The human microbiome is a collection of trillions of microorganisms living in and on the human body. These include bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microbial entities. Primarily located in the gut, but also found in areas such as the skin, mouth, and respiratory system, the microbiome plays a critical role in human health, affecting everything from digestion to immune system function. The microbiome impacts the body in numerous ways. It helps with the digestion of foods, protection against pathogenic bacteria, the production of essential vitamins like vitamin K and B vitamins, and modulation of the immune system. Disruptions in the microbiome balance can lead to conditions like inflammatory bowel disease, allergies, obesity, and even mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.


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