Woman drinking coffee

Signs You Could Benefit from
A Gut Bacteria Test

Your gut is very complex, yet it is vital to your health and well-being. There have been studies over the last few decades that have shown clear links between chronic conditions and the gut. It has now been proven that poor gut health affects the skin, the immune system, and even mental health. If you have been suffering from health issues, your gut could be to blame. If you suspect a gut imbalance, you should get a gut bacteria test from Viome. 

What Does A Gut Bacteria
Test Look For?

Once upon a time, scientists thought the digestive system was a simple system. However, scientists have discovered crucial  of a role the gut microbiome plays. Microorganisms live inside the intestines and, while some are beneficial, others can be harmful to your health. Which of these is considered harmful or beneficial all depend on what's going on inside your unique microbiome. Viome’s gut test looks for imbalances in your gut that could be making you feel sick or preventing you from reaching your health goals. Optimizing the activity of your gut can dramatically improve the condition of your health.

How Do I Know If I Have Gut Health Problems?

There are a number of elements of today’s everyday life that cause a gut microbiome imbalance. These include poor quality of sleep, high levels of stress, unhealthy foods, and over use of antibiotics. There are a number of physical indicators of gut health issues. These include:

Stomach upsets

Bloating, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, and gas are all telltale symptoms of gut health issues. When the gut microbiome is balanced, a body can process food more effectively.

Autoimmune problems

Some scientists believe poor gut health increases inflammation in the body. This prevents the immune system from functioning properly. The result can be an autoimmune disease.

Sugar cravings

If you are always craving refined sugars, you could have a gut bacteria imbalance. Diets that are high in sugars and processed foods reduce your gut’s good bacteria. This means you crave even more sugar, and inflammation is the result. Inflammation can lead to many diseases and has even been shown to cause cancer.

Weight changes

Are you losing or gaining weight but not changing your exercise habits or diet? This could be a sign of poor gut health. Imbalances in the gut prevent the body from properly regulating blood sugar levels, storing fat, and absorbing nutrients.

Poor sleep quality

If you suffer from insomnia, chronic fatigue is the inevitable result. The gut produces 90% of serotonin, not the brain. Since serotonin is necessary to regulate sleep, gut damage can impair your quality of sleep.

Skin problems

If you suffer from eczema or other skin conditions, it could stem from gut damage. Inflammation inside the gut could cause proteins to leak into your body. This irritates your skin and causes skin issues.

Food intolerance

If your body can’t digest certain foods, this may be because of poor gut bacteria quality. Gas, abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, and diarrhea can be the result. Gut bacteria issues may also cause food allergies.

Bad breath

If you suffer from halitosis (chronic bad breath), you may have a gut imbalance. Halitosis is the result of microbes living between the gums, tongue, and teeth. These microbes produce an unpleasant odor. Sometimes, it may be as a result of bacteria caused by gum disease.

Changes in your mood

Your gut and brain are connected via the vagus nerve. A large majority of neurotransmitters are either produced or consumed by your gut microbiome. A deficiency in micronutrients could compromise your gut function and cause you to suffer from leaky gut. Leaky gut has been identified as a potential source of depression and higher levels of anxiety, in addition to many other chronic diseases. Think of leaky gut as your gut not having healthy borders or boundaries. When this happens, disease can emerge. When the barrier of the gut breaks down, it starts a chain reaction causing low-grade chronic inflammation. Viome can analyze if your microbiome is producing harmful gases like hydrogen sulfide, which causes the lining of your gut to start to deteriorate, resulting in a leaky gut. 

Compromised gut function also affects your body’s ability to utilize dopamine and serotonin. These hormones are essential to make you feel happy and another key element in a positive mental attitude. The gut produces around half the body’s dopamine and 90% of its serotonin. Correcting imbalances in your gut directly supports your mental well-being.

Getting A Viome Gut Bacteria Test

If you are exhibiting any of these symptoms, it could be time to get a gut test. Viome offers the most advanced testing using the most cutting-edge technology and techniques. When you use the Viome microbiome gut testing kit, you can be certain you will receive the most comprehensive analysis of your gut available today. The accuracy of the results will help you to make the necessary diet changes tailored just for you. Viome will help to identify the foods that you need to eliminate from your regime to improve your symptoms. Not only that, but we can help to identify which foods to eat that will boost the production of beneficial bacteria and optimize your gut microbiome.

Viome’s gut test will give you clear direction about dietary changes you can make. As a result, you will feel better and live healthier. You can experience all the benefits of a balance gut microbiome! As Hippocrates once said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

Gut bacteria test kit