A Healthy Gut Might Have Psychiatric Benefits
Recent studies on probiotics and prebiotics reveal that improving gut bacterial balance has positive psychiatric effects and other health benefits.By Rosie Newberry | January 1, 2015
New research shows that what's going on in your head might be due to what's living in your gut.
A study published in Psychopharmocology found that prebiotic supplements decreased participants' anxiety levels. The supplements brought down levels of the stress hormone cortisol and helped participants ignore negative emotional information over a three-week period.
And yes, you heard right. Prebiotics, not probiotics.