NutraNourish HEALTH is designed to optimise well-being and health by personalising lifestyle and nutrition choices and, where necessary, using supplements tailored to offset any particular nutritional deficit based on specific gene variants. It helps in establishing the optimal nutrition necessary for good health, longevity and disease risk mitigation.
NutraNourish HEALTH tests for genetic variations that are known to have a significant effect on health and susceptibility to chronic diseases such as dyslipidemia, osteoporosis, cancer, neural tube defects, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, amongst others. Nutrigenomics research has shown that individualized nutrition and lifestyle choices do have a significant effect on the expression of these genes – but this also depends on early detection and appropriate intervention.
NutraNourish HEALTH reports on genes involved in the following areas:
- Cholesterol metabolism and responsiveness to your diet
- Food responsiveness, such as such as sensitivities to lactose, gluten, caffeine and salt intake
- Bone Health
- Oxidative Stress
- Insulin Resistance
- Vitamin metabolism
What does it test?
26 gene variants related to:
- Heart disease – the impact of LDL / HDL levels and CVD risk.
- Methylation – B vitamins involved in DNA synthesis, and homocysteine re-methylation
- Oxidative stress – free radical and antioxidant production levels.
- Bone Health – risk of osteoporosis, identifies calcium and vitamin D metabolism processes.
- Detoxification – phase 1 and phase 2 detoxification enzyme function.
- Inflammation – response to injury, infection, and allergies.
- Insulin resistance – risk of insulin sensitivity.
- Vitamin metabolism- Vitamin A, C, B12, D
Who’s it for?
NutraNourish HEALTH is valuable to any client looking for a genetic basis for health management and prevention. The analysis is comprehensive enough to cover many health risks, providing clear interpretations for lifestyle strategies.
From the swab sample, lab uses a process called the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), which copies the DNA of your genes many times over so that we can generate sufficient quantities to analyse your genetic material. The next step is to identify unique DNA sequences in your genes. Certain changes (polymorphisms) in these genes have been studied in detail, with evidence that correlates these polymorphisms with an individual’s risk of developing certain chronic disease conditions or altered metabolic processes. Having identified the presence or absence of these polymorphisms, we are able to qualitatively assess particular areas of health risk related to the specific genes. To make a holistic assessment of health risks, environmental factors (diet and lifestyle) need to be considered in conjunction with the accompanying genetic profile.