Balanced Summary of Probiotics & Microbiome Effects on the Brain

A good updated summary on probiotics from 538 GutScienceWeek:

Do probiotics work? Are they good for me?

This link reviews a good deal of science and has a nice table explaining costs.

Take home message: Probiotics which vary greatly by strain and often lack rigorous production standards may be beneficial for specific conditions like preventing antibiotic-induced diarrhea but probably are not beneficial on an ongoing basis.

The final post in the series looks at How the Gut Affects Your Mood.

While the author explains that there is likely a microbiome effect on the central nervous system as well as some intriguing animal studies, it is too early to know that manipulation of the microbiome will have beneficial effects on neurological/developmental concerns.

Screen Shot 2016-05-19 at 6.32.33 PM

Advertisements

One thought on “Balanced Summary of Probiotics & Microbiome Effects on the Brain

  1. Pingback: The Truth about Probiotics: Constipation Version | gutsandgrowth

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s