Study Shows Positive Effect of Probiotics Against Stress
Probiotics are associated with a positive state of health, from promoting digestion to relieving high blood pressure. In a recent study, a positive effect of the probiotic Bifidobacterium longum (B. longum 1714TM) on stress processing was also demonstrated. Stress analysis was investigated, confirming the results of previous animal studies. Their findings were published in the journal "The American Journal of Gastroenterology".
Evidence from previous studies
In previous studies, everyone has already found that "Probiotics facilitate both stress processing and stress processing" Research team led by the Tübingen professors Paul Enck (Psychosomatics) and Christoph Braun (MEG Center) in a press release of the University Hospital Tübingen.
What are probiotics?
These beneficial bacteria are in the process of moving the bacteria, which support all intestinal nuclei-based bacteria under other digestive measures and produce vitamins, explain the researchers.
Stress test under observation
In the following study, the researchers now examined the probiotic, which is that of Alimentary Health Ltd. Cork, Ireland was developed and made available. A total of 40 healthy volunteers were given for a four-week period in a double-blind trial or a placebo. The stress response was examined after the four-week intake. For this purpose, the subjects were placed on a social stressor, in the subjects with two opponents throwing at a ball change,
The stress was the course of the game situation was increased, so that a part of the isolation was triggered. During the test, brain activity in the magneto-encephalograph (MEG) was examined.
Increased Vitality and Reduced Mental Fatigue
Evaluation of Examination Flows Targeting the Probiotics Incorporating Stress Regulation Compared to brain activity following placebo intake, stressor stress has increased vitality and reduced mental fatigue. This is an indication of an "improved adaptation (coping) to stressful situations and counterregulation of negative emotions."
Objective assessment basis
For the first time, the now-visible study results show that "the central processing of stress stimuli is altered," reports the research team. However, this statement applies only to the probiotic studied and can not be applied to all probiotics. Compared to previous studies, the assessment of the psychological tests are submitted, the current study is an objective basis for assessment based on the brain activity. (fp)