Respiratory Microbiome

What is the microbiome? Your microbiome is a collection of all the bacteria, viruses, and fungus within your body and outside your body that are too small for us to see. 

What is the respiratory microbiome? The respiratory microbiota is the microbial community consisting of a complex variety of bacteria, viruses, and fungi found in the lower respiratory tract of your lungs. Particularly they are located on the mucous layer and the inner skin surfaces. 

The bacteria in our lungs help to digest our food, regulate our immune system, protect against other bacteria that cause disease, and produce vitamins including B vitamins B12, thiamine and riboflavin, and Vitamin K, which is needed for the blood.

 

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