Recent studies have shown that the gut microbiota plays an important role in human health and the microbiome is abundant in the human body
and therefore is reckoned as the “second genome” of humans. More and more literature reports that suboptimal health is closely related to gut
microbiota. Gut microbes interact with our metabolites and genes, constructing symbiotic, commensal or pathogenic relationships with humans, thus
the balanced gut microbiota is the foundation for the ideal state of health.
There are three major groups of microbes in our gut microbiota, which are probiotics, harmful bacteria and core bacteria. Probiotics are indispensable
elements of human health. They release beneficial small molecules and promote good health. For example, Lactobacillus acidophilus and
Lactobacillus paracasei can help slow down the allergic reaction to allergens in the human body. Harmful bacteria release harmful substances,
increasing the risk of a variety of diseases. Studies have found that patients with functional constipation possess a higher level of Staphylococcus
aureus in their gut. Core bacteria mainly maintain the stability of the structure. Their identity depends on the ratio of probiotics to harmful bacteria.
When more probiotics are present, core bacteria would also be favourable to human health. However, if the number of harmful bacteria exceeds that
of probiotics, health problems may arise. When the gut microbiota is balanced, multiple functions can be effectively carried out and the risk of different
health problems can be reduced.
BioMed Platinum Testing Panel is to carry out quantitative detection of specific bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract through real time polymerase chain
reaction (qPCR) analysis. The gut health status can be revealed after analysis. Meanwhile, the risk of diseases, such as obesity and metabolic
syndrome, intestinal disease, allergy and eczema, can be further evaluated. Consultation with our experts would be conducted to provide users with
report interpretation, nutrition and diet recommendations, and also suggestions on which probiotics could be taken to specially fulfil users’ gut needs.
Our testing panel can effectively enhance the efficacy of probiotics treatments and regulate the balance of gut microbiota, thereby improving overall
personal health and the quality of life.