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.

Why Your Gut Health Matters

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, which connects the brain to the abdomen.

Considering 95% of serotonin is made in the gut, and 80% of our immune system is located in the gut, a healthy gut-brain connection is a crucial component of a thriving physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. And probiotics are one of the most important keys to a healthy gut-brain connection.

Probiotics and Brain Health

Studies continue to find that probiotics actually improve cognitive function, especially among older adults as well as those with mild cognitive impairment. Studies have also found that probiotics could actually delay the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Unlike antibiotics, though, you don’t need a prescription to get useful probiotics into your system.

Truehope’s GreenBAC contains billions of good bacteria as well as plenty of prebiotics. It is a rich blend of the eight bacteria that our digestive tract needs most, as well as botanicals, algae, enzymes, and nutrient-rich ingredients in an easily absorbable powder formulation designed to maintain and promote a healthy digestive system.

GreenBAC provides healing to the digestive system as well and restores balance to the bacteria in the gut which is often robbed of good bacteria after the use of medications, especially antibiotics. It’s time to add a probiotic like Truehope GreenBAC to your regimen. Your brain will thank you.