GI MAP

GI MAP

The Gastrointestinal Microbial Assay Plus (GI-MAP) is an innovative clinical tool that measures gastrointestinal microbiota DNA from a single stool sample with state of the art, quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) technology.

The GI-MAP was designed to detect microbes that may be disturbing normal microbial balance or contributing to illness as well as indicators of digestion, absorption, inflammation, and immune function. With a culture based test it is not possible to measure strict anaerobes, viruses or virulence factors.

The GI-MAP’s accuracy and reliability allows personalized protocols to address gut dysfunction based on which infections are urgent, which areas of the gut are already optimized, and which areas should be addressed after an infection is resolved. Additionally, the quantification of identified micro-organisms offers a remarkable ability to see how treatment modalities are working because a retest after treatment can show whether a parasite has resolved, dysbiosis has improved, and more.

Benefits Of GI-MAP Test For Athletes:

Have you noticed cramping & urgency when you increase your training load? Have you began ‘reacting’ to certain food groups since competing in endurance sports? Are you continually bloating no matter wat you eat? These are all very common queries from athletes that we receive daily, majority of factors will lead back to the health and functionality of the gastrointestinal tract which we know can be compromised through sport. If we require specific quantity of macros and timing for optimum results on the track/field then how do we expect this to happen if we are simply not adequately digesting and absorbing what we are eating? Did you know the prevalence of gi symptoms listed above in endurance athletes is a whooping 84% affecting females more than males especially prior to their cycle?

The GI-MAP test could answer and help identify and address many of these questions.

The GI-MAP is a home kit delivered and collected at your home via courier and takes circa 3 weeks for the results. For maximum benefit we recommend that the results are analysed by a registered practitioner however we can release results directly to the client.

Our sister company Nadura Integrative Natural Health Ltd www.nadura.ie are registered practitioners and can analyse your results and create a targeted nutrient & dietary programme unique to you based your stool results.

For more information or to proceed with a GI-MAP test please contact us today at test@athletenutritioncoach.com

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