Lactobacillus strain Shirota relieves stress

Probiotic Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota relieves stress-associated symptoms by modulating the gut-brain interaction in human and animal models, new study says.

Three double-blind, placebo-controlled trials were conducted to examine the effects of LcS on psychological and physiological stress responses in healthy medical students under academic examination stress.

The findings suggest that LcS may prevent hypersecretion of cortisol and physical symptoms under stressful conditions.

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