Viome Complete Microbiome & Metabolism Testing and Optimization


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There are approximately 40 trillion microorganisms living in your gut.

They help you digest your food, produce beneficial and harmful chemicals, control infections from pathogens, regulate your immune system, and even control your emotions (ever have a “gut feeling”?).

These microorganisms – which make up your gut microbiome – have been implicated in maintaining optimal health, as well as contributing to many chronic conditions, including diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, coronary artery disease, psoriasis, lupus, and autism. By taking care of your 40 trillion microbe friends, you can maximize your wellness and potentially prevent disease.

Viome was born at the prestigious Los Alamos National Lab, and originated from technology originally designed for national security. It is based on a complete sequencing of the gut microbiome based on a very small stool sample.

Here’s how Viome works.

Every living organism produces RNA molecules from their DNA. By sequencing all of the RNA in your stool, Viome can identify and quantify all of the living microorganisms in your gut (bacteria, viruses, bacteriophages, archaea, fungi, yeast, parasites, and more) at the species and strain level. The end result? A higher resolution view of your gut microbiome than has ever been available before.

While identifying the microorganisms in your gut is important, you can gain the most insight into your gut when you can also understand the function of those microorganisms (this is called “gut microbiome gene expression”). This is because the microbes in your gut produce thousands of chemicals, (called metabolites) that affect your overall wellness. Some of these microbial metabolites can be beneficial to your health, such as B vitamins and short chain fatty acids, while others can be detrimental, such as Trimethylamine N-oxide, or “TMAO”, which causes coronary artery disease.

By analyzing the genes that your microbes express, Viome can identify which metabolites they produce – in other words, they can determine the role of those metabolites in your body’s ecosystem. By following Viome’s diet and lifestyle recommendations, you are then able to fine-tune the function of your gut microbiome to minimize production of harmful metabolites and maximize the production of beneficial ones.

Recent research has demonstrated the microbiome’s significant role in human health and disease, including:

-Obesity, metabolic syndrome and gastrointestinal disease are all influenced by our gut microbiome.

-Our microbiome controls our immune system more than we realize.

-What we eat alters our microbiome faster than expected.

-Our microbiome is associated with both type II diabetes and the complications that come with it.

-Our gut microbiome has been shown to influence depression, cognition, behavior, and neural development.

-Gut microbiota have been linked to Parkinson’s disease and its motor symptoms.

-Certain bacteria have been linked to atherosclerosis, an all-too-common heart condition.

-Microbes are involved in the development of Alzheimer’s pathology.

-Shifts in the makeup of our gut microbiome are associated with colorectal cancer.

In addition, every person is biochemically unique. As a result, you process macronutrients (fats, protein and carbohydrates) differently than others do. Because of this, as part of the “poop test kits” that they send you in the mail, Viome also sends you a special “nutritional challenge” shake to drink, followed by a series of measurements that you take which analyze your body’s response to determine how quickly you regain your balance and how you metabolize different macronutrients.

When they combine the results of this nutritional challenge test with your Gut Intelligence™️ poop test results, Viome can then provide your ideal macronutrient ratio and make dietary recommendations that are unique to you (as you’ll see in my video results momentarily).

This then allows you to do things like:

  • Increase microbial species associated with overall wellness
  • Minimize microbial species associated with poor health
  • Increase the diversity of your microbiome
  • Stimulate production of beneficial metabolites
  • Minimize production of metabolites associated with poor health
  • Identify prebiotics that can induce growth of beneficial microbes and metabolites
  • Identify the ideal ratio of proteins, carbohydrates and fats for your diet
  • Identify foods that are most compatible with your metabolism
  • Recommend a diet to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight
  • Recommend a diet that will increase your energy, focus and well-being
  • Optimize your digestion and absorption
  • Introduce beneficial (but missing) bacteria with probiotics

So how is this gut test from Viome so new and unique?

If you’ve ever had your gut or microbiome tested, you likely were tested using the old form of sequencing called “16S sequencing” (this is what organizations such as American Gut Project and uBiome utilize). While the 16s sequencing can indeed tell you a little bit about your gut bacteria, it really doesn’t hold a candle to what is called “metatranscriptome sequencing”, which is the type of sequencing Viome utilizes, thanks in part to their $15 million capital infusion into their artificial intelligence technology and huge amounts of funding from their billionaire CEO Naveen Jain – innovator, philanthropist and founder of Moon Express, Intelius, TalentWise and InfoSpace.

In other words, Viome has dumped a ton of research, development and cash into this new form of testing. Here’s the difference between it and the “old-school” form of microbiome sequencing:

16S Sequencing Viome Metatranscriptome Sequencing
Identifies only a fraction of your gut bacteria; unable to identify nonbacterial microorganisms Identifies all bacteria and all other living organisms in your gut: viruses, archaea, yeast, fungi, parasites, and bacteriophages2
Low resolution (genus level only) High resolution (species & strain level)
Does not determine microbe function Quantifies the biochemical activities of all gut microorganisms
Unreliable; sequencing the same sample twice can yield very different results Unbiased analysis, minimized variation in results
Unable to identify microbial metabolites, which are key for maintaining health Identifies which metabolites are being produced and which are missing
Low resolution and lack of functional data preclude any actionable recommendations Allows correlation of microbes and their functions with common chronic conditions, so actionable recommendations can be made

What Viome Results Look Like

OK, now here’s the good stuff. Below is a video from Viome with a complete walkthrough of Ben Greenfield’s own gut testing results, which he can now repeat from every month to once a year to track how changing his probiotic strain intake and diet based on Viome’s recommendations fixes the increasing amount of dysbiosis and gut issues he’s experienced over the past several years of racing and “beating up his body”.

There are literally thousands of people on the waitlist to get this same comprehensive Viome test done, but you instantly get moved to the front of the list if you use code FITNESS at
When you sign up, you get an at-home Viome kit delivered straight to your home, full access to Viome’s artificial intelligence engine, and a personalized easy-to-follow plan with precise diet and nutrition recommendations delivered via an App.

It used to cost thousands of dollars to do advanced tests like these, but Viome has cracked the code on how to use machine learning and artificial intelligence to analyze your results, and have reduced the cost significantly, despite there being nothing more advanced than what Viome offers today.

Viome takes microbiome management to the next level by pinpointing numerous factors like beneficial bacteria and probiotics that target microbiome health. Simply put, you get a customized chart of everything going on in your gut, and what you should do to correct imbalances and maintain healthy balance – all straight from a simple smartphone app or a browser dashboard, whichever is most convenient for you.

Viome will uncover information you were never aware of about your microbiome, providing you with ways to optimize your gut health and pave the path to your own personal healing and longevity. When you put your Viome information into action, the results in terms of gut comfort, pooping “ease”, physical performance, mental clarity and much more are absolutely astounding.

The process couldn’t be easier. When you sign up, you get easy-to-use, in-home testing kits sent straight to your front door – no doctor required. With the microbiome test, you’ll provide a stool sample to determine your gut health. And by drinking a special shake they send you to analyze your metabolism, Viome can also determine your body type and unique macronutrient needs.

Based on these test results, you get targeted recommendations for YOUR specific situation that empowers you to take control of your health and your life. With this information, you’ve got everything you need to achieve total gut health and complete brain and body care customization and optimization.

You will also get a personalized list of microbes in your gut, which not only include bacteria, but also viruses, yeast, fungi, bacteriophages, or all other living microorganism. You’ll learn how many good guys are hanging out in your gut and – just as important – your gut diversity, or the number of different types of organisms that are active in your gut.

You’ll learn valuable information like your diet type, and you’ll even learn what specific ingredients to enjoy, minimize or avoid. You’ll learn what foods such as fats and grains to minimize and avoid, and which to include. All these detailed results and personalized nutrition recommendations are delivered in an easy to use Viome application on your phone.

Diet and health are not one-size-fits-all. You are unique, and so is your gut health. Viome takes the guesswork out of the equation so you get a personalized map that helps you fix your gut to lose weight, reduce risk of disease, and ultimately, feel better.

You should want to do everything possible to optimize your microbiome. With Viome, you get individualized results to customize nutrition that works for you!  When you take control of your gut health, you have the power to heal. Viome is the most powerful tool ever designed to manage your microbiome (which researchers are now finding plays a shockingly significant role in wellness, energy levels, vitality, and so much more).

The best part is that Viome is now offering you complete gut intelligence and metabolic intelligence tests each year with a stream of personalized recommendations for less than a cup of coffee per dayFixing your gut health – and therefore overall health – has never been easier, more precise, or more customized. 

Click here to try it out now and, based on our special link for you, to get moved the front of the waitlist for Viome. If prompted, use code FITNESS which will move you to the front of the waitlist.

Additional information

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What are the ingredients?

Our sleep product is simply very small amounts of the nutrients involved in the production of melatonin: L-tryptophan, 5HTP, Vitamin D3, Magnesium, and a very small dose of melatonin. Since an increase in brain GABA levels, is also a normal player in the initiation of sleep, we have also included a small amount of a GABA derivative that can cross into the brain–called “phGABA”. The quantities of each ingredient are intended to replenish normal levels of these nutrients, to allow for the normal production of melatonin, and to help initiate the initial cascade of events that lead to deep, natural sleep.

How does it work?

Doc Parsley’s Sleep Remedy is designed to restore commonly deficient nutrients associated with sleep. In Dr. Parsley’s experience, once these nutrients have been restored to optimal levels, most people have vastly improved sleep. Your body is still doing all the work. We are just giving your body the materials it needs to create great sleep.

Can I take it if I’ve drank alcohol?

Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. Drinking alcohol in excess is known to affect the brain regions that control sleep. If you have consumed excessive amounts of alcohol, we do not recommend using the sleep product. However, moderate to light alcohol consumption (one to two drinks) should be balanced with drinking more water, and should not negatively impact the effectiveness of the sleep supplement.

Does it have the drowsy side effects?

Because we are not aiming to trick your body’s normal physiology, the common side effects associated with sleep aids are unlikely. The side effects of many sleep aids are caused because the medication is mimicking or blocking a normal process in the body or brain. Our formulation is not designed to mimic or trick—just provide your body with the resources to do its natural processes.

The directions say 8 oz. of warm water, can I mix it with cold water?

The design of the product is to be a night-time treat, and part of a sleep ritual. Warm cups of nice tasting drinks are great for this. However, the product can be dissolved in any temperature water. The temperature of the water will not effect how the product works. However, it will dissolve more easily in warmer water, but it will taste less sweet in cool water.

Is it safe to give to my child?

This product has not been tested on children. It is not recommended for individuals under the age of 18.

How often should I take it?

If you routinely do not get enough sleep. I recommend taking this product every night. If you are trying to catch-up on sleep, after being sleep deprived, I recommend taking the supplement every night, until you have caught up. The product can also be used for jet-lag. In that case it would be taken for a duration related to how many time zones you are crossing.

Will it make me feel hungover?

The nutrients of the Sleep Remedy are all normally found in your body—and designed to create “normal” or optimal levels of these nutrients. This is not a physiological trick. Since your body and brain are creating sleep in a natural way, groggy or hung-over feelings are highly unlikely.

Can I take more than one?

If you have taken sleep drugs, anti-depressants, or anti-anxiety medications for a long period of time, you may feel somewhat resistant to the Sleep Remedy. Since the dosages of all ingredients within the Sleep Remedy are very low, taking 1.5-2.0 packets is unlikely to have negative consequences to those that feel the need for this. However, always start with the recommended dosage. If you feel like you need to increase the dose, do it very slowly. Remember that too much magnesium can cause diarrhea, and our product does have magnesium in it.

Will I still be able to wake up for my child?

Many sleep aides actually render the user “unconscious.” It is difficult, and possibly impossible to wake from this state. However, our Sleep Remedy is simply designed to help your body create normal, restful sleep. During normal sleep, most people are able to wake easily when their environment changes (crying baby, alarms, and things that go bump in the night).

Is it OK for everyday use?

You cannot build dependency on this product. You will not experience withdrawal symptoms. You can use normal doses for 1, 5, 50, 150, 500 days in a row, and the only thing that may build up in your system would be the vitamin D3, but depending on how much sunlight you get, and if you already supplement with D3 this is also unlikely. One final Vitamin D3 comment: taking Vitamin D3 at night will not cause insomnia. This is a common, but completely untrue misconception.

Will this inhibit normal production of melatonin?

Absolutely not. Our dosage is well below the level that would cause that. You would need at least 600% more melatonin than we use, and probably twice that. Melatonin is instrumental in helping us coordinate our circadian rhythms. L-tryptophan, 5HTP, Magnesium, Vitamin D3 are all required to make melatonin. Once melatonin levels start going up, your brain produces and releases a neurotransmitter called GABA. GABA helps slow down your neocortex – that big wrinkly bit that separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom. That is why we this product has the final ingredient phGABA. Since GABA can’t get into the brain very easily, some tricky biochemist figured out a way to get it into the brain by adding the “ph” part—which is a non-polar ring. That allows the GABA to cross into the brain.

Why is it a powder?

This product was originally designed with the Department of Defense (DOD), Navy SEALs, frequent red-eye flyers, shift-workers, and first responders in mind. It is easy to carry around, it will last 52 forevers on the shelf, it takes up very little room, in other words, it’s handy and neat. But, it is also designed to be a powder for a very important reason: bio-availability. If you take a bunch of different pills, some are pressed, some have a glycerin shell, some have a gelatin shell etc. They dissolve slowly, unreliably, and at different rates. This product is designed so that you can get all of the ingredients immediately, and at the same time.

Can you take it in the middle of the night?

If you wake up in the middle of the night, just take the product again. You can also split it: take half when you are going to bed, and take the other half when you wake up in the middle of the night. If you have no problem going to sleep, don’t take it before bed, just take it when you wake up in the middle of the night, and then lay back down, and breathe/relax/meditate etc.

Can I or should I combine this with anything?

Ben Greenfield's favorite one-two combo for sleep is a single packet of sleep remedy combined with 2-3 capsules of NatureCBD.


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