What is Nutrigenomics?
Nutrigenomics is a scientific discipline that uses modern genomics technology to study the relationship between genes, nutrition and health. It has long been apparent that some people respond differently from others to certain foods. Nutrigenomics allows us to understand how our genes affect the way we respond to the foods, beverages and supplements we consume.
Why should I have a Nutrigenomix test? How will the results benefit me?
Nutrigenomix laboratories will complete a comprehensive Health & Wellness panel, which consists of 45 genetic markers that impact nutrition and fitness
recommendations related to weight management, nutrient metabolism, cardiometabolic health, food intolerances, eating habits and physical activity.
We will then provide a full report of the findings and accompanying recommendations to your dietitian. Armed with this information, specific to your genetic profile, your dietitian will be able to develop the best dietary plan to help you meet your goals of improved health and wellness.
How is the testing done?
All that is required to test for these important diet-related genes is a simple saliva sample. The sample will be taken by your dietitian and sent to the Nutrigenomix laboratory for analysis.
Can I get the test done without contacting a dietitian?
No. A consult with a dietitian is the best way to gain the optimum benefit from your genetic test results and personalized nutrition report. Your dietitian will be able to explain the findings and recommendations to you and help you achieve your optimal diet and healthy eating habits, based on your unique genetic profile.
Who will have access to my genetic test results?
Only your dietitian will be able to access your genetic test results through Nutrigenomix. Your DNA kit is marked with a unique barcode, which is what we will use at our facilities to analyze your sample. Only your dietitian will be able to link your kit’s barcode to your personal information. All genetic data is sent through a secure 256-bit encryption server.
What will happen to my DNA sample?
Your sample will be stored in our secure, controlled-access facilities and labeled only with your unique barcode, which only your dietitian will know belongs to you. As new discoveries in the field of nutrigenomics are made, additional information may be added to our test reports and new panels with additional cutting-edge information could be available to you.