Calming Care: A Probiotic to Minimize Anxiety


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I have a gut feeling that you will appreciate this totally fascinating conversation. Dr. Regan McGowan, research scientist at Purina, on Steve Dale’s Pet World tells me about a new probiotic specifically made to lower anxiety in dogs, called Calming Care. What? How can a probiotic do that? Well, she explains what Calming Care can do.

Scientists have swapped gut microbes of anxious mice into the gut of calm mice, a guess what? Those calm mice now become anxious. I warned you, this is fascinating.

We also know from human medicine, there is a brain/gut connection and relationship.

McGowan explains the study, and Purina demonstrated the “brain probiotic” lowered anxiety, including reductions in cortisol (a stress hormone).