MyBiotics is a clinical-stage microbiome company developing live bacteria based therapeutics.
The human body carries about 100 trillion microorganisms in the intestines, a number ten times greater than the total number of human cells in the body. The metabolic activities performed by these bacteria resemble those of an organ, leading some to liken gut bacteria to a “forgotten” organ.
The microorganisms in the gut carry out important and useful functions in the host, such as fermenting unused energy substrates, training the immune system, preventing growth of harmful and pathogenic bacteria, regulating the development of the gut, producing vitamins for the host, such as biotin, B-12 and vitamin K, and producing hormones that direct the host to store fats. Ingestion of processed foods, excessive use of antibiotics, and the sanitary customs of modern life , erodes the bacterial population, and changes its balance.