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Science is continuously discovering that the many microorganisms living in your gut can have a major influence on your health and wellbeing
A microbiome test kit that provides detailed insights into the microorganisms inhabiting your gut and how they function.
It is a powerful, evidence-based tool that allows you to learn about your unique microbial community in unprecedented detail and identifies dietary suggestions that may improve your overall health and wellbeing.
Microba Insight™ analyses the microorganisms in your gut and explains what we currently know about their role in contributing to your health.
A comprehensive personalised report
View your report online through Microba’s Discovery Portal and explore your gut microbiome with interactive widgets. Each report delivers a set of key insights and how they compare to the healthy group range, the abundance of each microorganism detected in your sample while describing what we currently know about them and their association with good and bad health outcomes.
- Key insights relevant to each microbiome test
- How your microbiome compares to others
- The diversity level of your microbiome
- The potential to produce key metabolites & vitamins
- What types of food the different microbes use as fuel
The comprehensive report overview highlights key information about your personal gut microbiome, such as:
How your microbial community compares to others: You can compare your results with a healthy group.
The diversity of your microbiome: diversity is a measure of how many different microorganisms are present and how evenly distributed those microorganisms are. Average to high microbial diversity is associated with good health.
Key insights: A comprehensive outline of your unique microbiome features. These insights provide information about the levels of selected bacterial species and the potential of your microbiome to produce key compounds that have been linked to health.
Food ideas for your gut microbiome: Personalised dietary suggestions to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria. The interactive shopping list can tell you more about each food and their prebiotic content, and lets you exclude foods containing certain food components which you may be avoiding due to allergy or intolerance.
Using our unique metagenomics sequencing methods and the expert analysis of our scientists, we create a personalised report to show you:
Your Microbiome Profile: The members of your bacterial community, viewable as an interactive diagram or a comprehensive list, and the abundance of each bacterial species. There are detailed descriptions of each species and what is known about them, and you can also search for bacteria commonly used as probiotics.
Important Species: Clear identification of potentially beneficial or problematic bacteria that have been associated with health or disease in the scientific research
Microbial Metabolites: The potential of your microbiome to produce and consume by-products, such as neurotransmitters and vitamins, and details about their association with good and poor health outcomes.
Digestion Potential: The potential for each microbiome to digest food components such as carbohydrates, protein, simple sugars and fat
Microbial Eukaryotes:The presence of key fungi and parasites, with easy-to-understand descriptions of each species
Questionnaire results: An overview of your answers to the food, mental health and physical activity questionnaires. Your food results are compared with the recommendations of the Australian
Dietary Guidelines for your age and gender across the five food groups.
Throughout your report, you can compare your results in each section to the healthy group.
Microba Insight allows you to accurately identify the microorganisms in your gut microbiome
Your microbiome is the community of organisms living in and on your body. Every person’s microbial community is unique and includes an individualised balance of both desirable and less-beneficial microorganisms. This balance can play a significant role in your overall wellbeing.
Recent advances in technology for microbiome testing have given scientists valuable new insights into the gut microbiome’s role in a number of diseases and health conditions. You can explore more of the research supporting these insights in our Latest Science section.
A short call to discuss your report
With every Microba Insight™ test purchased, we offer a complimentary Microbiome Coach session to discuss your personalised results and insights, and ask any questions you may have. It is an opportunity to review your report with a qualified health professional and get a deeper understanding of your unique gut microbiome.
With hundreds of coach sessions completed, customers have found these sessions to be an important part of understanding their report and making an informed next choice in their unique journey. If you require further assistance, the Microbiome Coach can direct you to the right health professional.
It’s a simple key to unlock new health opportunities
When you understand the unique balance of your gut microbiome, you can take informed steps to maintain or improve the makeup of your microbial community. Microba Insight™ is a simple test that offers sophisticated insights, with access to expert analysis so you can let science guide your individual health journey.
How the test works
- Anyone can order a Microba Insight test online
- Easy, non-invasive sampling process you can do at home
- Send to our world-class Australian laboratory for analysis
- Explore your report online and dig deeper into the detail
Microba is working with health care practitioners to develop a deeper understanding of the gut microbiome. We have a number of Microba Informed Practitioners across Australia, that have completed our training program and can further support your journey towards improved health. Contact Microba for further information 1300 974 621.
Learn more about our Microba Practitioner Program. This program is designed for qualified health care professionals that are interested in taking the next step towards understanding the latest research on the gut microbiome and how the gut microbiome may impact health.