Gut Microbiome Test
About the Package
The Gut Microbiome test is a stool test that offers a deeper insight into the digestive health and the colonies of microorganisms that does good and bad to the health. This stool test helps in finding the risk factors of diseases that includes kidney disease, IBS, crohn’s disease and more.
There are over 100 trillion microorganisms in the gut which might vary based on various factors including geography, gender, culture and more. Though there may not be major changes in the microbiome there might be unique set of colonies that differs with individuals due to genetics, lifestyle, environmental factors, diet, and more. Testing the microbiome helps in finding the right nutrition and supplement recommendation to improve gut and overall health of an individual
Who is it for?
Anyone who wanted to know more about their gut microbiome and those who has any one the below symptoms.
Bowel movement issue
Sudden weight loss or gain
Chronic loss of energy
Skin inflammation and other skin issues
Why should you do Gut Microbiome test?
Microbiome in the body can be considered a very important organ that has involvement in many bodily functions.
The Gut and the Immune System:
The gut microbiome plays a crucial role in maintaining immunological homeostasis. Recent research on the connection between the gut and immune system have shown that alteration in the gut microbiota results in immune system dysregulation that causes autoimmune diseases.
The Gut and the Gastrointestinal Health:
A healthy gut contains healthy bacteria and immune cells that ward off infectious agents like bacteria, viruses and fungi. A healthy gut also communicates with the brain through nerves and hormones, which helps maintain general health and well-being. Gut microbiota is composed by the community of microorganisms. These microorganisms plays a wide variety of metabolic functions including digestion and obtaining energy from diet components (carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids), extraction of essential nutrients, vitamin synthesis (K, B12, biotin, folic acid, and pantothenic acid), and helps in the absorption of minerals (calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and iron).
The Gut and Endocrine System:
The endocrine system synthesizes and secrete hormones to regulate physiological processes. Interestingly the gut microbiome is an endocrine organ. Secretin, gastrin and 30 more gut hormone and a multitude of bioactive peptides, which make the gut the largest endocrine organ in the body. The endocrine system controls the release of hormones and enzymes required for digestion of food in the digestive tract.
The Gut and the Neurological System
The central nervous system (CNS) is closely related to the gastrointestinal tract, and the CNS plays an important role in regulating gut function. In turn, the gut microbes affects the CNS and nerve cells, participate in the regulation of nervous system function, affect the pathogenesis and progression of nervous system-related diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, autism spectrum disorder, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and stroke.