Have you ever wondered why we are seeing chronic diseases like Hashimotos, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Thyroid problems, Diabetes, Heart problems, explode? Traditional medicine continues to ignore a condition called Leaky gut. Most doctors including GI specialists, have failed to appreciate the impact that a leaky gut has on human and suffering. If you or a loved one are struggling with chronic illness, getting tested for leaky guy, may be one of the most important tests you ever get.
Time: Get your results 7-14 days after test.
We have multiple options available depending on your geographic location.
Web results are posted within 7-14 days. We will notify you as soon as we have reviewed test results.
The lab collecting your specimens will handle the shipping of the test.
Yes. Each test done through comes with a 30 minute post test review.
When using one of our contacted walk in labs, there is no additional fee. Children will need to have a local hospital draw blood or local phlebotomist- A blood draw fee may be incurred.
Once testing is purchased we are unable to issue a refund.
Leaky Gut Can Cause Various Health Problems
- Autoimmune reactions and diseases
- Inflammatory bowel disease (including IBS and ulcerative colitis)
- Learning disabilities, like autism
- Food allergies or sensitivities
- Skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis
- Arthritis and other body aches or pains
- A higher chance for developing diabetes
- Changes in mood, weight and appetite
About Leaky Gut
When foreign proteins from undigested food, environmental toxins, medications, antibodies, food allergies, toxins released by bacteria (endotoxins) break down your gut barrier, these foreign chemicals, find their way into the bloodstream. Once in the blood stream, the bodies immune system goes into fight mode. Part of the immune response involves chemicals called cytokines which triggers systemic inflammatory response.
Every Disease related to the immune system has a component of chronic inflammation. Thyroid disease, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, MS, Lupus, Asthma, Eczema, obesity, autoimmunity, cancer, cardiovascular disease, Osteoporosis and the list goes on and on. It is very difficult and in my opinion almost impossible to fully recover from these conditions if a Leaky gut is not corrected. Unfortunately, It is not always easy to correct as some would want you to believe. But the first step is always identifying if you have a leaky gut and if its contributing to your health challenge.
Heres whats happening In A Leaky Gut also known as Intestinal Hyper permeability in the medical literature.
If you’re like most people who have leaky gut, chances are you may not even know you have it. While leaky gut is now being linked as one of the root causes for many chronic illnesses, you can still have leaky gut without experiencing any obvious health symptoms. However, this “silent but deadly” digestive condition will slowly erode at your health.
Without obvious symptoms of leaky gut, it may be difficult to see how compromised gut health could be affecting your body and mind right now. It’s also important to know that if left untreated, leaky gut could be setting you up for serious health complications down the road.
Studies show there is a direct link between the gut and the skin (called the gut-skin axis), the gut and the brain (called the gut-brain axis), and that almost 80 percent of your immune system cells are found in your gut.
Based on this information, there’s a long list of symptoms that can occur when your gut health has been compromised.
Symptoms Of Leaky Gut You Need To Be Aware Of-Leaky Gut Syndrome Check list?
- Skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis
- New allergies, food sensitivities, and food intolerances
- Digestive symptoms, including bloating, constipation, diarrhea, or bowel irregularity (which are often diagnosed as “irritable bowel syndrome” or IBS)
- Candida overgrowth
- Irritable Bowel Diseases, such as Celiac Disease, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
- Autoimmune disease, including Hashimoto’s and rheumatoid arthritis
- Depression and anxiety
- Hormonal imbalances, including PMS and estrogen dominance
- Nutrient deficiencies
- Brain fog
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Difficult weight loss (despite eating healthy)
- Unexplained weight gain or weight loss
What’s being tested With Array 2 Intestinal Permeability Screening (Leaky Gut Test)
- Actomyosin IgG
- Occludin / Zonulin IgG
- Occludin / Zonulin IgA
- Occludin / Zonulin IgM
- Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) IgG
- Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) IgA
- Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) IgM
There Are Many Tests Available Today. However Many Labs Fail to Test These 3 markers. We Believe unless you have had all three markers done, Lab testing is not sufficient.
1. Actomyosin IgA:
GI microfilaments of the actomyosin network are critical for apical junctional complex biogenesis and function. The apical junctional complex, made up in part by tight junction proteins zonulin and occludin, is responsible for preventing antigen invasion and preservation of the biochemical homeostasis within the GI tract. The actomyosin network can signal tight junction contractions and give structure to their assembly.
Autoimmune liver disorders, Celiac, Chronic hepatitis, Crohns, Myasthenia Gravis
Known Cross Reactions:
Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica
Many environmental factors such as bacterial toxins can affect the stability of the actomyosin network and occludin/zonulin. Antibodies to the actomyosin network are therefore biomarkers of intestinal barrier dysfunction, either via bacterial infiltration or by an autoimmune mechanism aimed at the GI tract. for the best clinical value, antibodies against the actomyosin network should be measured in conjunction with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and occludin/ zonulin proteins.
When antibodies are detected against the actomyosin alone, it is an indication of autoimmunity against the mucosal epithelium and other tissue cell cytoskeleton of the intestinal barrier.
When antibodies are detected against the actomyosin network and LPS, but none are detected for occludin/zonulin, this indicates a breakdown in intestinal barrier integrity by bacterial antigens through the transcellular pathway. The detection of antibodies against actomyosin, LPS, and occludin/zonulin indicates that there has been both transcellular and paracellular penetration of the intestinal barrier.
2. Occludin/Zonulin IgG, IgA, IgM
The GI tract is lined by a protective epithelium. The tightness and stability of this barrier is regulated by a series of intercellular junction, collectively called tight junctions. These junctions allow a regulated entry of selected molecules.
The integrity of the intestinal barrier is vital for the protection of the body against antigen invasion and for the preservation of gut microchemical homeostasis. Occludin/Zonulin proteins constitute the majority of the building blocks of the tight junctions.
Your Personalized Leaky Gut Profile includes:
- Leaky Gut Test
- One on one consult with Dr Hagmeyer to discuss Test Results
- A metabolic Assessment Screening/Questionnaire form – this helps to identify any additional hidden metabolic imbalances you may have (Thyroid, Blood sugar, SIBO, Leaky Gut, Adrenal, Hormones, Toxicity, Electrolytes to mention few)
How Did I Get A Leaky Gut
- Pro-Inflammatory Foods or hidden Food Intolerances
- Chronic Stress
- A Lack of Healthy Gut Bacteria
- An Overload of Toxins in Your System