Inflammation + Associated Metabolites

Intestinal permeability (leaky gut)

Indole-3-propionic acid (IPA)

Fatigue, Soreness, Inflammation

Uric Acid (UA)
Xanthine (XAN)
Indole-3-propionic acid (IPA)
Kynurenine (KYN)

Physical, Mental, Emotional Stress

Xanthine (XAN)
3-Methylxanthine (3MX)
Uric Acid (UA)
Total Indoxyl Sulfate (IDS)
Kynurenine (KYN)

Ixcela Personalized Solutions

Personalized Solutions for Pain and Inflammation

No two plans are the same! In addition to customizing plans based on test results, our dietitians often make tweaks for our clients dealing with pain and inflammation such as:

  • Removing foods the body is sensitive to
  • Identifying foods that will reduce inflammation that fit dietary preference
  • Suggesting specific breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner ideas
  • Offering guidance on how to include exercise with limited time, equipment, or capacity
  • Adjusting supplement routine and dosages
  • Offering coffee alternatives for energy boosts in the afternoon
  • Providing recommendations to increase the quality and quantity of sleep
  • Identifying which restorative practices feel most doable
  • Offering creative hydration practices

Case Studies

Primary Symptom: Inflammation

Sarah, a professional triathlete, suffered from bloating, gas, constipation, terrible night sweats, irregular periods, disrupted sleep, iron deficiency, lethargy, and general fatigue. Additionally, her body would swell—sometimes upwards of 20 pounds!—during travel and after races.

Her Ixcela test results revealed:

  • Indole-3-propionic acid below optimal
  • Serotonin below optimal
  • Xanthine above optimal
  • Total indoxyl sulfate below optimal
  • Tryptophan below optimal
  • Uric acid trending below optimal

After following her Ixcela plan for 90 days, Sarah experienced the following:

  • 75% decrease in retained fluid after racing
  • 50% decrease in post-race recovery time
  • 250% increase in days with normal bowel movements
  • 60% decrease in wakeful nights

Primary Symptom: Pain

Becky dealt with pain flare-ups in her neck, back, and legs that would last months. The discomfort and stiffness completely disrupted her day-to-day life and her ability to exercise which began to weigh on her mentally and emotionally as well. She came to Ixcela seeking a food-first approach to decrease her overall pain.

Her Ixcela test results revealed:

  • Xanthine above optimal
  • Total indoxyl sulfate trending above optimal
  • Tyrosine trending below optimal
  • Serotonin below optimal
  • 3-methylxanthine above optimal

After following her Ixcela plan for 90 days, Becky experienced the following:

  • 100% decrease in days with pain
  • 58% decrease in mental and emotional stress
  • 20% decrease in fatigue

Primary Symptom: Injury

Rachel suffered from frequent shin splints and plantar fasciitis during her first marathon training. With her new goal of running 30 miles, she looked to Ixcela to find out what she could do to reduce pain and risk of injury.

Her Ixcela test results revealed:

  • Xanthine above optimal
  • Uric acid trending above optimal

After following her Ixcela plan:

  • 14 fewer days injured (no injuries!)
  • 86% decrease in trouble falling asleep
  • 75% decrease in wakeful nights

Breaking Free from Chronic Pain: The Revolutionary Ixcela Solution

Becky struggled with daily chronic pain for years, causing her to feel exhausted and unable to enjoy her favorite activities. After incorporating a personalized wellness plan, Becky was able to eliminate her chronic pain and improve her quality of life.


Ixcela has helped many people alleviate symptoms of pain and inflammation. While we may not be able to alleviate all symptoms, most clients see a substantial difference in their symptoms after working with one of our registered dietitians for 90 days by focusing on specific nutrition, sleep, and recovery strategies.

Ixcela takes a food-first approach to help clients find relief from symptoms. You’ll also be given restorative practices to try. Before starting any supplement, dietary, or exercise program, including Ixcela, you should consult your doctor. If you are pregnant or nursing, please discuss your personalized recommendations with your doctor.

While Ixcela cannot cure or treat lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or psoriatic arthritis, we have a track record of alleviating symptoms of pain and inflammation by focusing on improving gut health. While we may not be able to alleviate all symptoms, most clients see a substantial difference in their symptoms after working with one of our registered dietitians for 90 days by focusing on specific nutrition, sleep, lifestyle, and recovery strategies.

Ixcela’s methods are meant to complement your doctor’s approach. You’ll have the opportunity to share your health history before the registered dietitian meets with you so that they can further personalize an action plan that’s realistic for you.

No. Food sensitivities are often a symptom of a damaged or imbalanced gut. Ixcela testing and guidance from one of our registered dietitians will help you understand what may be the culprit behind symptoms related to food sensitivities.

No. Insurance does not cover Ixcela programs. If you have questions about FSA/HSA reimbursement eligibility, please speak to your doctor.

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“This is the first time that I feel like I have gotten answers that are going to truly help me! I also love the approach Ixcela has and that they never pushed medication or supplements on me and encouraged me to try a food-based change first!”

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Health Issues Ixcela Can Help

Bloating and
GI Issues

Reduce bloating, decrease cramping, alleviate constipation, reduce diarrhea, alleviate acid reflux

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Athletic Performance

Improve runner’s gut, address stomach issues, recover faster, reduce performance plateaus, fuel smarter

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Stress and Anxiety

Address mood swings, reduce stress, ditch burnout, end wired-but-tired cycles, improve mental clarity

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Low Energy
and Fatigue

Improve energy, reduce fatigue, boost motivation, increase stamina, tackle brain fog

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Chronic Conditions

Support hormones, improve autoimmune symptoms, reduce high cholesterol, improve sleep

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