Gut Explorer Pro
Gut Explorer Pro
We offer cutting edge DNA based, stool microbiome analysis for anyone interested in discovering the types of bacteria, yeast and fungi in their gut so that diet and lifestyle can be tailored accordingly. This information can be used for general wellbeing, sports performance, sexual health and quality of life. We offer a comprehensive diet and lifestyle recommendation report focused on the latest food science and microbiome research.
Our sample kit contains everything you need to hygienically collect your stool sample including a tube containing an additive that maintains the integrity of the microbial DNA. We analyse the sample in our NATA accredited lab.
A postage paid return satchel is included.
You will be sent a wellbeing and lifestyle survey to complete electronically.
We extract the microbial DNA from your stool sample. Then, we discover and quantify the groups of bacteria, yeast and fungi present in your gut i.e. Firmicutes, Bacteroidetes, Proteobacteria, Verrucomicrobia, Actinobacteria, Tenericutes, Cyanobacteria, Fusobacteria, Candida etc.
We will conduct a deeper analysis to identify different genus and species of Peace Keeping microbes and Opportunistic Pathogens in your sample
Probiotics and Peace Keepers (including butyrate producers)
These bacteria may produce metabolites beneficial to your wellbeing e.g. Short-chain fatty acids like butyrate, which is the primary energy source for our gut epithelial cells and important for preventing leaky gut.
- Akkermansia muciniphila
- Faecalibacterium prausnitzii
- Oxalobacter formigenes
- Collinsella aerofaciens
These bacteria may produce toxins detrimental to your wellbeing e.g. Endotoxins like lipopolysaccharide, methane and hydrogen sulphide. Production of these metabolites may lead to systemic inflammation, bloating, flatulence, abdominal discomfort and gastrointestinal distress.
- Desulfovibrio piger
- Bilophila wadsworthia
- Helicobacter pylori
Mental Health Markers
Athletic Performance Markers
- Veillonella atypica
An easy to understand report explaining the groups of bacteria, yeast and fungi in your gut will be provided in approximately 4 - 6 weeks from receiving your stool sample.
This report includes the relative abundance of key bacterial groups, a bacterial diversity score (from 1 to 10) and a Prevotella to Bacteroides Ratio: relative abundance of Prevotella species to Bacteroides species. Those on the high-fibre diet with a high Prevotella to Bacteroides ratio (>0.01) lost an average of 5 kg of body fat, one and a half kg more than those on the diet with a low ratio.
Here is an example of the exploration of Peace Keeping Bacteria and Opportunistic Pathogens
Diet and lifestyle recommendations will also be provided on how to bring your unique microbiome back into balance.
- Sample collection kit and return postage
- Bacterial Diversity Score
- A report on the types of bacteria and yeast present in your sample
- Prevotella to Bacteroides Ratio
- Detailed diet and lifestyle recommendations on how to maintain a healthy gut microbiome
- Food Lists (Foods to include, moderate and avoid)
- Supplement recommendations including brands of probiotics and prebiotics
- 20-minute Nutritionist Phone Consultation to discuss your results
- Raw data file available on request