What is gut microbiota? | Why is a microbiome test important?

"Microbiota refers to all the microorganisms found in an environment which include bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Your gut microbiome is the community of trillions of microorganisms that inhabit your body. When these microorganisms are out of balance, your body cannot absorb the nutrients the way it should. These little bugs thrive by forming a symbiotic relationship with the host. This bacterial species plays a crucial role in your health.

A microbiome test reveals the diversity and composition of different types of bacteria and microbes that inhabit your large intestine. While all healthy microbes look and act differently, diversity is the only one thing you want! Navipoint Health offers a dual DNA + Gut Microbiome testing kit which is an excellent tool for improving your overall health and well being. Your stool and saliva samples are studied in an NABL accredited laboratory to analyse your genetics and the microorganisms that make up your gut. By understanding your gut composition, we can offer insights into your metabolism, nutrition, lifestyle and fitness. "