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Release for Friday 25th April 2008

Unique new stool test uses gut instinct to improve health

What goes on in our digestive system is something we’d rather not shout about from any rooftop. Yet how our internal plumbing performs is a vital component to good health with nearly a quarter of illnesses originating from our stomach region. The digestive system is collectively home to many more bacteria, yeasts, moulds than there are cells in the body, and is constantly on the go digesting and breaking down what we eat. No surprise our guts can occasionally need attention, and with a unique, new stool test, there’s never been a better time to put your internal workings to the test.

The Gut Health Test is launched in April 2008 by, and offers a convenient, gut ecology profile which identifies imbalances and areas for improving digestive health. Gut problems can lead to an array of symptoms such as diarrhoea, stomach pain, bloating, wind, and cramps, and according to figures from a Gut Omnibus survey, a third of the UK population regularly suffer from some kind of digestive problems.

The home test, which requires just one stool sample, is analysed under laboratory conditions and returns an easy to interpret unique colour-coded gut health index score, plus a personalised plan with advice on diet and lifestyle. A nutritionist consultation worth in excess of £50 is provided in the price which allows customers to implement, and discuss the proper steps to interpret the results and support in changing your diet and lifestyle.

In December 2006, a stomach complaint was the number one reason for people to contact NHS Direct yet very few explore the prospect of taking a stool test. Although there are other tests, the Gut Health Test strives to give customers the best informed and convenient option at getting ‘gut healthy’ by getting tough on a multitude of gut health related problems.

Dr Matthias Ernst, Scientific Advisor, LMVA, Germany, says:
“The digestive system is a vital link to overall health and making sure it is in good working order is a fundamental aspect to your wellbeing. We provide the laboratory test to help relieve a number of chronic and acute conditions. The advice from a qualified Nutritionist also means the customer gets the support to make best use of the results. No other stool testing product does more to help its customer than the Gut Health Test.”


Gut Health Test price is £220 and goes on sale throughout the UK from April 2008.

It tests for at least 16 different types of bacteria, the presence of yeast, undigested foods, moulds and acidity.
The test works from just one stool sample.

All done from home in a self contained kit, you post the sample and results are returned within 10 workings days.

Results pack includes laboratory test results, personalised plan and advice based on a Gut Health Index score.

One free nutritionist consultation worth in excess of £50 is included in the £220 price.

To buy the test call free phone 0800 074 6185 or visit the website

For further information on Gut Health problems visit

Journalists requiring test kits or press packs please contact
Tel: 01904 428 557/ (M) 07976-746-777

For stool test enquiries contact on 0800 074 6185

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