Less Stress Through a Healthy Gut!

    Fight stress with a healthy gut

    • Poor gut health leads to more stress and the other way around.
    • Inflammation in your gut, caused by an unbalanced gut microbiome, increases your stress hormone - cortisol.
    • Your gut bacteria produce a molecule (GABA) that helps reduce stress.
    • Ready for a healthy gut and less stress? We can help you!

    So how can we help you? We provide:

    • A quick and easy at-home test with clear instructions and free shipping
    • Solutions to improve your microbial diversity and "stress bacteria"
    • Nutritional recommendations based on your microbial results
    • An expert team of dieticians, specialists, and scientists to offer you the most accurate gut microbiome analysis so that you and your inner buddies can feel your best!

    Don’t keep your inner buddies waiting – Learn how to support them today!

    How can we help you reduce stress?

    • 🧠 Stress Molecule

      Did you know that your brain and gut communicate with each other constantly? As a result, an unhealthy and inflamed gut contributes to an increased level of the stress hormone, cortisol. More cortisol = more stress. The gut has a powerful influence on your brain and can even manipulate the feeling of stress!

    • 🦠 Stressed Bacteria

      There are certain “good bacteria” in the gut that have been shown to reduce symptoms of stress. They produce various molecules (such as GABA) and send out signals that help reduce stress. These bacteria also decrease inflammation and improve your immune system. A happy gut plays a key role in stress reduction!

    • 🔬Team of Experts

      Not only do we use the most accurate and reliable testing methods, but we also have a team of experienced dietitians, gut health specialists, and scientists. They combine their knowledge and skills, spending hours on creating the most accurate, evidence-based test and recommendations for you.

    • ✨ Quick & Easy

      Taking care of your gut has never been easier! Our gut microbiome analysis can be done in the comfort of your own home with our easy-to-use testing kit. Simply collect your sample and send it back to us. We'll take care of the rest. Plus, we offer free shipping to make the process hassle-free.

    • 🧬 Science-Based

      With our competitive pricing, you get the best bank for your buck! Our test is based on cutting-edge scientific research and DNA testing technology. We use the most accurate methods to analyze your unique gut microbiome composition, providing you with reliable and actionable insights.

    • 🥑 Personalised Nutrition

      Our analysis goes beyond just identifying the bacteria in your gut microbiome. We offer nutrition advice, “do’s and don’t”, based on your specific results. This means that you can immediately start supporting your gut health as soon as you receive your results!

    Who are we?

    InnerBuddies is a company born out of a shared passion for the gut microbiome. Professor Koen Venema and Jella Theeuwen, together with partners, embarked on an exciting journey. Koen, a passionate microbiologist, crossed paths with Jella, a dedicated dietitian with a lifelong love of healthy eating.

    Their shared vision led to the foundation of InnerBuddies, a company that originated as a spin-off from Maastricht University in Venlo. Based on Koen's expertise and Jella's insights, InnerBuddies started in October 2021. Fueled by their desire to help individuals, they translate scientific knowledge into practical solutions.

    Together with their partners and a small but dedicated team, they work to unravel the mysteries of the gut microbiome. InnerBuddies wants to give you the tools to take charge of your gut health through the transformative power of nutrition.

    Hear from our satisfied customers!

    • "I would like to let you know how excited I am. We had been on the diet for about two months (my husband eats with us). We felt better with it, but how much better was really only noticed during the Christmas vacations when we had received a large Christmas package and didn't stick to the diet for a while. Well that did give motivation again, because what a difference in gastrointestinal symptoms but also energy in both of us!"

      - Manon, age 29 -

    • "Super help!!! I was already well on my way, but now I know for sure what I should and should not eat, drink. I have been struggling with stomach and intestines for so long, hope I can get rid of it now."

      - Petra, age 68 -

    • "I have read your comprehensive report and advice. Many thanks for that and very informative. Presented in this way, I can certainly move forward with it. Therefore no new questions for now. I will gladly take your suggestions to heart. And good luck with your important work."

      - Dirk, age 73 -

    Reduce your stress - Order the gut test that:

    • Gives you insights and solutions into your “stress bacteria”
    • Is taken in the comfort of your home, with clear instructions and free shipping
    • Uses a cutting-edge and science-based DNA technology
    • Provides you with nutritional recommendations based on your microbial results
    • Is developed by an expert team of dieticians, specialists, and scientists to offer you the most accurate gut microbiome analysis