Psychobiotics: Use the Gut-Brain Connection for Mental Health

There’s a 3-pound part of you that affects your thoughts and feelings, and runs your life more than you would expect. Surprisingly, it’s not your brain; it’s the total biomass of bacteria that lives in your intestines. A new kind of probiotic called psychobiotics, specifically bestow mental health benefits. Psychobiotics are intestinal bacteria and are currently at the frontier of mental health care research. They may be the next generation of treatment for anxiety and mood disorders.


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