There are countless diets to choose from and they all claim to be the best. However, we know that the same dietary regime doesn’t work for everyone – Why is that? The answer may lie in your genes.
Individual genetic variations can affect how people respond to the foods, beverages, and supplements the consume. Until very recently, it was too costly to sequence an individual’s genome. However emerging technologies have brought the cost down and have allowed us to develop a new field of research known as nutrigenomics.
Nutrigenomics is the study of how individual genetic variation affects a person’s response to nutrients and impacts the risk of nutrition-related chronic diseases.
We all have what are called single nucleotide polymoprphisms, or SNPs (pronounced “snips”), and these small variations help explain why some people can’t tolerate even a sip of coffee, while others could have a doubles espresso before bed and fall asleep with no problem.
We are pleased to offer the Nutrigenomix 45-gene personalized nutrient panel that answers these questions and many more:
- How much coffee can I drink?
- Should I avoid dairy?
- Is a gluten-free diet right for me?
- Do I need to consume more Vitamin C in my diet?
- Am I at risk of Vitamin B12 or iron deficiency?
- Is a low carb diet right for me?
- Am I better suited for endurance or strength exercises?
- Should I be supplementing my diet with nutrients like glutathione to optimize detoxification?
The test is simple and non-invasive, only requiring a saliva sample. The report includes a full analysis of 45 genes related to weight management, nutrient metabolism, heart health, food intolerance (genetic likelihood of lactose and gluten intolerance), eating habits and physical activity.
If you are interested in the Nutrigenomix test to optimize your health with personalized nutrition and supplementation, you can book in with one of our Naturopathic Doctors to discuss if it is right for you!