Run by genetic researchers and dietitians, Nutrigenomix is a Toronto biotech company that analyzes peoples’ genes to determine their risk for nutrition-related health problems. The results of the test tell us how you should eat based on your genes.
How it works at Project Nutrition
The Nutrigenomix test costs $450 and includes:
- The test + 60-75 minutes with me, your dietitian, to help you make sense of the results.
- First visit: 15 minutes to review your health history, answer your questions, and collect a saliva sample.
- The results will be emailed as a PDF report in approximately 3 weeks.
- Second visit: 45-60 minutes to review your results, review a 3-day sample meal plan that shows you how you can incorporate your results into your eating pattern, review personalized nutrition advice and educational materials.
What is Nutrigenomics?
Nutrigenomics is a new scientific discipline that studies the relationship between genes, nutrition and health. It has long been apparent that some people respond differently from others to certain foods. For example, individuals with lactose intolerance experience gastrointestinal discomfort after consuming certain dairy products, while other individuals can consume dairy with no problems. Nutrigenomics allows us to understand how our genes affect the way we respond to the foods, beverages and supplements we consume.
How is the testing done?
A simple saliva sample is required to test the 45 genetic markers included in our reports. The sample will be taken by your healthcare professional and sent to the Nutrigenomix laboratory for analysis.
What will happen to my DNA sample?
Your sample will be stored in our secure, controlled-access facilities and labeled only with your unique barcode, which only your healthcare professional will know belongs to you. As new discoveries in the field of nutrigenomics are made, additional information may be added to our test reports and new panels with additional cutting-edge information could be available to you.
Why should I have a Nutrigenomix test? How will the results benefit me?
Armed with information that is specific to your genetic profile, your healthcare professional will be able to develop the best dietary plan to help you meet your nutrition and fitness goals. Adhering to those recommendations will enable you to optimize your nutritional status and prevent nutrition-related chronic diseases. The Nutrigenomix Sport test can help you to enhance your performance while decreasing your risk for injuries.
Can I get the test done without contacting a healthcare professional?
No. A consult with a healthcare professional is the best way to gain the optimum benefit from your genetic test results and personalized nutrition report. Your healthcare professional will be able to explain the findings and recommendations to you and help you achieve your optimal diet and healthy eating habits, based on your unique genetic profile.
Will my insurance cover the cost of the test?
Check with your insurance provider. Some providers may cover the cost of a consultation with a healthcare professional, or provide a healthcare spending account that may cover the cost of the test kit as well.
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