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Lactofem Probiotic as Adjunct to SSRI Antidepressants May Enhance Mood & Sexual Satisfaction in Women (2024 Study)

The link between mental health and sexual function is complex and multifaceted, with depressive disorders particularly affecting individuals’ sexual satisfaction and functionality. Recent research has highlighted the potential benefits of probiotics in mitigating these impacts, especially among women undergoing treatment with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). A new study conducted in Iran provides promising evidence …

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Gut Bacteria Composition in Major Depression vs. Healthy Controls & Antidepressant Treatment (2024 Study)

Depression, a multifaceted disorder characterized by pervasive sadness and lack of interest, extends beyond the brain to implicate the entire body, including the gut. Recent research has illuminated the significant role that gut microbiota plays in Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), suggesting a complex interplay between our microbial inhabitants and mental health. Highlights: Gut Microbiota & …

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Short-Chain Fatty Acids (SCFAs) for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) (2024 Review)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) represents a group of intestinal disorders that cause prolonged inflammation of the digestive tract, primarily including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Recent research has highlighted the vital role of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) in mitigating IBD by maintaining intestinal health, regulating immune responses, and supporting the gut microbiome. Traditional Chinese Medicine …

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Probiotics & Synbiotics for the Metabolic Side Effects of Psychiatric Medications: Are They Effective? (2024 Review)

Patients with severe mental illnesses (SMI), such as schizophrenia and chronic depression, often face the challenge of managing weight gain and metabolic complications, side effects commonly associated with antipsychotics and antidepressants. These medications are known to induce increased appetite and weight gain, leading to long-term metabolic syndromes. Recent studies have evaluated into the role of …

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Ketogenic Diet for ADHD Treatment via Gut Microbiome Modulation (2023 Study)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral disorder commonly found in children, characterized by symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Recent research has revealed a connection between gut microbiota and neuropsychiatric disorders like ADHD. A new study suggests that the ketogenic diet could provide therapeutic benefit in ADHD by modulating gut bacteria and …

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Gut Microbiome & Social Anxiety Disorder: Abnormal Bacterial Composition (2023 Study)

Recent scientific endeavors have unveiled a fascinating link between our gut microbiome and mental health, with a focus on Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). This complex relationship, highlighting the role of microbial inhabitants in our gut in influencing our brain and behavior, marks a significant shift in understanding mental disorders. Highlights: Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) affects …

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Psychobiotic “Lactobacillus plantarum” (JYLP-326) for Test Anxiety in Students (2023 Study)

Test anxiety among college students is a significant concern, affecting their mental and physical well-being. A new study suggests that a probiotic/psychobiotic intervention (Lactobacillus plantarum) could significantly alleviate anxiety, depression, and insomnia, with changes observed in the gut microbiota and fecal metabolites. Highlights: Prevalence of Test Anxiety: 20%-40% of college students experience test anxiety, often …

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