Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the Gut Microbiome? Why is it important?
The gut microbiome is the community of microorganisms living in your gut that plays a critical role in digestion, the immune system, brain function, metabolism, and disease prevention. An imbalanced gut microbiome can lead to a range of health problems. To prevent that, our precision probiotics program is designed to restore balance and promote a healthy gut microbiome. By improving digestive and immune function, precision probiotics can help you feel your best.
Why do I need personalized probiotics more than off-the-shelf ones?
Off-the-shelf probiotics are standardized, meaning they have the same formulation for every bottle and for everyone. However, everyone has a unique and ever-changing microbiome. A personalized and adjustable probiotics program is much more effective. To resolve chronic symptoms that are related to microbiome imbalances, a probiotics formulation like ours that updates over time is needed.
How does the Precision Probiotics Program help with addressing gut health?
Our Precision Probiotics Program uses microbiome biotechnology, state-of-the-art sequencing, and machine learning to personalize probiotic formulations specifically to your needs. Our program also includes mobile-based lifestyle recommendations and virtual coaching to help you make the most of your regimen. We prioritize precision, innovation, and science-based solutions to provide the best possible results for our customers. By combining highly personalized probiotics with lifestyle changes tailored to your specific needs, our program can greatly improve your gut health and overall wellbeing.
Who is this for? How does our program help?
Our program is designed for individuals who want to improve their overall health and wellbeing by optimizing their gut microbiome. It can help you enhance your immune system and brain health, relieve digestive issues like constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and gut discomfort, decrease abnormal inflammatory responses like skin irritations, and increase the effectiveness of antibodies and vaccines. Whether you have chronic gut health conditions or simply want to feel your best, our personalized probiotics program can help you achieve your goals.
What are probiotics and what are they made of?
Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms made up of bacteria and yeasts that are taken in to improve your gut microbiome's function and overall balance. Our body's microbiome is vast and complex, so our precise probiotics program carefully picks such beneficial probiotics tailored to your gut conditions.
How are quality standards controlled for our probiotics?
Our personalized probiotics are produced through GMP standards which ensures the quality and consistency in the production processes.
What sets GUTolution apart from other programs and tests?
GUTolution's Precision Probiotics Program is a uniquely personalized microbiome health solution at an affordable price. Our program is specifically designed to help reverse chronic illness at home, improve brain function, and lead a healthier lifestyle. This personalized, at-home, and affordable precision probiotics program is unique in Hong Kong.
What indicators are analyzed through the gut test? What scores will the report provide?
The gut test will analyze specific microbiome indicators that correspond to various aspects of your overall health condition. The report will provide detailed explanations and recommendations on 5 sub-domains: Cell & Anti-Aging Health, Heart & Metabolic Health, Immune System Health, Gut & Microbiome Health, and Brain & Cognitive Health. Each sub-domain is uniquely assessed and provided with a score.
What kind of recommendations will I receive from the Gutolution app?
Our app provides personalized recommendations on diet and additional supplements. You may expect a thorough report accessible through our app that details the specific aspects of your gut and overall health that need improvements on and specific recommendations to achieve these improvements on top of the personalized probiotics.
What accredited advisors and collaborations play a role in contructing our product?
Professors and researchers from HKUST, HKU, CityU, and HKBU support our products as our advisors. Health foods company CATALO, BGI Genomics, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, and Hong Kong Universities support us across the board from development to production.
What are GUToltion's motto, goals, and vision?
At GUTolution, we believe that the gut microbiome is one of the key solutions for overall health. With our motto "Youth within GUT feeling” we hope to unleash the potential of human's regenerative power by unlocking the secret of microbiome science. We envision next-generation superhumans to live vibrant and youthful lives over 120 years old with GUTolution.
How does the Precision Probiotics Program work? / What are the steps of the program?
After subscribing to the program, the logistic company will send out to you a gut test kit within 7 days with which you will provide the stool sample. Afterwards, the logistics company will collect the sample within 3 days upon request and send it directly to our partnering laboratory. The laboratory will build a full genome library through extracting the sample's DNA then sequence it. After 4 to 6 weeks, the laboratory issues a report to us where we will further analyze with our artificial intelligence model and provide you with a detailed report, personalized probiotics, and 1-on-1 consultation with our nutritionist.
How will deliveries be handled?
Upon completion of your online payment, you will receive an email and WhatsApp message confirming your order in 2 to 5 days. Then, our warehouse will be instructed to prepare your products for delivery and send out in 3 days upon confirmation. Upon receipt, the customer shall make double check and sign on the delivery note. The customer shall report any discrepancy to us, if any, before 15:00 on the following day after delivery is received.
What if I want to cancel or refund?
If you want to cancel your order before you recieve them, you may do so before the test kit is delivered for a 10% service fee charged. 50% of the order cost will be charged instead if cancellation is done after the test kit is sent out from the warehouse. As for refunds, unless otherwise stated, any return or exchange of products is subject to our “Goods Return and Exchange Terms and Conditions”. Customers have to bring along the original delivery note and receipt of purchase within 10 days from the delivery date to request for return or exchange for any special reason and we will follow up the request as soon as possible.
What if I decide not to renew my subscription next month/season? What happens to my subscription plan?
If you decide not to renew your subscription before the upcoming month, all benefits of the next month will not be continued and your subscription plan will discontinue after the current month. If you decide to renew your plan after cancellation, you will have to start from the first month of our plan.
What if the delivery address is not accessible or not accurate?
Please ensure that the delivery address is accurate and accessible for the delivery service. If the delivery cannot be completed due to access issues, we may reschedule the delivery and/or charge any extra costs arising therefrom. We shall not be liable for such delivery failure. If you would like to modify your order prior to delivery, a 10% administrative fee will be charged.
What if the stool sample collected is compromised during the delivery process? Or what if the kit is damaged before you receive it?
With our well-designed packaging and stool sample collection kit, this situation is unlikely. However, in the unlikely event that the stool sample is compromised or if the kit is damanged, you are entitled to our standard return and exchange policy: we will send you another test kit for free or you are allowed to cancel your subscription. Upon receipt of the product, the customer or the recipient shall inspect and confirm the contents and conditions of the product and sign on the delivery note to acknowledge receipt. The customer shall report any discrepancy to us by 15:00 on the following day after delivery is received.
How reliable is the program? Does this help with serious medical conditions?
Precision Probiotics Programs are not intended to diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Our program is designed to support and optimize gut health but is not a substitute for medical advice from a licensed healthcare professional. The program has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and we cannot make any claims regarding the safety or efficacy of our program for any specific medical condition. As with any supplement or health program, there are risks associated with any Precision Probiotics Program. Please consult with your healthcare provider before starting our program if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or medical circumstances.
How will the products be delivered? Any payment options?
Hong Kong Office / Home Delivery (SF Express)
Hong Kong SF Express Store Pickup
Hong Kong SF Business Station Pickup
Hong Kong SF Express EF Locker Pickup
Credit Card (VISA / Master / Diners Club / Union)