Should I Test My Gut Health? Why A Healthy Microbiome Matters

Should I Test My Gut Health? Why A Healthy Microbiome Matters

Unlocking the Power of Your Gut Microbiome

Your gut bacteria do more than just support your digestive system; they impact every aspect of your health, including mental well-being, energy levels, sleep patterns, cholesterol levels, skin health, immunity, and so much more. These tiny organisms can contribute to or prevent common symptoms such as constipation or bloating. They also play an essential role in your overall health, and disruption to the gut flora has been linked to over 700 human health conditions. 

Understanding Your Microbial Community

Consider the microbiome as a bustling city within us, teeming with a diverse population of microorganisms, each playing a crucial role in our well-being. These tiny inhabitants, from our skin to our gut, adapt and evolve in response to various factors like diet, exercise, toxins, and medication. Just as we tend to our homes and environment, it's imperative to cultivate a nurturing environment within our bodies for these microbial communities. Opting for gut-friendly foods provides the nourishment where these microbes can flourish, offering a myriad of health benefits from bolstering serotonin levels to fortifying our immune system.

But beware, our choices also have the power to feed the microbes that trigger inflammation, leading to weight gain, digestive troubles, and mood swings. The balance of this microbial ecosystem largely hinges on the decisions we make.

Cultivating Diversity for Optimal Health

Preserving diversity in your gut microbiome is key to maintaining vitality and well-being. Just like a vibrant city thrives on its diverse inhabitants, your microbiome flourishes when it hosts a varied population of microbes, without any one microbe dominating the scene. This diversity is nurtured by optimizing the ecosystem with probiotics and feeding these essential health allies with specific types of foods, particularly prebiotic foods. Just as we have our own food preferences, so do our gut microbes. To cultivate diversity, aim for a plate rich in colorful, fiber-packed foods.

The Importance of Microbiome Testing

The Ombre Gut Wellness test offers valuable insight into deciphering the makeup of your gut microbiome, pinpointing any deficiencies or areas ripe for enhancement, and providing the optimal foods to nurture your bacterial community. It sheds light on the root causes of symptoms like constipation, bloating, or brain fog. Just as unique as your fingerprint, your microbiome is distinctively yours, and our mission at Ombre is to equip you with actionable insights about its composition and its implications for your health, empowering you to engage in ongoing self-care.

How Does Testing Work?

Ombre sends you everything that you need to conduct a gut health test in the privacy of your own home.

First, activate your test with the QR code attached to the bookmark on your kit. Scan it with your phone's camera or enter the code on a desktop at ombrelab.com/start.

Bring the Gut Health Test into your bathroom and follow these mess-free instructions. Place your collection tube with buffer liquid in the stand inside your kit.

Simply collect a rice-sized stool sample from your toilet paper with the collection swab provided. Immerse the swab with your stool sample into the collection tube and swirl for 30 sections.

Dispose of the swab. Tightly seal your collection tube. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. When you are ready, put the tube into the sample bag provided. Place the bag into the return box that came with your kit. Place it in an outgoing United States Postal Service mailbox.

In 2-3 weeks, the email address that you used to activate your kit will receive an alert that your personalized microbiome report is ready. Here, you can learn how to optimize your gut microbiome. Determine which bacteria are becoming troublesome and might be behind your symptoms.

Discover which good bacteria need some support. Learn how to diversify your gut and target your symptoms with a targeted probiotic recommendation. With the Ombre Gut Health Test, you can take the guesswork out of your health and probiotic purchases.

Ombre Probiotics

Ombre is more than just a gut testing company. We also formulate clinically-backed probiotic supplements. Each one of our proprietary blends contains bacteria strains backed by studies to provide specific health benefits.

Bacteria strains can only help the body if they can survive the digestive tract. Our probiotics are encapsulated in a vegetable cellulose capsule that withstands stomach acids to temporarily colonize the microbiome and provide its unique health benefits.

Get control of your health. Optimize your wellness with an Ombre Gut Wellness Test. 

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