Anyone interested in taking a peek into my personal Onegevity microbiome report and review?
I think you’re going to enjoy this today, since I’ve been talking about and alluding to it for quite some time now.
First, I have already been asked and I will continue to get asked this question so I’m going to address it first.
Was the Onegevity Microbiome Test Worth It?
For the record, I did not pay for the microbiome test (called Gutbio ™). As part of my partnership in exploring the company and my own microbiome, the test was included.
However, yes it would be totally worth it for you if you fall into any of these three main categories:
- Individuals experiencing constipation or diarrhea
- Those experiencing symptoms of excessive gas, bloating, abdominal pain, nausea
- Individuals who have IBS or IBD
The Gutbio Test
- Is an easy-to-use at-home microbiome test. I have written out the simple process in detail HERE. But if you want the skinny, this is all it is:
- Send (just through your regular, local post office)
- Provides a comprehensive picture of the gut microbiome using the most advanced technology (compare 16s to whole-genome sequencing technology).
- Uses advanced AI and machine learning to provide personalized actionable recommendations based on you own testing data.
Now that all of that is clear, here is what I learned from my own test.
Peek Into My Personal Onegevity Microbiome Report
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The first thing I want to share with you is why I think the test is extremely accurate, but the intention for it is not to diagnose or cure anything.
You know that today I’m thriving, but you also know that 2014-2018 was a mess of a stubborn SIBO case.
On the whole, my reports showed there is not much that’s “wrong” with me. My microbiome is strong, and chance for infection is low. However, if there was one thing that I flagged as potentially causing issues if I’m not careful it was the, “tends towards constipation.”
And this is absolutely correct.
Here are the current sections you’ll learn about as it relates to your microbiome and overall health.
I want to highlight some of these to give you a deeper look into the kind of information you’ll also be able to extract.
I talk a ton about inflammation because it’s extremely important that we keep total systemic inflammation down.
When inflammation rises, problems occur.
Here is where my personal inflammation levels fall.
To the left of that graphic, they go into some detail about it.
Mine began with this paragraph,
Onegevity examined the levels of more than 100 inflammation-associated bacterial species. Your test result shows a low Inflammation Potential in your gut. This means the balance of inflammation-associated bacteria to bacteria that are less inflammatory is optimized in your gut microbiome.
However, that doesn’t mean I’m perfect by any means.
There were various bacterias that showed I could improve upon. They are all complex names, so the best thing to do once you get your own report back is to look them up and research.
But how might I improve them?
Short-Chain Fatty Acids
While we can’t know for sure, it can be theorized that increasing my short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) would help.
And, in fact, there is a section dedicated to SCFAs in the report.
According to Onegevity,
Low SCFA levels may be caused by:
- Lack of microbial diversity due to diet
- Inflammation in the gut
- History of chronic antibiotic use
- Decreased consumption of fiber
Paradoxically, diarrhea or constipation may result in lower levels of SCFAs.
And with the report, you can see which SCFAs could improve. Here are mine.
Now, many of you are wondering, “What the heck is a SCFA and propionate?” Good question. I’m working on a major post around it, since we studied it briefly through the Gut Health Course.
Stay tuned, or subscribe to the Exclusive A Gutsy Girl e-newsletter HERE so you don’t miss it.
Because I want to be fully transparent about my report, here is the broad overview of each section:
- Inflammation, minimal
- Constipation, moderate
- Diarrhea, minimal
- Diversity, GREAT (only 7% of people are more diverse than I am!)
- Micronutrients, low on B9
- SCFAs, see image above
- Probiotics. Here is the exact message they put, “Good news! Onegevity analyzed specific beneficial bacteria that are linked with commonly consumed probiotics. Your microbiome has optimal levels of key beneficial microbes.” Now, I don’t want to toot this horn, but again — I’ve been religious to Just Thrive Probiotics for about 1.5 years now.
- Pathogens, normal – no known pathogens were found in your sample
The last part of the report gives recommendations. You will find this extremely valuable.
I will say, though, that with my extensive background with illness and gut health and healing research, I was able to question one of my recommendations. In fact, I got to do so over the phone with Guy, the Onegevity Head of Medical Education.
The question was around my “diet” recommendation. The low-FODMAP diet was suggested for me. The reason wasn’t extremely lengthy, but they stated,
When these various types of sugars are fermented by intestinal bacteria, the by-products are gas, bloating, cramping, abdominal pain, and diarrhea or constipation.
Due to my “constipation” tendencies, I can understand that recommendation.
And yet I questioned it and took it with a grain of salt.
Following a low-FODMAP diet restricts the ability to have a diverse microbiome. My report showed that my microbiome diversity is excellent. In this case, and because I’m feeling nearly 100% on any given day (and have for almost 2 years now), why would I follow a low-FODMAP diet?
And guess what? Not only did Guy completely agree with me, but he told me that this would all be cleaned up, advanced, and far more clear with the upcoming report updates! (These updates will be free of charge to you, per the below.)
This is why, darling, it’s always important to look at the full, holistic picture of anything and everything. Had I pieced that out separately, I might be back to following a low-FODMAP diet and doing myself no favors.
What’s Next for Onegevity?
Even though I think the report is great as-is, more is coming. And once you purchase and take the test, your report comes with lifetime updates.
In fact, even since I took mine, an “Immune Readiness” section update has been added. They will be releasing 2.0 in the coming months (don’t have a hard date yet).
Your report will continue to change, grow, and develop as new research surfaces.
I hope you’ll consider getting one of these tests when the time is right. If that time is now, click HERE to grab your own microbiome testing kit. If you want to purchase this test, feel free to use AGUTSYGIRL20 for $20 off your test.
The more we know about our microbiome via testing (not guessing!) the better off we are.
Did you like taking a peek into my personal Onegevity microbiome report and review? If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments below.
If you enjoyed this post, you might also enjoy:
- How to Achieve Optimal Microbiome Diversity
- The Secret to a Healthy Gut Microbiome
- Interview with Onegevity Co-Founder Dr. Joel Dudley
Disclosure: This post is a paid partnership with Onegevity. All opinions stated here are 100% my own. I appreciate your support, as this compensation helps with expenses to keep this blog up and running, and for me to continue sharing all that I can with you. For my full disclaimer and disclosure click HERE. Thank you for your support!
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