Time to Listen To Your Gut…
Home Gut Health Microbiome Testing Kit UK
When is it the right time? When do you start investing in your health as the real wealth in life? Now you can take control and get enrich your life with our industry leading, evidence based, Gut Health Microbiome Testing and #FeedYourSpirit
We take gut health, and wellbeing very seriously – it’s why we started brewing Kombucha and adopting fermented foods into our own lifestyle. Driven by a passion to create authentic fermented Kombucha, irritated by the growing commercial market place of mainstream flavoured fizzy mass produced ‘Kombucha’ we’ve gone a step further and integrated a partnership with the leading gut health laboratories and microbiome specialists. Our mission is to provide a world class health service whereby you can take control of your health from the inside out.
“No one will ever care more about your health than you – take control of it!“
The OMBucha® Microbiome Test was developed by an international team at AtlasBiomed consisting of scientists, reviewed by our Scientific Board of Advisors and registered with the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare product Regulatory Agency) in the United Kingdom.
Benefits of Gut Microbiome Testing:
- Learn how microbes protect you from disease
- Understand how diet affects gut bacteria
- Optimise microbe’s vitamin synthesis
- Dietary fibre breakdown and butyrate synthesis
- Personalised food recommendations
- Probiotics and beneficial bacteria report
Improve your health with our personalised recommendations and lab tests
Here at OMBucha® we believe that good health begins in the gut. Let food be thy medicine!
We also strongly believe that no person should put up with symptoms of dis-ease in their daily lives.
The world is ready for a health revolution, and now, technology to help each individual take control of their health is becoming both accessible and affordable.
We believe in the need to tackle the root causes of conditions – rather than simply treating symptoms.
All symptoms have a root cause
Functional Medicine is a pioneering approach to healthcare. Research and data consistently shows us how genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors come together to affect an individual’s wellbeing.
This systems biology–based approach believes that all diseases and health symptoms have identifiable root causes.
Functional Medicine finds what each individual needs to restore balance in their gut and beyond.
OMBucha was born out of personal frustration and experience. Our founder, Sabia, knows what it is like to live with debilitating symptoms.
A number of years ago, Sabia was diagnosed with the skin condition psoriasis, and the medical world prescribed the dangerous anti-cancer drug Methotrexate, alongside a host of damaging skin creams containing corticosteroids. Very quickly it became apparent that the medical establishment was focussed purely on pushing drugs and treating symptoms, rather than focussing on the cause of those symptoms and a holistic approach to health & wellness. The consistent onslaught of pharmaceuticals took a greater toll on Sabia’s gut health and overall wellbeing. The side effects from the anti-cancer drug far outweighed the slight improvements in the psoriasis condition, and our mission began to seek out an alternative approach.
“” ~ Sabia
Sabia became determined to take her health and skin condition into her own hands, and worked tirelessly to produce an entirely natural, safe, effective, skin cream which very quickly replaced the prescribed drugs, had her quit the anti-cancer medication, and return to a healthy, happy, skin condition.
It was out of the research into psoriasis (being an inflammatory immune issue; a symptom of a badly damaged gut microbiome) that Sabia became interested in the fermented tea – kombucha, from which OMBucha® was born…
“No magic pill will ever take the place of a diet and lifestyle that honours our primal physiology.” ~ Nora T Gedgaudas
Education is Critical
Health & wellbeing should be more than symptom management. Through our support channels, we can help you feel truly, vibrantly well.
Functional Medicine vs Conventional Medicine
Conventional medicine is problem-focused. It waits until something is wrong and then manages the symptoms.
Functional medicine is solution-focused. It addresses the root of the problem so that symptoms disappear.
The Human Gut Microbiome
Research supports the fact that the microorganisms that live inside our gut play a crucial role in our systemic health and simultaneously have a massive influence on our disease potential. The pharmaceuticals, supplements, foods and drinks we consume literally feed the bacteria in our digestive system, nourishing helpful of harmful microbes.
“It’s not a new discovery. For decades, doctors had thought that there are strains of bacteria living parasitically in the colon. But we actually need these bacteria to function properly,” ~ Dr Paul Ng
To explain the importance of the microbiome, Ng uses an analogy from the animal world. “Rabbits need the bacteria in their digestive systems to digest grass. Without the bacteria they die of starvation even if they’re eating grass. It’s a question of simple symbiosis,” he says.
Take care of your bacteria and they will take care of you
Did you know that 1 in 5 visits to the GP in the UK are related to digestive symptoms? Patients are too often sent home being told that there is nothing wrong with them. The gut microbiome plays an important role in digestion and nutrient metabolism. It also protects the body from pathogenic microbes. The gut is home to most of your immune system, along with 100 trillion bacteria, and it talks to every single organ in your body.
Discover the world of microbes
There are literally trillions of bacteria living on and inside our bodies. In fact, the volume of DNA contained in your microbiome far exceeds the human DNA of your body. Scientists even consider the gut microbiome to be a separate organ. The gut has even been termed the second ‘brain’ and the term ‘listen to your gut’ has more scientific relevance now than ever before.
How do we know that bacteria affects our health?
More than 20,000 scientific articles have been published about the gut microbiome and its relationship with various health conditions over the past decade. Every month, new research is released in this field. We used these publications to develop an interpretation system that is now featured in our microbiome test.
This research has established that bacteria in the microbiome are not simply ‘good’ or ‘bad’ species. Rather, how microbes participate in health or illness is dependent on their abundance in the overall community and how they relate to one another. The recommendations provided on your personal account have been developed on the basis of microbiome research by doctors and scientists.
Why is gut health so important?
When it comes to your body, your gut is at the epicentre of the action. It’s your largest interface with the outside world, it’s home to trillions of health-supporting bacteria and it’s also where most of your immune system hangs out. What this means is that if something isn’t quite right in your gut, it can affect many aspects of your health. In fact, burgeoning research suggests that gut health is implicated in heart disease, type-2 diabetes, depression, autoimmune disease and many other conditions.
The science behind Microbiome Testing from home in the UK
The Microbiome Test was developed by an international team of scientists, reviewed by our Scientific Board of Advisors and registered with the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare product Regulatory Agency) in the United Kingdom.
- Industry-leading tests
Use our cutting-edge tests and consultations to understand why you have symptoms.
- Specific markers
Our functional tests are hand-selected to give you unique and useful insight into your biochemistry.
- Personalised advice
All results are reviewed by a registered practitioner, so you receive guidance that’s tailored to you.
- Ongoing support
Get support from like-minded people and our team of Functional Medicine experts. From complementary resources to community, we’re there for you on your journey to back to health.
What You Will Learn
Your microbiome health score and protection from 5 disease risks
Proportion of probiotics and beneficial bacteria, micronutrient synthesis potential and diversity score
Weekly personalised food recommendations to improve your microbiome health in 17 areas
- Bacterial composition
List of bacteria found in your microbiome (%) and what enterotype you belong to
Why should I take a microbiome test?
The home Microbiome Test analyses the types of bacteria present and their proportion in the overall microbiome. It provides information about the various functions of your gut bacteria, like the extent to which they protect you against certain diseases and inflammation, as well as what vitamins they synthesise. You will also get recommendations to improve and maintain the balance of your microbiome by adding specific foods to your diet.
What’s the difference between this test and laboratory analysis?
The home microbiome test uses advanced technology to analyse the DNA of your gut bacteria. Unlike conventional laboratory analysis, the home Microbiome Test not only qualitatively determines the composition of bacteria, but also calculates the proportion of the different types of bacteria in the microbiome.The 16S rRNA sequencing that is used for the microbiome test is more sensitive: it can detect bacteria that cannot be cultivated in Petri dishes (the method routinely employed by laboratories for stool sample analysis).
How to prepare for the test?
You don’t have to change your diet. Keep eating the way you normally do – this will allow us to get an accurate picture of your ‘normal’ microbiome and provide recommendations on how to improve or maintain it.
You should only collect a stool sample in the absence of gastrointestinal symptoms. If you have been taking antibiotics or a long course of NSAIDs or have undergone surgery, wait at least 3 months before taking the home Microbiome Test.
OMBucha® Home Gut Microbiome Test – UK
It’s time to find out what’s actually going on inside your gut with our personal home Microbiome Test. Quickly and accurately learn how to repair the problem with the help of our support.
There is no magic pill and you certainly don’t need another one-size-fits-all diet. Instead, you need a science-based nutrition plan, tailored to your needs, that tells you which foods you need to eat, to boost the health of your own gut microbiome.
OMBucha now offer an easy-to-use Microbiome Test that you can take in the privacy of your own home.
Take a look inside the mysterious and magnificent world of your gut biome and learn how your gut diversity compares to the general population, as well as the level of protection you have against diseases like diabetes type 2, heart disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and obesity. Discover how well your gut microbes are processing fibre and synthesising essential vitamins.
Every scientific finding is distilled into an easy to understand list of practical, everyday food recommendations, so you can literally eat yourself healthy. Simply work your way through your recommended food list, consuming each food at least once a week, to help repair your microbiome and boost your gut health.
Your results will be explained to you during a free consultation with one of OMBucha® nutritional therapists.
Test price includes a free consultation with our certified nutritionist, who will explain your results. You will also receive a downloadable copy of your results.
For ages 18+ Laboratory results may take up to 8 weeks to process.