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Why use stool testing for the gut microbiome?

The gut microbiome carries out an astounding array of essential, life-sustaining functions, including supporting the digestion and absorption of everything consumed. It also provides support for the body's natural immune functions, promotes the breakdown of harmful waste products, transmits information to and from the brain, produces health-supporting metabolites, and so much more!

Gut microbiome imbalances may be involved in a vast range of symptoms, including occasional digestive problems, bloating, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue (especially after eating), mood disturbances, and brain fog. Identifying and addressing microbiome imbalances may be a crucial step in regaining optimal wellness, and BiomeFx stool microbiome testing is the perfect tool to assist you in the process.

BiomeFx test explores both the undesirable organisms and keystone species in the gut that are crucial to maintaining overall health and the metabolic functions that rely on support from the gut microbiome. BiomeFx analyzes undesirable microorganisms and measures their relative abundance as a percentage of the entire microbiome. This is different from traditional stool tests looking for any detectable number of organisms present. It is also worth noting that older technologies have limitations in their sequencing methods, resulting in a high rate of undesirable organism false positives.

While it isn't uncommon to have a small number of unwanted microorganisms in the microbiome, the relative abundance in proportion to other bacteria is what's crucial. A robust microbiome maintains a healthy environment equipped with both hefty competition among species and resilient keystone strains. Healthy competition is just one of the factors that help to keep the bacteria balanced. 

With these insights, actionable nutrition, lifestyle, and supplement recommendations are provided as a road map for improving each unique gut microbiome. This is the future of microbiome assessment and analysis.