The gut and the brain are intrinsically linked with communication going both ways, from the gut to the brain and the brain to the gut – you can think of it as two pals keeping each other company and feeding off each other’s vibe. These pals ‘chat’ both physically via the Vegas nerve (like a telephone wire) and chemically (like wireless) through hormones called neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters play a key role in regulating how your gut works and your mood. Both Dysbiosis and Leaky Gut are associated with mood disorders.
The gut/brain axis is pretty complex, so we wanted to make it as simple (and visual) as possible for you with this infographic we created in collaboration with Anxiety UK.
the beautiful vagus nerve is a real multitasker. going from your brain to your gut and connecting all your major organs, it’s the key structural component of the gut–brain axis.
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