Eat according to your genes
What is Nutrigenomix?
Nutrigenomics is the science that applies genomic information and advanced technologies to uncover the relationship between genes, nutrition and human health.
About the Test?
The Nutrigenomix™ test looks at 45 genetic markers and provides actionable information for:
Food intolerances (gluten & lactose)
Quick, simple and non-invasive saliva test
Personalized reports are delivered in 2-4 weeks
Personalized reports are available in 6 languages
The science behind nutrigenomics
Nutrition is one of the most important lifestyle factors affecting your risk for developing certain diseases and has a significant impact on overall wellbeing. Over the past decade, there has been growing recognition of the importance of how genes influence our nutritional status, which in turn directly impacts our health.
Different versions of a gene can makes us respond differently to certain components in food such as the lactose in milk, the gluten in bread, the caffeine in coffee, along with carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals found in various foods.
The human genome consists of over 25,000 genes and virtually all can exist in different forms. The variations in our genes make us unique from one another. Genetic variation determines not only the colour of our eyes and hair, but also how we metabolise and utilise the foods, beverages and supplements we ingest.
Nutrigenomics is the study of how individual genetic variation affects a person’s response to nutrients and impacts the risk of nutrient-related chronic diseases.
The term nutrigenomics refers to both the study of how the food, beverages and supplements we consume affects our genes and how our genes can influence our body’s response to what we consume.
We are all familiar with people who are lactose intolerant or cannot eat gluten. These differences between individuals can be explained by gene variations within the population. Through science and research we have learned that genetic variations in the population and between individuals affect a wide variety of responses to key components in the human diet. For instance, some individuals may benefit from limiting their consumption of caffeine or increasing their intake of omega-3 fats, while others can follow the general recommendations for either or both.
Your best diet depends on the specific variants you have for these nutrient related genes.
Understanding your genetic profile and its implications on your unique response to the foods, beverages and supplements you consume will provide you with the tools needed to make the best dietary choices. The science of how specific genes change how we respond to dietary components enable us to use nutrition to its fullest potential to prevent, manage or improve various health issues.
These personalized diets can optimize an individual’s nutritional status and empower them to focus on preventing diet related diseases or conditions.
A healthy, balanced diet should provide enough energy and nutrients to support optimal health, reduce the risk of disease and maintain a healthy body weight. While general dietary recommendations might be prudent to follow, the one-size-fits-all approach to nutritional advice could limit some individuals from reaching their full potential for health and wellness. By tailoring one’s nutritional needs to their genetic profile, the benefits of nutrition on health status can be maximized.