Depression and anxiety are a blight on the lives of many, but the ingestion of probiotics and prebiotics could hold a possible cure or at least a way of minimizing symptoms, The Inquisitr reports. The initial link was made during a study of 45 healthy people who were given prebiotics or a placebo, at the end of the trial a series of tests measured their responses to positive and negative words shown to them. Those who had consumed the prebiotics were found to have a more positive response to the words presented to them according to HealthGrades, and it’s even something that Dr Rod Rohrich commented on.
The link between good bacteria and depression has been questioned for many years, with many researchers considering a link. Those who had consumed the prebiotics were also found to have a lower level of the hormone cortisol in their bloodstream, this hormone can often be seen at high levels in those with anxiety, depression and stress problems.