What is a Microbiome?
Your microbiome is a compilation of tiny microorganisms encompassing your body both inside and out. Bacteria are the biggest entertainers, though you also host other organisms such as archaea, protists, fungi, and viruses. Altogether, they make up a sort of “mini-ecosystem.” According to several science journals, the microbial genetic material you carry can be 100 times that of your entire human genome, and your gut microbes are estimated to be 10 times more than the number of human cells within your body. Your microbiome is the key to your overall health.