The Modern Sensei
We have teamed up with The Modern Sensei to provide you with all your personal health diagnostics. Using Functional Medicine, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition and the field of Functional Wellness to better identify the root causes of symptoms, sickness and disease. Below are some of the tests available. To book a free 15 min consultation email firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Sensitivity Test
The food sensitivity test is ideal for those who are suffering from symptoms of low energy, with irritable bowel syndrome, or irritable bowel disease. This clear and straightforward test provides analysis for 95 foods. A full diet is constructed from the results involving an omission, re-introduction and a rotation diet over the course of four months.
Comprehensive Blood Chemistry Test
The comprehensive blood chemistry testing is a perfect way to determine the optimal health and dietary needs for those who are looking to either achieve optimal performance or want a general health check. Over 30 analytes are tested and analised to determine both vitamin and mineral load and function. This test also provides the status of liver, kidney and thyroid systems, as well as cardiovascular and diabetes risk factors.
Urinary Hormone Metabolites Test
Suffering from low energy due to chronic fatigue syndrome can be debilitating in life. Looking at adrenal hormones such as cortisol and cortisone with total cortisol metabolites can often lead to a revelation in the diagnosis and more efficient management of the symptoms. Simple blood tests analysing the load of one hormone at one point in the day are often too limited in revealing the full picture.
The urinary hormone, metabolites test, collects urine over the course of 24 hours unveiling the actual state of the hormones. Sex hormones are also analysed in this test giving women with cycling problems and men with testosterone deficiency far more detail and alternative recommendations. Sleep problems could also be resolved when using this test as urinary melatonin is also analysed allowing for the correct melatonin advice.
Comprehensive Stool Analysis
It has been suggested that the gut has over 100 trillion bacteria in the intestinal tract alone. These bacteria play a vital role in maintaining our digestive health and therefore also general wellbeing. This bacteria can be classified into three groups; Potentially Pathogenic, Non-Beneficial, and Beneficial.
The beneficial bacteria provide vitamins for the body, and fuel for the intestinal tract. Non-beneficial bacteria outcompete other bacteria such as the potentially pathogenic, but also the beneficial bacteria. And, of course, the potentially pathogenic, which as the names suggests can cause disease if they reach a certain number. To add to matters yeast also lives in the digestive system and depending on the type can be beneficial or pathogenic.
Any upset to this system, such as taking medication like antibiotics can result in dysbiosis or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Suffering from irritable bowel syndrome that is characterised by bloating and distention can be corrected with the right stool analysis and recommendations.
What Is It?
Betaine HCl and pepsin are naturally occurring gastric-juice components that render nutrients available for absorption and biological acitivity. Specifically, betaine HCl is an acidic form of betaine, which promotes optimal gastric lumen acidity and pepsin is a protein-digesting enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of peptide bonds.*
Uses For Betaine HCl Pepsin
Healthy Digestive Function: Betaine HCl and pepsin promote the solubilization of food particles and the healthy absorption and utilization of nutrients, including protein, calcium, vitamin B12, and iron. Contact with gastric juices causes protein and polysaccharide degradation, allowing them to become more accessible to the actions of the hydrolytic enzymes in the duodenum and jejunum. Furthermore, HCl contributes to the naturally acidic environment of the stomach necessary for healthy microbial balance.*
What Is The Source?
Pure Encapsulations Betaine HCl is synthetic. Pepsin is porcine derived. Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate) is derived from corn dextrose fermentation and palm oil. Hypo-allergenic plant fiber is derived from pine cellulose.
Pure Encapsulations recommends 1 capsule with each meal. Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions? If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product. Large amounts of betaine HCl may cause stomach irritation. Individuals with a history of peptic ulcers, gastritis, or gastrointestinal symptoms should consult their physician before taking betaine HCl.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
People taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), cortisone-like drugs, or other medications that might cause a peptic ulcer should not take betaine HCl. Consult with your physician for more information.