INTRODUCING THE GI-MAP
Optimal Health — It All Starts with the GI-MAPTM
Overwhelmingly, research indicates that gut health impacts overall health. The gut microbiome, in particular, plays a critical role in mediating the effects of diet and other factors on health, including digestive, immune, metabolic and neuroendocrine functions. Assessing GI health with the proper tools can help you get to the root cause of chronic illness. The GI-MAP (GI-Microbial Assay Plus) is unique in the field of comprehensive stool testing. It relies exclusively on quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) technology to detect parasites, bacteria, fungi, and more, by targeting the specific DNA of the organisms tested.
Who Should Have the GI-MAP Comprehensive Stool Analysis Done?
GI-MAP Allows for the Personalised Treatment Protocols and Informative Retests
Almost every patient can benefit from a GI-MAP gut health assessment. Some patients are looking to achieve optimal health, while other patients have been chronically ill and frustrated without a diagnosis for years .
Conditions where GI-MAP testing can support clinical diagnosis and protocol development include:
- Autoimmune diseases
- Digestive complaints, diarrhoea or constipation
- Brain fog
- Inflammatory conditions
- Skin problems like acne and psoriasis
- Mood disorders, depression, and anxiety
- Diabetes and weight loss issues
What is the GI-MAP™ stool test and how can it help?
The GI-MAP test is one of the most comprehensive stool tests on the market. It allows your health care practitioner to see what is happening inside your gastrointestinal system. The test focuses on specific microbes that tend to disturb the normal balance of your microbiome which can cause digestive problems as well as other chronic health conditions.
Who should consider doing a GI-MAP™ stool test?
The test is ideal for those suffering from digestive complaints such as constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, reflux, stomach pain, irritable bowel, and inflammatory bowel conditions. This test is also valuable for those suffering hormonal imbalances as the test measures Beta glucuronidase which can affect the detoxification of oestrogen, leading to estrogen dominant conditions.
The GI-Map test also aims to get an extensive collection of microbial targets and digestive and immune markers, making it a huge help for those who have or are suspecting that they have autoimmune disorders and chronic ailments. If you’re experiencing anxiety or depression this can be strongly influenced by your gut bacteria, research suggests the gut has a strong influence on brain health. As this is a simple stool test, it can be done at any age, from children to the elderly.
The benefits of the GI-MAP™
The GI-Map screens the body for commensal and pathogenic bacteria, parasites, fungi, opportunistic pathogens and Viruses all which can have a negative impact on your health if imbalanced. The GI-Map also tests for leaky gut, pancreatic function, gut immune response and gut mediated inflammation providing your healthcare practitioner a clear view of what is happening in your gastrointestinal tract enabling them to formulate an individual and effective treatment for your needs.