The gut microbiome is so important to our health that it is increasingly treated by scientists as an organ in its own right. We have between 50 to 70 trillion gut microbes – more than all the stars in the Milky Way galaxy. The gut microbiome is a vast ecosystem of organisms such as bacteria, yeasts, fungi, viruses, and protozoans that live in our digestive tract, which collectively weigh up to 2 kg. (heavier than the average brain). The trillions of gut bacteria, many of which are vital, break down food and toxins and make vitamins.
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