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Gut Health: Formulating for Whole Body Wellness, Gut-Brain Axis

Updated: Feb 3, 2022

The human gut is colonized by approximately 1014 bacteria, which exceeds the number of cells in the human body by a factor of ten [1], so it seems natural that the gut microbiome can have an impact on human health. The colonization of the human gut occurs postnatally, from mother to infant and through the consumption of food; within a couple of years, it reaches an adult-like state [2].

Bacteria play an important role in the gut: they help with the digestion and absorption of food and help to keep the colonization of pathogenic (harmful) microorganisms to a minimum [1,3]. Throughout the lifetime of a human, the microbiome in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract remai