by Dr. S. C. Benanti
As you may have seen in the news, an important new chapter in mental health science is gaining momentum. Neuroscientists are now discovering more direct links between how well (or poorly) our brains are functioning and our intestinal bacteria. Commonly called probiotics or the gut’s “good bacteria”, cutting edge research is identifying which of the many probiotic strains, technically known as our microbiomes, impact specific brain functions most directly.
In light of our nation’s increasing stress and mental health concerns, along with the sugar and gluten links to decreased mental and physical functioning, the latest research into probiotics promises to provide a greatly needed break-through in the prevention and treatment of malfunctions in our bodies and minds.
For decades now, along with other practitioners of nutritional therapy, I’ve seen some very positive effects of specific probiotic strains with anxiety, depression, memory and other mental health concerns. But now, as science proves the brain-gut connection most convincingly, and is discovering greater detail about specific probiotic connections, more people are ready to get on board. Also, as research identifies which individual probiotic strains are directly responsible for targeted outcomes, therapeutic-grade supplement manufacturers are adjusting their formulas accordingly and we’re seeing even better results.
So for all my clients in nutritional therapy, and anyone else wanting to help optimize their brain’s best functioning, the following two supplements offer a safe and easy way to provide yourself with key mental health probiotics… which are different from the ones found in common yogurt. My wife and I take both of these supplements ourselves, and just like a healthy diet, it would be a wise choice for everyone interested in supporting their optimum mental and physical health.
Taken together, these two supplements supply 7 specific probiotic strains, each of which has provided clinically significant outcomes including the reduction of mental stress, anxiety, depression and memory decline. Since these therapeutic-grade supplements are highly bioavailable (actually thrive in your system) their benefits can extend to other areas as well… from gastrointestinal health and systemic immune functioning, to cholesterol metabolism and the reduction of both inflammation and allergies.
Accordingly, if these are not already included in your supplement schedule, it would be wise to add them. After one month or so, if you’d like, you can then cut back a bit and take them only 5 days per week by skipping any 2 non-consecutive days.
Probio Defense: 1 capsule at bedtime for 5 days*, then 1 capsule twice per day, before (or with) breakfast and dinner.
* After the first 5 days of Probio Defense, add in: ProbioMax Daily DF: 1 capsule at bedtime.
Both of these supplements can be taken indefinitely and are available directly from Xymogen at 1-800-647-6100. They’ve agreed to a 10% discount, so be sure to remind them of this when you order.
Wishing you the very best of health and well-being always,
Dr. S. C. Benanti