About Intestinal iQ™
The gastro-intestinal tract, often called the ‘gut’, is the portal to general health and wellness. It’s where 80% of our immune system resides. The gut may also be affected by enzymatic imbalances or a disruption in its large bacterial population, with the result being inflammation. The immune reaction to foods and the effects of inflammation may lead to a deterioration of the gut cells, making them more permeable to toxic influences. This situation, referred to as intestinal permeability (“Leaky Gut”), can in turn lead to chronic inflammation and auto immune disorders.
Our Intestinal iQ™ tests focus on these three key areas of the gut:
• Permeability: Measuring levels of Zonulin and its closely related family of peptides (Zonulin FP)
• Inflammation - Measuring the levels of Diamine Oxidase and Histamine
• Food Sensitivities: Measuring the levels of Total IgG to a panel of either 24 or 88 foods.
• Candida: Measuring levels of antibodies to Candida albicans, one of the most common causes of fungal infections in humans.
These Intestinal iQ™ analytical tests are offered individually, or in combination.