The Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis

The link between the brain the gut works in three ways:

  1. Bacteria produce certain chemicals that travel via the vagus nerve to the brain.
  2. An amino acid called tryptophan, which is a building block for serotonin is produced by gut bacteria.
  3. Bacteria influence the gene expression of the brain, changing our mood.

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Psychobiotics: Your microbiome has the potential to improve your mental health, not just your gut health

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