Your gut, your health

Uncover new health insights with our simple,
at-home sampling kit and comprehensive report.

Get to know your gut microbiome better. See what you can learn from our quick and easy test.

Why test your gut microbiome?

Your gut microbiome has the potential to influence your overall health. Understanding your gut microbiome provides important insights which can better inform your lifestyle choices.

  • Digestive function

    Gut bacteria break down fibre - keeping gas, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea at bay.

  • Immunity

    Gut bacteria assist in the preparation and training of the immune system, which can help fight gut inflammation.

  • Metabolism

    Bacterial substances in the gut can affect metabolic functions, such as appetite and glucose regulation.

The aim of gut microbiome analysis

Insight™ aims to empower both individuals and practitioners to reach more informed, evidence-based decisions regarding gut health.

  • Microba Insights Program

    Assess your baseline

    Establish a detailed profile of your microbiome. Better understand the current state of your gut.

  • Inform your choices

    Explore your personal key insights with practical dietary suggestions. Make a plan and target areas for improvement.

  • Monitor the impact

    See the impact of changes you make and track how your microbiome shifts over time with further microbiome analysis.

What you’ll learn

Get to know your gut and make more informed lifestyle choices, every day.

  • Who's living inside your gut

    Find out which bacteria are present and what they are doing.

  • What's your gut's health potential

    Dig deeper into how your microbiome may be influencing other areas of your health.

  • How your gut compares

    See how your microbiome compares to our ‘healthy group’ and monitor changes over time.

The Insight™ report allows you to learn about your unique gut microbiome in high-resolution. You can use the report to:

  • Learn which microorganisms are in your gut and what they might be doing.
  • Learn which foods can be added to your diet to promote a healthy microbiome.
  • Monitor how your gut microbiome changes with lifestyle adjustments. For example, if you need to take antibiotics, you can monitor how quickly your microbiome recovers. Or, if you want to improve your gut microbiome by making changes to your diet and/or exercise habits, you can monitor your microbiome to see if the changes have worked.
  • Learn if the probiotics you are taking are present in your sample.
  • Identify overgrowths of a particular species within your microbiome. Please consult with a medical practitioner if you have any concerns.

It’s important to keep in mind that human microbiome analysis is an emerging field. New discoveries are made almost every week about how the different microorganisms in our body interact with us and with each other. As more information is gained, consensus about what different microbes are doing can change.

The information in your profile is meant for you to gain a better understanding of your personal microbiome and how it may change in response to lifestyle choices. It is not a diagnostic tool and cannot be used to diagnose or treat medical conditions.

The Insight™ report is intended to be used for informational purposes only. The results of your microbiome test are not intended to be used to diagnose or treat medical.  This test will provide you with a detailed overview of which microorganisms are resident in your gut and what they might be doing. This, in turn, may provide insight into your overall gut health.

Most other microbiome profiling companies use 16S rRNA gene sequencing. This method only sequences a small portion of a single gene to identify known bacterial groups and leaves out the rest of your microbiome. The results are often biased and not reproducible between different labs. Functional information, including what your various gut bacteria do, is limited to known bacteria, which misses a large portion of your overall microbiome.

Insight™ gut microbiome analysis is powered by Microba’s proprietary analysis platform. This powerful platform uses metagenomics to provide you with a high-resolution picture of your gut microbiome. Metagenomics (also known as shotgun metagenomics) is the most reproducible and comprehensive DNA sequencing method, where all the genes from the microorganisms in your sample are sequenced. This method allows you to see not just bacteria, but also fungi, protists, and archaea, as well as identify microorganisms at the species level and reveal what your microbes are capable of.

Your unique report

Gain a better understanding of your gut microbiome and how it may affect your health with an Insight™ microbiome report. Once your report is generated, receive personalised guidance to use your report and take positive steps towards a healthier lifestyle with a complimentary microbiome coach consultation and/or from a Microba informed healthcare practitioner.

See what's in a report