Find out What's in Your Gut and Get Relief!
We are offering a GI-MAP test with a 25-minute interpretation as an a la carte service. You can see your results and have them professionally analyzed all for a great price.
What Does the GI-MAP Test Package Include?
- a GI-MAP test kit
- a 25-minute test analysis with Bridgit
- supplement recommendations based on your test results
- a coupon code toward supplements in our shop
- Optional: zonulin testing (this is added if you mark the checkbox for the optional zonulin testing above)
Who Is This For?
This test can be run by men or women, and there is no upper age limit to run this test.
This test is a great idea for anyone struggling with:
- Chronic digestive complaints
- Chronic inflammation
- Mood and hormonal issues
What Is the Timeframe?
There is no rush to run your test. Once you place your order, we will ship your test kit to you promptly (usually within the next 5 business days). Once you run your test, expect about a month turn around time before the results are back and you can schedule with Bridgit.
How Does this Compare to Other Gut Testing?
To learn more about this, view Bridgit's video below on this page, or click on this text to visit the blog written by our Lead Health Coach, Ann Melin.
Can You Ship Internationally?
Yes, we can send this test internationally in most cases. The test does need to be back at the lab within a week, so if you live in a city that shouldn't be an issue. If you live in a more rural area with slower shipping times, please check with us to determine if this will work for you. Please check with your country's policies about shipping medical specimens prior to ordering.
What Is the Zonulin Optional Addition?
The zonulin marker assesses for hyperpermeability in the gut lining. The lining of the gut is composed of a single layer of cells that are held together by something called tight junctions. These tight junctions are meant to be able to open and close based upon the needs of the system at any particular time. Zonulin regulates the opening of the tight junctions. While this is desirable at times, certain types of infections and gliadin (the oft-problematic protein in gluten) can upregulate zonulin and create chronic intestinal hyperpermeability (aka leaky gut).
While the GI Map does test for the anti-gliadin antibody (associated with non-celiac gluten sensitivity) this part of the test can sometimes return negative even if leaky gut is present. So the zonulin add on is useful to see if grains could be causing a leaky gut.
If you are on a budget and would rather not increase your cost with the zonulin add-on, it's totally fine. There are about 50 markers already included and we'll have plenty of information without it.
What Are the Preparation Instructions?
Do You Take Insurance?
We are health coaches and cannot bill insurance. However, if you have a Health Savings Account (HSA) credit card, you may be able to purchase this service on that card if coaching and testing are allowed. If you have trouble getting your HSA card to work on our site, we can send a PayPal bill instead.