Psychobiotics

by Christina on November 11, 2016

Have you heard of the term psychobiotics? I hadn’t until very recently.

It refers to prebiotics and probiotics that impact your mental health.

There was an article about it in the Huffington Post yesterday, and here’s a recent NBC news story about it:

We know probiotics can help our physical health. And now there’s a growing area of research looking at how our gut-bacteria affects our mental health.

What if we could use pre and probiotics to help treat anxiety, depression, memory and more?

There aren’t great studies on this yet, but the question is fascinating.

For more, here’s a nice review article about psychobiotics recently published in Trends in Neuroscience:

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