The Connection Between Probiotics and Your Mood

Small studies in rodents and humans hint at an answer

Erman Misirlisoy, PhD
Elemental
Published in
6 min readMay 22, 2019

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TThe human gut contains a host of life forms with their own genes that make up our gut microbiome. Over 10 trillion microorganisms live inside human intestines, with some recent estimates putting the number as high as 39 trillion. That means people have more microbes in their large intestine…

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Erman Misirlisoy, PhD
Elemental

Research Leader (Ex-Instagram / Chief Scientist at multiple startups). Author of the User Insight Newsletter: https://userinsight.substack.com/