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Can Ingesting 'Friendly Bugs' Reduce Your Anxiety?

Can Ingesting 'Friendly Bugs' Reduce Your Anxiety?

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  • The beneficial bacteria (probiotic) known as Bifidobacterium longum NCC3001 has been shown to normalize anxiety-like behavior in mice with infectious colitis
  • Probiotics have a significant effect on brain chemistry, modulating mood- and behavior-regulating signals to your brain via the vagus nerve, according to research
  • You essentially have two brains, one inside your skull and one in your gut; your gut and brain work in tandem to influence your mood and many other aspects of health, and each needs its own vital nourishment for optimal function
  • Consuming probiotics, from traditionally fermented foods or a high-quality supplement, while avoiding sugar/fructose, processed foods and antibiotics as much as possible, will help to nourish your gut health and thereby support your emotional well-being as well

By Dr. Mercola

Increasingly, scientific evidence shows that nourishing your gut flora with the friendly bacteria known as probiotics is extremely important for proper brain function, and that includes psychological well-being and mood control.


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