Category: Mental health
Probiotics Are Good For Your Mental Health
Probiotics are something that most people are aware of, yet not many people take them on a regular basis. A recent study found that two in three people know what probiotics are, but only one in three actively try to consume them.
This is likely due to a variety of factors, with the most prominent reason being many people don’t really think they need probiotics unless they’re taking antibiotics, as the antibiotics kill not only the bad bacteria in the gut, but also the good bacteria. An overall lack of awareness regarding the benefits of probiotics is another reason.
Gut health is another one of those things that many people (unfortunately) do not think about unless a problem arises. As long as the gut isn’t causing many major issues on a daily basis, most think that everything is fine–but that may not be the case.
What many people don’t realize is that the gut’s connection to the brain has a major effect on our mental health.
See, our bodies are made up of two nervous systems–the central nervous system and the enteric nervous system–and those two systems are connected through the vagus nerve,