Thorne Research, Gut Health Test - 1 Kit
- Thorne Research
- Concern Care
- 300.00 gr
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At-home collection. Meaningful insights. Personalized plan.
Gut health is a foundation for wellness. Thorne’s gut microbiome test gives you a detailed analysis and a personalized plan that targets your GI discomfort and optimizes wellness. The test combines cutting-edge sequencing with Onegevity’s Health Intelligence to make meaningful changes.
You should take this test if you
Are experiencing constipation or diarrhea
Have excessive gas, bloating, abdominal pain, or nausea
Have frequent heartburn
Have IBS or IBD (or a family history of it)
Have taken multiple courses of antibiotic medications
Want to learn about digestion and absorption capabilities
What you'll discover
Your personal microbiome results are displayed on an easy-to-read dashboard with descriptions of what each one means for you.
Your gut microbiome is analyzed to identify potential health risks and specific areas of improvement using whole-genome sequencing powered by Onegevity Health Intelligence.
Receive a personalized report with precise recommendations that include dietary, supplement, and lifestyle habits based on your unique results.
What we measure
Intestinal Permeability • Stool
Understand how your gut is influencing the gut lining and how to minimize the risk for leaky gut.
Intestinal Permeability Score
Gut Dysbiosis • Stool
Provides a measure of dysbiosis, which is an imbalance in the bacteria in the gut. Bacterial balance is associated with health, wellness, and a reduced risk of various disease conditions.
Good BacteriaBad BacteriaConditional BacteriaProbiotics
Digestion • Stool
Age, prescription medications, over-the-counter products, surgery, injuries, and various lifestyle factors can impact your digestive capabilities.
Inflammation • Stool
Understand your risk for inflammation and patterns of inflammatory activity.
Enteric Nervous System Imbalance • Stool
Learn how your bacterial makeup impacts the communication between your gut and brain, which affects your autonomic and central nervous systems, nutrient metabolism, sleep, mood, food cravings, stress levels, and more.
Nervous System Imbalance Score
Diversity • Stool
The quality and quantity of microbes in your gut influence many metrics of health, weight, and metabolism, as well as risk for disease.
Micronutrients • Stool
Because certain gut bacteria produce B vitamins, they contribute to your recommended daily intake of folate (B9), B6, B12, and niacin (B3).
Short-Chain Fatty Acids • Stool
Short-chain fatty acids help maintain normal levels of inflammation and support immune function.
Immune Readiness • Stool
Your gut’s microbial composition plays a key role in keeping you healthy when you face immune stressors. Your score is derived from an advanced proprietary equation.
Pathogens • Stool
Acute pathogens from the air, food, or drinking water can cause immediate and undesirable symptoms.
How it works
1 • Order and activate
After your purchase is complete, everything you need for your at-home test is delivered to your door. Use the activation code located on the back of the test kit to activate your test on thorne.com and complete your health profile.
2 • Collect samples and send
Referencing the directions booklet included in your test kit, complete your sample collection from the comfort of your home. Use the prepaid shipper to mail your samples directly to the laboratory.
3 • Receive results and recommendations
The metagenomic sequencing used in the test allows for an extensive and in-depth analysis of every microorganism found in your test sample – down to the strain level. This next-generation sequencing technology identifies and counts the bacteria, viruses, parasites, archaea, fungi, and yeast in your gut, providing a complete snapshot of your gut’s ecosystem. Within 5-6 weeks you will receive your results with meaningful insights and personalized recommendations to promote your health and wellness.
The Gut Health Test identifies and quantifies bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast, archaea, and parasites from a small stool sample that provides an unparalleled analysis of the composition of your microbiome.
The test can benefit individuals who are experiencing GI issues such as:
The test is useful for individuals who are looking to optimize gut health for:
Gut Health 101
Why is Gut Health important?
The gut microbiome is the environment in the GI tract in which tens of trillions of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, archaea, and viruses all live together. And while the gut microbiome can be influenced by demographic factors like age, genetics, and where a person lives, its composition is also greatly impacted by what it encounters because it is impacted at both the entrance and the exit of the digestive tract. The GI tract impacts multiple bodily functions, including digestion, vitamin synthesis, neurotransmitter support, and immune function, so it's important to keep this intricate system in balance to maintain optimal function of these vital processes.
The Gut Health Test uses Onegevity Health Intelligence to take a deep dive into your gut health and provide personalized recommendations for lifestyle, diet, and nutritional supplementation based on your unique gut bacteria.
How the measured microbes impact your health
Thorne's Gut Health Test is sequenced with "whole genome shotgun sequencing," which uses next-generation metagenomic sequencing to identify and measure the DNA of every microorganism present in your stool sample, thus providing a detailed look into your gut health.
The test focuses on the five foundational gut-health pillars designated by the Institute for Functional Medicine:
Intestinal permeability is the measure of how material passes through the intestinal wall. If the cells in the walls of the gut lose their "tight junctions," then the gut becomes more permeable and can allow bacteria and toxins to pass from your gut into your bloodstream. This measure will help you understand your risk for leaky gut based on the microorganisms present in your gut that can cause dysbiosis, structural damage to the GI lining, and changes in regulation and signaling mechanisms.
Balanced gut bacteria has a positive effect on your body and overall wellness. When the bacteria are imbalanced, known as dysbiosis, you can begin experiencing unwanted symptoms. The Gut Health Test reviews your balance of good, bad, and conditional bacteria levels that are present and their research-backed associations to health, wellness, and disease conditions.
Proper digestive health facilitates your body's optimal absorption of nutrients. Age, prescription medications, over-the-counter products, surgery, and injuries can adversely impact your digestive capabilities. Learn if your microbiome is populated with the right types of bacteria in the right quantities to properly digest foods, including proteins. Poor digestion can lead to undesirable symptoms like gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation.
An imbalanced gut biome can cause inflammation in the body. Understand your risk for inflammation and patterns of inflammatory activity based on the microorganisms present and their effects on whole-body inflammation that originates in the gut.
An imbalance in your gut microbiome can adversely impact your enteric nervous system ‐ your "gut-brain axis" ‐ which can affect mental capacity, cognitive function, and mood. Learn how your bacterial makeup impacts the communication to your brain, which impacts your autonomic and central nervous systems, nutrient metabolism, sleep, mood, food cravings, stress levels, and more.
In addition to the five foundational gut pillars, the Gut Health Test measures other key indicators of gut health:
Learn how much human DNA is in your stool, because excessive human DNA in stool can indicate inflammation, blood loss, or other adverse conditions that warrant further testing by your health-care practitioner.
Your sample is screened for bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can cause adverse symptoms or disease conditions.
Learn if your gut has a normal level of fungi present or if you are at risk for developing a fungal overgrowth.
Short-Chain Fatty Acids
The test characterizes the bacteria and specific genes that regulate your gut's production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), indicating your gut's capability to produce the SCFAs that help maintain normal inflammation and immune function.
Know how the quantity and quality of species in your gut compares to other healthy adults.
Review a quantitative analysis of your current probiotic levels and receive a list of commercially available probiotics to know which ones to supplement with or to determine if your current probiotic supplementation is working for you.
Learn your gut's capability to produce B vitamins based on the abundance of B vitamin-producing bacteria present, which are essential for energy production, metabolism, blood cell production, immune function, and more.
Know your body's readiness for a proper immune response to a foreign pathogen ‐ bacteria, parasite, or virus ‐ based on your microbiome's ecosystem.