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Bacterial Flora in the Gut

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There is an ever-growing awareness of the possible potential for bacterial flora in the gut, also known as microbiota, to influence the gut-brain communication in health and disease. Bacterial flora in your gut may be microscopic but these tiny colonies may play some vital roles in your overall health and well-being. If depression due to a compilation of symptoms, and inflammation, oxidative stress, and mitochondrial dysfunction are single handedly influencing these negative symptoms, we need to stop and take a look at the root cause of it all. Interference to the gut ecosystem may be a crucial player and the microbiom, which is the ecological population of symbiotic and pathogenic microorganisms that share our body space, has stepped to the forefront of research in the psychiatric realm of science. This paper will discuss the importance of gut health through the use of probiotics towards mental health disorders like depression and anxiety by reviewing the findings of experiments involving three different reviews on studies in the field of Psychobiotics

To start, an introduction to the term as well as the study of Psychobiotics might be necessary. The Society of Biological Psychiatry defines a psychobiotic as,

“a live organism that, when ingested in adequate amounts, produces a health benefit in patients suffering from psychiatric illness. As a class of probiotic, these bacteria are capable of producing and delivering neuroactive substances such as gamma-aminobutyric
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