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FoodMarble - innovation to help you decode your digestion in real-time

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The future of digestive health in a pocket-size device - FoodMarble launches its Next-Generation WellTech Digestive Tracking Device for Consumers.

A few months ago we highlighted the innovative work that FoodMarble, a leading digital health company in the gastroenterology space was doing and today we're doing that again, as they have just launched the world’s most advanced personal digestive breath tester: AIRE 2. For the first time, anyone suffering from ongoing  digestive issues such as SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) and IBS can  use this pocket-size device at home to measure and monitor their digestion in real  time to help better manage their digestive health. 

Foodmarble imageThis advanced analytical technology enables individuals to pinpoint foods  contributing to excessively rapid fermentation in the gut, which can lead to a myriad of digestive health symptoms. This latest release from FoodMarble will also be used  by health care professionals enabling them to better understand patients’ digestive  disorders, including IBS and SIBO. Early data from an ongoing clinical trial from  Johns Hopkins Medicine, led by Dr Jay Pasricha, has demonstrated the benefit of remotely monitoring breath levels after meals using FoodMarble technology. This potentially offers a much more accurate way to identify those that will respond to SIBO treatment. 

“At FoodMarble we’re continuously working to give people the tools they need to  overcome some of these really challenging digestive issues,” said Aonghus Shortt,  CEO and co-founder of FoodMarble. “With AIRE 2, the only consumer-facing device  of its kind, we are able to further our mission to make advanced, personalized at home breath testing technology for gut health available to everyone that needs it.” 

When food isn't fully digested, the microbes in your gut break it down and produce  hydrogen. If this happens too quickly or starts to build up, it can leave you feeling  bloated and gassy. For some, the hydrogen can be converted by other microbes to  make another gas: methane. Methane has been shown to slow down the passage of  food in the gut and is commonly linked to constipation. For example, those with constipation-predominant IBS (IBS-C) tend to have more methane producing microbes than those that are diarrhea-predominant. 

It is estimated that up to 92M in the US alone suffer with SIBO, which affects the  absorption of nutrients, often resulting in the rapid onset of undesirable symptoms,  including bloating, abdominal pain, fatigue and nausea. SIBO is considered a  population-wide disorder and is associated with common conditions like autoimmune  disorders (e.g. IBD, coeliac disease), diabetes and obesity, as well common  medication use, including proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), narcotics and antibiotics.  Additionally as we age, our intestinal motility slows down.

Additionally, providing this innovative at-home breath testing technology to patients enables them to monitor and manage their symptoms under the guidance of a physician. 

The AIRE 2 has been launched on  the FoodMarble site and will be rolling out to in the spring. 



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Published on: 16th February 2022

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