What Are Probiotics? Probiotic Supplements, Foods, Uses, Benefits
Good bacteria may be among the most trusted home remedies for natural anxiety relief. People who took supplements containing specific strains of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium longum supplements for 30 days were less stressed than those who didn’t take them, in a British Journal of Nutrition study. “Many neurotransmitters that regulate mood, like serotonin, are located in the gut,” says Frank Lipman, MD, bestselling author and founder of Be Well and the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City. “If your gut is healthy it can help keep anxiety at bay.” The gut is connected directly to the brain via the vagus nerve, Sanders explains, so what goes on in the gut can be directly transmitted to the brain.