Per Dr. Shawn Talbott, Amare’s Chief Science Officer, recent studies have revealed that our gut microbiome includes more than 100 trillion bacterial cells – outnumbering human cells by 10-to-1 (more microbes in the human body than stars in the Milky Way). Those gut microbes produce more neurotransmitters, like serotonin and dopamine than in the brain itself! These are the very compounds that shape how we feel. The Gut-Brain Axis forms the foundation of our mental wellness. If you feel sad, down in the dumps, antsy, stressed out, or just plain “off” – it may not be in your head, it’s probably in your gut!