Learn all about microbiota
Did you know that in your body you have trillions of (sidenote: Microorganisms Living organisms that are too small to be seen with the naked eye. They include bacteria, viruses, fungi, archaea and protozoa, and are commonly referred to as “microbes”. What is microbiology? Microbiology Society. ) , including bacteria, viruses, and fungi?1
The human microbiota plays a key role in your health: a balanced microbiota contributes to our good health.
You may have already heard about the gut microbiota, or “gut flora”, it is the most popular one.
But did you know that other microbiota are living in your body? In your skin,2 your urinary tract,3 your vagina,4 your mouth,5 your ears...6
Find out more about each of these microbiota!
6 microbiota described in this page
trillions the human microbiota is estimated to be trillions of microorganisms
What microbiota are found in our bodies?
11 Oka P, Parr H, Barberio B, et al. Global prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome according to Rome III or IV criteria: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Oct;5(10):908-917
14 Petricevic L, Domig KJ, Nierscher FJ, et al. Characterisation of the oral, vaginal and rectal Lactobacillus flora in healthy pregnant and postmenopausal women. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2012;160:93–9.