What is Nutrigenomics?
Nutrigenomics is a new scientific discipline that uses modern genomics technology to study 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.
What is Nutrigenomix?
Nutrigenomix is a biotechnology company dedicated to empowering healthcare professionals and their clients with comprehensive genomic information for personalized nutrition, with the ultimate goal of improving health and performance through precision nutrition recommendations. Nutrigenomix uses evidence-based, actionable genetic markers to help you maximize your genetic potential and overall health through the power of food, personalized to your genetic make-up. Our Health, Sport, Fertility and Plant-based panels consist of 70 genetic markers with actionable information for weight management, nutrient recommendations, heart health, food intolerances, eating habits and physical activity as well as additional genetic insights for health and wellness focusing on areas such as inflammation and antioxidant capacity, sleep and alcohol sensitivity.
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. Our DNA-based recommendations provide greater precision for each individual than the general dietary guidelines.
How is Nutrigenomix different from other genetic tests?
Nutrigenomix is widely regarded as the global leader in genetic testing for personalized nutrition. We have developed an award-winning panel of genetic tests exclusively for use by healthcare professionals. The company was founded by leading researchers in the field of nutrigenomics and personalized nutrition, and our genetic tests were developed according to stringent standards of scientific evidence. For more information on what makes us different, please refer to the About Nutrigenomix flyer here.
Will my insurance cover the cost of the test?
Check with your insurance provider. Many 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. You can ask your provider about coverage for "genetic testing for personalized nutrition".
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.
If I don't already have a healthcare professional, how do I find one?
Please complete the "Contact Us to Find a Location" form here. You can also complete a Nutrigenomix report review with one of our in-house dietitians remotely (by phone or video call). If you are interested in this option, please contact us at [email protected] or call 1-800-250-4649 (1-800-250-4NGX).
How is the testing done?
How long will it take to get my results?
What language is the report available in?
Our reports are currently available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Arabic, and Indonesian, and we are working to develop translations into many other languages. Please check our website under "News and Events" for updates.
How long do I need to follow the advice for?
Can my test results be bad?
No. Our Nutrigenomix tests analyze DNA for genetic variants that affect your response to the foods and beverages you consume. The test does not predict or diagnose any disease or health condition. With the information from your test results, your healthcare professional will be able to provide you with dietary advice tailored to your individual genetic profile.
Who will have access to my genetic test results?
Only your healthcare professional will be able to access your genetic test results through Nutrigenomix. Your DNA kit is marked with a unique barcode, which is what we will use at our facilities to analyze your sample. Only your healthcare professional will be able to link your kit's barcode to your personal information. All genetic data is sent through a secure 256-bit encryption server. Nutrigenomix will never share your data with any third party and will never conduct research using your DNA without your permission, except as required to provide the services requested, or as required by law.
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 reports, and new panels with additional cutting-edge information could be available to you. Nutrigenomix will never share your data with any third party and will never conduct research using your DNA without your permission, except as required to provide the services requested, or as required by law.