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Frequently asked questions
What is your gut microbiome?
100 trillion microbiomes live in and on every person and make up the human microbiota. 95% of this is located in the gastrointestinal tract, making up the gut microbiome. Bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeast are naturally present in the gut microbiome can weigh up to 2kg.
Some of the gut microbiome functions include helping with the production of some vitamins (B and K), playing an important role in immune system development, digesting fibre that has not been broken down in the stomach or large or small intestines, helping us combat harmful microorganisms and creates a barrier effect in the intestines and ensuring a proper digestive functioning.
What is gut dysbiosis?
Why does gut dysbiosis occur?
An imbalance in your gut microbiome can be caused by a number of factors such asa change in diet, increased alcohol intake (more than two alcoholic beverages a day), new medications such as antibiotics, increased levels of stress and/or anxiety.
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are, live microorganisms that confer a health benefit when delivered in adequate amounts to the host. This supply of beneficial bacterial cultures can support and balance the gut microbiome.