We’ve all heard about the health benefits of probiotics –the beneficial bacteria in yogurt and other dairy products.
However, did you know that pre-biotics may have a direct connection to mental health?
Recently, some amazing research has been undertaken to look into the link between prebiotics and health conditions like depression and anxiety. Basically, researchers are discovering a link between brain function and the health of the gut. Bottom-line, healthy bacteria in the gut impacts brain health. One researcher suggested that “… the brain-gut connection is a two-way street.” (Tillisch, 2014).
Very interesting links, Bryan. The relationship between food and brain health has been long established, but was interesting to learn about this particular aspect. The supplement you listed sounds very helpful as well.