WHAT IS GUT MICROBIOME?
The gut microbiome, which hosts more than 1000 bacterial species that encode about 5 million genes, performs many of the important functions like aid in the digestion of foods, immune system development, vitamin synthesis, ion absorption, salvage of energy, which our body cannot perform by itself. As its name states, gut microbiome is harbored in the intestine, one of the main areas in our bodies that comes into contact with the external environment (other examples are the skin and the lungs). Alterations in the composition of the gut microbiome could lead to a bacterial imbalance which has been related to an increasing number of intestinal and extra-intestinal diseases. Some of the factors that lead to such imbalances include:
- Diet high in refined carbohydrates
- Proinflammatory food choices
- Excessive protein intake
- Lack of fiber
- Antibiotic use
- Foreign travel
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Household environment
GUT MICROBIOME IMBALANCE TESTING
Of all the bacterial species, only about a 100 types have potential health outcomes based on existing scientific studies and peer reviewed journals.
It is important to know the abundance of these bacteria to make healthy lifestyle decisions.
Some of these include:
WHAT IS GUT ZOOMER?
Gut Zoomer is a health analytics tool that allows you to take a look at these populations of bacteria, yeast and parasites that reside in the gut. 16S Ribosomal Gene helps classify and distinguish bacteria at the phylum, genus, species and subspecies levels to determine how their relative abundance can affect your gut imbalance and overall health. The Gut Zoomer allows the use of microbiome information to reduce monitor and manage the effects of gut microbial imbalance.
WHY USE GUT ZOOMER?
The Gut Zoomer performs the most comprehensive analysis available of your microbial profile from a simple and easy to use feces collection kit and provides you with an actionable report that includes potential risks for:
- Intestinal Permeability (SCFA producing Bacteria and Tight Junction Integrity)
- Intestinal Disorders (IBD related bacteria)
- Heart Health (Lipid Influencing and TMAO bacteria)
- Autoimmune Disorders (Celiac, Crohn’s etc)
- Metabolic Disorders (Obesity, Diabetes)
- Nutrition (Vitamin Production, Oxalate Metabolism)
- Intestinal Parasites – Cryptosporidium, Entamoeba and Giardia
- Fungal yeast – Candida Albicans
Gut Zoomer also provides you with roadmaps including dietary recommendations and other natural supplements that include:
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