In recent years, it has become increasingly clear that the intestine
also plays an important role in the immune system and its function and has a significant influence on our physical and mental health. Above all, the intestinal flora is an important component of the body's own defence system. As part of the immune system, it has important tasks, as numerous studies have shown. The so-called microbiome
– the individual intestinal flora – is uniquely composed in every person and is sometimes even described as "the largest essential organ" of the human body. And with good reason:
An intact and balanced intestinal flora
apparently helps to protect us from the development of intestinal and autoimmune diseases. It is also believed that a healthy intestinal flora actively counteracts diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes as well as cardiovascular diseases (heart and circulation). It is also believed to prevent lipometabolic disorders and even certain types of cancer. The intestinal flora is even suspected to influence at least some symptoms of autism. If these assumptions are correct, a targeted disease prevention
could be pursued via the individual microbiome and the immune system could be effectively supported in its tasks.