The Ixcela nutrition recommendations are based off of two assessments completed when taking the Ixcela gut health test.
1. Calorie and Macronutrients recommendations
The calories and macronutrients (protein, fat, and carbohydrates) are calculated using the information in the member's health profile. Age, weight, height, sex, and activity factor are used to calculate the amount of calories and macronutrients a member needs to reach their body composition goal.
2. Levels of Metabolites in the Blood
The specific food recommendations found under each dimension of gut health (gastrointestinal fitness, immuno fitness, energetic efficiency, cognitive acuity, and emotional balance) are based on the levels of gut-related metabolites found in the blood. These recommendations will include specific foods recommendations to help improve your health health scores.
Review the sample report to see an example of the Ixcela nutrition recommendations.