Let’s talk about the connection between BDNF and psychobiotics!
BDNF is brain derived neurotrophic factor and it is considered the miracle grow of brain tissues because its helping to promote the growth and development of new neurons in the brain and it is also supporting existing neurons in the brain.
BDNF plays an important role in neuroplasticity and learning new information and holding onto memories. It plays a major role in how the brain functions.
If BDNF is low, that’s when we’ll tend to see depression and anxiety. If patients are given psychobiotics. Psychobiotics are live bacteria that are natural parts of our gut flora. These psychobiotics help to upgrade the hippocampal expression of BDNF. Therefore when people take psychobiotics and BDNF is low, they help to increase the amount of BDNF in their system. And what is seen at a clinical level is a reduction of anxiety and depression in patients.
These psychobiotics have the potential to increase the amount of BDNF and this helps with better brain function.