Your intestines are one of the most important organs in your body. They digest the foods you eat and supply your body with the nutrition it needs in order to function properly. The gut microbiome is a vast ecosystem of microbes that have an impact on whether or not we are healthy.
Our intestines ensure that we have a healthy weight, that we are able to fight disease, and do nearly anything related to survival.
The gut relies on bacteria which digest our foods, which comprise many different kinds of bacteria. These are called “good bacteria” because they have a positive impact on our ability to digest and process food.
Microbiome sequencing companies tell us what microbes are in our intestines, and what these microbes do for our bodies.