Thursday, 3 June 2010

Gut bacteria supplements and transplants

Might it be possible to supplement our gut flora with appropriate bacteria to make up for certain disorders related to diet? For instance, given inadequate vitamin C in the diet, what if we had vitamin-C-producing bacteria transplanted into our large intestine? It would be kind of like a scurvy vaccine.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - It might produce more problems than it's worth, though.
PPS - And I'm certainly not the one to be taking far-out medical advice from.

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