Nutrigenomix laboratories are founded and headed by University of Toronto researchers. This testing is only available through health professionals and the genetic variants tested are specific to nutrition and lifestyle health.
HEALTH | SPORT | FERTILITY | PLANT-BASED | SKIN HEALTH | PHARMACEUTICAL PROFILE
This genetics test is different than any of the direct-to-consumer general genetics tests.
Nutrigenomic testing is focused only on those genes that can influence nutrition, metabolism, and diet strategy.
The Nutrigenomix lab test provides insights about your biological tendencies to:
Absorb and efficiently use certain vitamins and minerals
Carry risk of conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis depending on diet and lifestyle
Gain or lose weight depending on macronutrient distribution or physical activity level
Develop immune food reactions to gluten, or have sensitivity to lactose or caffeine
Fall into the habit of snacking or exercising
Gravitate towards fats or sweets
Once we know your blueprint, we can customize dietary strategies to work with your personal blend of biological tendencies.
70 genes are tested.
Testing is simple and non-invasive. You will receive a test kit by mail and take a swab sample from your cheek.
A postage-paid envelope will be provided to mail your sample directly to the lab.
I will contact you again in approximately 3 weeks when I receive your test results. We can then arrange a virtual appointment for reviewing your results and diet.
Unlike common nutrition tests, Nutrigenomix testing only tests for the gene variants that will affect specific nutrient and diet/sport dynamics. The report includes your genetic predisposition to absorb and/or use the following micronutrients:
You will also be tested for how your body is likely to respond to:
OMEGA-3 & OMEGA-6 FATS
The test also determines your level of risk for reacting to:
CAFFEINE (& ANXIETY)
And the results include insight into your ability to manage weight and body composition as influenced by:
SATURATED AND UNSATURATED FAT
The test also checks on your genetic variant for tolerating LACTOSE and GLUTEN.
Lastly, it takes a look at genes involved in:
FAT AND SUGAR TASTE PREFERENCES
SNACKING PATTERN PREFERENCE
MOTIVATION TO EXERCISE
PREDISPOSITION TO POWER VS ENDURANCE ACTIVITIES
MUSCLE DAMAGE WITH EXERICSE
PROCLIVITY FOR TENDON INJURY
BONE MASS PREDISPOSITION
While awaiting test results, you will have the opportunity to complete a validated online diet questionnaire.
This information will be used to advise specific diet changes or alternatives based on your personal Nutrigenomix prolife.