Increasingly, scientists are finding that the gut plays a critical role in performance and overall health. Gut health impacts digestive health, the immune system, brain health, emotional balance, and energetic efficiency.

When your gut health is out of whack, the effect is more than just a stomach ache—it changes how you move, how you feel, how you think, and how you recover.

Testing your gut provides critical insight into how your lifestyle choices and habits are affecting your internal health.

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How does your gut microbiome get damaged?

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Processed Foods

Unfortunately, processed foods, high-sugar products, and a lack of diversity in our diet damages the gut microbiome. 

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Antibiotics

Modern medicine and antibiotics are important tools. Unfortunately, they can also damage the gut microbiome. 

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Stress

The physical and mental stresses we endure each day produce chemicals that take a toll on the gut microbiome. 

What exactly is the gut microbiome?

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Your gut microbiome is a complex community of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and cells that live in your digestive tract—everything from entry to exit. Diversity is key.

Testing your gut provides critical insight into how your lifestyle choices and habits are affecting your internal health.

But the type of data about your gut matters.

The Ixcela test uses a pinprick of blood (about the size of a quarter) to test how well the critters in your gut are performing their jobs and creating the various chemicals your body needs.

Unfortunately, stool tests only assess what comes out. DNA tests only show what your body is predisposed to based on your genes. The Ixcela gut microbiome test takes a snapshot of your gut's current performance and then provides nutrition and lifestyle recommendations for how to improve it. 

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Can the Ixcela test help me?

  • Are you facing a weight-loss plateau, or do you constantly battle cravings?

  • Are you an athlete on a quest for improved recovery and performance?

  • Are you struggling with “gut stuff,” such as bloating, cramping, constipation, and other GI discomforts?

  • Are you a professional who needs to be at peak cognitive ability and effortlessly manage stress?

  • Are you committed to preventative care and lifelong wellness and need a tool to track your internal health?

  • Are you seeking a natural way to manage anxiety, depression, or poor sleep?

  • Are you a biohacker investigating every possible path to optimal vitality?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, Ixcela is a good tool for you. Use your Pro Code to access special pricing.

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About Ixcela

Co-founders and biochemists Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle and Dr. Wayne Matson share Ixcela's focus on the human body's internal fitness and describe how their simple pinprick blood test is an easy, accurate way to measure internal fitness.