This is probably one of the most important panels to be explored. You are not only what you eat, but you are what you digest! You could be consuming the most pristine diet, but if your body cannot digest it appropriately, nutritional deficiencies and imbalances will arise. In today’s world there are many reasons why these imbalances may occur, such as poor diet, stress, hidden infections, and/or food sensitivities; all of these can wreak havoc on our digestive system, leaving us feeling bloated, gassy, and/or constipated. With the GI panel, we can discover imbalances that may be occurring and having an overall negative effect on your health. 80% of your immune system is found in your GI tract, thus if your gut is not properly functioning, your immune system will surely suffer. This test can not only help determine how your digestive system functions, but it can identify the presence of good/bad bacteria; fungal, bacterial, or parasitic infections; enzyme output; and even antibodies to milk, soy, gliadin, and/or egg.
The GI2 panel is administered via saliva and stool collection.