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  • Joan Rothchild Hardin

Clue to How Gut Bacteria Affect Mood – New Evidence that Gut Bacteria Feed on a Neurotransmitter

If you’ve read that bacteria in our guts influence our moods and have wondered how that works, here’s a new clue towards solving this piece of the recently enlivened mind/body axis puzzle. THE NEUROTRANSMITTERS GABA & GLUTAMATE

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GABA

The amino acid called GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid) is the principal INHIBITORY neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system,   sending chemical messages through the brain and nervous system and helping regulate communication between brain cells.