The microbiome is a hot topic in the health world right now, but what is it and what does it do? The microbiome is all the bacteria that live on and inside the human body. It’s estimated that there are trillions of them!
The microbiome is thought to play a role in many aspects of human health, from digestion and immunity to mental health and mood. Exactly how it does all this is still being studied, but scientists are beginning to uncover some of the mysteries of the human microbiome.
Some roles of the human microbiome:
- Regulating digestion
- Boosting immunity
- Influencing mental health and mood
- Playing a role in disease prevention