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October’s Featured Lab Test: GI Effects Stool Profile

Thursday Oct 01, 2015 by Essential Health and Wellness in

Gastrointestinal (GI) function is important for general health. This includes balancing beneficial microbial flora in the gut to enhance health benefits. GI health is key in digestion, nutrient usage, and ridding the body of waste and pathogens. Poor digestion and malabsorption can lead to immune dysfunction, nutritional insufficiencies, and various diseases. Poor GI function can also lead to food allergies and other toxicities.

Your intestinal tract contains significant amounts of bacteria. Some are beneficial, some neutral, and some can be harmful. It is essential to know the microbial balance of your GI tract, especially if you have chronic health problems. By evaluating targeted biomarkers, the GI Effects Comprehensive Stool Profile can reveal hidden conditions that other stool tests may overlook.
The GI Effects Comprehensive Stool Profile shows further insight into gut flora by identifying 24 different bacteria strains, identifying parasites, and evaluating biomarkers important for digestion and absorption. It is the only stool test that has the ability to differentiate Irritable Bowel Syndrome from Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It is the stool test of choice for optimizing clinical value in managing gut health.

Uncommon symptoms that may be related to poor gut health include:

  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Unexplained weight loss or gain
  • Hives, skin rash, and eczema
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swollen tongue or lips
  • Acid reflux and heartburn
  • Chills and fever
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Cramping

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   Erin Brooks

October’s Featured Lab Test: GI Effects Stool Profile was last modified: September 14th, 2015 by Essential Health and Wellness