Your gut consists of a unique and vast ecosystem of microorganisms; the gut microbiome. Bacteria, viruses, and fungi thrive here and they are specialized in coexisting with you. Jointly they perform a variety of tasks that remarkably influence the health and wellbeing of their host - you.
In the past, little attention has been paid to the gut microbiome but this new booming scientific field suggests the role of the microbiome as a means to prevent, predict and treat conditions in the bowel and other parts of the human body.
Understanding, maintaining, and optimizing your highly individual gut microbiome is the future for good health, wellbeing, and body performance.
Most organisms in your microbiome are not to be feared; rather embraced. In fact, the cells in our bodies are actually slightly outnumbered by the amount of microbial cells. Most of these are bacteria but some are also archaea, fungi, and other single-celled organisms. Almost all of them live in the digestive system, and are crucial for the human being and a healthy gut microbiome.
You will get a thorough understanding of which good and bad bacteria reside in your gut, you will be able to compare your bacteria level to a healthy reference group, and see our unique visualisation of your gut microbiome.
When it comes to the number - or richness - of microbes residing in your gut the more the merrier is a good rule of thumb. This means that a low number of microbes is considered less healthy than a high number.
With your Digital Gut™ you will get to know the richness of microbes and all the individual species that are present in your gut. Furthermore, you will learn about your richness level (i.e. below, normal, above) and receive a visualization of your microbes compared to others.
Keeping your balance can be difficult, especially when you cannot see the inputs. Try to imagine your gut being a parking lot with 90 vehicles. If there is 88 cars, 1 van, and 1 SUV the distribution is far from being in equilibrium. Then imagine a situation where the lot has 30 cars, 30 vans, and 30 SUVs - a perfect balance.
With your Digital Gut™ you will be able so see the distribution and evenness of the microbes that “park” in your gut. You will be able to gain a thourough understanding of your gut health and its balance.
These are the steps to go through to create your very own Digital Gut. You will take care of the first two steps, and we will handle the rest.
In order for you to get the most accurate result we ask you to log your diet for five consecutive days followed by taking the stool sample on the sixth day.
This allows you to get the most out of your purchase.
This s**t aint easy - until now. We have heard and seen way too many ways of collecting stool, some more creative and disgusting than other. But none of them being foolproof or sustainable.
That is why we have created the Sample Catcher. It is easy to use, biodegradable, and flushable.