Effect of probiotics on cognitive reactivity to sad mood

Cognitive reactivity to sad mood is the marker for vulnerability to depression. In an earlier study, we found significant reduction in the cognitive reactivity to sad mood in a population of healthy students after supplementation with Ecologic® Barrier compared to a placebo. In a follow-up study, we are currently looking to effects of Ecologic® Barrier in a population of healthy elderly. This study is done in collaboration with Leiden University, the Netherlands.