Unfortunately, processed foods, high-sugar products, and a lack of diversity in our diet damages the gut microbiome.
Modern medicine and antibiotics are important tools. Unfortunately, they can also damage the gut microbiome.
The physical and mental stresses we endure each day produce chemicals that take a toll on the gut microbiome.
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 measure how well the critters in your gut are performing their jobs and creating the various chemicals your body needs. Ixcela is looking at small compounds in the blood called metabolites.
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, supplement, and lifestyle recommendations for how to improve it.
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?
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.