The medical mainstream often makes it seem like you’ve got TWO choices for dealing with stress.
Either shut up and “deal with it” until you’re ready to explode. Or swallow their pills, which can mess with your memory, your muscles, and more. Which, for my money, is even worse than the stress itself.
Well, my friend, new research reveals they couldn’t be more wrong. You don’t have to swallow heavy-duty meds such as benzodiazepines. And you sure as heck don’t need to just suck it up and “deal with it,” either.
There’s already a natural stress solution hiding in plain sight. In fact, it’s sitting inside a handy little supplement you might be considering for ANOTHER reason altogether.
Which means it’s time to seriously consider starting on a probiotic.
Probiotics linked to drops in stress hormones
For most folks, probiotics are associated with making things run like clockwork in the bathroom. And let’s face it, for many of us, that reason alone can make these natural bacteria supplements an absolute godsend.
But the new research takes probiotic benefits to the next level. It reveals how these healthy bugs can do as much good for your brain as they do for your belly.
According to researchers, probiotics can help send stress hormone levels plunging. And that means you may be able to FINALLY blow off the anxiety that’s been haunting all of us for over a year now.
In the new study, researchers tested probiotic supplements with the Lacticaseibacillus paracasei bacteria. The volunteers were overall healthy adults who were battling major angst. And over five weeks, that stress practically melted away.
This wasn’t just a vague “feeling,” either. Other studies have been able to actually MEASURE the change. One experiment on mice, for example, found this same probiotic strain can slash levels of the stress hormone corticosterone.
In the new study, the bacteria helped in another way too. The volunteers with the highest stress levels also enjoyed improvements in sleep after taking the probiotics. Plus, they reported feeling healthier overall by the end of the five weeks.
For better bug benefits aim for DIVERSITY
The study tested a single probiotic strain. And that’s a good set up for an experiment, making things clear and easy to track.
But in reality, good gut health is about more than any one strain. For a well-balanced and diverse microbiome, it’s a good idea to cast the net wider.
A probiotic containing a variety of proven strains is your best bet. A diverse set of microflora can help with your digestion, the absorption of key nutrients, immune system function, stress and anxiety management, and more.
Other research has found probiotics can even help stimulate the production of the neurotransmitters we rely on for our mood. Which is why some studies find they may even help to prevent or beat depression.
So don’t rush out and look for this single strain alone to target stress. Get your hands on a high-quality blend with multiple human-tested strains of healthy bacteria instead.
For more on how to choose the best probiotic, check out this free report I put together for you.
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