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Maybe She's Born w/ It? Maybe it's Leaky Gut!

Candida, Zonulin, Occludin and LPS - IgG1-4+C3d Protein - 1gA1-2... what does all of this mean for YOU?

Added to the Food Inflammation Test - Gut Barrier Panel for 4 indicators of Leaky Gut

We are excited to announce the Gut Barrier Panel (GB Panel); this is included with the Food Inflammation Test (KBMO) that Small Hinges uses to differentiate the levels of gut dysfunction, from simple sensitivity to inflammation, and more extreme levels of leaky gut.

The Gut Barrier Panel, which in recognition that leaky gut occurs across a spectrum, includes the following gatekeeper markers: Candida, Zonulin, Occludin and Lipopolysaccharides (LPS). For each marker, we measure IgG 1-4 /C3d in addition to IgA 1 and 2.


We measure and use any candida overgrowth in the stomach/dysbiosis as a precursor to leaky gut occurrence.


Zonulin is a marker of intestinal permeability, otherwise known as leaky gut. If a patient has elevated Zonulin levels, the normal regulation of the tight junctions is compromised. This Zonulin marker is unique to KBMO's Food Inflammation Test.


Occludin is a marker of tight junction stabilization and optimal barrier function. Elevated occludin indicates that the tight junctions are breaking down.

Lipopolysaccharides (LPS)

LPS is a major structural component of the outer membrane of gram-negative bacteria. Elevated levels of antibody against LPS may be indicative of Leaky Gut Syndrome and other gastrointestinal inflammatory diseases.

GB Panel Interpretation

If any of the 8 markers are positive, your Small Hinges provider will either make dietary and supplement recommendations, or refer you to a specialist in our network.

The GB Panel _+ Food Inflammation Test removes the guesswork; YOU no longer have to guess they can test for Food Sensitivities, Inflammation and Leaky Gut!

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