A new systematic review on the beneficial effects of probiotic supplementation for patients with depressive disorders finds long-term data lacking, with existing evidence only able to report on short-term intervention.
A new systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature observes that significantly lower levels of circulating vitamin D were found in those suffering from post-stroke depression (PSD), when compared to those who were not.
Swiss researchers at the University of Basel assert that high-dose probiotics can reduce the symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD) and suggest supplementation as a possible “non-stigmatising” add-on therapy.
A multispecies probiotic product may improve mood and some cognitive measures, says a new study from the University of Oxford that suggests the product may be an “early intervention strategy” for people with moderate depression.
A study involving 40 insomniacs has found that daily administration of the probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum PS128 can reduce depressive symptoms, fatigue, cortical excitation, and improve sleep quality.
Millions of people suffer from depression across the globe. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness each year. The most common treatment methods for depression are antidepressant...
An antioxidant, astaxanthin has been linked to healthier skin, heart health, joint pain, and now, research suggests it may also reduce depression and stress in healthy subjects as well as improve memory in subjects with mild cognitive decline.
People with depression or vulnerability to depression should be encouraged to eat plant-based diets with higher levels of grains, fibres and fish, according to new recommendations published by the MyNetGut consortium.
The results of a ‘world first study’, showing how the consumption of fish and omega-3 helps alleviate depression will be revealed at the first NutraIngredients-Asia Omeag-3 Summit in Singapore in February.
Depression and anxiety are common symptoms among people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). A study out of India suggests that probiotic supplementation may improve these symptoms among those with IBS.
A recent review of studies on interventions with probiotics, prebiotics and omega-3s shows that there is promising data backing these ingredients’ effects on ameliorating anxiety, stress and depression. But much more research is needed to identify pathways,...
The possibility that probiotics could be a new tool in fighting depression is gaining increasing attention in nutritional psychiatry, says Caroline Wallace ahead of her talk at the IPA World Congress + Probiota 2018 next month.