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Can probiotics reduce anxiety?

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There is preliminary evidence from short-term studies in both animals and humans that certain probiotics may reduce anxiety.  See the "Anxiety" section of the Probiotic Supplements Review for more information>>


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Barbara16287   December 18, 2017
Interesting that CBD appeared to reduced psychotic symptoms and apparently caused a trend toward improved performance on cognitive tasks. I have a son (56) presently in a hospital with long term schizoaffective disorder. Medication does help, but occasionally the psychotic symptoms break through. I plan to send this article to my son's doctor. Any comment?

Robin16379   January 28, 2018
Hi Barbara, I'm also the mother of a son with schizoaffective disorder, on multiple high dose meds with breakthrough symptoms. I'd be very interested in hearing your son's response if he did have a CBD trial (I know it's not “data” but would still appreciate hearing. Wishing you both the best.

Greg17972   June 6, 2019
I spoke with a Pharmacist friend of mine about if CBD helped with migraines and things related to the brain. He said there have been positive signs in testing that it can help (not sure if he said the brain has CBD receptors - but that would be key). If the brain does have CBD receptors, there's a chance it might help your son's condition, but he said that the dosage of CBD will probably have to be pretty high in order to break through the blood / brain barrier.


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