What is the gut microbiome, and why does it matter?
Emerging research has now demonstrated that the human microbiome is comprised of approximately 40 trillion microorganisms living within your gut. These organisms help you digest food consumed, aide in the production of beneficial and harmful chemicals, regulate your immune system, control infections by pathogens, influence the foods you crave and even control your emotions.
These microorganisms – which make up your gut microbiome – have been implicated in maintaining optimal health, as well as many chronic conditions, including diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, coronary artery disease, psoriasis, lupus, and autism. By taking care of your 40 trillion microbial friends, you can maximize your wellness and potentially prevent disease.