Gut health refers to our gut microbiome which is the colonies of different microorganisms living in our gastrointestinal tract. These include bacteria, viruses, and fungi of which there are trillions present within our large intestine (or colon). These microorganisms can be both good and bad, however through lifestyle and medical choices, we have the ability to improve our gut microbiome.
Gut health is a popular topic among consumers, as mentioned in our previous blog, The Evolution of Gut Health. At the centre of this conversation is both pre and probiotics, and although you may have frequently heard these terms, it's important to understand the differences, and role they play on maintaining a happy gut.