2015 01 WomenIn multiple sclerosis (MS), the immune system mistakenly attacks the fatty tissue surrounding and protecting nerve fibers, disrupting nerve impulses to and from the brain. In this study, 60 people with MS took a placebo or the probiotics L. acidophilus, casei, fermentum, and bifidobacterium bifidum. After 12 weeks, compared to placebo, the probiotics group had less depression  and anxiety. Those taking probiotics also saw lower levels of inflammation, oxidative stress, circulating insulin, and insulin resistance, while the ability of the body to produce insulin improved. Also, HDL, the “good” cholesterol, increased as a percentage of total cholesterol, improving lipid profiles.




Natural Insights For Wellbeing
January 2017

Reference: Clinical Nutrition Journal; 2016, August, 2016, Published Online

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