Recently, there has been a lot of research on probiotics and human microbiome and a variety of effects they have on our health and wellbeing. Apart from playing a very important role in our immune response and digestive health, our microbiome affect our mental health as well. If you remember some common English language expressions such as “gut feeling”, “butterflies in my stomach” or a sensation of digestive distress when experiencing stress and anxiety, then understanding thegut-brain connection becomes very clear.
It is amazing and exciting to know that there are specific probiotic strains that can help our stress response, lift depression and alleviate anxiety. By producing bioactive compounds such as neurotransmitters including GABA, serotonin, acetylcholine and catecholamine, these gut bacteria can influence our mood profoundly. Once these neurotransmitters are released in our gut, they can influence brain function and affect behaviour.
Another way these probiotics affect our mood is through lowering inflammation, as this is known as one of the underlying causes of depression and other mood disorders.
These probiotics also affect our body’s stress response system, which involves the brain and the adrenal glands helping us stay calmer and stronger when facing a stressful situation.
Better Living in Toronto (Etobicoke) makes it easier to experience the benefits of these probiotics by offering Garden of Life Dr. Formulated Probiotics Mood+.
Mood+ probiotic was formulated byDr. David Perlmutter, MD known for his expertise in the human microbiome and brain health. Two capsules per day contain the following ingredients and benefits:
- 50 billion CFU and 16 probiotic strains
- Two probiotic strains studied for their emotional and mood balancing effect: helveticusR0052 and B. longumR0175
- 350mg of organic ashwagandha and Alaskan blueberries for stress management
- Acacia powder as a prebiotic
- Supports emotional health and promotes relaxation
- Supports digestive health
- It is vegetarian, gluten free, soy free
- Potency of probiotics is guaranteed with the“Arrive Alive and Stay Alive” program
This is a wonderful option for anyone experiencing chronic stress, mood swings, mild depression and anxiety as well as anyone who is looking for a good quality probiotic to support their immune system and digestion.
Visit us at Better Living in Toronto (Etobicoke) and speak with our knowledgeable staff about natural ways to improve your mood and cognitive function. We are also available at 416-249-1895 and firstname.lastname@example.org.