On and above all in our bodies live more microorganisms than we have our own body cells. This is no reason to worry, on the contrary: the little guests form the human microbiome that helps us to stay healthy. The microorganisms in the intestines, which in their entirety are called intestinal flora, are particularly important for every human being. They include many bacteria that, for example, support metabolic processes, help in the digestion of food or support the immune system.
So when we talk about intestinal bacteria, we mean tiny helpers who have entered into a healthy symbiosis with our bodies. The research on bacteria in the intestine is still quite young, but the fact that the composition of the intestinal flora has an influence on the entire organism is proven.