How much do your bacteria weigh?
You’d be surprised to know how much of your weight comes from the bacteria in your body. Are you curious? Let’s find out!
Q: How much do your bacteria weigh?
a) 1 to 2 grams
b) 1 to 2 pounds
c) 1 to 2 kilograms
A: One to two kilograms! Isn’t that crazy? That’s as much as your head weighs!
Do you want to know more about your biome?
Your body is host to about 100 trillion bacteria. We call them the human microbiome. Do you want to know more about your biome? Check out this scientific introductory article about the human biome.