Would you like to trade brain fog and memory blips for clarity and instant recall? Or swap your nonexistent attention span for a deep flow state?
Strengthening your brain muscle is easier than you think. It doesn’t take hours of sudoku or learning to write with your opposite hand. The real key to tapping into your brain’s full capacity comes from a surprising place… your gut.
Specifically, your gut bacteria. Strange but true: The specific strains of bacteria in your gut can make the difference between crystal clear thinking and forgetting where you left your keys.
And by giving your gut bacteria the kind of support they need to thrive, you can beef up your brain into a high-performance machine.
4 Ways Your Gut Microbiome Helps Your Brain
Your gut microbiome contains trillions of bacteria. In a healthy and balanced microbiome, beneficial probiotic bacteria far outnumber harmful pathogens.
Probiotic bacteria contribute to your overall wellness and longevity. And for clear thinking, total recall, and sharp focus, you’ll want a gut full of brain-refreshing beneficial bacteria.
A healthy gut microbiome keeps your brain in top shape in 4 important ways:
- Producing short chain fatty acids (SCFA) such as butyrate and propionate that help strengthen the blood brain barrier and improve brain cell communication
- Managing healthy inflammatory responses which helps protect precious brain cells
- Producing key neurotransmitters such as serotonin, which are crucial for clear thinking, decision making, and memory processing
- Increasing antioxidant protection and fighting the free radicals that damage brain cells, which interferes with brain function and speeds cognitive decline
Your gut microbiome can only deliver these benefits when it’s in healthy balance. When it falls out of balance – and pathogenic bacteria dominate – your brain function pays the price.
An Unbalanced Gut Negates Brain Benefits
It’s surprisingly easy to knock your gut microbiome out of balance and into a state of dysbiosis – where pathogens outnumber probiotics. A single dose of antibiotics… a sugar splurge… or a super stressful day can do it.
Unfortunately, dysbiosis erases all of the benefits that probiotic bacteria deliver to your brain. What’s worse, pathogens can actively mess with brain function. So when your gut is unbalanced, you may experience things like brain fog and trouble focusing.
That’s because gut dysbiosis can trigger excess inflammatory responses, block neurotransmitter and SCFA production, and increase free radical activity. A pathogen-dominated gut also makes it harder for your body to properly manage stress, which also interferes with optimal brain function.
That’s why it’s so important to keep your gut microbiome in healthy balance.
Balance Your Gut for a Happier, Healthier Brain
One of the best things you can do for your brain is to support the optimal balance of your gut. That means building a large diverse population of beneficial probiotic bacteria and minimizing pathogens. To do that, one of the best things you can do is supply your gut with clinically-proven, high-quality spore probiotics.
Spore probiotics quickly get pathogens under control and clear space for a wide variety of beneficial bacteria to grow and flourish. They create a healthy microbial balance in your gut microbiome which sets the stage for peak brain benefits.
What exactly does a healthy, balanced gut microbiome do for your brain? For starters, it:
- Fosters flow state
- Supports a strong memory
- Sharpens focus
- Encourages great thinking
- Enhances clarity
And if you want to take your brain boost to the next level…
Add BL 1714 for Extra Power
BL 1714 specifically affects brain performance, driving great memory and concentration. It also helps your brain cope with stressors, so they don't take you off your game. Research shows that this powerful brain-focused probiotic activates brain cells while helping reduce mental fatigue.
Even better, this targeted bacteria increases your chance of being able to slide into a flow state. You know… that sense of being so completely absorbed in what you’re doing that nothing else seems to exist? (Pretty cool, right?)
B Is for Brain Building
For well-rounded cognitive support and a brain that’s healthy and strong, you’ll also want to make sure you’re getting enough essential B vitamins – especially B6, B9, and B12. These key nutrients support optimal brain function in several critical ways including:
- Managing cortisol levels
- Keeping brain-busting homocysteine under control
- Maintaining strong executive function, which includes decision making and planning
- Supporting working memory, which helps you focus and complete tasks properly
Plus, getting your three Bs every day also helps your body cope with everyday life stressors and enriches your emotional health.
Sustain Your Brain with Just Thrive Probiotic and Just Calm
A healthy gut microbiome supports healthy brain function, so you can feel sharp and focused every day. Just Thrive Probiotic helps you maintain a well-balanced gut microbiome, delivering the benefits of a healthy gut.
Just Calm brings brain support up a notch with a daily dose of clinically studied brain-biotic Bifidobacterium longum 1714 and a trio of essential B vitamins.