Leaky Gut Testing
Zonulin testing is uded for testing intestinal permeability (“Leaky Gut”).
“Leaky Gut” is a condition that occurs when the gut lining becomes abnormally permeable, allowing bacteria, food and other large molecules to pass through. A major controller of this gateway is Zonulin, a protein found in intestinal cells. Zonulin testing is a very useful first line screening test in beginning to paint a portrait of an individual’s gut status.
Who Should Test?
Gastrointestinal Disorders, e.g. Diarrhea /Constipation, Bloating, IBS, Gastritis, Reflux, Associated Malabsorption (nutritional deficiencies)
Skin Symptoms, e.g. Ec-zema, Psoriasis, Rashes, Ker-atosis Pilaris, Urticaria, Acne
Neurological Symptoms, e.g. Migraines, Headaches, Memory Problems, Chronic Fatigue, Mood Swings, Depression (neuroendocrine immune system), ADHD, Neuropathy, cognitive impairment
Respiratory Disease, e.g. Chronic Cough, Wheezing / Bronchoconstriction, Sinusitis
Metabolic / Endocrine Disorders, e.g. Obesity, Dia-betes, Metabolic Syndrome, Inability to Lose Weight, Weight Loss, Thyroid Illness and Diseases, Infertility, Irregular Menstruation
Muscular / Skeletal Disorders, e.g. Stiff or Sore Joints, Arthritis, Tendonitis
Immune System and other Comorbidities, e.g. Reduced immunity against Infections, Allergies, Autoim-mune Diseases, Heart Problems, progression of tumors
Testing is done through finger-prick testing in the comfort of your own home.
Generally speaking test results will come back within 2 to 3 weeks.
Test results are sent back to your practitioner who will then schedule a follow-up visit with you to go over the results and prescribe a nutritional protocol based on results.