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What is microbiome?

A microbiome is a community of trillions of microbiota, including thousands of different species of bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses. The microbiome is considered a supporting organ because it plays many key roles in promoting the smooth daily operations of the body. Most of the microbiota are symbiotic, but some, in smaller numbers, are pathogenic.
Most of the microbiota are symbiotic, but some, in smaller numbers, are pathogenic. In a healthy body, pathogenic and symbiotic microbiota coexist without problems. However, it is increasingly recognized that if there is a disturbance in that balance—brought on by illnesses, certain diets, or the prolonged use of antibiotics or other bacteria-destroying medications—dysbiosis occurs. Normal interactions are stopped, and this can have adverse effects on health and disease resistance.¹
That’s when microbiome supplements may help, to establish balance, health and wellbeing.
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Reference 1: Redfern, A., Suchodolski, J. and Jergens, A. (2017) “Role of the gastrointestinal microbiota in small animal health and disease,” Veterinary Record, 181(14), pp. 370–370. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.103826