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GI MAP

  • Bloating
  • Flatulence/gas
  • Cramping
  • Cramps during training/events 
  • Diarrhoea
  • Diarrhoea pre/during/post event
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Heartburn/reflux
  • Nausea/stomach ache when not eating
  • Urgency
  • Increased bowel frequency 
  • Gastritis
  • GERD
  • IBS
  • IBD
  • Autoimmunity 
  • Skin issues 
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Gi Map is a home kit delivered and collected at your home via courier and takes circa 3 weeks for the results. For maximum benefit we recommend that the results are analysed by a registered practitioner however we can release results directly to the client. Our sister company Nadura Integrative Natural Health Ltd www.nadura.ie are registered practitioners and can analyse your results and create a targeted nutrient & dietary programme unique to you based your stool results.

For more information or to proceed with a Gi Map test please contact us today at test@fxsupplements.ie 

Benefits of Gi Map test for athletes:

Have you noticed cramping & urgency when you increase your training load?
Have you began ‘reacting’ to certain food groups since competing in endurance sports?
Are you continually bloating no matter wat you eat?
These are all very common queries from athletes that we receive daily, majority of factors will lead back to the health and functionality of the gastrointestinal tract which we know can be compromised through sport.
If we require specific quantity of macros and timing for optimum results on the track/field then how do we expect this to happen if we are simply not adequately digesting and absorbing what we are eating?
Did you know the prevalence of gi symptoms listed above in endurance athletes is a whooping 84% affecting females more than males especially prior to their cycle?

The Gi Map test could answer and help identify and address many of these questions.

For more information or to proceed with a Gi Map test please contact us today at test@fxsupplements.ie 

The Gastrointestinal Microbial Assay Plus (GI-MAP) is an innovative clinical tool that measures gastrointestinal microbiota DNA from a single stool sample with state of the art, quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) technology.

The GI-MAP was designed to detect microbes that may be disturbing normal microbial balance or contributing to illness as well as indicators of digestion, absorption, inflammation, and immune function. With a culture based test it is not possible to measure strict anaerobes, viruses or virulence factors.

The GI-MAP’s accuracy and reliability allows personalized protocols to address gut dysfunction based on which infections are urgent, which areas of the gut are already optimized, and which areas should be addressed after an infection is resolved. Additionally, the quantification of identified micro-organisms offers a remarkable ability to see how treatment modalities are working because a retest after treatment can show whether a parasite has resolved, dysbiosis has improved, and more. 

Analytes measured in GI-MAP:

BACTERIAL PATHOGENS

  • Campylobacter
  • C. difficile Toxin A
  • C. difficile Toxin B
  • Enterohemorrhagic E. coli
  • E. coli O157
  • Enteroinvasive E. coli/Shigella
  • Enterotoxigenic E. coli LT/ST
  • Shiga-like Toxin E. coli stx1
  • Shiga-like Toxin E. coli stx2
  • Salmonella
  • Vibro cholerae
  • Yersinia enterocolitica
  • H. pylori
    • Virulence Factor, babA
    • Virulence Factor, cagA
    • Virulence Factor, dupA
    • Virulence Factor, iceA
    • Virulence Factor, oipA
    • Virulence Factor, vacA
    • Virulence Factor, virB
    • Virulence Factor, virD

 

PARASITIC PATHOGENS

  • Cryptosporidium
  • Entamoeba histolytica
  • Giardia

 

VIRAL PATHOGENS

  • Adrenovirus 40/41
  • Norovirus GI
  • Norovirus GII

 

NORMAL/COMMENSAL BACTERIA

  • Akkermansia Mucinophilia
  • Bacteroides fragilis
  • Bifidobacterium spp.
  • Clostridia (class)
  • Enterobacter spp.
  • Enterococcus spp.
  • Escherichia spp.
  • Faecalbacterium prausnitzii
  • Lactobacillus spp.

 

BACTERIAL PHYLA

  • Bacteroidetes
  • Firmicutes
  • Firmicutes/Bacteroidetes Ratio

 

ADDITIONAL DYSBIOTIC/OVERGROWTH BACTERIA

  • Bacillus spp.
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • Methanobacteriaceae (family)
  • Morganella spp.
  • Pseudomonas spp.
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staphylococcus spp.
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus spp.

 

POTENTIAL AUTOIMMUNE TRIGGERS

  • Citrobacter spp.
  • Citrobacter freundii
  • Fusobacterium spp.
  • Klebsiella spp.
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Mycobacterium avium
  • Prevotella copri
  • Proteus spp.
  • Proteus mirabilis

 

FUNGI/YEAST

  • Candida albicans
  • Candida spp.
  • Geotricum spp.
  • Microsporidia spp.
  • Rhodoturula spp.

 

OPPORTUNISTIC VIRUSES

  • CMV- Cytomegalovirus
  • EBV- Epstein Barr Virus

 

Parasites & worms:

PROTOZOA

  • Blastocystis hominis
  • Chilomastix mesnelli
  • Cyclospora cayetanensis
  • Dientamoeba fragilis
  • Endolimax nana
  • Entamoeba coli
  • Pentatrichomonas hominis

 

WORMS

  • Ancyclostroma duodenale
  • Ascaris lumbricoides
  • Necator americanus
  • Trichuris trichiura
  • Taenia solium/saginada

 

Intestinal health markers:

DIGESTION

  • Elastase-1
  • Steatocrit

 

IMMUNE RESPONSE

  • Secretory IgA
  • Anti-gliadin IgA

 

INFLAMMATION

  • Calprotectin

 

GI MARKERS

  • ß-Glucuronidase
  • Occult Blood – FIT

 

Antibiotic resistance genes:

Phenotypes | HELICOBACTER

  • Amoxicillin
  • Clarithromycin
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Tetracycline

 

Genotypes | UNIVERSAL MICROBIOTA RESISTANCE GENES

  • ß-lactamase
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Macrolides
  • Vancomycin

For more information or to proceed with a Gi Map test please contact us today at test@fxsupplements.ie