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To support mental health, Seed Health partners with Axial Therapeutics to launch Gut-Brain Development Program

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According to the World Health Organization, anxiety and depression rates rose by more than 25% over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Anxiety disorders affect more than 40 million adults in the United States, and people are hungry for actionable tips and accessible tools, especially in times of great collective stress with few therapeutic innovations available. I’m here.

Seed Health, the company behind the award-winning DS-01™ probiotic and prebiotic supplement, is on a mission to change that. The brand recently launched a gut-brain development program in partnership with Axial Therapeutics, which leverages research from the California Institute of Technology for health in neuropsychiatry, a medical field focused on both neurology and psychiatry. Converted to probiotic innovation. This program targets the microbiome-gut-brain axis for mental health. This is important because of its potential benefits for problems such as anxiety, depression, and stress reactions.

This co-development builds on the work of Dr. Sarkis Mazmanian, co-founder, board member and seed health board member of Axial. Dr. Sarkis Mazmanian’s California Institute of Technology (Caltech) lab examines gut microbes and microbial metabolites (made by microbes) in neuropsychiatric conditions. The primary goal of this program is to explore how that information can be used to improve mental and emotional health using microbiome-targeted treatments, transforming the current paradigm of treatment in mental health. is to understand The development program will be overseen by Raja Dhir, co-founder and co-CEO of Seed Health, and Dr. Dirk Gevers, recently appointed Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) and former director of his Janssen Human Microbiome Institute at J&J. will be

By the time you finish reading this article, you will likely have published five new papers on the relationship between the microbiome and your gut and brain. Over the past 15 years, this connection between the nervous system in our gut and the nervous system in our head has become a hot research topic.

Ara Katz, co-founder and co-CEO of Seed Health, explains: For example, the emergence of ‘psychobiotics’, although often not evidence-based, is evidence of growing willingness and hope for new interventions. ”

Speaking about Zoom, Katz was excited about Seed Health’s role in potentially innovating a new paradigm of microbiome-targeted treatments to support mental health in a world desperate for more options. expressed.

Katz also knows that the topic of gut health has become much more than dietary trends, it’s become a real-world, research-backed tool for supporting physical, mental, and emotional health. He shared that he was encouraged. “The importance of gut health is now very well documented by science and well understood by the public. I think it’s incredibly positive in itself, as people are starting to understand that it’s a modulator and a regulator.”

She added: Improve your microbiome. “The exciting thing about gut health being so pervasive is that it also extends to areas like diet, exercise and hydration. It has many subjects.”