Gut Microbiome Test:
What Is GutBiome+?
GutBiome+ is an excellent tool for those interested in improving their digestive health and overall well-being. When you provide a stool sample for the gut health test, we use whole metagenome sequencing to:
- Analyze the microorganisms in your gut
- Tell you about your microbe profile, metabolism, nutrition utility, lifestyle status, and gut type
- Provide you with a full probiotics profile
- Offer custom dietary suggestions to implement based on your metabolism and microbiome
We recommend doing this gut microbiome test on a regular basis to keep tabs on your gut health as you make changes to your lifestyle.
Why Is Your Microbiome Important to Your Health?
Your health is heavily impacted by your microbiome, the intricate ecosystem made of trillions of microorganisms that inhabit your body. Even though you might not consider this microscopic community to be “one unit”, scientists often refer to the microbiome as the “forgotten organ” because like all other organs, it performs metabolic, protective, and structural functions.
The gut microbiome in particular is a host of bacteria and other organisms that live inside the digestive system. These microorganisms can be healthy or unhealthy; good ones control digestion and support the immune system while bad ones contribute to weight gain, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar. The health of your microbiome can be measured with a simple gut health test.
Although your DNA is 99% similar to everyone else’s, your microbiome is unique. No one’s body digests food the same way as anyone else’s; that’s why some people have intolerances to dairy and gluten food items while others have no problems at all digesting these substances.
Gut microbiome testing gives you a deeper understanding of your own microbiome, so you can then take control of your health and prevent disease. With an understanding of the inner workings of your individual microbiome, Psomagen can give you personalized recommendations that will have you feeling better than ever before.
Order your gut microbiome test from Psomagen today.
How Can a Gut Microbiome Test Help You Understand Your Gut Health?
If you’re still wondering why you should invest in gut microbiome testing, consider this: the microbiome has a significant influence over each system of your body, and research suggests that gut bacteria could be linked to diabetes, IBS, colon cancer, obesity and more. Therefore, a take-home gut health DNA test can shed light on the trouble you may have with weight loss, sleep, digestion, mental acuity, skin health, and so on.
For example, if you can’t maintain a healthy weight, don’t sleep well at night, or you lack healthy, radiant skin, your gut health may be the issue. A deeper look into your gut microbiome via the GutBiome+ DNA test eliminates guesswork from your nutritional efforts with custom suggestions about which foods you should eat more or less of each day to improve your gut microbiome.
Below are the two gut microbiome tests* we offer, plus information on what you’ll learn about your microbiome from each test.
*Please note that the GutBiome test as described below is only available in our combination product, Gene & GutBiome, and cannot be purchased individually. Its features are listed separately from the combination product only for your information.
Collect a sample using toilet paper OR feces catcher.
You can use the feces catcher or wipe like normal with toilet paper to collect your sample.
Smear on the entire cotton swab.
Twist and pull the tube open and smear a small sample on the swab. Do not overload or underload the swab.
Return the sample.
Put the tube back in the box, seal with the sticker provided, and drop it off at USPS with prepaid label.
Register the kit.
Register the kit here. Keep the barcode number for your reference.
Result: A Full Gut Health Profile
After shipping your gut microbiome test back to us, allow for some processing time. Your small stool sample is all it takes to yield a complete analysis of the microorganisms in your gut. You can take this test once or on a regular basis as your gut condition changes with your dietary adjustments. Updating your information regularly helps you to:
- Make informed decisions to change your lifestyle and improve your health
- Reduce the population of unhealthy microbes in your microbiome
- Balance the fats, proteins, and carbohydrates in your diet
- Implement foods that are compatible with your metabolism and eliminate incompatible foods
- Feel more energetic, focused, and happy
- Maintain a healthy weight