MAIL-ORDER GUT TEST­ING

Focus-Science and Technology - - MICROBIOME -

For £139, At­las Biomed will pro­vide a break­down of your gut flora’s di­ver­sity, its abil­ity to di­gest fi­bre, your sus­cep­ti­bil­ity to dis­eases such as ul­cer­a­tive col­i­tis, Crohn’s dis­ease, obe­sity and type 2 di­a­betes, and the na­tion­al­ity your diet most re­sem­bles. You will also re­ceive per­son­alised di­etary ad­vice on how to strengthen your mi­cro­biome through diet. at­las­biomed.com

UBiome of­fers tests on bac­te­ria from your gut, mouth, nose, gen­i­tals and skin – the ba­sic UBiome Ex­plorer kit costs $89 (£68) plus postage to the US. The re­sults will com­pare your gut health with veg­e­tar­i­ans and meat eaters, as­sess the di­ver­sity of your mi­crobes, and how well your flora will metabolise carbs, caf­feine and other sub­stances. ubiome.com

As well as of­fer­ing a gut-health test for $150 (£115), Thryve also sells pack­ages that de­liver a health re­port and food rec­om­men­da­tions along with pro­bi­otic sup­ple­ments (on a monthly sub­scrip­tion, if de­sired) and a stepby-step diet plan. Thryvein­side.com

With Car­bi­otix, the em­pha­sis is on boost­ing the friendly bac­te­ria in your gut by feed­ing it the sol­u­ble fi­bre, through diet and Car­bi­otix’s pre­bi­otic sup­ple­ments (essen­tially fer­tilis­ers for your gut flora). To avoid fill­ing your­self with more fi­bre than your bac­te­ria can eat, Car­bi­otix tests your gut flora monthly so you can mon­i­tor the sit­u­a­tion and build your flora and fi­bre in­take ac­cord­ingly. It’s among the cheap­est tests go­ing, at €19 (£17) a month or €49 (£44) with a per­son­alised pre­bi­otic sup­ple­ment.Car­bi­otix.com

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.