Probiotics and the Mental Health Connection

Most of us are familiar with antibiotics, and chances are you have been prescribed one by your doctor at some point in your life. As defined by the CDC, “antibiotics are medicines that fight infections caused by bacteria in humans and animals either by killing the bacteria or making it difficult for the bacteria to grow and multiply.”

However, while antibiotics are definitely helpful when you’re dealing with an infection, there are four important words to note in that definition above: “by killing the bacteria.” Unfortunately, antibiotics will also kill some of the good bacteria in your gut, which can in turn affect your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

Many doctors will also recommend taking probiotics while you are on the antibiotics, but the truth of the matter is that probiotics should be a constant part of your daily health regimen–especially considering that 95% of serotonin is made in the gut, and 80% of your immune system is located in the gut.

Plus, a recent study out of Jiangnan University in China found that probiotics can actually improve cognitive function, especially among those with mild cognitive impairment. The study also found that probiotics could actually delay the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Give Your Gut What It Needs: Truehope GreenBAC

Thankfully, you won’t need to get a prescription to add a daily probiotic to your health regimen. Truehope GreenBAC can be ordered to ship directly to your door and is a rich blend of the eight bacteria our digestive tract needs most, as well as botanicals, algae, enzymes, and nutrient-rich ingredients in an easily absorbable, encapsulated powder formulation designed to maintain and promote a healthy digestive system.
The best part? With GreenBAC, it’s not just a probiotic: each dose contains billions of good bacteria for your gut along with plenty of prebiotics, which works as food for the probiotics, creating a healthy environment in your gut for the probiotics to flourish.