How probiotics are connected to mental health

Our society has developed into an antibiotic culture so intent on destroying bacteria — we often expect a prescription to cure even a minor infection — that in the process of destroying harmful bacteria, we’ve also eradicated much of the beneficial bacteria in our bodies.

What are probiotics?

Our gastrointestinal tract contains hundreds of different species of beneficial bacteria (intestinal flora). To provide a healthy environment, our body requires proper amounts of these friendly bacteria.

Probiotics are living, direct-fed microbials that promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the intestines.

They are the key to helping our body maintain proper levels of friendly bacteria because they colonize the intestinal tract and crowd out disease-causing bacteria, viruses, and yeasts.

How do probiotics affect mental health?

Did you know that a Korean study earlier this year found that when participants consumed probiotic foods 19 times per week (on average), they had lower odds of depression severity and lower odds of self-reported depression?

As well, an Iranian study from April 2018 showed that participants who took probiotic supplements had improved depression scores when compared to those who took only a placebo.

What are good sources of probiotics?

Probiotics come in two types: food (such as yogurt, kefir, or raw sauerkraut) and dietary supplements, such as Truehope GreenBAC.

What is Truehope GreenBAC?

Truehope GreenBAC

Truehope GreenBAC is a rich blend of the 8 bacteria our digestive tract needs most. Each capsule contains billions of the following bacteria:

  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus A & B
  • L. bulgaricus
  • Bifidobacterium longum
  • L. acidophilus
  • B. breve
  • L. casei
  • Streptococcus thermopilus

What sets our probiotic formula apart from others is our comprehensive collection of prebiotic ingredients to help the bacteria thrive.

Our prebiotic ingredients include alfalfa leaves, apple fiber, lecithin, apple pectin, barley grass, spirulina, wheat grass, chlorella, acerola berries, carrot, bee pollen, fennel seed, green tea extract, lacto-bifidus, licorice extract, peppermint leaves, royal jelly, spinach, amylase, bromelian, papain, milk thistle seed extract, eleuthero root extract, bilberry fruit extract, broccoli, ginkgo leaf extract, ginger root, and grape seed extract.

Proper bacteria levels in the digestive system is key to good mental health, and Truehope GreenBAC is key to attaining proper bacteria levels.