GFT (FMT) Programme Preparation Options

GFT to improve gut bacteria.

When you book for GFT/FMT, you will be asked to select Preparation A, B or C – you may not mix elements from one with another, choose only one option and follow it completely. You will be discussing this option during the consultation with your FMT therapist.

Preparation A - Stool Softeners

4 weeks prior to your treatment start taking Oxyklenz, OxyPowder, Colosan or MagO7 (ask Clinic for suppliers during your consultation).

10 days prior to your treatment have a colonic irrigation treatment locally to your home.

Preparation B – Moviprep

Option B involves using MOVIPREP* (this is a type of cleanser used in bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy – your local pharmacist should be able to advise you of alternatives, ask your doctor to prescribe it for you, or ask Clinic for suppliers during your consultation).

10 days prior to your treatment have one or two colonic irrigation treatments locally to your home.

2 days prior to the start of your FMT Program – MOVIPREP

Preparation C – 3 colonics prior to starting GFT/FMT

Attend our UK Clinic for three days prior to your GFT Programme for Prep C: three colon lavages.

Prep C is one colonic lavage per day for the three days prior to your full FMT-GFT programme

Typically it is booked for the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the previous week with the weekend to rest and prepare the gut lining for the GFT/FMT programme starting on the following Monday.

Prep C is an additional cost of £597 including tax

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We see people with a wide range of digestive and chronic (long-term) conditions. Use our GFT (FMT) consultation to explore if GFT is right for you, with no obligation to proceed.

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Taymount FMT Standard


The Taymount GFT Standard places safety, quality and care at the heart of everything we do.

We quarantine to protect your safety

Our strict donor selection, screening and quarantine procedures protect patient safety.

  • We select – We only select donors with a healthy microbiome. Every donor receives dietary and lifestyle advice to optimise their gut health.
  • We screen – Our donors undertake regular screening. We test donated stools every month to ensure microbial quality. Every three months, we run blood tests to screen for a wide range of diseases including HIV and Hepatitis.
  • We quarantine – We never use fresh material. We quarantine all donated material at -80°C in our laboratory for at least 12 weeks to ensure no latent disease is present.
  • We release – We release donated material for GFT (FMT) only when screening proves the quarantine period has been successfully cleared.
We only transplant microbial cells

We never use the whole stool. In the lab we extract gut flora (microbial cells) from donated stools to create GFT (FMT) implants.

By removing food, mucus, biliary waste, skin cells, blood cell debris, hormones and other toxins from donor material we avoid potential side effects.

For example, a woman with naturally high testosterone levels will not receive additional male hormones via our Gut Flora Transplants (FMT), and therefore avoids the risk of hormonal in-balance.

The UK Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has excluded our GFT (FMT) implants from HTA regulation because our process leaves it highly unlikely that any intact host human cells remain in the extracted microbial implant.

We use 10 different donors per client

A diverse microbiome is key to a healthy gut and strong immune system. Each Taymount donor provides, on average, over 1000 different types of microbial cell.

Our 10 day GFT (FMT) Programme uses implants from 10 different donors to maximise the diversity of gut flora a client receives.

We store safety aliquots for a minimum of two years

We take an aliquot (safety sample) from every GFT (FMT) implant we create and store it at -80°c for a minimum of two years, to allow for any subsequent audit testing

We track GFT (FMT) implants worldwide

Every single one of our implants (used in the UK or anywhere in the world), can be traced to its donor source. Our international tracking system provides peace of mind for us, and for clients.

We freeze to be safe, responsive and accessible

Evidence shows frozen GFT (FMT) implants are just as effective as fresh material (C. difficile studies 2014, 2016, 2017).

Freezing our GFT (FMT) implants at -80°c allows us to be:

  • Safe – Freezing allows us to enforce our quarantine period. We only release GFT (FMT) implants when donor screening proves the quarantine has been successfully cleared.
  • Responsive – Banking frozen implants allows us to respond quickly to meet patient need. For example, past clients can request top-up implants from any Taymount Clinic.
  • Accessible – We supply frozen implants worldwide in cryo-protective packaging to Taymount Partner Clinics to improve access to safe, high-quality gut flora.
We protect quality at every stage

Delivering safe, high-quality gut flora shapes each stage of our process.

  • We select – We only select donors with a healthy microbiome and coach them on dietary and lifestyle choices to optimise their gut health. Monthly stool testing for donors ensures ongoing microbial quality.
  • We extract – We extract only the gut flora (the microbiome) from the rest of the stool. We believe this offers a safer, higher quality solution.
  • We protect – Obligate anaerobes (microbial cells that cannot survive oxygen exposure) make up to 95% of the microbiome. We protect these microbial cells from oxygen at each stage, from donation to processing, storage and delivery to retain the entire microbiome for transplantation.
We consider you, the whole person

Our clients benefit from holistic advice, designed to help them gain long-term control of their digestive health.

Our team of clinicians includes FMT Practitioners, Nutritional Therapists and Naturopaths, who provide guidance on nutrition, lifestyle choices, stress relief and life-coaching as an integral part of our approach to Gut Flora Transplantation – GFT (FMT).

We also involve Holistic Dentists, who bring expertise in the connection between dental health and gut flora, which is key to helping us to work towards optimum outcomes.

Accommodation

We offer accommodation for clients booking on our 10 day GFT (FMT) Programme.

This serviced accommodation has everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable stay, including self-catering facilities, private luxury bathrooms and close proximity to our Clinic.

Please ask for details when booking your Programme.

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