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.
Focusing on boosting the beneficial and suppressing the harmful activities of the microbiome for 90 days offers just enough time to ensure a more lasting impact to your microbiome and your overall wellness. While some people do experience some immediate changes in as little as a few weeks after following Viome’s recommendations, you are your own best baseline.
To track your functional active microbiome changes, we suggest retesting several times a year or as often as needed.
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, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and the United Kingdom. Viome is currently unavailable in New York and Maryland.
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 a full list of the active organisms found in your sample, 20 personalized gut microbiome scores that reflect the current state of your microbiome, and personalized food recommendations. Your recommendations are based on the activity of your microbes and the information you provide.
Your food recommendations are classified into four ranks to help you achieve your optimal balance. These are: Superfoods, Enjoy foods, Minimize foods, and Avoid foods. Your lists highlight foods that will boost beneficial functions or suppress harmful functions of your active microbes. No single recommendation applies to everyone. One food may be beneficial for one person, neutral for another, and harmful to others.
Your recommendations are unique to you! It takes about 90 days to see the effects of a new diet on your microbiome, so sticking to your recommendations is key. Focusing on eating the right foods and adding diversity to your diet is just as important as staying away from those Avoid foods when it comes to coming into balance.
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.