Gastrointestinal (GI) function is critical for good health. The intestinal tract contains significant amounts of bacteria which, when imbalanced, leads to a wide variety of common illnesses, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Autoimmune Disorders, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease, among others. Diets high in sugar and chemical additives, and low in nutrients, can easily destroy the beneficial bacteria in the gut, allowing the harmful pathogenic kind to thrive. Aside from bacterial imbalance, factors such as inflammation and infection can affect gut health.
To easily pinpoint the root cause, the GI Effects test can assess and support specific gut health interventions. The GI Effects test can tell if
- You have a healthy and diverse gut flora by identifying 24 commensal bacteria targets;
- You are properly digesting and absorbing nutrients you are taking in;
- You have elevated calprotectin in your stool, which is a sign of inflammation. Calprotectin tests are USFDA approved to differentiate irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD);
- You have elevated levels of indican in your urine, which could indicate an overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria and toxins;
- You have an elevated D-arabinitol/L-arabinitol ratio in your urine, which means that you likely have an overgrowth of candida in your small intestine, even if the candida doesn’t show up in a stool test.
With monitoring, testing, and restoration of gut microbe diversity, you’ll find that this centralized process can help solve the problems you used to address with pills, exercise, and pity parties, which are all linked to a central problem: gut imbalance.
Advanced testing can tell you so much more about your gut health. Contact BioBalance for the right tests for you.