“I love this because it looks at so many things. It looks at parasites and fungus, intestinal viruses, antibiotic resistance, dysbiosis in the large intestine but also that could be impacting the small intestine and contribute to SIBO (which is very hard to find in one test). It also looks at immune reactivity markers which could give an idea of food sensitivity susceptibility, gluten reactivity, intestinal permeability, bile acid metabolites, inflammatory and digestive markers, fat absorption, short chain fatty acid levels, occult blood, and the microbiome. It’s also much more accurate than culture so I think it’s a good value for all it offers.” Dr. Heidi Hook
The Gut Zoomer looks at three different types of dysbiosis:
1. dysbiosis caused by a lack of good flora
2. an overgrowth of bacteria that could be considered opportunistic
3. a lack of diversity in the types of flora found on the sample.
The gut microbiome resides in your large intestine and is host to more than 1000 species of bacteria that perform certain important functions from shaping the immune system to influencing metabolism of nutrients to fortifying the intestinal mucosal barrier (gut barrier).
The gut microbiome resides in your large intestine and is host to more than 1000 species of bacteria that perform certain important functions from shaping the immune system to influencing metabolism of nutrients to fortifying the intestinal mucosal barrier (gut barrier). It is important to know the abundances of the bacteria that symbiotically live in the human gastrointestinal tract because imbalances in the gut microbiome may lead to gastrointestinal symptoms, skin conditions, autoimmune disorders, immune system imbalances, and multiple inflammatory disorders. Vibrant uses a proprietary microarray hybridization technology platform, using the whole-genome data to simultaneously detect over 300 microorganisms with 99% specificity and 98% sensitivity, unheard-of levels of accuracy in the detection of pathogenic microorganisms. Because Vibrant does not use sequencing technology, which is time-consuming and prone to high level so inaccuracy, the Gut Zoomer is the most accurate microbiome test available to aid discerning healthcare providers in the assessment and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders.
The Gut Zoomer report provides you with actionable recommendations that include potential risks for:
and newly added additional markers of functional digestive status:
The test performs the most comprehensive analysis available of your intestinal microbiome ecosystem from a simple one-time stool collection. This test examines the complex and intricate relative abundance of each species or genus measured, in relation to the rest of the ecosystem, to provide a unique perspective on the gut microbiome and its connection to disease and inflammation.
The functional digestive analytes aid healthcare providers in determining if deficiencies in digestive enzymes, bile, or other critical metabolites are root causes of gastrointestinal inflammatory symptoms.The Vibrant Gut ZoomerTM also provides patients with an actionable report that includes dietary recommendations and other natural supplementation like prebiotics, probiotics, and polyphenols.
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