Thursday, April 23, 2015

People less focused on recurrent bad feelings when taking probiotics

People focus less on bad feelings and experiences from the past, according to psychologists publishing in Brain, Behavior and Immunity. The researchers administered multispecies probiotics in half the subjects and placebo in the other half for at least 4 weeks. Compared to subjects who received the placebo intervention, participants who received the multispecies probiotics intervention showed significantly reduced ruminative thoughts.

Bonnie: Probiotics can improve serotonin levels, much of which exist in the digestive system. So this would make sense.


Chuck said...

how do you respond to the theories that the live cultures in probiotic supplements are killed in the stomach before they get into the small intestines where they are needed? i am curious about probiotics but wonder about this. said...

Any probiotic worth its salt will be able to survive through the stomach.