Microbes are teeny tiny single-cell organisms that are virtually invisible to the naked eye. Even though you can’t always see them, they are everywhere; in the air, the ground, in food and in our bodies.
Many microbes are essential to many normal and healthy life functions like helping vegetation grow, aiding in our digestion, and breaking down garbage. However, there are also certain type of microbes that can be harmful and disruptive. It’s important to know the difference, so to do this, let’s take a closer look at a few of the different types of microbes: Bacteria, Fungi, and Algae.
Bacteria and Viruses
Bacteria are often regarded only as “germs” and unhealthy microbes. And although some bacteria (pathogens) can cause disease or viruses, many bacteria actually play a crucial role in our existences. Some of these functions include aiding our digestion, and some bacteria even help to build our immune system.
Protx2™ works by targeting only those harmful, unwanted bacteria to assist in reducing the spread of viruses and unwanted odors.
Fungi can range from microscopic single-celled organisms, such as yeast, to larger multicellular organisms like mushrooms. Many fungi have positive roles in our ecosystem, for instance they help with decomposition and returning nutrients to the soil, they are used in medicines like penicillin, and can be eaten or used in food preparation. That said, there are also harmful fungi commonly referred to as moulds which can be dangerous if inhaled or ingested. It is important to keep an eye on stored foods for signs of mould, and to keep your home and work place dry in order to prevent the spread of such fungi.
Algae are simple plants that can range from the microscopic (microalgae), to large seaweeds (macroalgae), such as kelp and seaweed. Microalgae include cyanobacteria, (similar to bacteria) as well as green, brown and red algae.
Algae play a very important role in our ecosystem as food for aquatic wildlife, as well as producing about 70% – 80% of the oxygen we breathe.