HEALTHY GUT, HEALTHY MIND
F59 contains prebiotics which are specialized plant fibers. They act like fertilizers that stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut. They are found in many fruits and vegetables, especially those that contain complex carbohydrates, such as fiber and resistant starch. These carbs aren’t digestible by your body, so they pass through the digestive system to become food for the bacteria and other microbes. The communication system between your gut and brain is called the gut-brain axis, connected through chemicals called neurotransmitters produced in the brain that control feelings and emotions. According to Dr. Jay Pasricha, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Neurogastroenterology, “research suggests that digestive-system activity may affect cognition (thinking skills and memory). One study found that taking the prebiotic ‘galactooligosaccharides ‘for three weeks significantly reduced the amount of stress hormone (cortisol) in the body. Fermented foods contain healthy microbes such as lactic acid bacteria, shown to alter brain activity.