Who is This Test For?
Permeability ZonulinAlthough the term “Leaky Gut” has been used for years to describe all manner of issues relating to how people feel, it’s only recently that the scientific community discovered that there’s actually a biomarker in our body that, together with its related family of peptides, controls the tight junctions of our gut so that, to put it bluntly: The good stuff goes into our bloodstream and the bad stuff stays out. Everyone is affected by it to one degree or another. It’s called Zonulin and it’s revolutionary.
The FLUIDS iQ test for intestinal permeability (“Leaky Gut”), measuring levels of Zonulin and its related family of peptides (Zonulin FP), is the cornerstone of our Intestinal iQ™ series of wellness tests. We’re proud to have been the first to develop and introduce this specific test to North America
Zonulin is a protein that modulates the permeability of tight junctions between cells of the digestive tract wall. Zonulin, and its family of peptides, are found within intestinal cells and, interestingly, its production and release mimic the effect of certain bacterial toxins. Once triggered, Zonulin plays an important role in the creation of what we think of as gut “leakiness.”