In the past decade, scientists, peer-reviewed publications have shown several evidence linking nutrition and mental health. Interestingly, this linkage is modulated by the trillion of microorganisms in the gut, through a communication network known as the gut-brain axis. We understand that inflammation is the underlying factor of several chronic illnesses including stress, anxiety and depression.
Unfortunately, several foods such as refined carbohydrates, soda, red and processed meat, which are highly dominant in Western diets, are known to reduce microbial diversity in the gut and ultimately trigger local and systemic pro-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-6 and TNF-that elevate stress, anxiety and depressive behaviors.
We just launched our services and we are live in the U.S.A and Canada.
At Vitract, we are using personalized nutrition to improve mental health via two strategies – one, engineering the gut with beneficial microorganisms that promote gut health and secondly, eliminating pro-inflammatory reactions that are precursors to anxiety and depressive behaviours.
Both strategies involve understanding the individual’s diets, medical history and lifestyle, so that our intervention can be very focused on the individual. Our solution is very rooted in science and that is why we are bringing to life, decades of scientific findings buried in literature.