Nutrigenomic Genetic Testing
Nutrigenomics in a nutshell
If supplements are part of your diet, you will want to consider genetic validation of your enzyme function with nutrigenomic genetic testing. Many food supplements may not be effectively delivered at the cellular level. So don’t waste time and money on nutritional ingredients that your body can’t use effectively!
Nutrigenomics studies how your genetic makeup affects your metabolism and your body’s response to nutrients and other components in food and other dietary substances. As a result, it focuses on identifying and understanding your molecular-level interactions.
Identification of your inherited genetic code, or genotype, can be done utilizing a blood analysis or a cheek swab, from which the DNA is analyzed.
The big picture
We all carry slight variations in our DNA. These naturally-occurring mutations may influence the way we absorb, transport, store, or metabolize nutrients. This can show up as requirements for different nutrients. This different metabolic potential may be an advantage in terms of natural selection, for instance, how the ability to digest lactose spreads in cattle-raising populations.
Goals of nutrigenomic testing
Nutrigenetic researchers look for genes that make some people more susceptible to obesity and obesity-related diseases. For instance, the “thrifty gene hypothesis” suggests that people with this gene store high-calorie foods as body fat. This trait may have evolved as a protection against starvation during a famine. But researchers have not identified candidates for the thrifty gene. When researchers prove the existence of a thrifty gene, they may also find counter-effects to use to prevent obesity and obesity-related diseases.
A major goal in nutrigenetics is to individualize your health and diet recommendations. As a result, we can provide you with the best preventive medicine, diagnostics, and therapies. You may be a candidate for nutrigenomic genetic testing. Health counseling based on nutrigenetic analysis is usually more successful than conventional diet counseling. Call today for your appointment!
You, our client, are our top priority here at Vedas. Located in The Woodlands, Texas, our North Houston office is conveniently located only minutes from I-45 (Houston’s North Freeway). We offer you a free consultation for personalized information on nutrigenomic testing. Come get acquainted with Dr. Nangrani, our board-certified Medical Director. She has practiced for over 15 years. Please call our office to schedule your free consultation at (281) 298-5476. We look forward to seeing you soon.