What is Gastrointestinal Health?
Gut Microbiome = Human Second Genome
The length of an intestine is about four to five times the height of a human. There are about thousands of species of symbiotic microorganisms in an intestine, and its number is more than one hundred trillion. Therefore, it is called “the human second genome". The flora in an intestine is an essential role in a human body, which has many functions, such as the digestion and the absorption of food nutrients with intestinal cells, the resistant of externally harmful substances, and the protection of intestinal and human health. Many medical research has found that the flora in a intestine is highly related to several diseases; therefore, maintaining the equilibrium of intestinal bacteria, which means to maintain intestinal health, can ensure the body health.