Probitotic Supplements are Essential for Depression Anxiety Recovery
Scientists have clinically proven the positive benefits of probiotic supplements for depression anxiety recovery.
The following article describes what probiotics are, how probiotic supplements help depression anxiety recovery, and how to choose the best probiotic supplement.
What are Probiotics?
Probiotics are live bacteria and micro-organisms that come from fermented food, such as yogurt, sauerkraut, or from supplements. Our bodies contain trillions of micro-organisms and bacteria, up to 5 pounds of our body weight is comprised of bacteria, which are critical to our physical and mental health.
These probiotic bacteria and micro-organisms are found through out our body, but are most abundantly located in our intestines, where they perform several important functions. Probiotic bacteria..
- Help Digestion
- Help Absorb Vitamins and Minerals
- Boost Immunity
- Crowd Out Harmful Bacteria and Yeast
- Create a Gut Body Barrier
Beneficial probiotic bacteria helps prevent inflammation in our intestines, and throughout our body, which can lead to numerous illnesses and harmful conditions including depression anxiety.
How Probiotic Supplements Help Depression Anxiety Recovery
In a 2011 study, researchers at University College in Cork Ireland demonstrated the impact gut bacteria can have on depression and anxiety, by experimenting with bacteria fed mice. The scientists fed the mice a particular bacteria strain, Lactobacillus rhamnosus JB-1, naturally found in the gut of mice and men.
The scientists observed that mice which were fed a probiotic broth containing the bacteria Lactobacillus rhamnosus, displayed significantly less behavior linked with stress anxiety and depression than mice fed plain broth. Study.
The strong findings led researcher John Cryan to say, “Without overstating things, this does open up the concept that we could develop therapies that can treat psychiatric disorders by targeting the gut.” Cryan added, “You could take a yogurt with a probiotic in it instead of an antidepressant.”
By affecting gut bacteria, you can have very robust and quite broad-spectrum effects on brain chemistry and behavior, the study concluded.
(note: Most yogurts you buy in the store have been processed and pasteurized killing the probiotic bacteria. In addition, if you suffer from lactose intolerance, yogurt could worsen your depression anxiety and should be avoided.)
New: Study Confirms Probiotics Benefit Brain Function
A small scale study of 36 women, funded by the Danone Yogurt company, found that probiotics contained in yogurt improved brain function.
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New: ABC News reports that doctors are beginning to recognize the gut brain connection, and are using probiotics with remarkable results, to help their patients with depression anxiety. Article.
As the research clearly demonstrates, creating and maintaining positive probiotic bacteria in our guts, is essential to depression anxiety recovery. However, there are dietary and other substances, which can harm the bacteria in our guts.
What Kills Good Probiotic Bacteria in Our Gut
Here is a list of items which can damage or kill the beneficial probiotic bacteria in your gut.
- Chlorinated Water
- Antibacterial soaps and Hand Sanitizers
- Food Additives and Preservatives
- GMO Foods
Which is why the Depression Anxiety Diet eliminates foods and other substances which can kill or damage your gut bacteria. Once your gut bacteria have been damaged or killed, without the re-introduction of probiotic bacteria, your gut can remain “barren” of beneficial bacteria for a long time.
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Which is why beneficial probiotic bacteria are your first line of defense against depression anxiety, and why probiotic supplements are so important for depression anxiety recovery.
Choosing The Best Probiotic Supplement for Depression Anxiety
Now that we have established why probiotic supplements are important, the next and final question becomes, how to choose the best probiotic supplement for depression anxiety recovery.
There are dozens of probiotic supplements on the market, with more coming out everyday, making choosing the best probiotic supplement a real challenge. Probiotics can also be very expensive, so you want to make sure that the money you spend on probiotic supplements, is money well spent.
In general, the best probiotic supplements will have 10 billion or more colony forming units (CFU’s), and 7 or more different strains of bacteria. Also, you want to make sure that the particular bacterial strain Lactobacillus rhamnosus, which was used in the depression anxiety study, is included in your supplement as well.
10 billion may seem like a big number, which it is, but remember a healthy body contains trillions of bacterial micro-organisms. The best time to take your probiotic supplement is a half hour before a meal, so the bacteria can avoid gastric acids, which can kill them while on their journey through your intestines.
A probiotic supplement is an essential part of our Depression Anxiety Supplement Plan, as well as our Depression Anxiety Detox Supplement Plan.
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Disclaimer: Depression Anxiety is a serious condition requiring medical attention. Please consult your doctor before starting any diet, supplement, or exercise plan.