Is stress affecting your appetite or causing that nervy tummy feeling again? Well, that’s hardly a surprise, as stress can have a detrimental effect on your poor gut! That’s exactly why experts recommend supporting your gut and mental well-being by taking a psychobiotic supplement. Here we have summarised all that you need to know about probiotics, psychobiotics, and mental health.
What are probiotics and how can they help me?
Probiotics, often referred to as “good bacteria,” are living microorganisms that offer a myriad of health benefits when consumed in adequate amounts. While most commonly associated with digestive health, their influence extends far beyond that! These friendly microbes play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy digestive system, strengthening the immune system, and influencing neurotransmitter production, ultimately contributing to reduced inflammation, and enhanced mental well-being. Prepare to embark on a captivating journey into the world of probiotics and uncover the extraordinary impact of gut health on mental health.
What are psychobiotics and why might I need to take a psychobiotic supplement?
Psychobiotics are live probiotic bacteria that have an especially positive impact on mental health. They work by regulating the gut-brain axis, a communication pathway between the gut and the brain, to promote feelings of happiness, calmness, and overall well-being. For a short time, our bodies can deal well with stress, however, long-term stress exacerbates inflammation in the gut, which reduces the good gut bacteria and harms the intestinal mucosa lining, making it more permeable to pathogens. A gut full of friendly bacteria strengthens the gut lining which reduces the amount of inflammatory or toxic substances that make their way into the bloodstream. As well as that, our helpers support cognitive function and the production of mood-regulating neurotransmitters, such as the happiness-hormone serotonin – no wonder the gut is known as our second brain!
What makes OMNi-BiOTiC ® STRESS Repair so special?
Like every OMNi-BiOTiC® product, our top-seller OMNi-BiOTiC® STRESS Repair meets a strict list of quality criteria. OMNi-BiOTiC® STRESS Repair is made up of 9 bacterial strains that have been combined to work in synergy to achieve the set goal, and this has been tested and proved in clinical studies. Each 3 g sachet is packed with a staggering 7.5 billion stomach-acid-resistant bacteria as well as a specially tailored matrix of enzymes and fibre to strengthen the bacteria upon activation! Plus, you don’t need to worry about the product taking up room in your fridge, as is the case with many other probiotics, as OMNi-BiOTiC® bacterial strains are strong enough to withstand temperatures of up to even 40 degrees C. This is all down to the unique freeze-dried powder formulation that is sealed into pre-dosed sachets, which also make it quick and easy to get give your gut-brain axis the daily boost it needs! Simply stir in a glass of water, wait one minute, stir again and drink!
Constantly pushing yourself to the limits with your daily workload can be exhausting for your body, especially for your gut. I rely on OMNi-BiOTiC® – whenever everyday life is particularly challenging for me. – Stefanie Luttenberger, Microbiologist
How does OMNi-BiOTiC® STRESS Repair work?
Clinical studies show that stress and inflammatory changes in the intestine are closely correlated. OMNi-BiOTiC® STRESS Repair is a dietary supplement, containing nine scientifically tested bacterial strains which exhibit the following characteristics and properties, which define the intended use of the product:
- Improvement of the barrier function of the intestinal mucosa
- Prevention of colonisation by pathogenic microorganisms (e.g. Clostridium difficile, Escherichia coli) associated with chronic inflammatory bowel disorders
- Production of anti-inflammatory immunoglobulins
Who is OMNi-BiOTiC® STRESS Repair suitable for?
Permanent stress can put the entire body in “alarm” mode, inflicting damage: the immune system suffers, susceptibility to infection increases, tension rises and in the worst case it ends in burn-out. In addition, this inflammation damages the sensitive intestinal mucosa, it becomes permeable to toxins and pathogens, and important hormones, such as the happiness hormone serotonin and the sleep hormone melatonin, are depleted – no wonder then, that mood and sleep quality suffer under stress and we are often bound to our beds after periods of stress. OMNi-BiOTiC® STRESS Repair can sustainably regulate stress-exacerbated inflammation in the intestine with anti-inflammatory bacterial strains, and it is perfect for anyone who is looking for a natural way to support their gut-brain axis and give their mental well-being a boost!
How is OMNi-BiOTiC® STRESS Repair used?
Stir 1 sachet of OMNi-BiOTiC® STRESS Repair (= 3 g) 1-2 times daily into a glass of water (approx. 125 mL) at room temperature, wait at least 1 minute for it to activate, stir again and then drink. OMNi-BiOTiC® STRESS Repair should preferably be taken on an empty stomach. If you take OMNi-BiOTiC® STRESS Repair twice daily, it should be taken before breakfast and before the evening meal. If you suffer from fructose intolerance, you should prolong the activation time to at least 30 minutes. During this time the bacteria metabolise the fructooligosaccharides. Therefore no fructose gets into the intestine.
|per 3 g (= single sachet dose)||6 g||100 g|
|Fat||<0.01 g||<0.01 g||0.10 g|
|of which saturates||<0.01 g||<0.01 g||0.01 g|
|Carbohydrates||2.10 g||4.21 g||70.12 g|
|of which sugars||0.09 g||0.18 g||3.08 g|
|Protein||0.07 g||0.14 g||2.34 g|
|Salt||0.02 g||0.03 g||0.51 g|
Corn starch, maltodextrin, inulin, potassium chloride, rice protein, bacterial strains*, magnesium sulphate, fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), enzymes (amylases), manganese sulphate *9 human bacterial strains with at least 7.5 billion organisms per 1 portion (= 3 g) and 15 billion organisms per 2 portions (= 6 g):
Lactobacillus casei W56
Lactobacillus acidophilus W22
Lactobacillus paracasei W20
Bifidobacterium lactis W51
Lactobacillus salivarius W24
Lactococcus lactis W19
Bifidobacterium lactis W52
Lactobacillus plantarum W62
Bifidobacterium bifidum W23
This products does not contain animal protein, gluten, yeast, or lactose. This product is safe to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is also suitable for children or people allergic to milk.