Most everything we put into our bodies enters thru the digestive tract. Good gut health then is critical for the nutrition we take in to be absorbed properly so that our bodies may function as they should. One way the bacteria of the gut help us, aside from nutrition, but very much hand in hand, is its involvement in the immune system and protecting the body against harmful pathogens. Vitamin A plays a role in that it keep the immune system in check.
- The gut plays host to trillions of bacteria and these bacteria play a role in keeping us lean, young, and healthy.
- The gut bacteria provide their beneficial effects through enhancing our immunity. They help control the response that our body gives to illness.
- Scientists have long wondered how is it that friendly bacteria are allowed to live in the body while the body should expunge all bacteria.
“New findings about the role of vitamin A in mediating the relationship between gut bacteria and the immune system may prove “critical” for devising new therapies for autoimmune conditions, such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and other inflammatory diseases that affect the intestine.”