Don't let the cute poo cartoon fool you...this test is state of the art. Utilizing cutting-edge technologies and biomarkers, the comprehensive stool analysis detects the presence of pathogenic microorganisms such as yeast, parasites, and bacteria that contribute to chronic illness and digestive dysfunction. It provides an in depth snapshot of your microbiome.
In addition, the test report provides helpful information about which prescription and natural products are most effective against specific organism strains detected from the stool sample.
You'll also learn about how much beneficial bacteria you have in your colon. These 'good' guys should be robust in quantity and diversity. The condition of your intestinal immune function, overall intestinal health, and inflammation markers are also included in the detailed report.
You conveniently collect samples of stool in the privacy of your own home. Everything you need is included in the stool kit- even gloves! Then simply send back the kit in the prepaid FedEx shipping container.
SIBO is a condition in which bacteria that is typically found in the large intestine are present in larger numbers than normal in the small intestine.
The small intestine connects the stomach to the large intestine. The majority of the nutrients from the food you eat is absorbed through the small bowel. This section of your GI tract also play an important role in your immunity. The complex network of lymphoid cells together with the beneficial bacteria in your small intestine help fight infections and regulate the immune system. The good bacteria found here also produce key nutrients such vitamins and short chain fatty acids. In fact, it has been estimated that up to half of the daily Vitamin K requirement is provided by gut bacteria. These bacteria also help create movement in colon to move the contents through the gut.
Although a healthy small intestine is populated with bacteria which are key to our health, when someone has SIBO, these bacteria have colonized and multiplied to numbers higher then normal. As they multiply, these bacteria feed off carbohydrates from food creating excess gas, bloating, and inflammation which impacts our absorption of nutrients.
The SIBO breath test is an easy, non-invasive and effective way to identify or rule out SIBO. The test works by testing for the presence of hydrogen or methane in the breath at specific intervals after a person drinks a liquid containing a sugar solution.
Symptoms of SIBO are non-specific, encompassing abdominal pain/distention, diarrhea or constipation and flatulence.
Helicobacter pylori are bacteria that are most commonly found the in the stomach but can also infect the small intestine. There are several strains of H. pylori. Some are relatively harmless. However, other strains are responsible for the majority of ulcers in the stomach and small intestine.
Although some don't feel any significant symptoms an H. pylori infection often results in significant digestive discomfort and is associated with heartburn, stomach pain, stomach cancer, nausea, loose stools, IBS, gas/bloating, constipation and bad breath.
In the privacy of your home, you'll use the kit provided to collect a stool sample. Then, simply mail it back in the prepaid FedEx container.
Accurately identifying an H. pylori infection requires advanced testing. Blood tests and breath tests have a high percent of false negative results. Recent research in H. pylori have focused on the presence of virulence factors which determine the how harmful a certain H. pylori infection is to your body. The stool test that we use at Gut Harmony tests for 7 different virulence factors, more than any another other H. pylori test. This greatly increases the accuracy of the test by properly identifying which strain of H. pylori you may have. This stool test offers the most sensitive and specific results available for H. pylori testing.
In addition, it tests your microbiome. So not only do you learn about whether or not you have a certain type of H.pylori, the test will report on bacteria, viruses, parasites and yeast found in your gut.