The gut microbiome


What is the gut microbiome?

Our microbiome is made up of, 2 kg of microorganisms, including 800 to 1,000 species of bacteria spread over the entire digestive tract with a high concentration in the colon: a real internal continent that has not yet, far from it, revealed all its secrets. And for good reason, in the face of this biodiversity, how to distinguish the interactions between the multiple bacteria, viruses, parasites, commensal fungi... How to also prove their influence on the body's general systems such as the immune or neurological systems?

The means of investigation are constantly improving, as are the techniques for sequencing the genome. It is now recognized that the microbiota plays a role in well-being and health

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Take care of your microbiome

Nutrition  is a lever that can be used to promote bacterial diversity and thus be better protected  against diseases  where its impoverishment is involved, such as diabetes, obesity, IBD (chronic inflammatory bowel disease), allergies or metabolic syndrome.

Food supplements containing probiotics can be an option to improve the quality and the equilibrium of the gut.

How it works

The intestinal microbiota facilitates the maturation of the immune system (largely localized at the intestinal level). It breaks down fibres and carbohydrates not digested by digestive enzymes and thus generates compounds that contribute to the good condition of the intestinal mucosa. Finally, it produces vitamins (K, B8 and B12). But if it becomes unbalanced, it can be harmful to health.

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Your body plays host to trillions of microscopic visitors that make up your unique microbiome fingerprint. A troup of bacterial superheroes living in your gut works very hard to help keep you healthy, strong and resilient. Learn more about the superheros that live within you. www.cdhf.ca