A clinically-proven probiotic to treat your mood? The idea is not as strange as it sounds and psychobiotics has become a new buzzword in the nutraceutical industry.
The term “psychobiotics” (“psyche” = mind + “biotic” = probiotic) refers to a novel class of probiotics that affect mood and cognitive function. Psychobiotics work by regulating neurotransmitters and proteins, including gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), serotonin, glutamate, and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which play important roles in controlling the neural excitatory-inhibitory balance, mood, cognitive functions, learning and memory processes
If you’ve ever “gone with your gut” to make a decision or felt “butterflies in your stomach” when nervous, you’re likely getting signals from an unexpected source: your second brain. Hidden in the walls of the digestive system, this “brain in your gut” is revolutionising medicine’s understanding of the links between digestion, mood, health, and even the way you think.
Scientists call this little brain the enteric nervous system (ENS). And it’s not so little. The ENS is two thin layers of more than 100 million nerve cells lining your gastrointestinal tract from esophagus to rectum.
Intestinal microbiota, or the microbiome, is considered to be associated with the neuro-endocrine-immune pathways, generating the concept of the gut-brain axis.
- May support positive mood balance
- May support healthy dopamine levels
- May support healthy serotonin levels
- May support anxiety and depression
- May modulate cortisol levels
PS23 Probiotic extract 30 billion cells, Inulin 100mg
Take 1 capsule 1-2x daily, or as directed by a health practitioner