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GUT MICROBIOME TEST

GI-360 MICROBIAL TEST

Extensive Assessment of the Gastrointestinal Microbiome

 

“You are not what you eat, you are what your microbiomes can absorb”

 

The gut microbiome plays a critical role in mediating the effects of diet and other factors on health, including digestive, immune, metabolic and neuroendocrine functions.

 

Therefore, assessing your gut health with the proper tools can help you better understand and act on your overall health.

 

What is Gut Microbiome test ?

 

GI360™ is one of the most advanced and comprehensive stool test. It helps assess the status of pathogens, viruses, parasites and bacteria that may be contributing to acute or chronic gastrointestinal symptoms. The results provide a measure of the efficiency of digestion and absorption; whether or not inflammation is present; and level of gut immunity.

 

The GI-360 stool profile assesses 3 major areas of gut health:

  1. Digestive function: Namely your ability to digest protein, fats and carbohydrates.
  2. Gut inflammation: Markers on this test assess inflammation in the gut and can be used to help differentiate between IBD; Inflammatory bowel disease and IBS Irritable bowel syndrome.
  3. The Gut microbiome: Recent research has highlighted the important role gut bacteria and its balance play in not only digestive health but also an array of different health concerns such as metabolic syndrome, inflammatory and autoimmune disorders and metabolic health and general wellness.

 

Benefits of Gut Microbiome Test

 

Everyone can benefit from a GI-360 gut health test. For some people it is about looking at ways to achieve optimal health, while other people have been chronically ill and frustrated without a diagnosis for years.

 

In particular, some conditions that warrant testing are:

 

  • Autoimmune diseases;
  • IBS/IBD;
  • Digestive complaints, diarrhea or constipation;
  • Brain fog;
  • Skin problems, like acne and psoriasis;
  • Mood disorders, depression, and anxiety;
  • Diabetes and weight loss issues.

 

The GI-360 at-home test can help
 you improve your gut health by providing you with detailed information about the abundance of your gut bacteria. Moreover, you will get instructions on how to achieve or maintain
 a balanced microbial community. Indeed, a diverse and balanced microbiome composition in your gut is essential for your overall health.

 

Furthermore, this test is paired with personalised dietary recommendations to make you feel better. Additionally, you will get a private consultation with our Wellness Therapist to explain your results and answer any questions you might have.

 

How does GI-360 work?

 

We will send you a GI-360 test box with some clear instructions:

 

Type of specimen required for the test

 

4 stool samples;

1 stool sample on collection day 1
1 stool sample on collection day 2
2 stool samples on collection day 3.

 

The lab recommends samples are collected on 3 consecutive days but if this is not possible they should be collected over a week. If this is not possible please do get in touch to discuss this.

 

Important information

 

This test is suitable for age 2 years and over.

If you are taking antibiotics, antifungals, anti-parasitic, probiotic supplements, or foods containing beneficial bacteria, botanicals or herbs please wait at least 14 days after your last dose before beginning the test.

 

Refrain from taking digestive enzymes, antacids, and aspirin for two days prior to collecting your samples.

 

Please consult your GP prior to stopping any medication.

 

Returning your sample

 

You will need to send your sample back to the lab via a next day postal service. If you are in the UK, Royal Mail offer a suitable next day service. If you are outside of the UK then please check with your postal service for options. The cost of the test does not cover the return postage.

 

Please note that samples should only be posted on Monday – Thursday so that they do not arrive over the weekend when the lab is closed.

 

How will I receive my results?

 

Results will be emailed to the address you provide unless requested differently.

GUT MICROBIOME TEST
£349
GI-360 TEST

What is Your Gut Microbiome?

Your gut microbiome, also known as flora, consists of the billions of microorganisms located in your digestive tract. These bacteria are responsible for aiding digestion and ensuring that your intestines stay in good health.

Everyone’s gut microbiome is unique, and as a result, no two diet plans will be the same. Knowing what is in your gut microbiome can help you optimize your digestive system naturally.

It can be difficult to figure out what your digestive system needs to work its best without going through a lot of trial and error. Gut microbiome testing takes out the guesswork so you can target your specific health needs and feel your best year-round.

Causes of an Imbalanced Gut Microbiome

The phrase ‘you are what you eat’ isn’t an exaggeration. The flora in your intestines change quickly, responding to the variation in what you eat to ensure maximum absorption. That means that what you put into your body directly influences your overall health.

Although what you eat is a considerable influence on your gut microbiome, there are many potential causes of digestive imbalance.

Causes of an imbalanced gut microbiome include:

  • Poor diet (especially one high in fats and low in fruits and vegetables)
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Improper antibiotic use
  • Cigarette use
  • Stress
  • Sleep deficiency
  • Lack of exercise

An imbalance in any one of these can impact the health of your digestive system. Once you know what’s in your gut microbiome, you can make dietary and lifestyle changes that will impact your health and your waistline quickly.

At-Home Gut Microbiome Testing

Gut microbiome testing can benefit anyone who wants to optimize the bacteria in their intestines to promote long-term well-being and overall better health.

At-home gut microbiome testing is a fast, convenient way to identify the types and amounts of flora present in your digestive system.

 

Symptoms of an Imbalanced Gut Microbiome

When your gut is in balance, you will feel better and stay healthier overall.

Our gut microbiome test can help you figure out what’s in your digestive tract and the levels of good and bad bacteria present. Having an imbalance of these bacteria can contribute to a variety of symptoms.

Symptoms of an imbalanced gut microbiome include:

  • Weight gain
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Weak immune system
  • Unexplained fluctuations in mood

Many of these symptoms overlap with other conditions, so it is possible to have an imbalanced gut microbiome without even realizing it. With the Gi-360 lab test, you can identify whether your body is in balance and take steps to ensure that your gut microbiome is performing at its best.

Next Steps for Gut Microbiome Testing

Once your lab test results are in, you’ll receive a full documentation of your test results along with a personalized assessment.

From there, we can customize a treatment plan for you that takes into consideration your lifestyle and personal preferences, creating the optimal way to keep your gut microbiome in balance naturally as part of your long-term preventive health care plan.

When you know what’s causing your symptoms and what your gut microbiome needs to perform its best, you can make adjustments to your diet and lifestyle to optimize the health of your digestive system so that you feel and look great year-round.

Evaluate your gut health with microbiome analysis in London

Our “microbiome” helps to define the way our body functions and our long-term wellbeing.  We offer this test for people who want to get a snapshot of their gut health.

A balanced Microbiome

For the most part, microflora lives in balance within your body. In fact, a large number of them are beneficial. They play an essential role in the function of our digestive system, helping us to absorb and assimilate essential nutrients. They also play a vital role in your immune system by making your body less hospitable to pathogens. Unfortunately, there are quite a few factors that can negatively impact the health of our microbiome, which can have long-term health consequences.

A microbiome out of balance can contribute to conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease, allergies and asthma, diabetes, depression and anxiety, acne and skin issues, and cancer. It is also linked to obesity, and many people trying to lose weight have a much harder time if they do not address the health of their microbiome. Additionally, you may present with nutrient deficiencies when you don’t have the gut bacteria to help you absorb your food.