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How can probiotics help fight stress?

How can probiotics help fight stress?

In our fast-paced world, stress has become a major concern for many. Research shows that our gut well-being is closely linked to our mental and emotional health, which opens up new avenues for treating stress, particularly through probiotics. But how can these “good bacteria” help us manage stress? Let's explore this together.

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are live microorganisms which, when consumed in appropriate quantities, confer a health benefit to the host, notably by improving the balance of intestinal flora. They are mainly found in fermented products such as yogurt, kefir, and food supplements. Read our blog here.

The link between the intestinal microbiota and stress

The gut microbiota, often called our “second brain,” plays a crucial role in our mental health through the gut-brain axis. This bidirectional link means that the state of our gut can influence our brain and vice versa. Imbalances in the gut microbiota can contribute to or exacerbate symptoms of stress and anxiety.

How can probiotics fight stress?

  1. Regulation of the gut-brain axis: By improving gut health, probiotics can help stabilize the gut-brain axis, thereby reducing the physiological impact of stress.
  2. Neurotransmitter production: Some probiotics can produce neurotransmitters like GABA and serotonin, which play a role in regulating mood and anxiety.
  3. Reduction of inflammation: Stress can increase inflammation in the body, and probiotics can help reduce these inflammatory reactions.

Which probiotics to choose?

For those looking to incorporate probiotics into their diet to combat stress, it is important to choose strains that have been studied for their effects on anxiety and stress, such as:

  • Lactobacillus (L.) rhamnosus
  • Bifidobacterium (B.) longum: These strains can be found in various food supplements available on our site.


Probiotics offer a promising approach to managing stress through their ability to balance our gut microbiota and influence the gut-brain axis. By incorporating probiotics into your daily routine, you may discover a natural and effective method to alleviate stress. Discover our range of probiotics and start your journey to improved well-being today.

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