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Methanobacteriaceae (family)

Optimal Result: 0 - 5000000000 Units.

Family of bacteria-like microbes that produce methane. Facilitates carbohydrate fermentation and short-chain fatty acid production by beneficial bacteria. High levels linked to chronic constipation, as well as some types of SIBO and IBS. Low levels may indicate reduced production of short-chain fatty acids and may be associated with inflammation.

What does it mean if your Methanobacteriaceae (family) result is too low?

Low levels may indicate reduced production of short-chain fatty acids and may be associated with inflammation.

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