity, disease and mental health problem.

The beneficial probiotic strains and those that are typically found in foods are members of the lactobacillus and bifidobacterium families, says Logan. A 2011 study published in the british journal of nutrition monitored adults who were given either a probiotic product that included lactobacillus and bifida bacteria or a placebo. Every day at breakfast for 30 days, those who consumed probiotics were found to have lowered, stress and anxiety.

The study concluded that gut microflora play a role and stress anxiety and depression and that probiotics may be useful as adjunct therapies and psychiatric disorders. It may be unrealistic to expect that probiotics will replace medications in the treatment of depression. But the message for now is that probiotics not only help you avoid obesity and disease probiotics, taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise, may benefit mental health.

Fermented foods provide good bacteria to our guts, says, registered dietician and bh contributor suma plus it may be easier for our bodies to absorb nutrients from fermented foods aim for one to two servings of these foods every day without regular intake probiotics do not survive in the Colon for more than one or two weeks says ma: some of the fermented foods are yogurt butter. Milk kefir can pay miso sauerkraut kimchi kombucha tea.

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