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What is the “gut microbiome”?

The "gut microbiome" consists of billions of bacteria that live in your intestines (gut). For the most part, these bacteria live peacefully inside you and are a natural and healthy part of digestion. When the bacteria in the gut microbiome digest the food you eat, they do it by a process called fermentation. 

Fermentation is not necessarily bad, but sometimes too much fermentation can cause symptoms such as pain, bloating or even diarrhoea and constipation. 

Using a FoodMarble device you can track your fermentation levels by measuring either the hydrogen (using AIRE) or hydrogen and methane (using AIRE 2) on your breath, which can point to fermentation in the gut.

The more gas you produce, the more symptoms you may experience, especially if you have a sensitive gut. That is why discovering more about your fermentation levels and pinpointing the foods that are increasing fermentation in your gut will be beneficial.

Updated on: 12/03/2023

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