While you might take a probiotic to help with digestion, there’s more research coming out that suggests specially formulated probiotics for the brain could provide significant value to many adults.
- “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”
- “There’s a pit in my stomach.”
- “My heart just sank.”
- “My gut says to just do it.”
Isn’t it interesting how we describe so many cognitive and emotional processes in areas that don’t seem to have anything to do with our brains? Researchers are finding more evidence for the “gut-brain” connection. The gut is actually picking up new nicknames in some circles: the “little brain” or the “second brain.”
Probiotic blends for the brain may be rich in prebiotic fibers, which may promote the growth or activity of probiotic organisms within the body.
Additionally, certain probiotic strains have been demonstrated in clinical trials to benefit mood and coping with occasional anxiety possibly related to stressful experiences.