There are trillions of microorganisms living on and inside of our body, majority in the gut. Among these vast bacterial communities are those that are beneficial to human health (such as probiotics like B. Bifidum, B. Longum), as well as those that cause disease (such as pathogens like H. Pylori, C. difficile). These microbes synthesize vitamins, communicate with our immune system, and help to combat infections. They also help to produce chemicals that regulate hormonal balance, allow you to feel full and affect the way you digest food or metabolize medication.
As they are in physical contact with the foods you consume, your gut bacteria influence nutrient absorption and energy storage. Studies have shown that a low diversity of gut bacteria is linked with obesity and poor health. Everyone’s mix of microbes is unique, so there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution that experts can prescribe to improve health. Decode your inner gut health secrets today, to take the guesswork out of enhancing your well-being.Get Started