Gut Microbiome Test

GutBiome+

GutBiome+

GutBiome+ is an excellent tool for those interested in improving their digestive health and overall well-being. When you provide us with a stool sample for the GutBiome+ Test, we use whole metagenome sequencing to:

  • Analyze the microorganisms in your gut
  • Tell you about your microbe profile, metabolism, nutrition utility, lifestyle status, gut type, and provide you with a full probiotics profile
  • Offer custom dietary suggestions to implement based on your metabolism and microbiome

We recommend doing this test on a regular basis to keep tabs on your gut health as you make changes to your lifestyle.

Your Microbiome: The Forgotten Organ

Microbiome - Gut 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 DNA test. 

A gut health test gives you a deeper understanding of your own microbiome, so you can then take control of your health and prevent disease. Order your gut health test from Psomagen today.

Not All Microbiomes Are Created Equal

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. With an understanding of the inner workings of your individual microbiome, Psomagen can give you personalized food recommendations that will have you feeling better than ever before.

Say Cheese! Get a Snapshot of Your Current Gut Health

If you’re still wondering why you should get a gut health test, 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 trouble you may have with weight loss, sleep, digestion, mental acuity, skin health, and so on. 

If you can’t maintain a healthy weight, don’t sleep well at night, or lack healthy, radiant skin, for example, your gut health might 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 health tests we offer, plus information on what you’ll learn about your microbiome from each test.

GutBiome+

Microbe Profile

  • Microbial diversity

Lifestyle status

  • Behavior
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep
  • Healthy weight
  • Constipation (GutBiome+ only)
  • Bloating (GutBiome+ only)
  • Itchy and dry skin (GutBiome+ only)

Metabolic Supply and Concern

  • GABA and IPA production
  • Butyrate production
  • Lactate production
  • Propionate production
  • Vitamin production
  • Branched-chain amino acid production
  • Inflammation
  • Gas
  • TMAO production
  • GABA production

Nutrition utility

  • Fiber breakdown
  • Protein breakdown
  • Starch breakdown
  • Alcohol metabolism
  • Oxalate consumption
  • Lactose consumption (GutBiome+ only)

Gut type

Probiotics profile

  • Beneficial vs. harmful bacteria
  • Probiotics profile

What is the difference between GutBiome and GutBiome+?

FeaturesGutBiomeGutBiome+
Price$99.00$129.00
NGS ReadsLess Than 100,000Greater Than 7,000,000
Gut Health Score
Helpful vs. Harmful Bacteria
Probiotics Profile
Lifestyle Status
Nutrition Utility
Metabolic Supply
Metabolic Concern
Microbe Profile
Sample Composition
Complete Microbiome Profile
Food & Probiotics Suggestion
Major Metabolites
Nutrition & Lifestyle Solution
Percentage of Novel Microbe

How It Works: Microbe Identification Technology

At this point, you’re probably wondering how Psomagen is able to deliver on all these promises. It’s simple; your stool contains all the information we need about your microbiome, and we use sophisticated microbe identification technology to analyze it. Tools like these allow us to see how active each organism is within your gut and whether each one is producing nutrients or toxins in response to the food your body digests. This is the information we use to make unique dietary recommendations for your body and your lifestyle.

The Microbiome Sample Collection Process

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When you’ve made the decision to take the GutBiome or GutBiome+ test, the sample collection process is straightforward. Your kit comes with an instruction manual, an envelope, and a kit with an empty tube, a preservation solution tube, and collection sheets. This is how it works:

  1. Collect sample from your toilet paper OR the Feces Catcher. To collect the sample, please choose one of the options according to your preference: from the regular wipe on the toilet paper OR catching the stool for collection with the Feces Catcher. If you choose to use the Feces Catcher, please follow the instructions on the paper.
  2. Smear on the entire cotton swab thoroughly. Open the tube by twisting and pulling. Small smear is enough. No lumps should be captured on the swab. It is important not to overload or underload your sample.
  3. Seal correctly. The swab should be placed immediately back into the tube without touching any other surface. Firmly close the tube until you hear it click.
  4. Return the sample after sealing. Place the tubes back into the box. Seal the box with the sticker provided. The prepaid label should be on the box. Return the box via USPS.
  5. Register the kit. Register the kit here. Keep the barcode number for your reference.

Result: A Full Gut Health Profile

After shipping your test back to us, allow for some processing time. Your small stool sample will 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

What Is Your Gut Telling You? Take a Gut Health Test to Find Out!

Research still has much room for further study on the human microbiome and its influence over human health. Our GutBiome+ test, however, uses the most advanced technology available to help you understand your body on a deeper level. Take the first steps toward improving your health by ordering your test kit today!