Can probiotics help treat depression and anxiety?
According to the neuroscientists, a link can be associated between the human brain and gut bacteria. In fact, there also have been a number of evidences for the brain-gut connection, most of which have been performed on animals. As per the researchers, probiotics can be said to have an anti-anxiety effect as well. Countries like China and Japan have been widely utilizing probiotics, in the form of fermented milk for decades. Can Probiotics Ward Off Depression and Anxiety? - Depressionpedia.org
Yes, indirectly they can help by improving the gut-brain connection and reducing inflammation. It should be noted however, that there is no guarantee and it would depend on the persons individual attributes/problems. Make sure if you are to go this route, that you choose the right kind of Probiotics. Most people find that InfoWars "vegetarian-based" Probiotics are the most effective.
Yes they can help and would be part of a holistic treatment approach. The connection between our gut and our brain is amazing. Nervous Stomach - anxiety symptoms The Gut-Brain Connection, Mental Illness, and Disease
Simple homemade sauerkraut or kim chi is an excellent probiotic.What Are the Benefits of Sauerkraut Juice?
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I would say if you have been ill due to a GI issue that probiotics can help, feeling better can improve your overall mood. There is no mechanism within the body for probiotics to alter brain chemistry directly. Hope this answers your questions. Peace & be well.