This test analyzes the activity of the microbes in your microbiome in order to provide you with personalized food recommendations that allow your body to function at peak performance.
After identifying your gut’s composition, we look at how your microorganisms are functioning. Measuring the functions of the microbes—what their genes tell them to do—is hugely important, as scientists have begun to suggest that the function of the microbiome (what your microbes are doing) is more important than the composition (who's there) to overall health and disease outcomes. What we see goes a step beyond information about what the microbes can do in a hypothetical sense. We can tell you what genes are actually expressing.
Register your kit, collect your sample, and complete your questionnaires.
Send your sample off to our state-of-the-art laboratory for analysis.
Your recommendations are delivered right to you through your Viome app, tablet, and computer.
The microbe composition of your gut is in a constant state of change. To keep your microbiome in balance, it’s a good idea to check in with a retest from time to time. Based on what we’ve seen in our research, it takes around 90 days to see notable effects of a new diet on your microbiome. While some users retest every three months, others opt to retest only when they experience a major life change or when they feel like something might be just a little off.
Personalization is about regularly measuring and making micro-adjustments over time. This is exactly what Viome offers: your personal microbial GPS so that you can make informed decisions based on what's happening inside of you as you go through life.
Where is Viome's Gut Intelligence Test available?
Our Gut Intelligence Test is available in the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Viome is currently unavailable in New York state.
What shipping options do you offer?
Viome kits for United States customers are shipped via the United States Postal Service (USPS) standard ground shipping. For U.S. customers, kits are delivered within 5-7 business days.
International shipments (outside the United States) are shipped via the United States Postal Service (USPS) For International deliveries, please note there may be extended shipping times due to Customs processes.
What can I expect the testing process to be like?
Taking the Gut Intelligence test is easy - all we need from you is a small, pea-sized amount of your stool which you can collect at any time of the day. There is nothing you need to do to prepare for the test.
All materials needed for collection, as well as detailed instructions, are sent to your home along with your kit.
To learn more about the process, you can check out this video.
Is there an age requirement for using Viome's Gut Intelligence Test?
Viome's Gut Intelligence Test is available for both adults and minors. Children under the age of 18 must sign a separate consent form and parents must sign a parental assent form.
All Viome accounts must be set up with a unique email address. When registering a kit for a minor, be sure to select the appropriate age option. Failure to do so could result in a delay in processing results and recommendations.
Results and recommendations for minors may take a few days longer to process than for adults - please be aware of this when ordering Viome for a minor.
How long will it take to receive results, and what can I expect from my Gut Intelligence results?
Viome's results and recommendations take up to 4 weeks after the lab receives your sample and completed questionnaires. Once your results are available, you’ll receive an email notification.
The results that you receive from Viome include personalized food recommendations based on your Gut Intelligence test results, so you’ll know which foods are your superfoods, enjoy, minimize, and avoid foods we recommend you follow for 90 days. Additional food preparation tips and tricks, and fun food facts are also included, to help you get the most out of Viome recommendations.
You may receive recommendations for supplements if our team of medical doctors, nutritionists, and naturopathic doctors see that you may benefit from these. These typically come in the form of a prebiotic, probiotic, or supplement of polyphenols.
We have many customers who experience a wide range of benefits after following our recommendations including better digestion, improved sleep, weight loss, and overall improvement of mood. However, every experience is unique, and everyone will experience benefits unique to their own body and state of health.
Viome does not claim to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information on the Viome website is provided for informational purposes only and with the understanding that Viome is not engaged in rendering medical advice or recommendations. You should not rely on any information on the website to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition or replace consultations with qualified health care professionals to meet your individual needs. Always check with your doctor for answers to your personal medical questions.
Do I need a smartphone to use Viome?
You do not need a smartphone, but you will need access to a web browser. The entire Viome experience takes place online.
Your results and recommendations are only available through your account on your smartphone or web portal. Viome cannot mail paper copies of your results and recommendations to you for any reason.
Viome does not claim to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information on the Viome website is provided for informational purposes only and with the understanding that Viome is not engaged in rendering medical advice or recommendations. You should not rely on any information on the website to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition, or replace consultations with qualified health care professionals to meet your individual needs. Always check with your doctor for answers to your personal medical questions.