What is Nutrigenomics?
Nutrigenomics is the scientific study 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 nutritional elements. For example, individuals with methylation deficiencies lack the ability to convert B12 into the bioactive form Methyl B12, while other individuals can convert this nutrient with no problem at all.
Polymorphisms and SNPs: Researchers look for one or more nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPS; pronounced “snips”). SNPs are single nucleotide substitutions of one base for another that occur in more than one percent of the general population. Changes in the sequence of nucleotides, the “letters”, that make up our genetic code are called genetic polymorphisms (mutations) or natural variations in our genes. These can cause differences in the character or amount of protein encoded by a given gene.
Our DNA Testing:
Our focus is on the carefully targeted 26 genetic variants (polymorphisms or SNP’s), which were found in research to have a significant impact on the body’s metabolic pathways, meaning that they participate in the absorption and metabolism of nutrients, detoxifying mechanisms, functioning of the immune system and a tendency toward certain diseases and health issues.
How is this test performed?
Learn what nutrients your genes require and need for optimal functioning and health in a simple test that requires swabbing the inside of your cheek.