I got a gut feeling. It’s 2022 and we are still in a pandemic. Most of us have learned a thing or two about mRNA during this time too. mRNA isn’t just for vaccines! Have you heard of Viome? If not, we are about to break everything down with our Viome review. Viome is a health testing company that offers health insights and nutrition to support gut, cellular and immune health as well as healthy aging, stress response and more. We are excited to share our Viome review with you.
Viome Review: What is Viome?
No guts. No glory. Viome, founded in 2016 by Naveen Jain, is a health testing company that uses AI to analyze microbes and mRNAs from samples using a gene expression database. This technology can help identify chronic diseases and other concerns such as aging. Viome has two divisions: Viome Consumer Services, which focuses on products and supplements, and Viome Health Services, which advances research on chronic diseases. This Viome review focuses on the Viome Consumer Services division.
Viomen Review: What is the Health Intelligence Test
We selected the Viome Health Intelligence Test (includes the Human Gene Expression Test and the Viome Gut Intelligence Test), which analyzes our gut microbiome and gene expression through blood and stool samples. You can also purchase the Viome Gut Intelligence Test standalone. For the Viome Health Intelligence Test, individuals provide blood and stool samples for testing to analyze their gut microbiome and gene expression. Next, they mail the samples and then receive health scores that measure:
- Biological age (based on cell function and DNA damage)
- Energy levels
- Gut microbiome health
- Stress response
- Cellular health
- Immune system health
Viome Review: How does the Viome Health Intelligence Test work?
Once you open the package, you’ll find three boxes with detailed instructions.
- Box 1: Human Gene Expression: Collect blood sample using the lancets, minivettes, collection tubes, alcohol pads, sterile gauze and band-aids.
- Box 2: Gut Intelligence: Collect stool sample using the stool collection papers and the small scoop inside the collection tube.
- Box 3: Send both samples using the prepaid mailing label provided by Viome.
Viome Review: Human Gene Expression Test
A blood test that’s not in vein. The Human Gene Expression Test provides an in depth look into gut microbiome health and your DNA. Using your blood samples, the results will assess your biological age (your internal age), as well as other health markers like stress response and cellular health. This test may look overwhelming but the instructions lay out everything you have to do.
Viome Review: Gut Intelligence Test
The road to good health is paved with good intestines. A gut microbiome test examines the composition of the different types of microbes within the gut. Gut microbiome includes the bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microbes that live in your intestines. These microorganisms help moderate digestion, the central nervous system, and the immune system.
The Viome Gut Intelligence Test is available standalone and as part of the Health Intelligence Test. The Gut Intelligence Test uses a stool sample to test gut microbiome health, including gut lining health, diversity, and inflammation. Viome will provide food recommendations, depending on the current state of an individual’s gut. After you send your samples, you will receive your results within 2 to 3 weeks. The results from the stool sample include over 20 scores related to gut microbiome health (metabolic fitness, digestive efficiency, and more), a personalized list of foods to eat and avoid, and supplements, prebiotics and probiotic recommendations.
Gut wrenching. Once Viome receives your samples, the lab processes them and send you the results within 3 to 4 weeks. Viome utilizes AI and mRNA sequencing to identify and quantify microorganisms, including strains and species of parasites, viruses, bacteria, and yeast, to gain a detailed insight into a person’s gut microbiome. You can review the results through your account on the Viome website and the accompanying app. Viome provides personalized food recommendations and made-to-order supplements according to these test results.
Viome Review: Overview of the App
Gut feeling. You’ll need to register your test on the Viome app. After you input your registration key, you’ll be asked to fill out a questionnaire. Fill out the questionnaire right after you take your blood and stool samples. Make sure to collect your samples in the morning. You need to collect your blood sample first thing in the morning, before eating any food or drinking anything other than water. You’ll also need to drink a glass of water to ensure good blood flow.
Viome Review: Cost
Gut check. Viome has four testing options:
- Health Intelligence Test ($299, on sale for $199)
- Gut Intelligence Test ($199, on sale for $129)
- Precision Supplements Complete with Viome’s Health Intelligence Test ($199 monthly)
- Precision Probiotics + Prebiotics with Viome’s Gut Intelligence Test ($59.95 monthly)
Individuals can select from two standalone purchases tests and two different subscription plans. The tests with a monthly supply of customized probiotic + prebiotic formulas and/or a monthly supply of customized Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids, Herbs, and Food Extracts are a monthly subscription. You can also use the code TWINS to get an additional $10 off tests. It may seem pricy. If you compare the cost to a personal nutritionist, Viome seems more reasonable. Consider Viome as a cost effective personal and digital nutritionist that’s by your side 24/7.
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of wellness. This year, focus on gut health and a healthy you with Viome‘s artificial intelligence. Let’s discover what foods and supplements are ideal and experience optimal health. We will keep updating this Viome review as we get the results from our Health Intelligence Tests.
Gut health is the key to overall health.Kris Carr