Our premiere health test features all 3 tests in one! Address your health holistically and improve your microbiome for ultimate resilience and longevity.


  • Receive tailored nutrition recommendations based on

    Full Body Intelligence™ Test

    Integrated Health Scores

    • Gut HealthGut Health
    • Cellular & Energy EfficiencyCellular & Energy Efficiency
    • Inflammation ResponseInflammation Response
    • Immune System HealthImmune System Health
    • Oral HealthOral Health
    • Brain & Cognitive HealthBrain & Cognitive Health
    • Heart & Cardiometabolic HealthHeart & Cardiometabolic Health
    • Biological AgeBiological Age

    Functional Scores


    These scores describe both beneficial and harmful biological functions. They are made by combining pathway activities and are used to form your Health Scores.


    • Inflammatory Activity

    • Metabolic Fitness

    • Digestive Efficiency

    • Gut Lining Health

    • Protein Fermentation

    • Gas Production

    • Gut Active Microbial Diversity

    • Microbiome-induced Stress

    • Cellular Senescence

    • Cellular Stress

    • Immune System Activation

    • Breath Odor

    • Dental Health

    • Gum Health

    • Oral Active Microbial Diversity

    • Oral Pathogen Activity

    • Kidney-Heart health

    • Microbiome-Heart health

    • Vascular Health

    • Neurotransmitter Production

    • Neurocognitive Health

    • Anxiety & Stress Response




    Pathway Activities

    Pathway activities describe biochemical reactions that produce beneficial or harmful molecules.


    • Butyrate Production Pathways

    • LPS Biosynthesis Pathways

    • Methane Gas Production

    • Sulfide Gas Production

    • Ammonia Production Pathways

    • Flagellar Assembly Pathways

    • Putrescine Production Pathways

    • Oxalate Metabolism Pathways

    • Uric Acid Production Pathways

    • Salt Stress Pathways

    • Biofilm, Chemotaxis, and Virulence Pathways

    • Bile Acid Metabolism Pathways

    • TMA Production Pathways

    • Mitochondrial Biogenesis Pathways

    • Energy Production Pathways

    • Oral Sulfide Production Pathways

    • Oral Polyamine Production Pathways

    • Cavity Promoting Microbes

    • Cavity Promoting Pathways

    • Oral Mucin Degradation Pathways

    • Oral Inflammatory Pathways

    • Vitamin D Pathways

    • Homocysteine Pathways

    • Renin-Angiotensin Pathways

    • TMA Production Pathways

    • Uremic Toxin Production Pathways

    • LDL Cholesterol Pathways

    • Immune System Clearing


  • Discover which foods might be triggering inflammation and imbalance throughout your gut and your body
  • Gain insights into the most beneficial supplements, gut biotics, and oral biotics for you
  • Support health functions tied to digestion, oral health, brain & cognitive function, heart health, immunity, healthy aging, and more

Sample Collection

Stool, Blood, Saliva

Health Scores

50+

Results Time

Within 2-3 weeks


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Viome is the most comprehensive health test ever.


It’s the first of its kind to analyze three key areas of your body as a whole: gut microbiome, oral microbiome, and cellular health, to give you a holistic view of your current state.

What’s included


Your Full Body Intelligence™ Insights

Gut + Cellular + Oral Microbiome Support

Discover the secrets to a healthier you with our Full Body Intelligence Test - the world’s most advanced microbiome and cellular health test! You'll receive over 50 health scores that reveal how your current diet and lifestyle impact your health and might be contributing to the symptoms you experience.


We'll show you how personalized nutrition, based on your biochemistry, can optimize your microbiome and cellular function, leading to improvements in gut, brain, immune system, metabolism, heart, cellular, and oral health functions. Our recommendations are designed to protect your body against stress and toxins contributing to age-related decline.


Our cutting-edge technology, backed by years of research and development, uses proprietary RNA sequencing and advanced AI algorithms to provide personalized health scores and recommendations for food, supplements, probiotics, and prebiotics. We base our approach on the latest microbiome and cellular health science, which means our AI engine can provide science-backed recommendations for nutrients ideal to your body's molecular needs.


Our gene expression testing lets you track how your body moves towards balance by reducing inflammatory activity and restoring the microbial ecosystem. Get ready to take control of your health and unlock your body's full potential.

About this test


Sample Collection: Stool, Blood, Saliva

Results: Within 2-3 weeks

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Your Food Recommendations


Your customized food list of over 400 foods is sorted into four categories for Avoid, Minimize, Enjoy, and Superfood status.

  • Enhance nutrient uptake for maximum nutrient absorption

  • Stimulate beneficial gut microbes to increase vitamin and butyrate production

  • Inhibit the activity of harmful gut bacteria and reduce the risk of toxic byproducts like LPS, TMA, gas, and biofilm

  • Reinforce the gut lining to minimize the risk of "leaky gut" and improve digestive health

  • Address the underlying factors contributing to inflammation

  • Personalize your dietary approach to optimize blood sugar levels and minimize food-related inflammation

  • Support oral health by inhibiting the growth of bacteria that causes bad breath, balancing oral pH, and addressing inflammatory activity in your mouth

  • Slow biological aging by addressing activities contributing to inflammation throughout your body


Your Supplement Recommendations


Your carefully curated selection of ingredients is chosen to help support health functions you personally need to focus on*. Every user's recommended supplements are unique and based on your results. When considering how much you need of a particular ingredient, we consider the dosages used in clinical trials, the severity of your suboptimal scores, and your stage of life. You will receive recommendations and supporting insights for:

  • Vitamins

  • Digestive enzymes

  • Polyphenols

  • Amino acids

  • Minerals

  • Herbs

  • Food Extracts


Your Gut Probiotic + Prebiotic Recommendations


We bridge the gap between your gut's needs and the most effective probiotic strains and fibers to achieve optimal results. Your personalized recommendations only feature safe strains that promote gut health and avoid those that could have negative effects.


Taking the right probiotics for your needs can have a tremendous impact on

  • Gastrointestinal issues & bloating*

  • Boosting richness & diversity*

  • Motility & regularity*

  • Gut-brain health*

  • Gut-skin health*

  • Gut-immune health*


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Easy testing process
at-home



  1. Register your kit
  2. Collect & ship your sample to our CLIA-certified lab
  3. Complete your questionnaire
  4. Receive results within 2-3 weeks




Where we focus for this test

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The gut microbiome

As the largest micro-ecosystem in the human body, your gut microbiome is in a symbiotic relationship with you as its “host". A great deal of research has produced evidence that metabolites produced in your gut microbiome play a key role in maintaining balance and overall health for your entire body.




What does Viome look for in my gut?

When it comes to microbes, it's not just about which microbes are there, but how they're behaving and the impact it has on your health! Your diet and lifestyle can often be the cause behind poor microbiome health. Our Gut Intelligence Test is unique in that it not only identifies and quantifies all microorganisms, including human, plant, and phage RNA viruses in your gut, but also examines their activity within your gut. Our analysis takes into account 400 pathways to provide deeper insights into ways to optimize gut health through targeted foods, supplements, and biotics.

Are there bad microbes?

Harmful microorganisms can cause infection or disrupt normal patterns in health. However, many commensal microbes within our body can act in beneficial or harmful ways depending on their environment (health, stress level, and access to different nutrients). This is why we rather classify microbial activities as either harmful or beneficial rather than specific microbes themselves. Like humans, whether you are bad depends on your actions, which can be influenced by the environment you live in.

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The oral microbiome

The oral microbiome, the second largest micro-ecosystem in your body, performs vital functions to help keep our mouths healthy, including the transportation of ionic minerals from saliva to the surface of teeth to aid in remineralization, carrying molecular oxygen to the gums and soft tissue, and eliminating free radicals.

What are the signs of an unhealthy oral microbiome?

Typical signs associated with an unhealthy oral microbiome may include ‘biofilm’ formation on the teeth. Also known as plaque, biofilm acts as a cityscape for colonizing bacteria. Excessive plaque formation can contribute to an accumulation of pathogens and toxic byproducts that can cause inflammation in and around the gums. This may appear as bleeding or easily damaged gums from brushing or flossing. Discomfort, excessive bleeding, and even sores inside the mouth may all be pointing toward issues of an imbalance in the oral microbiome.

Is bacteria in my mouth a good thing?

Yes, bacteria in the mouth are normal, and most bacteria benefit our health. But just like the gut, an imbalance of the oral microbiome can negatively affect our health and not just our teeth but our whole body.


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Cellular function

When your cells are functioning optimally, they produce enough energy to sustain your needs and are efficiently “cleaning up” cellular waste, like free radicals. When cells lack the nutrition they need, they can't keep up with the metabolic demands of the body,

What are the hallmarks of cellular aging?

Our cells are very high-functioning machines, capable of healing and repairing old parts. This occurs naturally throughout the lifespan of a cell as performing its function sometimes results in damage. For example, organelles like the mitochondria create energy in the form of ATP from our food. As a byproduct, harmful free radicals occur, causing oxidative damage. However, our cells naturally produce glutathione, the master antioxidant, that is particularly effective at neutralizing these free radicals. Cellular aging occurs when too much oxidative stress is created and our cells aren’t capable of neutralizing their effects. Consequently, our mitochondria become damaged, making generating energy more difficult. Over time, this can affect the overall health of a cell, and make it more difficult to repair. In addition, chronic oxidative stress can begin to harm other parts of the cell, such as our DNA. When our genetic code is broken down, a cell can no longer repair itself or replicate. As this occurs to many different cells, our body slowly loses the capacity to create new, youthful cells to replace the old ones, resulting in cellular and bodily aging.

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How this test can help


Are you experiencing frustrating symptoms that extend beyond digestive issues? Your body is a complex superorganism, with over 40 trillion microbes working tirelessly to keep you healthy. But when trouble arises, your body communicates through symptoms. We believe in addressing the root causes of your symptoms by honing in on the underlying activity in your body. Our approach focuses on personalized nutrition that significantly affects how resilient your body is to stress, illness, and aging.


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[Common Icon] Digestive issuesDigestive Health

Symptoms: Occasional gas, bloating, stomach discomfort, nausea, occasional heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, sugar cravings, food sensitivities

Your nutrition recommendations are designed to optimize your digestion, strengthen gut lining, and boost richness & microbiome diversity. 

Includes insights relating to:

  • Nutrient absorption 

  • Beneficial & harmful microbial activities

  • Intestinal barrier health 

  • Signatures of inflammation in the gut


[Common Icon] Lack of energyPhysical Performance

Symptoms: Fatigue, weakness, low stamina & endurance

When cells lack the nutrition they need, they can't keep up with the body's metabolic demands, which leads to a loss of function and is the earliest measurable indicator of aging and health decline.



  • Aging of your cells

  • Cellular stress

  • Cellular inflammation

  • Mitochondrial health


[Common Icon] Brain fogMental Health & Cognitive Function

Symptoms: Brain fog, poor concentration, memory problems, confusion, feelings of anxiousness, feeling down, mood swings, irritability

The gut microbiome aids in the development of our brain and nervous system as well as the management of neurological functions, including mood and memory. Your nutrition recommendations are designed to boost brain health and functions that support your cognitive and mood health. 

Includes insights relating to:

  • Serotonin production-assisting pathways 

  • Microbial activities which contribute to the production of GABA

  • Activities that might negatively impact focus

  • Activities that impact your body’s pH balance


[Common Icon] Feeling sad or anxiousMetabolic Health

Symptoms: Weight gain, inability to lose weight, trouble maintaining a healthy weight, poor blood sugar control

The gut microbiome plays a crucial role in producing and metabolizing various hormones and neurotransmitters that regulate metabolism, including leptin, ghrelin, and serotonin. Additionally, the microbiome can influence the breakdown and absorption of dietary nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, impacting energy metabolism and body weight.

We measure microbial organisms and functions associated with your blood sugar, insulin resistance, and weight control.



[Common Icon] WeightImmunity

Symptoms: Increased sensitivity/Intolerance to multiple foods, fatigue, brain fog, skin conditions, slow recovery from illness or infections

A healthy immune system is essential for fighting off outside invaders like viruses, bacteria, and fungi, neutralizing environmental toxins, and preventing changes within cells that lead to a decline in biological functions. Your nutrition recommendations are designed to help support your body’s alarm system and repair mechanism.


Includes insights relating to:

  • Overall immunity

  • Body’s preparedness to fight off bad viruses & bacteria

  • Body’s ability to clear toxins

  • Manage oxidative stress


[Common Icon] Trouble SleepingSleep

Symptoms: Trouble falling asleep, restless sleep, waking unrested, daytime sleepiness

Your gut microbiome is essential in regulating the body's circadian rhythm, the internal biological clock that helps regulate our sleep-wake cycle, hormone production, and other physiological processes. Your gut microbiome also produces neurotransmitters and hormones that influence your circadian rhythm, such as serotonin for regulating sleep and mood, and melatonin for regulating the sleep-wake cycle.

Includes insights relating to:

  • Serotonin production-assisting pathways 

  • Microbial activities which contribute to the production of GABA

  • Activities that might negatively impact focus

  • Activities that impact your body’s pH balance


[Common Icon] Decreased sex driveCardiovascular Health

Symptoms: High cholesterol, leg discomfort, headaches, limited physical activity, fatigue

The microbiome plays a vital role in cardiovascular health through its impact on inflammation, cholesterol metabolism, and blood pressure regulation. While many people think of simply managing their cholesterol to improve their cardiovascular health, many factors are actually at play, including oxidative stress, endothelial function, kidney function, and vitamin and mineral status.


Your nutrition recommendations are designed to optimize functions related to your heart health.


  • Indicators of high oxidative stress 

  • Activities that promote inflammation

  • Vascular health

  • Cholesterol metabolism


[Common Icon] Oral HeathOral Health

Symptoms: Plaque formation on your teeth, bad breath, bleeding gums, mouth sores, gum sensitivity, tooth sensitivity

Oral health impacts systems beyond the mouth and is intricately connected to your cardiovascular, immune, bone, and brain health. Your nutrition recommendations are designed to rebalance your oral microbiome and lower the risk of cavities, bad breath, and leaky gums.


  • Activities of microbes in the mouth that contribute to gum inflammation 

  • Activities of microbial pathways that cause bad breath

  • Microbial activities that lead to cavities and tooth decay 


What’s included

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Test

Your test allows us to analyze your microbiome and cells with our cutting-edge RNA technology and AI-powered platform.

[Icon] LockYour data is private and secure

Our goal is to demystify health, make science accessible, and honor the biochemical individuality of every human. We know that when you choose Viome hoping to learn more about your health, you entrust us with important information, and we are committed to your privacy. 


To ensure the confidentiality of your data, we separate users’ personally identifiable information (PII) from protected health information (PHI) and use multiple layers of encryption and access protection. We do not provide your information or results to employers or health insurance companies. Viome will never sell your data.


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Health Scores

Unprecedented insights include up to 50+ health scores that may highlight underlying contributors to poor health.


[Icon] Biological AgeBiological Age

We assess the activities of your gut microbiome, your cells, and your oral microbiome to determine how well you are aging at a cellular level compared with other people your age.

Your nutrition recommendations are designed to help you optimize specific biological functions responsible for how you’re aging internally.


[Icon] Gut HealthGut Health

Your gut microbiome is home to trillions of microbes that have a direct influence on everything from your mood to how you digest foods and even how your immune system responds to infections or allergens.


Your nutrition recommendations are designed to optimize your digestion, strengthen gut lining, and boost richness & microbiome diversity. 


Includes insights relating to:

  • Nutrient absorption 

  • Beneficial & harmful microbial activities

  • Intestinal barrier health 

  • Signatures of inflammation in the gut


[Icon] Oral HealthOral Health

Oral health impacts systems beyond the mouth and is intricately connected to your cardiovascular, immune, bone, and brain health.


Your nutrition recommendations are designed to rebalance your oral microbiome and lower the risk of cavities, bad breath, and leaky gums.


Includes insights relating to:

  • Activities of microbes in the mouth that contribute to gum inflammation 

  • Activities of microbial pathways that cause bad breath

  • Microbial activities that lead to cavities and tooth decay


[Icon] Cellular & Energy EfficiencyCellular & Energy Efficiency

When cells lack the nutrition they need, they can't keep up with the metabolic demands of the body, which leads to a loss of function and is the earliest measurable indicator of aging and health decline.


Your nutrition recommendations are designed to kickstart your cellular repair and cellular support processes.


Includes insights relating to:

  • Aging of your cells

  • Cellular stress

  • Cellular inflammation

  • Mitochondrial health


[Icon] Inflammation ResponseInflammation Response

Prolonged inflammation due to factors such as poor diet, increased stress, and environmental toxins promote health decline. 


Your nutrition recommendations are designed to support your body’s response to stress and immune tolerance.


Includes insights relating to:

  • Overall balance of your body’s pro & anti-inflammatory activity 

  • Immune system’s ability to address inflammation

  • Cellular functions under stress 

  • Microbial stress


[Icon] Brain & Cognitive HealthBrain & Cognitive Health

The gut microbiome aids in the development of our brain and nervous system as well as the management of neurological functions. 


Your nutrition recommendations are designed to boost brain health and functions that support your cognitive and mood health. 


Includes insights relating to:

  • Serotonin production-assisting pathways 

  • Microbial activities which contribute to the production of GABA

  • Activities that might negatively impact focus

  • Activities that impact your body’s pH balance


[Icon] Immune System HealthImmune System Health

A healthy immune system is essential for fighting off outside invaders like viruses, bacteria, and fungi, neutralizing environmental toxins, and preventing changes within cells that lead to a decline in biological functions. 


Your nutrition recommendations are designed to help support your body’s alarm system and repair mechanism.


Includes insights relating to:

  • Overall immunity

  • Body’s preparedness to fight off bad viruses & bacteria

  • Body’s ability to clear toxins

  • Manage oxidative stress


[Icon] Heart & Cardiometabolic HealthHeart & Cardiometabolic Health

While many people simply think of managing their cholesterol to improve their cardiovascular health, in reality, many factors are at play, including oxidative stress, endothelial function, kidney function, and vitamin and mineral status.


Your nutrition recommendations are designed to optimize functions related to your heart health.


 Includes insights relating to:

  • Indicators of high oxidative stress 

  • Activities that promote inflammation

  • Vascular health

  • Cholesterol metabolism




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Personalized Food Recommendations

Depending on your test results and personal needs, Viome’s recommended foods for you are sorted into four categories:


  • Superfoods
  • Enjoy
  • Minimize
  • Avoid



  • Learn why certain “healthy” foods may actually be harmful for you
  • Slow biological aging by addressing activities contributing to inflammation throughout your body
  • Improve nutrient absorption
  • Boost beneficial microbial activities like butyrate production and vitamin production
  • Suppress harmful microbial activities in your gut and oral microbiome
  • Strengthen your gut lining and decrease your risk of leaky gut
  • Optimize your unique glycemic response to foods



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Supplement Recommendations

We carefully curate a selection of tailored ingredients to support the specific health functions you need to focus on*. Our recommended supplements are uniquely designed based on your results, and clinical studies support every ingredient recommended for you and our portfolio of over 200 ingredients.


  • Your personalized supplements can further address your gut health needs with nutrients you can't get from biotics alone, such as digestive enzymes, polyphenols, and herbs*.
  • Your supplement recommendations are designed to support immune function, protect your cells against the effects of aging, and regenerate antioxidant activity within your cells*


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We can create your unique formula

Your supplement capsules house a unique formula made just for you, which may include any combination of vitamins, herbs, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, and food extracts.


Your personalized formula will be prepared once you receive your results.





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Probiotic + Prebiotic Recommendations

Not all probiotics are created equal! Once we know more about the functions that need extra support, we'll connect the dots not only between these and which strains and fibers will be most beneficial for you.


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A personalized blend, just for you

Your daily stick pack containing your Viome-recommended probiotic and prebiotic blend is shipped to you monthly! Our scientists hand-select our probiotic strains based on extensive clinical data from academic and research institutions.





Benefits of Full Body Intelligence

Proper nutrition is essential to tap into your body's natural ability to heal and defend itself against stress and toxins as you age. Consuming the right combination of foods, nutrients, and probiotics can significantly influence how you feel, look, and age.

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Discover how your body is aging from within
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Biological Age

Eating the wrong foods for our body, including foods we believe to be healthy, along with lifestyle factors such as stress, our environment, and illness, can make it difficult for our body’s health to remain resilient as we age. Biological aging is characterized by underlying factors resulting from your body’s inability to maintain healthy functions. Your Biological Age number you receive with your Full Body Intelligence Test will reveal whether your body is aging faster or slower than your chronological age based on an analysis of your gut microbiome, oral microbiome, and cellular health.

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Heart & Metabolic Health | Kidney-Heart Health

The kidneys impact heart health through their central role in the regulation of blood pressure as well as their ability to filter blood to remove metabolites that can injure your blood vessels and other tissues. For example, metabolites like homocysteine are produced by our cells as a part of normal metabolism but can cause oxidative stress if not recycled into beneficial glutathione (the master antioxidant) or filtered from the blood by the kidneys.

If your test results determine you need support, your supplement recommendations may include vitamins and minerals that aid in homocysteine breakdown and blood pressure management.


Benefits of Full Body Intelligence

Proper nutrition is essential to tap into your body's natural ability to heal and defend itself against stress and toxins as you age. Consuming the right combination of foods, nutrients, and probiotics can significantly influence how you feel, look, and age.

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Discover how your body is aging from within

Biological Age

Eating the wrong foods for our body, including foods we believe to be healthy, along with lifestyle factors such as stress, our environment, and illness, can make it difficult for our body’s health to remain resilient as we age. Biological aging is characterized by underlying factors resulting from your body’s inability to maintain healthy functions. Your Biological Age number you receive with your Full Body Intelligence Test will reveal whether your body is aging faster or slower than your chronological age based on an analysis of your gut microbiome, oral microbiome, and cellular health.

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Address inflammaging at the root

Gut Health | Inflammatory Activity

When our bodies enter a chronic state of low-grade immune responses, we can be at a greater risk for health decline. This state, associated with aging, is known as “inflammageing”. Inflammaging has been closely related to obesity and poor gut health. Over time, internal damage from these conditions can cause prolonged harm to the digestive system and other organs, disrupting our body’s natural ability to heal and address infections. Our recommendations address your Inflammatory Activity score and other suboptimal scores that may be associated with inflammatory microbial activity.

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Promote emotional balance and a healthy mood

Brain & Cognitive Health | Neurotransmitter Production

Many of our neurotransmitters - or the hormones that control our brain’s activity and our mood - are created inside the gut with the help of microorganisms that live there. The oral microbiome can also impact our mood and brain function through various activities that influence cognition. Not only are we able to monitor how much of these neurotransmitters such as GABA or Serotonin are produced, we’re also able to recommend foods that help support balance in your microbiome with effects that trickle down to your mood.

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Promote healthy blood pressure

Heart & Metabolic Health | Kidney-Heart Health

The kidneys impact heart health through their central role in the regulation of blood pressure as well as their ability to filter blood to remove metabolites that can injure your blood vessels and other tissues. For example, metabolites like homocysteine are produced by our cells as a part of normal metabolism but can cause oxidative stress if not recycled into beneficial glutathione (the master antioxidant) or filtered from the blood by the kidneys.

If your test results determine you need support, your supplement recommendations may include vitamins and minerals that aid in homocysteine breakdown and blood pressure management.

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Promote a resilient immune system

Immune System Health | Immune System Activation

No one wants an under-active immune response when trouble starts, but you certainly don’t want an over-active one either! In your results, you’ll find scores that break down the level of inflammation inside you, as well as how active your immune system is.
Learning where your immune system falls on this scale can help us determine whether issues in your body stem from too little or too much immune system activation.

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Cellular & Energy Efficiency | Cellular Stress

Your test samples provide a lot of information about contributing causes to why your cells get stressed out. We can see all sorts of information, including the levels of oxidative stress in your cells. We can also see how your gut microbiome may produce toxic or inflammatory stress-inducing byproducts (e.g., putrescine, ammonia, cadaverine). In addition, if you consume a high salt diet - some signs may suggest ‘salt stress’ signaling. We don’t just see how stressed out your cells are, we can pinpoint what key factors might be causing it.

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How our tests compare with other at-home tests


DNA Testing


While DNA can provide information about family ancestry, it cannot explain current health symptoms. DNA remains constant throughout a person's life, and as a result, food recommendations based solely on DNA do not change, even if an individual experiences weight changes or health issues. The root cause of health imbalances is often gene expression, or RNA, which can change over time. Viome analyzes both microbial and human cell gene expressions to offer personalized food and supplement recommendations to help bring the body back into balance and improve overall health and well-being.

Microbiome Testing


Most microbiome testing companies, unlike Viome, are focused on microbial DNA and can tell you what organisms are in your gut, but they cannot tell you what these organisms are actually doing inside of your body, or if they are even dead or alive. For example, the same organism can be beneficial in one person and harmful in another, depending on that individual’s unique gut ecosystem.

Viome, on the other hand, uses metatranscriptomics to sequence the RNA of each person's entire microbial community, providing a complete view of the presence of live microorganisms and their activities, such as producing harmful toxins or beneficial nutrients. Unlike other gut tests that only examine microbial DNA using metagenomics, Viome's technology evaluates functional expressed genes to determine the impact of various microbial communities on a person's unique gut ecosystem.

Questionnaire-based Testing


Quiz-based recommendations are limited by basing conclusions on general information such as age, sex, weight, lifestyle, and health goals. However, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for optimal health and wellness. When it comes to your body’s unique biochemistry, it takes fine-tuning and precise variation. At Viome, we believe the best way to determine the right food and supplements is to listen to your body's specific needs. Inconsistent results in your health goals or harmful effects can occur when consuming the wrong "healthy" foods or supplements. Precise, personalized recommendations are necessary to avoid ineffective and potentially harmful choices.

Food Allergies & Sensitivity Testing


  • Food sensitivity tests are simply measuring antibodies to foods. Foods that show up on your food sensitivity test results may actually be good for you in reality. However, an antibody to that specific food often shows up when you are eating a lot of that food and suffering from a leaky gut. A leaky gut happens when there is damage to the lining of the gut making it more permeable to substances that should not go into your blood, triggering your immune system to make antibodies in response to those substances. Food sensitivity reactions are Immunoglobulins A (IgA), M (IgM), and G (IgG)-mediated immune system responses causing inflammation of the gastrointestinal lining with symptom onset occurring up to 48-72 hours after trigger exposure. 

  • Allergic reactions are immediate immune system responses mediated by Immunoglobulin E (IgE) and can be life-threatening. Viome does not test for IgE which often results in anaphylactic reactions. Food allergies should be overseen and managed by an experienced physician.



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Our science & technology

Our goal is to demystify health, make science accessible and honor the biochemical individuality of every human. We take a holistic science-forward, data-driven approach to health and nutrition.

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