We here at Truehope often discuss why it is extremely important to eat a healthy diet, both for your body’s overall well-being as well as for your mental health. Your body needs essential vitamins, minerals, and other elements in order to achieve balance and be at its best.
When the body isn’t getting what it needs, though, issues start to become present, both in the physical sense as well as internally, such as our mental health.
Researchers continue to find more and more links between gut health and mental health, with new studies being done on a regular basis. Let’s take a look at some recent findings by researchers between the two:
- “There is increasing evidence that the Gut Microbiome and microbial dysbiosis contribute to some of the more prevalent mental health and neurocognitive disorders, such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (BP), and dementia.”
- “Bacteria and microbes within the human gut appear to play a fundamental role in immune function, adaptive stress responding, and ultimately, in brain function and behavior.”
- “Dysbiosis and inflammation of the gut have been linked to causing several mental [issues] including anxiety and depression.”
Study after study has shown that gut health has a significant impact on our mental health, but unfortunately, the standard American diet is so poor when it comes to vitamins, minerals, and overall nutrition that is becoming more and more difficult for our bodies to stay healthy.
We know that the connection between a healthy gut and a healthy brain is there, but the food that most people in this country are eating prohibits them from truly achieving a healthy gut. That is a major reason why mental health issues continue to rise in this country at an alarming rate.
Thankfully, gut health supplements exist to give our bodies the stuff it needs to thrive when it comes to physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
Truehope GreenBAC, for example, contains billions of beneficial bacteria as well as botanicals, algaes, enzymes, and other nutrient-rich ingredients. This powerful combination of superfoods, combined with friendly bacteria in GreenBAC creates a powerful regulating effect on an unruly gut while providing healing to the digestive system.