Gut-Brain Axis and Behavior

Abstract In the last 5 years, interest in the interactions among the gut microbiome, brain, and behavior has exploded. Preclinical evidence supports a role of the gut microbiome in behavioral responses associated with pain, emotion, social interactions, and food intake. Limited, but growing, clinical evidence comes primarily from associations of gut microbial composition and function to behavioral and clinical features … Read More

Oral spore-based probiotic supplementation was associated with reduced incidence of post-prandial dietary endotoxin, triglycerides, and disease risk biomarkers

AbstractAIMTo determine if 30-d of oral spore-based probiotic supplementationcould reduce dietary endotoxemia.METHODSApparently healthy men and women (n = 75) werescreened for post-prandial dietary endotoxemia. Subjectswhose serum endotoxin concentration increased by atleast 5-fold from pre-meal levels at 5-h post-prandialwere considered “responders” and were randomized toreceive either placebo (rice flour) or a commercial sporebasedprobiotic supplement [Bacillus indicus (HU36),Bacillus subtilis (HU58), Bacillus coagulans, … Read More