TOP REASONS TO GET TESTED
Research shows DNA based diets improve weight loss and blood glucose control.
The expense can be submitted to most flexible spending accounts.
It's a simple saliva test.
Get an estimated nutrition breakdown on your current intake and see opportunities for improvement.
Pair your results by ordering a meal plan when you order for maximum results.
Find out if you are gluten or lactose intolerant.
Personalized report and private consultation with a dietitian to review results and help get you started on your journey.
Q: How is Nutrigenomix different from other genetic tests?
A: Nutrigenomix is widely regarded as the global leader in genetic testing for personalized nutrition. We have developed an award-winning panel of genetic tests exclusively for use by healthcare professionals. The company was founded by leading researchers in the field of nutrigenomics and personalized nutrition, and our genetic tests were developed according to stringent standards of scientific evidence.
Q: What are the genetic tests that you currently offer?
A: We offer the following 70-gene tests: Nutrigenomix® Health & Wellness test (Health), Nutrigenomix® Sport & Performance test (Sport), Nutrigenomix® Fertility test (Fertility), and Nutrigenomix® Plant-based test (Vegan). For the Plant-based test, the genetic markers remain the same as our 70-gene Health test, excluding lactose, which is not relevant to vegans.
Q: Do all tests analyze the same 70 genetic markers?
A: Yes, all tests analyze the same 70 genetic markers (except for the Plant-based report which excludes the gene responsible for lactose metabolism). However, the recommendations in each report are slightly modified depending on the type of test ordered, and the wording is tailored specifically to the target client (e.g. reference to fertility outcomes or athletic performance).
Q: What is the difference between the Health, Sport, Fertility and Plant-based tests?
A: While all tests report the same genetic markers, each test is intended for a different clientele.
The Health test focuses on achieving optimal health for clients who are pursuing general well-being. For example, these clients would be interested in addressing factors that influence weight management, cardiovascular health and maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, while optimizing their energy levels and improving fitness.
The Sport test is designed to provide nutrition and performance-related recommendations that will help athletes of all levels boost physical and mental performance while optimizing body composition and nutritional status.
The Fertility test is designed to provide nutrition recommendations that will help individuals (male or female) who are trying to conceive by optimizing their fertility potential.
The Plant-based test focuses on achieving optimal health and well-being, and is designed to suit the dietary needs of both vegetarians and vegans.
Q: What is an example that demonstrates how the information differs between the reports?
A: Caffeine is a great example. Though the CYP1A2 gene is analyzed for caffeine metabolism in all tests, each report focuses on different information and provides different recommendations depending on your client’s goals. The Health and Plant-based reports focus on risk of heart attack and hypertension based on caffeine consumption and genetic variation. The Sport report highlights the effects of caffeine on endurance performance while still discussing heart disease risks. The Fertility report focuses on caffeine’s effects on time to establish pregnancy, and pregnancy-associated health conditions such as pre-diabetes and hypertension. Your recommendations would essentially be the same regardless of which report you ordered. So, if you are a ‘slow’ metabolizer of caffeine, you would be advised to limit your caffeine intake to no more than 200 mg/day to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease (e.g. Health or Plant-based report) or to optimize your performance (e.g. Sport Report). The exception would be the Fertility report where the recommendation is to limit your intake to no more than 100 mg/day based on some of the science linking caffeine to pregnancy outcomes.