In a 2016 digestive health survey commissioned by Cipla, 32 % of participants reported being aware that two thirds of the human immune system is located in the gut.

Professor Leon Dicks, head of the Department of Microbiology at the Stellenbosch University, said that these findings indicate that additional education on the topic is required.

“In order to ensure that consumers are taking the correct supplements to support their immune system, it is important to foster a greater understanding of the role of the intestine in maintaining a healthy immune system.”

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