Who should take the test?
The leaky gut syndrome affects in particular the small intestine, not the large one. But what does it mean when the small intestine is leaking?
The intestinal mucosa is a barrier between the intestinal contents and the blood circulation. When the barrier is intact, the intestinal mucosa allows only water and the necessary nutrients to pass into the bloodstream. In the leaky gut syndrome the intestinal mucosa becomes permeable – harmful substances pass unhindered into the bloodstream. The immune system reacts with inflammatory and allergic processes. Triggers may be an unhealthy diet, stress, infections as well as a frequent intake of antibiotics. Once recognized, the disease has good healing prospects.
The test Leaky Gut Complete Test includes the “Zonulin Test”. The protein molecule zonulin is a suitable marker to measure the permeability of the intestinal mucosa. Zonulin regulates the exchange of fluid, macromolecules and leukocytes between bloodstream and intestinal lumen. High zonulin values can typically be observed in case of Diabetes Type 1, autoimmune diseases, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic diseases.
The test analyzes the values of the following analytes:
- Proteus sp.
- Klebsiella sp.
- Enterobacter sp.
- Citrobacter sp.
- Pseudomonas sp.
- Other aerobic bacteria
- Bacteroides sp.
- Lactobacillus sp.
- Clostridium sp.
- Candida albicans
- Candida sp.
- Geotrichum sp.
- Secretory IgA
Our Leaky Gut Complete Test gives you information about the condition of your intestinal mucosa as an impermeable gut is necessary for your general health and well-being.
How does it work?
You collect the samples at home, send them back to us and we will provide you with your level of each analyte and whether your level falls within the reference ranges for your age. In addition to that, the results include graphs showing whether your are in the “green” (=normal/healthy) or “red” (=too high/low) area, making it easy to understand the results.
What will my results tell me?
Your results will provide detailed information about whether your bacterial flora, candida albicans, candida spec., geotrichum spec., mold, zonulin and secretory IgA levels are normal, low, or high compared to reference ranges in your age group. You can then discuss the results with your doctor or health practitioner, who can give you further guidance and treatment recommendations.
What guidance will I get along with my results?
We always recommend the discussion of the mailed results with your doctor or practitioner. Although we do not offer therapy service ourselves, we will gladly assist you in finding a suitable therapist in your area. Besides, further information is available on our website, especially in the different test categories, under “health conditions” and the FAQs. Still have questions? Then you can contact us by phone at (703) 722 6067 (08:00am – 11:30am EST) or mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.