Gut-brain axis: How Gut microbes communicate with the brain

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Gut-brain axis: How gut microbes communicate with the brain

BY Benjamin Makeham April 9, 2020

If you experience low moods, feel tired regardless of how much you sleep, and struggle to concentrate- you should consider taking a probiotic. As science delves deeper into the complex communication channels between the gut and the brain, specific probiotic strains have been discovered to support healthy mood balance, improve sleep quality and reduce mental fatigue.

Gut Brain Axis

The gut-brain axis

The gut-brain axis is the two-way communication channel that exists between the gut and the brain, with immune cells, nerve impulses, neurotransmitters and hormones carrying messages between the two. What is happening in the gut influences what is happening in the brain, and vice-versa.

If you’re struggling to grasp this concept, take a second to think about the way we describe our emotions. It’s full of gut-related imagery and sensations. When we’re nervous, there’s butterflies in our stomach. When we’re full of dread, it’s a sinking feeling... These are emotions, created by the brain, being felt physically in the stomach. Why? Because of the gut-brain axis.

Gut microbes communicate with the brain

As beneficial microbes are important residents of the gut, they are also believed to be in communication with the brain.

Gut microbes and their metabolites interact with intestinal cells, immune cells and nerve endings innervating the gut, changing the messages they send to the brain. Scientific research is beginning to demonstrate how these messages, influenced by the gut microbiota, can change our emotions, thoughts, and behaviours.

Biome Lift™ Probiotic

Therefore, it’s essential to support a healthy gut microbiota that is full of beneficial bacteria in order to optimise the messages being sent to the brain and promote healthy mood balance.

Probiotic supplements are one of the easiest ways to support a healthy gut microbiota, and potentially influence the messages they send out.

Biome Lift™ Probiotic contains four specific probiotic strains which aim to do just that. In fact, it’s clinically proven to support healthy mood balance, improve sleep quality, and reduce mental fatigue.

Ask your pharmacist or one of our healthcare professionals via our online chat how Biome Lift™ Probiotic may help you to balance your mood and enjoy deeper sleep, naturally.

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