At-Home Gut Microbiome Test | EasyDNA South Africa

A diverse and balanced microbiome composition in the human gut is essential for maintaining a healthy body. On the other hand, an imbalanced gut community can lead to a variety of health issues and diseases such as obesity, type II diabetes, intestinal diseases, heart diseases and many more. Through gut microbiome testing, you can learn valuable information about the trillions of organisms in your digestive tract and take action to prevent any health issues or diseases. The benefits of knowing what is currently going inside your gut, paired with personalised dietary recommendations, empowers you to optimise your health in the most natural and effective way possible.

What exactly does this Gut Health test kit tell you?

The at-home gut microbiome test uses the latest in laboratory technology and scientific knowledge to analyse and study the bacteria living in your gut. This extensive analysis allows us to gather valuable information about your microbiome and answer important questions for you such as the following.

• Which bacteria are currently living in your gut?
• How are your gut bacteria influencing your body?
• Do you have sufficient beneficial bacteria in your gut?
• Are there any harmful bacteria living in your gut?
• Does your gut bacteria favour health issues such as obesity or inflammation?
• Does your gut contain enough genera of vitamin-producing bacteria?
• Do you get enough fibres, fat and protein from your diet?
• Which changes do you need to make to your dietary habits?
• How can you achieve a balanced microbiome community?

Your gut microbiome report also includes statistical charts, dietary recommendations and conclusive information about your microbiome results. Click the button below to check out a sample microbiome testing report.

sample-report
 

Important note: Your gut microbiome composition is influenced by different factors and conditions such as consumption of antibiotics in the past 3 months, recent changes in your eating habits, pregnancy or breastfeeding. While testing your microbiome, keep in mind that these conditions may alter your gut testing results.

Faecal Sample Collection

The sample required for this DNA test is a stool sample. Upon ordering your DNA test, we will provide you with a Gut Microbiome test kit including everything you need to collect the faecal sample, such as rubber gloves and a test tube. The sample collection process is relatively simple and can be carried out conveniently at your own home. However, make sure to follow the detailed instructions included in your kit for a successful sample collection.

Results and Turnaround Time

Results for this health package are as simple enough that anyone can understand them while detailed enough for you to share them with your healthcare professional. You should expect to receive your results via email within 15 to 20 working days from receipt of your samples at the laboratory.

Follow-Up Testing

After taking the test and following the necessary dietary and lifestyle changes, we highly recommend that you re-take the test. A second laboratory analysis of your gut’s bacteria can actually be very useful to tell what direction you are going in. At EasyDNA, we recommend to our clients to order at least 2 gut bacteria tests, the first one is taken at once and the next one(s) in 1 to 2 months. The time between each test should not exceed 6 months.

Other DNA Health tests

EasyDNA’s product portfolio includes other health DNA testing services which can provide you with useful information on different areas of your overall health. You can learn how to tune your lifestyle with your genes in the areas of personalised nutrition, sports, rejuvenation and health by using our fitness DNA test. You can also discover a wealth of genetic information about your physical performance, nutritional responses, predisposition to diseases and much more through our health DNA package. Take a look at our different DNA tests which can help you optimise your well-being.

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