Jul 24 , 2023
When you get your ID30 or ID30-GI results, you’re presented with a treasure trove of information about the inner workings of your autoimmune system and gut health. 30+ autoimmune markers are measured, and in the case of ID30-GI, 90+ potential food sensitivities and the presence of Leaky Gut Syndrome. Not only is this the most comprehensive test available, it’s also a huge opportunity to take your health into your own hands and begin a new path on your wellness journey.
That path is likely to include a new treatment plan, different lifestyle changes and new foods to include or avoid in your diet. Exercise, rest, exposure to sunlight and other adjustments will likely happen. And after a period of time, changes will also likely occur - for better or for worse.
And regardless of the changes that happen, one important step should not be forgotten: your ID30 retest.
Is an ID30 Retest Necessary?
The short answer to this question is yes, and there are multiple reasons why. So many variables change, diagnoses need to be checked and confirmed, unintended consequences need to be caught early and, most importantly, information is power - and in this case, it’s power over your own health.
If you’re debating the value of your ID30 retest, here are the different variables at play and why your ID30 retest is a critical piece of your new wellness journey:
You Need to Test the Effectiveness of Your Treatment Plan
With your first ID30 or ID30-GI test results, you most likely started a new treatment plan or made lifestyle adjustments depending on your own personal results. Whether you feel better or worse, it’s critical to perform the same test after a certain period of time to see exactly what has changed. If specific markers were at elevated levels on your first test, has your treatment or adjustments brought them down? Did other variables change that may be the reason for better or worse symptoms - possibly something you didn’t anticipate? Even if you’re feeling great, it’s important to see exactly what has changed inside your body. And if your health hasn’t improved - it’s important to see if things have gotten worse. Whether good or bad, progress always needs to be measured and tracked.
What Exactly Has Changed?
Maybe you are feeling better and assume elevated levels have come back down - but what if they didn’t? What if something else is making you feel better, but your internal organs are still suffering? What if your health still hasn’t improved and you discover it was actually something else at play? Regardless of how your new treatment plan is making you feel, it is critical to double check what the changes are actually doing inside your body. Your immune system and gut health are complex and ever-changing, so the only real way to know what is going on inside your body is to retest each of these variables.
Catch Other Related Conditions Before They Surface
Having one autoimmune disorder puts you at risk of developing other autoimmune disorders - and your ID30 retest is an opportunity to see if something else is going on before symptoms start to appear. This is your chance to answer your specific body’s needs before they become an issue. Your ID30 retest is no different than your annual checkup - it’s your way of checking in with your immune system to monitor what is happening.
Peace of Mind is Priceless
If you’re one of the lucky to have a perfectly healthy immune system, then your ID30 retest is your pass to keep living life as you are…or catch something before it becomes a serious issue. We now know that autoimmune diseases are highly hereditary, so if you have family members that are affected by these conditions, then there’s a chance you could also one day be affected. It’s not worth it to play games with your health, so give yourself the peace of mind you deserve and don’t skip your retest.