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TITLE Probiotic mixture improves mental wellbeing in healthy adults
DATE 2021-08-31

Probiotic mixture improves mental wellbeing in healthy adults

Supplementation with Lactobacillus reuteri, Bifidobacterium adolescentis probiotic strains may enhance mental health and sleep quality.
Natalia Franca Rocha | Aug 24, 2021
According to research published in Nutrients (DOI:, the probiotic mixture NVP-1704—containing Lactobacillus reuteri and Bifidobacterium adolescentis strains—could help young adults to optimise their mental health by mediating stress-related conditions including depression, anxiety, and insomnia.
 In this eight-week, double-blind, randomised trial, 156 healthy adults—aged 19 to 65 years old—with subclinical symptoms of depression, anxiety and insomnia, were given either 500 mg capsules of NVP-1704 or placebo. Researchers noted each NVP-1704 capsule “contained 2.5 x 109 colony-forming units of microorganisms (2.0 x 109 CFU for Lactobacillus reuteri NK33 and 0.5 x 109 CFU for Bifidobacterium adolescentis NK98).”

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