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Is our NEW Microbiome Test right for you?

Here at Chuckling Goat, we are passionate about gut health, and about educating and empowering our customers to take control of theirs so they can live happier, healthier lives.

This is why we have been working hard behind the scenes to create our very own Microbiome Test, created in partnership with Cambridge Genomic Services, University of Cambridge. Our Microbiome Test includes FREE lifetime membership to our state-of-the-art gut health tracking platform and ongoing support from our live Nutritional Therapists.

And if you’re wondering what the test does and if it is for you – you’re in the right place!

What is the microbiome?

The microbiome is the collective name for the enormous colonies of microorganisms, both beneficial and neutral, that coexist with the human body, mainly inside your gut. It’s estimated that there are one quadrillion/septillion, or 10 to the 24th, bacteria inhabiting the gut microbiome. All those living organisms have a huge impact on your health.

Your gut microbiome impacts how well you digest your food, and how many nutrients you can absorb. It also controls the function of your immune system, protects the body from pathogenic microbes and helps stabilise weight, improve mood and increase stress resistance. The composition of your gut bacteria depends on what you eat every day, meaning that everybody has a unique microbiome profile. It can also be influenced by other factors such as your living environment, antibiotics and stress. Even if you eat a good diet, your microbiome might still lack the ability to synthesise specific vitamins or breakdown dietary fibre.

What is a microbiome test?

This is a stool test, where you take a stool sample using simple, clear, easy-to-understand instructions in the privacy of your own home. This sample is then posted to Cambridge University, where leading scientists use the latest cutting-edge technology – called 16s rRNA sequencing – to analyze the trillions of bacteria living inside your gut.

Our test checks for 86 biomarkers! Here is a detailed breakdown so you know exactly what you get from our microbiome test:

  • 3 diversity biomarkers
  • 12 probiotic (the good bugs) biomarkers
  • 15 pathogenic (the bad bugs) biomarkers
  • 20 prebiotic biomarkers
  • 28 postbiotic biomarkers
  • 4 mental wellness biomarkers
  • 4 systemic wellness biomarkers

Why is it important to test your gut microbiome?

If you’ve ever had food poisoning, a UTI, a dental infection, a hospital-acquired infection or a skin infection, it is possible that some of the bacteria may have migrated into your gut and are still lingering there in what is called a “biofilm” This biofilm can be antibiotic-resistant and incredibly difficult to shift, and may still be present decades later. These low-grade infections may cause autoimmune symptoms over time. If your test identifies the presence of a biofilm infection inside your gut, your Nutritional Therapist will be able to recommend an all-natural herbal antimicrobial that will help to resolve the pathogen levels.

The connection between the bacterial populations inside your gut and certain medical conditions is well documented, including acne, antibiotic-associated diarrhoea, asthma/allergies, autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue, dental cavities, depression and anxiety, diabetes type 2, eczema, gastric ulcers, hardening of the arteries, inflammatory bowel diseases, malnutrition and obesity, just to name a few!

According to both the science and our customer testimonials, improving your microbiome is a safe, natural and effective way to work with these conditions. But before you improve the situation, you need evidence-based results to give you a starting point. That is what the Chuckling Goat Microbiome Test provides.

Is the Chuckling Goat microbiome test right for you?

Our test is for everyone over 18! Unlike other tests on the market, we do not exclude you if you are working with health issues including diabetes, IBS, coeliac, colitis or Crohn’s.

Our test uses the 16s rRNA sequencing, which is the leading gold standard for reliability in microbiome analysis. Our sequencing and bioinformatics pipeline – co-designed by leading scientists at Cambridge University – delivers unparalleled depth, ensuring comprehensive microbial profiling.

You will receive the test kit itself, the sequencing in the lab, and the data report. Your results are then accompanied by a free 30-minute consultation with a trained Nutritional Therapist who will explain the results to you, answer all your questions and create a Personalised Action Plan that can help you begin to improve your gut health immediately.

You also receive lifetime membership access to our state-of-the-art gut health tracker platform, where you can view your Personal Action Plan, log your daily gut health actions and track the improvements in your health over time. Membership includes free lifetime support from our expert Nutritional Therapists – all real human beings, no AI. NO additional costs or hidden fees!

What makes the CG Microbiome test different from other tests on the market?

After carefully examining and working with other microbiome tests for many years, we created a wish list of the things we most wanted to change! Our new CG Microbiome Test ticks all the boxes:

  • Simple, quick and easy to use.
  • A unique mental wellness section, assessed by scientifically validated questionnaires.
  • An overall systemic wellness score.
  • Examination of a full range of short-chain fatty acids: butyrate, acetate, propionate.
  • A comprehensive Personal Action Plan based on your microbial composition and diversity.
  • Free consultation offered by gut health expert and nutritional therapist, RRP £45.
  • Lifelong support and advice.
  • A rewards system that makes it easy and fun to follow your new gut health program.
  • Next-generation nucleic acid collection and preservation tube to guarantee sample stability and accuracy of results.
  • Advanced analytic pipeline designed by leading microbiologists working in collaboration with Cambridge University.
  • State-of-the-art online interactive platform to view and track your results.

Here at CG, we love good science, and we are honoured and thrilled to be joined by some of the finest scientists from around the world, on our Scientific Advisory Board. An interdisciplinary mix of doctors, professors, oncologists, pharmacists, biochemists and bioinformaticians, they are all connected by an interest in the human microbiome and a passion for pushing the edges of creative, rigorous science. Have a browse through the bios of the fine minds who are helping us think, plan, create and innovate the next generation of gut health tools!

Check out What IS a gut health protocol, anyway? and our famous Gut-Brain Health Smoothie!

Have any questions about our Microbiome Test? Contact one of our Nutritional Therapists via live chat, weekdays from 8 am to 8 pm.

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