How probiotics can improve mental and brain health

Effective anti-inflammatory good bacteria are restorative via the gut-brain axis

Many recent clinical studies show that probiotics can improve mood, mental health and sleep. And even improve cognitive ability in older people.

But the connection between gut and brain health doesn’t seem obvious – so how?

You have a gut-brain axis – which is the two-way physical and biochemical communication network that connects your gut and brain, via the vagus nerve that runs down your spine.

The gut has been called a "second brain" because it produces many of the same neurotransmitters as the brain does, like serotonin, dopamine, and one called GABA.

These all play a key role in regulating sleep and mood. An estimated 90% of serotonin – the 'feel-good’ neurotransmitter – is made in the gut.

Numerous studies have shown that taking certain probiotics can increase the production of GABA and serotonin and reduce anxiety and depression and even improve sleep1. Indeed, the specialist journal Sleep has concluded that improving sleep by improving microbiome quality is a future direction for research.

The common denominator is inflammation, affecting the brain

When gut health deteriorates, due to an imbalance of bad to good bacteria, intestinal inflammation increases, and that affects the brain.

Which is why people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or Crohn’s disease, or even constipation, often have anxiety or depression.

Worth Trying

In our full report – which I recommend you read - we made the statement:

“Your microbiome is as individual as your fingerprint”

This means that what works for one person may not work - or work as well - for another.

With that caveat, Microbiotic Plus is formulated with 10 anti-inflammatory probiotic strains. So, if you are affected by these issues, it is worth trialling Microbiotic Plus.

15 billion probiotic good bacteria

in 10 resistant hardy strains

1. Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 (2 billion)
2. Bifidobacterium lactis (2 billion)
3. Bacillus coagulans ProDura™ (1 billion)
4. Lactobacillus casei (1 billion)
5. Lactobacillus rhamnosus (2 billion)
6. Lactobacillus plantarum (2 billion)
7. Bifidobacterium longum (1 billion)
8. Bifidobacterium bifidum (1 billion)
9. Streptococcus thermophilus (1 billion)
10. Lactobacillus gasseri (2 billion)

Combined with prebiotic natural plant fibres

Inulin and Oligofructose

The prebiotics provide immediate food for the live friendly bacteria, making a unique synergistic synbiotic formula.

The combination supports a natural healthy microbial balance in your gut, helping to replenish good bacteria and allowing them to colonise strongly using the prebiotic nourishment.

MicroBiotic Plus is based on the latest scientific research on the microbiome

Your microbiome is key to your physical and mental health.

The good bacteria do not just digest food and produce essential vitamins; they also strongly influence your immune system, 70% of which is, surprisingly, in your gut.

As the microbiome also includes bad bacteria (which can cause short-tem and long-term illness and disease), it's essential to have enough of a variety of good bacteria to fight the bad, and crowd them out.

Uni-Vite has been researching health supplements for 35 years. Only now do we think the science finally supports an intestinal or probiotic supplement to help support a well-balanced microbiome.

→ Read this report free here online to find out more ←

15 billion live probiotics of 10 strains including Lactobacillus acidophilus
Natural plant prebiotics inulin and oligofructose
Pack contains 60 freshness-sealed vegan capsules (normally 2 months’ supply)
Vegan - Dairy-free - No refrigeration needed
From 22p per capsule
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We suggest 2 capsules a day for 4 weeks and then 1 capsule until an improvement is seen.