You can practically FEEL it every time you step out of your house. And no, I’m NOT talking about the rising temperatures as summer approaches. It’s STRESS.
Everyone’s on edge these days. Sometimes, you can’t even figure out why. So it’s no wonder mood drugs like Xanax are selling like pool toys at a Memorial Day sale.
But you don’t need to swim around in a haze of Big Pharma meds to get REAL RELIEF from stress and anxiety.
You can try “nature’s Xanax” instead, as new research reveals a safe way to take the edge off.
And unlike drugs, this one doesn’t mess with your brain at all.
In fact, it works in a completely different place: your stomach!
Anxiety-busting bacteria help keep you calm
The key is in a healthy probiotic… one that proves again that what happens in your belly has a DIRECT EFFECT on your brain.
But don’t just dash into a store or supermarket and load up on anything that says “probiotic” on the label.
You want a specific strain of good bacteria to battle that stress: Bifidobacterium longum.
People “in the know” already take it for its incredible benefits including good digestion and fighting off infection.
Heck, it may even help battle cancer!
But when it comes down to your daily grind… to how you FEEL each day… there might be no bigger benefit than creating some calm in your life.
And with everyone’s anxiety levels off the charts these days these tiny bugs could turn out to be the cure for stress.
The new study didn’t simply give people some B. longum supplements and then ask them how they felt later on.
That’s a measure of “subjective” stress, and while it’s certainly useful in some cases, it’s not always consistent.
Instead, the researchers gave some folks these bacteria and others a placebo for four weeks. Then everyone was asked to play a game designed to make them feel stressed out and anxious.
It turns out the folks who got the real deal supplements had changes in the brain that made it easier to handle that stress.
But here’s the thing: Those changes kicked in BEFORE they were even exposed to the stress!
Your 3-week countdown to a STRESS-FREE life
It’s like being armed in advance, ready for any of those stressful situations life throws your way. And this isn’t the only proof it works.
One study a few years back found it’s especially effective in seniors. In fact, it slashed their stress levels in JUST THREE WEEKS when combined with another healthy probiotic strain called Lactobacillus helveticus.
The researchers say this is more proof of the “gut-brain axis,” or the ability of activity in your gut… especially from bacteria… to influence your mood, anxiety, and stress levels.
It’s long been dismissed by the mainstream, but clearly, there’s something to it.
And you can get your OWN axis in order by looking for a high-quality probiotic with B. longum and other proven strains including Lactobacillus.
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