Effect of a Probiotic Multivitamin Compound on Stress and Exhaustion
Gruenwald, J, et al. Adv Ther. 2002 May-Jun;19(3): 141-150
This clinical study evaluated how consumption of a probiotic multivitamin impacted the stress and exhaustion levels of adult men and women suffering from high levels of stress and exhaustion over a 6 month period.
The probiotic multivitamin was taken daily with breakfast. A psychological-neurologic questionnaire assessed psycho-organic, central vegetative, and somatic discomforts, and a validated list of adjectives was used to indicate the effect of therapy. At the end of the study, an overall 40.7% improvement in stress was noted, representing significant improvements of 17.4% in positive conditions and of 23.3% in negative conditions (both P<.001). In addition, decreases of 29% in the frequency of infections and of 91% in gastrointestinal discomforts, both established indicators of stress, were recorded.
The results found that the probiotic multivitamin was well tolerated and is suitable for reducing stress or exhaustion, or both, as well as for improving the immune system, specifically gastrointestinal health.