Our gut microbiome plays an important role in digestion, nutrition and immunity1.
Overall, the microbiome contributes to vital mechanisms in the body, including:
- Gut-brain axis
- Synthesis of vitamins
- Resistance to infection and inflammation
- Production of short-chain fatty acids
- Immune system development
- Protection against pathogens
- Control of fat storage
This fundamental role makes the microbiome important. It is a vital organ needed for us to function1. Every microbiome has their own signature of microbes that can strongly differentiate people’s profiles2 – just like fingerprints!