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Nutrigenomics: The study of how diet interacts with genes to impact health and performance. This approach usually includes the effect of genetic variation on response to diet (sometimes called nutrigenetics) and also the effects of diet on gene expression.
Nutrigenomix® is a University of Toronto biotechnology company that is dedicated to empowering healthcare professionals and you, our client with comprehensive, reliable, genomic information with the ultimate goal of improving your health through personalized nutrition.
To order your Nutrigenomix® genetic gene testing report click here.
The Nutrigenomix® test enables us to provide you with informed recommendations based on your unique genetic profile.
Tests are comprised of saliva collection and genotyping is completed at Nutrigenomix’s CAP and CLIA accredited lab.
• A comprehensive genetic test consisting of 45 genetic markers.
• Developed by world-renowned researchers.
• Genetic tests are based on the most robust scientific evidence.
• DNA is analyzed using a simple saliva sample.
• Personalized recommendations developed based on your unique genetic profile.
This comprehensive genetic test consists of a panel of 45 genetic markers, including the FTO Gene variant, that enables your healthcare professional to provide you with personalized nutrition advice and physical activity recommendations tailored to your DNA.
This test can help you determine how you respond to key components of your diet as well as physical activity. The results of this test can impact weight loss & body composition, nutrient metabolism, heart health, food intolerances, and eating habits.
The test also provides you with information related to the relationship between your genes and athletic performance & injury risk. Your test results are presented in a customized report, which includes dietary and physical activity recommendations based on your individual genetic profile.
The Nutrigenomix® test kit enables us to counsel you according to your unique genetic profile.
Our service includes collecting your saliva, genotyping at a CAP and CLIA accredited lab and following up with a confidential consultation and customized report based on cutting-edge research and stringent standards of scientific evidence.
A genetic gene test pulls back the curtain to expose the interplay between nutrition and your own genetics as an individual. For example, based on your personal genetics, you may benefit from more (or less) of certain vitamins or minerals, such as folic acid, or iron.
What’s good for one person’s diet is not necessarily good for someone else. For instance, alcohol consumption in moderation provides health benefits for many adults, but for those who carry a certain genetic variation, regular alcohol consumption can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Nutrigenomics reports refer to two different types of variants: risk and response. Both risk and response variants are relative to the client’s diet and lifestyle. For example, if a client possesses the GA variant of the CYP1A2 gene, they have an elevated risk for myocardial infarction and hypertension only when their caffeine intake exceeds 200 mg daily.
3 examples of the 45 genetic variants the Nutrigenomix test for:
Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene)
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is important for vision, a strong immune system, and healthy reproduction. Beta-carotene is the plant form and precursor of pre-formed, active vitamin A (retinol), and it is an antioxidant found in certain fruits and vegetables that are orange-red in colour.
The Nutrigenomics test kit analyzes the BCMO1 gene (rs11645428) to assess betacarotene conversion efficiency. Clients who are homozygous for the G allele are inefficient converters of beta-carotene to active vitamin A. Therefore, consuming more pre-formed active vitamin A can help these individuals to ensure that serum levels of active vitamin A are sufficient for optimal health.
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) is important for normal brain and nervous system functioning. It helps to keep blood cells healthy and prevent megaloblastic anemia, a condition that results in the production of larger than normal red blood cells, which
cannot provide oxygen to cells as efficiently.
The Nutrigenomics Test Kit analyzes FUT2 (rs601338), which is in complete linkage disequilibrium with FUT2 (rs602662). This means that rs601338 can be used as a surrogate marker for rs602662. Clients with the AA genotype corresponding to a typical risk are recommended to follow current guidelines to meet the RDA for vitamin B12. However, those with the GG genotype are at an increased risk for vitamin B12 deficiency. Those who follow a vegetarian diet and have the GG or GA genotype have an even greater risk. As such, it is important for individuals with a high-risk genotype to meet the RDA for vitamin B12 of 2.4 mcg daily (for pregnant women, 2.6 mcg daily).
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is an essential nutrient that must be obtained from dietary sources. Low blood levels of vitamin C have been associated with an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. Vitamin C is needed for connective
tissue formation, and is an antioxidant that plays an important role in exercise and maintaining reproductive health.
The Nutrigenomics test kit analyzes the Ins/Del variant to assess the risk of vitamin C deficiency associated with low vitamin C intake. Subjects with the Del variant are at a much greater risk of vitamin C deficiency compared to those with the Ins variant. Meeting the RDA can protect against vitamin C deficiency, regardless of GSTT1 genotype, but those with the Del version of the GSTT1 gene are much more vulnerable to deficiency when not meeting the RDA.
Although genetics alone do not determine your future health and well-being, it’s the interaction between your genetics and your environment, which includes nutrition, that matters most.
To order your Nutrigenomix® genetic gene testing report click here.
The Nutrigenomix® tests are for information purposes only and are not intended to be used as medical advice. The information in this web page is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any medical condition or disease. Clients with medical conditions should not change or stop their medications or medical care without consulting with their physician first. The advice in Nutrigenomix® reports is not intended for children or for women who are pregnant or nursing.
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