The Surprising Link Between Your Gut and Mental Health

When “Mental Health” is mentioned, it is common for many people to think solely of the brain as opposed to the body as a whole. Unfortunately, a huge misconception when mental health issues arise with someone is that it’s “all in their head.”

That’s simply not the case.

Our body is a magnificent machine, and while the brain is considered the powerhouse of the body, it takes everything inside us working together to keep us going. And that means that our mental health is determined by a lot more than just the brain.

The Gut-Brain Connection

The connection between the gut and the brain is more significant than you probably think. Have you ever experienced a “gut-wrenching situation?” How about “feeling butterflies” when you’re nervous?

The brain and the gut are intimately connected through the vagus nerve, which connects the brain to the abdomen–and all of these organs “speak” to each other on a constant basis.

With such an important connection, it should be no surprise that bad gut health can cause a person’s mental health to decline. Again, our body is a machine that requires all of its pieces to work together. With such a strong link between the gut and the brain, it’s imperative that we take care of both.

How To Improve Gut Health

Obviously one of the biggest factors when it comes to the health of our gut is what we’re putting in it, or what we’re eating. But as we’ve discussed many times here on the Truehope blog, the standard American diet is nowhere near what it should be. And as a result of this, our bodies are becoming malnourished when it comes to the vitamins and minerals that they need.

That’s why we need to rely on the help of another source.

Truehope GreenBAC contains a rich blend of bacteria, prebiotics, botanicals, algae, enzymes and ingredients designed to maintain and promote a healthy digestive system.

Each dose of GreenBAC contains billions of good bacteria as well as plenty of prebiotics. This prebiotic works as food for the probiotic, which in turn, creates a healthy environment for the probiotics to flourish.

Give your gut what it needs to flourish. Give your gut GreenBAC.