The Blue Horizon Gut Microbiome Test looks for bacterial genetic data within an easily collected stool sample. The bowel contains trillions of bacteria and other microorganisms, which are at worst harmless and at best beneficial in so many ways - enabling production of essential fatty acids and protection from infection, amongst many other, as yet not fully understood, processes. Only recently has the Gut Microbiome become a topic of conversation in the media, but for the past 10 years especially, increasingly medical experts have recognised the importance of this fascinating environment, so long overlooked as 'just' the site where extraction of food and waste elimination takes place. It is thankfully now widely accepted that having a healthy balance of bacteria in your gut is essential for optimal health.
Our partner Laboratory, experts in this field of testing, analyses your sample, detecting any imbalances in your gut bacteria profile, and reports how the balance of bacteria could be affecting your health (the method used is qPCR, 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing). Suggestions for dietary change to rebalance your gut microbiome are included.
The Best Gut Health Test in the UK
It is the opinion of our medical team that ours is the simply the best microbiome test in the UK - easy sample collection, great reviews, and an excellent comprehensive report written in plain English. Not all Biome tests are the same - no fewer than 9,665 bacterial and 384 archael species can be identified in our test, grouped into 8 beneficial or harmless categories:
And into 11 potentially harmful groups:
Within the report, a full analysis of your biome is included, with a summary broken down to 10 separate sections, which will give detailed information - with appropriate action to be taken where relevant:
- Gut diversity
- Butyrate score
- Lactate score
- Acetate score
- Propionate score
- H2S score
- Crohns score
- Diabetes score
- Ulcerative Colitis score
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome score
Don't delay, test today - and take control of your Gut Biome!