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Gut microbiota are a group of bacteria, mainly lactobacillus and bifidobacteria, which are located in the intestine and have beneficial functions for health.
The composition of the gut microbiota varies from one person to another, as it depends directly on the diet and the state of the person (age, immune status, stress, intestinal transit time, etc.).
There is a mutually beneficial relationship (symbiosis) between the person and the microbiota. The person provides habitat and nutrition to the microbiota while the microbiota actively participates in beneficial functions for the person.
Beneficial functions of the gut microbiota
Strengthen the immune system.
Prevent invasion by pathogenic micro-organisms.
Synthesise vitamins and proteins.
Stimulate the movements of the intestinal musculature, improving diarrhoeal or constipation processes.
Reduce the sensation of flatulence and intestinal discomfort.
Improve the function of intestinal cells.
Inhibit intestinal inflammation.
There are some situations that can diminish or alter the intestinal microbiota, for example:
Tips for maintaining a balanced gut microbiota