An at-home microbiome test that uses cutting-edge sequencing and artificial intelligence to provide an in-depth look at your gut health
Learn specifics about your immune function capabilities from Gutbio report sections:
- Gut Diversity
- Full microbial community breakdown
- And more!
Who is this test for?
- Individuals experiencing constipation or diarrhea
- Those experiencing symptoms of excessive gas, bloating, abdominal pain, nausea
- Individuals with frequent heartburn
- Individuals who have family history of IBS or IBD
Did you know?
- 74% of Americans report living with GI discomfort
- <50% of IBS sufferers have been diagnosed
- 6.5 years is the time it takes doctors to diagnose IBS after symptoms first occur
Onegevity's first at-home test is called GutBio, a gut microbiome test that requires only a small fecal sample. The GutBio test can identify and quantify bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast, archaea, and parasites, giving you an unparalleled picture of your microbiome's composition.
GutBio benefits individuals experiencing constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, cramps, abdominal pain, nausea, or heartburn, as well as individuals who have a family history of IBS or IBD.
It can even provide useful insight to those who don't have these issues. Athletes, high-performers, bio-hackers, and others are turning to gut health insights for an in-depth, deep dive look at how their training, recovery, brain function, and sleep can be optimized.
During the last two decades, scientists have discovered significant knowledge about the types of bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast, and archaea that live inside and on our bodies. Not all bacteria are bad, and not all viruses cause illness.
It's the advanced sequencing technology that Onegevity uses that makes measuring these small changes in amounts and types detectable.
Onegevity is the only company on the market that uses what is known as "whole genome shotgun sequencing," which uses metagenomic sequencing to look at stable DNA in a person's fecal sample. One of my favorite aspects of the GutBio test is that because the stool sample remains stable at room temperature, it doesn't need to be placed in the refrigerator or freezer until it's analyzed (yuck!).
What will I learn?
The scientific community now confidently agrees that diversity in the gut microbiome is a key contributor to health. The GutBio test results will provide you with your gut diversity score based on the amount and types of organisms in your gut measuring both pathogenic and benign species plus you can see how you compare to others like you.
But what is most interesting is how your gut diversity can change.
Almost everything you encounter, even the habits and hobbies you have, can change your gut diversity score. Do you interact with kids and pets? Do you work in a hospital, an airport, or some other highly-trafficked public location? Do you take medications or have you recently taken an antibiotic? Are you a nail biter?
Exercise, smoking, diet, and even drinking water can all affect your gut biome. In some instances, just one interaction or one meal can influence the populations of the organisms in your gut - for better or worse!
Inflammation, Diarrhea, Constipation
Your GutBio test results also give you a complete look at the bacteria related to inflammation, diarrhea, and constipation, providing you recommendations on how to increase or decrease the ?good? and ?bad? types of bacteria that influence each symptom.
Did you know your gut bacteria produce B vitamins? In varying amounts, B vitamins, including vitamin B6, folate, and niacin, are made by specific bacteria. B vitamins are crucial for maintaining metabolism, energy production, neurological function, and forming red blood cells.
Therefore, if you have suboptimal amounts or types of these bacteria, you could need more B vitamins than you think. Find out with GutBio how well your gut is making these important B vitamins.
Pathogens, Phyla, and Full Community Breakdown
It only takes a quick interaction with pathogens for havoc to be wreaked on your system - a sneeze in the air, an unwashed handshake, a bug bite. In some cases, the introduction of these pathogens can be a reason for a sudden illness, diarrhea, or flu-like symptoms. Find out in your GutBio results if you have any pathogens present.
In addition to these unique insights, the GutBio results also report on the two common bacteria phyla that make up the largest part of the human fecal microbiome: Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes.
Despite the fact that science on the microbiome is constantly changing and new things seem to be discovered at the speed of light, there may still be some connection between the ratio of Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes and the overconsumption of specific foods, health and disease risk, and obesity. Although new research is calling into question many earlier assertions, it is still of interest to see how your F:B ratio stacks up.
What do I do after the test?
Onegevity provides you with the tools you need to make positive changes based on your GutBio test results. Maybe your diet needs to change? Onegevity will give you personalized dietary recommendations, complete with tasty chef-designed recipes to get you started.
Are you exercising? Consider the Onegevity exercise recommendations that can help you maintain better gut diversity. And don't pass over your individualized Thorne supplement recommendations.
Depending on your test results, your supplement recommendation could include a prebiotic, a probiotic, a digestive enzyme, or a fiber supplement, as well as supplement options to relieve constipation or diarrhea, or to maintain a healthy intestinal lining and normal inflammatory processes in your gut.
All GutBio test results are research-backed and physician-approved.
And with changes in diet, supplementation, and lifestyle habits, it is always a good idea to re-test so you can track your progress. We recommend follow-up testing every three months.
GutBio will soon be paired with other at-home tests on the Onegevity Health platform, including whole-genome sequencing and blood testing, plus personalized products and services for a range of new user populations. Thorne will keep you posted on the latest news about Onegevity, and we will like them on our social media platforms. Along with our strategic partner Onegevity, Thorne is continuing to make health care more accessible, understandable, and actionable.
How it works:
1) Order: Skip the waiting room and lab visit. Order online and the kit arrives to your door. There's no necessary test prep.
2) Test: Collect a small stool sample from the comfort of your home. Mail back with pre-paid postage.
3) Learn: Review your AI-powered, medical professional reviewed results online in about 4 weeks. Get a download of every microorganism found in your sample. Learn exactly what is causing your symptoms.
4) Optimize: Receive personalized recommendations for diet, dietary supplements, and lifestyle habits to improve gut bacteria and whole-body health.
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