Once thought as a digestive aid, probiotics are proving more useful than ever

The stomach contains over 400 kinds of bacteria (Favaro & Philip, 2015). Some of these are bad bacteria; nasty culprits in stomach flus, infections, constipation, and many other ailments. Naturally, some stomach bacteria are good; leveling acidity and aiding in digestion. These heroes of the germ world are known as probiotics.  Now, science is proving that these bacteria may be a contributing factor in mental health.

Although researchers are not exactly certain how they work, probiotics have the task of helping food move successfully through the entire digestive system. In turn, the whole body is effected by what they do (DiLonardo, 2015). In two studies conducted last year, findings indicated that high doses of probiotics may help to eliminate certain mental health problems.