Probiotics might help boost emotional health
Could yogurt be helpful for regulating emotions?
Could yogurt be helpful for regulating emotions? Effexor users should know that a plethora of studies show that the probiotics in yogurt and similar dairy products that are important for the intestinal tract may also benefit their emotional health.
According to the most recent study by researchers at UCLA and published in the June 2013 edition of Gastroenterology, healthy women with no psychological or gastrointestinal issues experienced positive effects in brain regions controlling senses and emotions.
Though mice seem very different from humans, this type of research is commonly accepted in the medical field as a good indicator of likely human biological reactions. With this study, researchers further confirmed the connection between the digestive system and brain health:
"As a neuroscientists these findings are fascinating as they highlight the important role that gut bacteria play in the bidirectional communication between the gut and the brain, and opens up the intriguing opportunity of developing unique microbial-based strategies for treatment for brain disorders," said John Cryan, one of the study's primary authors and head of the anatomy and neuroscience department at UCC.