Probiotics and Psycological Benefits

Human Study Suggests Holistic Psychological Benefits of Multi-Strain Probiotic

According to a new study, reductions in depression, anger, fatigue and significant improvements in moods along with improvements in sleep quality, were seen in individuals taking a daily multi-strain probiotic supplement. 38 healthy students between the ages of 18 – 35 participated in this double blind placebo controlled study.  Participants were allocated to either the…

Probiotics and SAD Mood

Multi-Species Probiotics Affect Reaction to Sad Mood

A new study shows Probiotics significantly reduced cognitive reactivity to sad mood, which is a marker of vulnerability to depression and considered an important target for interventions. 20 healthy individuals with no current mood disorders participated in this 4 week triple-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, pre-and post-intervention assessment designed study.  Participants in the study received either a…

Omega-3 Peri Natal Depression

Omega-3 and Perinatal Depression

A new meta-analysis has found a critical role for Omega-3 in decreasing pre and post-natal depression (perinatal).  This meta-analysis also found cases of depression might be associated with a higher Omega-6/Omega-3 ratio.  This translates into a potential new way to treat perinatal depression (PND) because of Omega-3’s neuroplastic, anti-inflammatory and safety effects. 12 eligible studies…