Our 'For every day' in Balance Magazine.
People say that ‘good things come in threes’, but why should we stop at three? Our best-selling product ‘For every day’ has just received its umpteenth glowing media review, this time in ‘Balance’ magazine.
The article entitled ‘Trust your gut’ looks at the link between gut health and mood, and explains that 90% of neurotransmitters, that regulate our mood, are created in the gut. OptiBac Probiotics ‘For every day’ received a particular recommendation in the article as it contains two specific strains of probiotic bacteria (Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52 and Bifidobacterium longum Rosell-175) which have been demonstrated by French researchers to reduce anxiety. The French trials looked at people performing tasks under pressure, and found that they suffered less anxiety when they were given these two strains of probiotic. To read more on this, you may like to read the following blog: ‘Red magazine features our probiotics for anxiety’.
Later in the article the author details the view of Health and Wellness Expert Chris James, who is currently writing a book exploring the role of the guts nervous system, the Enteric Nervous System (ENS). He theorises that: ‘humans have an innate ability to process information about what’s going on around them, and put a response in to action, separate from the brain and central nervous system.’ He points out that ‘The ENS can work independently of, and in conjunction with the brain.‘
Whilst it might initially sound like a far-fetched theory that your gut can ‘think’ without any input from the brain, it actually makes a lot of sense when you look at it in relation to our instincts and intuition. Very often a response to a situation is felt very powerfully in the pit of the stomach before we’ve had time to rationalise it and apply logic and reason. Chris goes on to say that he believes that ‘a good gut is key to maintaining vitality and longevity’. We couldn’t agree with him more on that!
To read more about the impact of our gut bacteria on our mood, you can read my earlier blog post here: ‘Psychobiotics. Just a fad, or here to stay?’