Large Intestine.

Role of the Large Intestine

  • Recycles water.

  • Processing undigested food, fiber and cell waste.

  • Synthesizes and absorbs some remaining vitamins K, B1, B12 and Butyric Acid.

  • Stores waste until it is eliminated as feces.

  • Houses the microbiome & gut flora.

Microbiome

Your Microbiome is the genetic material of TRILLIONS of microbes, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses - that live on and inside the human body, 90% of which call your large intestine home.

Functions of Gut Flora 

  • Synthesize Vitamins: K, B1, B12 and Butyric Acid.

  • Regulates Immunity.

  • Synthesizes Neurotransmitters.

  • Regulates Blood Sugar.

  • Regulates Inflammation.

  • Increases Mineral Bioavailability.

  • Regulates Appetite.

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