Even though your gut is largely populated by bacterial species, there are other classes of microorganisms that reside within your gut, interacting amongst themselves in a diverse and complex manner. These other players in your gut also vary uniquely depending on geography, gender etc., but, just like the bacterial species, also follows certain larger patterns of occurrence and abundance.
Given this background, our efforts, through ‘metagenomic sequencing analysis’, are directed towards identifying “the complete microbiome” structure of your gut, followed by characterization, analysis and interpretation of larger patterns of interactions between them. We achieve this through evidence based analysis and interpretation, to assist you in understanding your health and provide you with actionable dietary recommendations to improve your wellbeing.
Largely, these patterns reveal critical insights about your predisposition to varying degrees of disease risk, or even protection. But the utility of understanding what your “Bug Speaks Plus™” extends beyond just diseases, offering awareness pertaining to general wellness. These utilities range from, how well you can digest a specific diet (Ex. Animal based diet, plant based diet, glycan rich diet, caffeine metabolism etc.) to your response to certain drugs/therapies (most of the side effects of the drugs are due to the microbiome activity). Further, it is a well-established fact that your mood is defined by your food (Gut-brain axis), and expanding the prospects, your gut microbiome analysis can inform how well you can handle stress or can cope with depression, and modulate them with your diet.
Additionally, the analysis of specific functions across all members (not just the bacterial species) of your gut microbiome can provide insights as to how they share the nutrient and energy as a community. This in turn can indicate the fine balance in diet we need to achieve, maintain and sustain, for long term health benefits.