The human body contains both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. There are ten times more microorganisms like bacteria and fungi in and on our bodies than human cells and one of
the most important microbial habitats seems to be our gut. The human gut microbiome, is huge and complex, and includes both beneficial and harmful microbes and a lack of
probiotics can cause many health issues.
What are Methanogenesis and Methanogen?
The unique metabolic pathway of intestinal methane production is called methanogenesis in which methane is generated from carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and hydrogen (H 2 ) through anaerobic bacterial fermentation process and methanogen is the flora of archaea related to methanogenesis. Methanobrevibacter smithii and Methanospaera
stadmagnae are two main methanogens in human gastrointestinal system and causes
negative effects to human health. Bacteria from the Clostridium and Bacteroides genus have also been discovered to produce methane as well.
The Health Implications Of Methane
Our bodies are extremely complicated and can easily be damaged by things within us before we see any symptoms.
What Can Methane Cause?
A buildup in Methane can lead to:
- Colon Cancer
- Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
- And More