Research has shown that the microbiome of people suffering from depression differs in terms of composition and diversity than the microbiome of a non-depressed person.
A recent study found that 64% of people with mild-to-moderate anxiety or depression who took a SPECIFIC daily probiotic formula for six weeks had fewer depression symptoms during that time.
Probiotics help to re-establish, beneficial microorganisms in the gut, especially when there is a deficiency of good bacteria. They boost levels of good bacteria population in the intestines resulting in good feedback to the pathways in the brain that regulate mood.
Specific Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains, key ingredients in MiBiotix MOOD, are now being referred to as “psychobiotics” for their potential therapeutic benefits.
Psychobiotics work on the brain-gut axis to produce health benefits for people suffering from anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses.
Probiotics have the ability to produce active compounds, such as neurotransmitters. When these neurotransmitters are secreted within the gut, they may trigger cells within the gut’s lining to release molecules that signal brain function and affect behaviour.
Probiotics act on the brain through their anti-inflammatory actions. This inflammation can stem from the gut and the probiotics have their effects in the brain by lowering inflammation.
High levels of inflammation in the body and brain are known to be one of the major underlying causes of depression and other mood and cognitive disorders.