NUTRIGENOMIX

EAT ACCORDING TO YOUR GENES

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED IF:

  • You are gluten-intolerant,
  • You are lactose-intolerant,
  • or that you may not be able to process nutrients optimally?

Now you can find out by getting a personalised nutrition assessment called Nutrigenomix at my Glasgow Nutrition Clinic.

WHAT IS NUTRIGENOMIX?

Nutrigenomix is a simple genetic test using your saliva that will help me create personalised nutrition recommendations, based on your DNA!

Watch this video to learn more about this new exciting service:

Download the brochure below:


Nutrigenomix Health Brochure

Download Nutrigenomix® Health Brochure (PDF 479 KB)

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much does it cost?

The test package includes a 60-min initial nutritional assessment consultation where a sample will be taken to send for analysis. When the results are ready you will come back for a 30-min follow-up consultation where I will explain the results and give you further recommendations. The total price of this package is £379 inc. VAT.

How accurate are my genetic test results?

The accuracy of the genetic test results is between 99.7-100%.

How do genes affect nutritional status or health status?

The products of our genes, called proteins, interact with the components of the food we eat to influence nutrition. Different versions of the same gene can produce slightly different proteins, which in turn may interact with dietary components in different ways. For example, differences may manifest in the absorption, metabolism, uptake and excretion of dietary components by the body. Certain gene variants may even predispose the individuals to adverse diet-related health effects and disease.

How will eating according to my genes improve my health? What kinds of improvements will I see? How long will it take?

It is difficult to say exactly how long it will take, because each person will have a different personalised nutrition plan depending on his or her initial overall health. You may notice healthy changes in body weight, blood test results such as cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and energy levels. The greatest benefit that eating according to your genes can provide is arming you with robust information about what nutritional measures you can take to reduce the risk of developing adverse health conditions in the future.

Are my siblings, parents and children likely to have the same genetics and need the same dietary advice?

With the exception of identical twins, DNA differs among people, and so genetics-based dietary recommendations cannot be made for someone unless that particular individual’s DNA is tested.

Who will have access to my genetic test results?

Only your healthcare professional will be able to access your genetic test results. Your Nutrigenomix test kit is marked with a unique barcode, which is what the company will use at their facilities to analyse your sample. Only your healthcare professional will be able to link your kit’s barcode to your personal information. Nutrigenomix uses the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol to encrypt information that is transmitted over the Internet. This technology uses 256-bit encryption, which ensures that confidential information cannot be viewed, intercepted or altered. Genetic information will never be disclosed, except where required by law.

Can I request that my sample be destroyed?

Nutrigenomix will store your barcoded, anonymised DNA sample so that you will have the opportunity to be tested for additional genetic variants as new discoveries are made and the science develops. Such tests will be provided at a reduced cost since saliva samples will not need to be recollected. However, you may have your sample destroyed by sending a written request to your healthcare professional, who will inform Nutrigenomix.

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