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Probiotics and Depression

A recent randomised placebo-controlled study has found adults diagnosed with both                  irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and mild to moderate depression or  anxiety found have shown great results using the probiotic Bifidobacterium longum NCC3001 by providing them significant depression relief!

Half of the participants received the probiotic while the other half received a placebo.

At six weeks, 64% of the treatment group had reduced depression scores compared to 32% of the control group

Those receiving the probiotic also reported fewer symptoms of IBS and improved overall quality of life. At the end of 10 weeks, approximately twice as many in the treatment group were still reporting lower levels of depression.