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Purpose of running this test:

Gastrointestinal malabsorption, or leaky gut, can reduce nutrient absorption, lower amino acid levels, be indicative of infection or inflammation in your gut, and negatively impact growth. It is very useful to have a sense of the degree to which the integrity of your gut absorption is compromised.

Unfortunately the Intestinal Permeability Test is not available in all states. While not identical with the IP test, the Celiac Test described in Chapter 19, does provide some related information regarding malabsorption, leaky gut, and reactions to gliadin and gluten as allergens in your system which can contribute to leaky gut. Wherever possible, run both tests, the Celiac and Intestinal Permeability test, for a more comprehensive sense of gut permeability and inflammation.

Result This table contains the rationale behind my suggestions. These suggestions are for your consideration. Defer your choices to your own health care practitioner, as always.
Imbalances in lactulose and mannitol Elevated values may be a reflection of leaky gut. Consider Leaky Gut nucleotide blend, Bowel Support nucleotide blend, and Glucosamine/Chondroitin Plus to help with GI mucosal integrity. Also, consider General Support nucleotide blend and Cytokine Balance nucleotide blend, along with Inflammatory Pathway Support capsules, as well as VitaOrgan.If your amino acids are low on a UAA, consider AminoAssist spray, AminoAssist capsules, Egg Protein Powder, and Ora-Placenta.

T cell and B cell support capsules may help support immune function if your IgG levels are out of balance. Colostrum in particular supports low IgA levels.

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Related Tests to Run

Run a UAA test to see how well you are absorbing nutrients. Also, use a CSA test and GI Test to assess digestive markers and to look for bacterial, yeast or other infection that may be a cause of inflammation and malabsorption.

A MAP test is also useful to look for signs of ketosis, as well as to get a measurement of quinolinic acid levels. 97% of the serotonin in your body is found in your GI tract, so consider getting a NT test along with a MAP test to assess serotonin levels.

Consider running a Celiac test to identify the degree to which gliadin and gluten may be contributing to leaky gut and malabsorption.


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Hepatic Detox Profile Test