Friday, January 25, 2013

Essential Gut Flora Manufacture Nutrients

"Certain types of essential flora are capable of manufacturing nutrients such as vitamins K2, B1, B2, B3 B6, B12, folic acid, pantothenic acid, and various amino acids.  In addition to producing these nutrients to be used directly by the body, the essential flora provides nourishment to the cells of the intestinal wall that have primary responsibility for digesting and absorbing food.  When the essential gut flora are compromised and not functioning normally, it is common for the individual to become malnourished and have multiple nutrient deficiencies and food intolerances."

The “Forgotten Organ”: Gut Flora and Its Role in Immune Function | The Paleo Nurse