Acta Scientific Microbiology (ISSN: 2581-3226)

Review Article Volume 6 Issue 11

Exploring the Microbiome through Probiotics and Psychobiotics: Deciphering the Gut-Brain Link

Rimjhim Pathak1, Prem Saran Tirumalai2* and Seema Kashyap1

1Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Department of Home Science, Dayalbagh, Uttar Pradesh, India
2Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Department of Agricultural sciences (Botany), Food and Dairy Testing Lab Dayalbagh, Uttar Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Author: Prem Saran Tirumalai, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Department of Agricultural sciences (Botany), Food and Dairy Testing Lab Dayalbagh, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Received: September 11, 2023; Published: November 07, 2023


The journey from the discovery of normal flora to gut microbes and the resulting field of probiotics and psychobiotics has been a long and fascinating one. From the time normal flora and gut microbes came to be known researchers began to realize that these microorganisms played an important role in maintaining human health playing a crucial role in digestion, immunity, and even mental health. This led to the development of probiotics, which when ingested in adequate amounts, confer health benefits to the host. Probiotics have been shown to help treat a variety of health conditions, including gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, and even depression and anxiety. More recently, the field of psychobiotics has emerged, which refers to the use of probiotics and other dietary interventions to improve mental health. This field is still in its early stages, but initial studies suggest that certain probiotics may be effective in treating depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. This article reviews the emergence of Psychobiotics and discusses related topics and findings in context.

Keywords: Psychobiotics; Probiotics; Gut Microbes; Gut-Brain Axis


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Citation: Prem Saran Tirumalai., et al. “Exploring the Microbiome through Probiotics and Psychobiotics: Deciphering the Gut-Brain Link".Acta Scientific Microbiology 6.12 (2023): 03-21.


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