What is Nutrigenomics?
Nutrigenomic (NGx) testing is the practice of utilizing genetic markers to determine a patient’s unique metabolic needs. Many people take supplements and vitamins in hopes of improving their nutrition. However, most don’t have specific knowledge or a scientific basis for their nutritional needs, and therefore end up wasting money on supplements with little to no benefit. Personalized genetic testing solves this problem by providing patients with a targeted, concrete, evidence-based account of their specific nutritional needs. Nutrigenomic services are totally safe and completely non-invasive, requiring only a cheek swab for a functional sample. We test for genetic variants (i.e. polymorphisms or SNPs) in critical metabolic pathways that affect a patient’s dietary needs. With our comprehensive, personalized report, providers are empowered to advise their patients on the best course of action for their dietary regimen.
Areas of Our Nutrigenomic Testing
We test 6 key areas for genetic polymorphisms: Methylation, Mitochondria, Neurotransmitter Function, Inflammatory Potential, Detoxification, and Health Precautions.
We can test either 26 or 55 genes for single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs. Through each area of testing, each individual’s genetic strengths, weaknesses, and idiosyncrasies are evaluated. Once we’ve tested these areas, we have what we need to suggest necessary nutritional supplements for each particular polymorphism.
The Nutrigenomic test includes a 30 minute wellness consultation with our clinical pharmacist.