Psychobiotics show promising avenue for mood support and beyond

One psychobiotic that has gained attention recently is Solace PS128, sold by Oryx Biomedical. Lactobacillus plantarum PS128​, the beneficial bacteria found in Solace, is a naturally derived daily probiotic that has been shown to support the digestive and immune systems and promote a balanced, healthy mood.

The strain is isolated by Bened Biomedical and has been the focus of multiple research and clinical studies by scientist and professor Ying-Chieh Tsai, chief founder of Bened Biomedical.

The proprietary strain is a result of over 20 years of scientific exploration. David Lee, president of Oryx Biomedical, said that Solace PS128 bridges the gap between common probiotics and pharmaceuticals by differentiating psychobiotics from the more general varieties.

“We get a lot of feedback where I think people are very confused. Probiotics, for example, are something people think of as a catch-all phrase that can cure everything. So our challenge is trying to distinguish and separate probiotics from specialized probiotics,”said Lee.

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“It is exciting that there is so much scientific research being conducted on PS128,” Said Lee. “The active ingredient in Solace PS128 is backed by real science. Clinical studies have shown potential benefits not only for Parkinson’s disease, but also for clinical depression, anxiety and children with autism.”

The PS128 bacteria in Solace have been shown to modulate levels of the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin, which are abnormal in people with Parkinson’s disease, autism spectrum disorder, and other neurological conditions.