What are Microbes?

Microbes are a subcategory of life forms. They are called Microbes, simply due to being microscopic organisms. What microbes are able to do is quite vital to the continuation of carbon-based life. To state it simply, Microbes help break up materials into more simple forms of nutrients to help plants grow.

How do Microbes help?

Microbes help through processing nutrients for the organism it is assisting. For example, many different types of microbes will help a plant grow through collecting nutrients in the ground for it. Another example is a microbe would help make yogurt, bread, and also helps digesting these foods. Microbes help break up food during digestion through the high acid values these microbes have, therefore making nutrients for your body.

How do Microbes affect me?

Microbes affect everyone’s lives through their roles in both health and sickness. Microbes are responsible for how your stomach digests food through breaking down plants completely. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be able to have a salad accompanied by glass of iced tea. Microbes in your stomach manufacture vitamin B12 and K. Furthermore, Microbes affect the ground we walk on, the food we eat, and the air we breath. As there are approximately a trillion species of microbes on earth, creating oxygen, making soil fertile, even helping yogurt taste delicious.

How can I learn more?

Here are a few sources to learn more! Alternatively, feel free to look at the science behind MultiFIX™, the Optimum Food for Microbes, located HERE.


  1. Basic Microbiology for High School Students
  2. Why Microbiology Matters
  3. American Society for Microbiology

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