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How Genetics Play a Role in Your Health

When it comes to your health, the answers are in your genes. Now, you have the tool that gives you those answers. Now, you have the nutraMetrix®️ Gene SNP™ DNA Analysis Program.

Your DNA tells a story. With the nutraMetrix®️ Gene SNP™ DNA Analysis, you can gain insight into your genetics and how they impact your health. You may simply want to know what role your genes play in digestive health, how well your body copes with the stress of physical activity; how environmental factors affect your body and uncover how your genetics and lifestyle impact your health.

Gene SNP delivers answers exclusively tailored to you, your body and your lifestyle. You have the tool; use it. No more guesswork; get the facts – nutraMetrix®️ Gene SNP DNA Analysis.

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The Gene SNP Advantage

How Does It Work?

In the convenience of your health professional's office, a sample is collected from your cheek cells, which contain your DNA. The swabs are put into the provided, specialized collection container after drying. Send the swabs with the Genetic Assessment Request Form and the Consent Form in the included mailing tube provided in the kit to the processing laboratory. (S&H not included)

 

Once at the certified laboratory, DNA is extracted from your swabs and then prepared for analysis. The DNA is analyzed using the latest genotyping technology to give the most accurate results. Once all of this data is compiled, it is entered into a sophisticated, algorithm-based computer software program that generates a confidential, easy-to-follow Gene SNP Health Action Plan to be reviewed by the health professional or a qualified staff provider and the patient. Typically, it takes four to six weeks for you to receive your Gene SNP Analysis results.

In combination with interpretation from your health professional, Gene SNP DNA Analysis provides valuable information about gene expression and its impact on factors like cardiovascular, endocrine and mental/emotional health.  In addition, Gene SNP DNA Analysis also looks at select nutrients and fitness factors that may contribute to chronic health concerns including obesity. Dietary intervention, based on knowledge of nutritional requirement, nutritional status, and genotype can be used to prevent, mitigate or remedy chronic disease

How Genes Affect You

No two people have the same fingerprint. Like our fingerprints, our genetic variations are unique identifiers which make us different from every other person. It's the variations in genes that make us who we are. From our gender; the color of our hair, eyes and skin; the types of foods that work best with our bodies; and even the type of exercise designed to maximize our individual performance, our genes are the instruction manual for the creation and maintenance of our bodies.

Our genes are composed of combinations of protein bases. While there are only four possible bases, they can be combined in billions of ways to code for countless functions in the body. These four bases make up the DNA alphabet and combine to form words and phrases that give instructions to your body for everything from how your cells function to the color of your hair. Sometimes, when cells in the body replicate to make new cells, mistakes are made and a gene that was supposed to code for the word now reads By changing just one letter or just one base, the gene now has a totally new meaning and function. These variations are called single nucleotide polymorphisms (or SNPs).

These small variations in DNA are expressed in many ways. They can influence how we metabolize food and what types of exercise are best suited for our bodies. By identifying our own unique gene variations, we can customize lifestyle approaches and nutritional supplementation to maximize our genetic potential promoting optimal health never before achieved.

Gene SNP

Obtains genetic sample through a cheek swab administered by your Health Care Professional

Evaluates 48 genes and 61 SNPs spanning several different areas of health

Evaluates diet, lifestyle, exercise, cardiovascular and mental emotional markers of health

Delivers a comprehensive Weight & Wellness Report with concrete suggestions from your health practitioner for maintaining your optimal health potential.

Based on a careful analysis of your genetics, diet and lifestyle your health practitioner will recommend the best products & services to meet your health goals.  

While your DNA does not change, your lifestyle does, and our program is designed to help you maximize your health potential.

Competition

Many other companies obtain the sample through saliva rather than a buccal swab like Gene SNP DNA Analysis.  Buccal Swabs are considered the preferred way to ensure adequate samples and the Gene SNP patented swab holder ensures the protection of the sample.

Often competitors evaluate fewer SNPs (often 12-20) and only one or two different health areas or offers insight into non-health related variations like curly hair and eye color. You would have to purchase several different kits in order to get the comprehensive analysis provided by Gene SNP. In addition, Gene SNP DNA Analysis supports your health practitioner with tools to interpret your results.  Some competitors leave it up to you to do the research!

Most other genetic analyses do not offer supplements and only Gene SNP offers Isotonix® products carefully selected by your healthcare provider who knows more about your unique needs and goals.

 

Mental Health

Obviously, genetics plays a crucial role in how our bodies grow and age, especially when it comes to our hormones, neurotransmitters, and diet.  In combination, they have an impact on our stress and sleep response.  According to current research, nearly 70 percent of office visits today and a large percentage of prescriptions today are to help manage sleep and emotional liability. Some of these responses are a result of genetics. Variations in our genetic code can have both positive and negative effects on how our bodies manage stress and hormones. For example, one particular gene variation, BDNF, plays a role in comfort food eating and decreased learning, while another, HTR2311, codes for poor response to pharmaceutical intervention to support a healthy mental outlook.

Depression is a feature of some psychiatric syndromes such as major depressive disorder but it may also be a normal reaction to certain life events.  A recent identification of obesity predisposing genes that are highly expressed in the brain raises the possibility of their genetic contribution to depression. Multiple variations contribute to polygenic obesity and may contribute to depression.  Insomnia, excessive sleeping, fatigue, aches, pains, digestive problems or reduced energy may also be present. Most likely you don't know if you have these gene variations, which means you don't know what actions you can take to help maintain your optimal health.

What does Gene SNP test for related to mental and emotional health?

BDNF Neurotrophin Family
MC4R Melanocortin Receptor
HTR2A Dopamine Receptor
FAIM2 Apoptosis
DRD2 DNA Methylation
DRD2497 DNA Methylation
COMT Degredation of Dopamine, Epinepharine, norepinepherine; DNA Methylation

The nutraMetrix®️ Gene SNP DNA Analysis tests for six genes and their variations associated with behavior health. While no amount of food or exercise will physically alter our genes, with proper nutritional supplementation and lifestyle changes, you can maintain the functioning of your gene variations to maintain optimal health.

 

Nutrient Facts

  • By the time teens finish their growth spurts around age 17, 90 percent of their adult bone mass is established. (Source: National Institute of Health)
  • Vitamin D receptors, such as the VDR SNP tested for in the Gene SNP DNA Analysis, have been found to be present in numerous tissues in the human body, indicating the substantial impact vitamin D has on health and well-being. (Source: Vitamin D Council)
  • One out of every two women in the United States is affected by osteoporosis and osteopenia. (Source: American Bone Health)
  • Only 35 percent of American adults consume the recommended daily allowance of calcium. (Source: American Bone Health)
 

Nutrient News

  • Science News - Baby's calcium might play defining role in adult bone health Read More
  • USA Today - Women fall more, not less, after large dose of vitamin D Read More
  • The Times of India - Exercise 'forestalls osteoporosis' Read More
 

Nutrient Research

  • Relation of vitamin D receptor FokI start codon polymorphism to bone mineral density and occurrence of osteoporosis in postmenopausal woman in Taiwan. Read More
  • Birthweight, vitamin D receptor genotype and the programming of osteoporosis. Read More
  • Diet and healthy bones. Read More
  • Bone mineral mass and calcium and phosphate metabolism in young men: relationships with vitamin D receptor allelic polymorphisms. Read More
  • Osteoporosis, vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms and response to diet. Read More
  • Association between a functional interleukin-6 gene polymorphism and peak bone mineral density and postmenopausal bone loss in women: the ofely study. Read More
  • The association of bone mineral density with vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms. Read More
  • Vitamin D receptor gene polymorphism is related to bone density, circulating osteocalcin, and parathyroid hormone in healthy adolescent girls. Read More
  • COL1A1 Sp1 polymorphism predicts perimenopausal and early postmenopausal spinal bone loss. Read More
  • A COL1A1 Sp1 binding site polymorphism predisposes to osteoporotic fracture by affecting bone density and quality. Read More
  • The relative contribution of diet and genotype to bone development. Read More
  • Genetic control of susceptibility to osteoporosis. Read More
  • Reduced bone density and osteoporosis associated with a polymorphic Sp1 binding site in the collagen type 1 alpha 1 gene. Read More
  • The vitamin D receptor gene variant and physical activity predicts fasting glucose levels in healthy young men. Read More
  • Interaction between the vitamin D receptor gene and collagen type 1alpha1 gene susceptibility for fracture. Read More

Weight Management

You do everything you can to maintain a healthy body weight. You exercise. You eat healthy foods. You might even take supplements. But sometimes it's not just what you do that makes a difference; it could be what you're made of—literally.

Genetics plays a crucial role in how efficiently we burn fat with exercise and how capable our bodies are to perform aerobic exercise. Variations in our genetic code can have both positive and negative effects on how our bodies react to the foods we eat and the workouts we put ourselves through. For example, one particular gene variation—FTO—could lead to increased fat accumulation in men and higher fat mass in women.

Most likely you don't know if you have these gene variations, which means you don't know what actions you can take to help maintain your optimal health. The Gene SNP DNA Analysis analyzes gene variants and your lifestyle choices to compile a personalized Weight and Wellness report that provides recommendations regarding lifestyle, diet, exercise and supplementation. The Gene SNP DNA Analysis can help your practitioner customize a program for you so you have a targeted plan instead of questioning how these gene variations affect the choices you make—from diet to exercise to supplementation—so you can maintain optimal health.

What does Gene SNP test for related to weight management?

FTO; PPARG Energy Metabolism; Fatty Acid Metabolism
TAS1R3 Sweet Taste Transduction; Tendency to Over Sweeten
MC4R13 Hyperphagia;Childhood Obesity; Leptin Insensitivity
NERG1; PPARD Insulin Sensitivity; Fat Apoptosis
KCTD15 Weight re-gain; Fat Geneisis
ACTN3 Muscle Retention; Wieight loss
LEPR; LEP Fat Cell Regulation; Leptin Sensitivity
INSIG2 Cholesterol Synthesis; Fat Cell Differentiation

The nutraMetrix®️ Gene SNP DNA Analysis tests for eleven (11) genes and their variations associated with weight, hormones and Energy. While no amount of food or exercise will physically alter our genes, with proper nutritional supplementation and lifestyle changes, you can optimize the functioning of your gene variations to maintain optimal health.

 

Weight Management Facts

  • Two out of every three people in the United States is considered overweight. (Source: Centers for Disease Control)
  • Three genes analyzed in the Gene SNP DNA Analysis - ACTN, PPARG and KCTD15 - are associated with slower recovery after workouts.
  • Nearly two out of every five adults do not participate in leisure time physical activity.
  • The ACE gene has two variations; one enhances your metabolism and endurance, while the other is associated with blood pressure. Which do you have?
  • Joints hurt after exercising? It may be genetic, as the IL-6 & TNF-Alpha gene variants have been associated with comfort and health.
 

Weight Management News

  • TheHeart.org - Dieting by DNA? Popular diets work best by genotype, research shows Read More
  • USA Today - Middle-aged dieters hit a brick wall after 10 pounds or so Read More
  • WRAL.com - DNA tests can help dieters Read More
 

Weight Management Research

  • Association of the TNF-alpha -308G/A promoter polymorphism with insulin resistance in obesity. Read More
  • A Pro12Ala substitution in PPARgamma2 associated with decreased receptor activity, lower body mass index and improved insulin sensitivity. Read More
  • Exercise-induced changes in insulin action are associated with ACE gene polymorphisms in older adults. Read More
  • The role PPARgamma in high-fat diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance. Read More
  • The TNF alpha/G-308A polymorphism influences insulin sensitivity in offspring of patients with coronary heart disease: the European Atherosclerosis Research Study II. Read More
  • Paolisso, G., et al, ACE gene polymorphism and insulin action in older subjects and healthy centenarians. J Am Geriatr Soc 49, 610-614 (2001). Read More
  • The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma2 gene polymorphism (Pro12Ala) beneficially influences insulin resistance and its tracking from childhood to adulthood: the Bogalusa Heart Study. Read More
  • Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gammaPro12Ala polymorphism and the association with blood pressure in type 2 diabetes: skaraborg hypertension and diabetes project. Read More
  • ACE gene polymorphism and insulin action in older subjects and healthy centenarians. Read More
  • Relationship between angiotensin-converting enzyme gene polymorphism and insulin resistance in never-treated hypertensive patients. Read More
 

Heart Health

When it comes to heart health, there are a number of things you can do to promote your health. Reduce sugar, eat more fiber, exercise=move, and do it safely. Stop smoking. Relax. This is a lifestyle, however just as important are gene variations associated with heart health.  Our genetic variations can have both positive and negative effects on our heart.  The negative impact variation combined with an unhealthy diet or lifestyle may negatively influence overall health. 

Most likely you don't know if you have these gene variations, which means you don't know what actions you can take to help maintain your optimal health. The nutraMetrix®️ Gene SNP DNA Analysis analyzes gene variants and your lifestyle choices to compile a customizable Weight and Wellness report. Your Health practitioner will then provide recommendations regarding lifestyle, diet, exercise and supplementation.

And unlike other tests on the market, the nutraMetrix®️ Gene SNP DNA Analysis offers a unique look at your heart health—not merely making recommendations on a single factor. The nutraMetrix®️ Gene SNP DNA Analysis can help you understand how these gene variations affect the choices you make - from diet to exercise to supplementation - so you can maintain optimal health.

What does Gene SNP test for related to heart health?

SEC16B Energy Metabolism; Inhibition of cholesterol Synthesis
FTO Vascular Health; Adiponectin; Leptin Antagonism
ETV5 Cytokine Production; Oxidative Stress
LIPC Hepatic lipase; Cholesterol and Triglycerides
SH2B1 Cytokine Production and Glucose Impact on Blood Pressure
MTHFR homocysteine
ADIPOQ; PCSK1_2 Adiponectin Expression in Fat Cells; Insulin Insensitivity
EDN1 nitric oxide production; VO2Max
TMEM18 Elevated Biomarkers of Stress
SLC2A2 Elevated Sugar Intake; Elevated Serum Cholesterol

The nutraMetrix®️ Gene SNP DNA Analysis tests for eleven (11) genes and their variations that are associated with heart health. While no amount of food or exercise will physically alter our genes, with proper nutritional supplementation and lifestyle changes, you can maintain the functioning of your gene variations to maintain optimal health.

 

Heart Health Facts

  • The ADIPOQ gene has two variations – one that appears to have an enhanced metabolic efficiency and another that can alter insulin sensitivity.
  • There are two gene variants tested in the Gene SNP DNA Analysis that deal with the body’s homocysteine level – MTHFR and MMAB. Each impacts your heart health differently. Which do you have?
  • Maintaining optimal blood pressure levels can help you maintain the health of your brain, eyes, and kidneys.
  • Daily exercise will help keep your heart healthy.
  • Not all fats are bad. Eating foods with a moderate amount of unsaturated fat is part of a healthy diet.
 

Heart Health News

  • BBC News - Smoking ban may help heart health rate Read More
  • Los Angeles Times - Vitamin D linked to lower heart disease risk Read More
  • BusinessWeek - A Cheek Swab to Choose Your Diet Plan? DNA test may be able to tell which diet would work best for you, study suggests Read More
  • USA Today - Genetic testing may yield personalized health treatments Read More
 

Heart Health Research

  • Variants in the cholesterol ester transfer protein (LIPC) and lipoprotein lipase genes are predictors of plasma cholesterol response to dietary change. Read More
  • The relation between folate status, a common mutation in methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, and plasma homocysteine concentrations. Read More
  • Endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene is positively associated with essential hypertension. Read More
  • Combined effects of endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene polymorphism (EDN1) and insulin resistance status on blood pressure and familial risk of hypertension in young adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study. Read More
  • Cholesteryl ester transfer protein gene polymorphism is a determinant of HDL cholesterol and of the lipoprotein response to a lipid-lowering diet in type 1 diabetes. Read More
  • Cholesteryl ester transfer protein Genotype is associated with higher HDL cholesterol levels and lower risk of coronary heart disease end points in men with HDL deficiency: Veterans Affairs HDL Cholesterol Intervention Trial. Read More

Blood Sugar

Blood sugar is vital to human function and must be consistently kept at a steady level to maintain good health. Blood sugar impacts numerous aspects of health, from cognitive function to energy to heart health, and more.

Blood sugar refers to glucose in the blood stream. In order for our cells to get the energy they need to maintain proper bodily functions, we must be able to efficiently move glucose in the blood into our cells. Because of the many critical functions that depend on it, blood sugar levels that are too low or too high are dealt with by the body in an urgent manner.

Some genetic variations are associated with the body's ability to efficiently clear glucose from the blood. A variant of the SLC2A2 gene may encourage a higher resting glucose level. Knowing this can help a person adjust their diet and exercise routines, which can help the body to utilize insulin more efficiently, or possibly receive a recommended nutraceutical to help maintain healthy insulin activity in the body.

Most likely you don't know if you have these gene variations, which means you don't know what actions you can take to help maintain your optimal health. The Gene SNP DNA Analysis analyzes gene variants and your lifestyle choices to compile a personalized weight and wellness report that provides recommendations regarding lifestyle, diet, exercise and supplementation. The Gene SNP DNA Analysis can help you understand how your genes affect the choices you make - from diet to exercise to supplementation - so you can maintain optimal health.

What does Gene SNP test for related to blood sugar?

THEM18 Adipocyte Maturation
SLC2A2 Glucose Transporter
PCSK1 Process Proinsulin; Proglucagon
PPARG glucose Homeostasis
PPARD Insulin sensitivity

The nutraMetrix®️ Gene SNP DNA Analysis tests five (5) genes and their variations associated with blood sugar. While no amount of food or exercise will physically alter our genes, with proper nutritional supplementation and lifestyle changes, you can maintain the functioning of your gene variations to maintain optimal health.

 

Blood Sugar Facts

  • Insulin sensitivity is the capacity of the body's cells and tissues to respond to insulin-stimulated glucose uptake after eating carbohydrates.
  • The PPARG gene has two variations - one that appears to have an enhanced metabolic efficiency and another that can alter insulin sensitivity, HDL and limit benefits of cardiovascular exercise.
  • Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels helps maintain the health of your eyes, kidneys, nerves and blood vessels.
  • Insulin sensitivity(IR) is a physiological condition in which cells fail to respond to the normal actions of the hormone insulin.
  • Insulin plays a key role in the body's ability to use and store glucose.
  • Normal fasting blood glucose levels are typically less than 100 milligrams per deciliter, in the morning, when you first wake up, or before eating.
 

Blood Sugar News

  • CNN - Could slightly higher blood sugar cause neuropathy? Read More
 

Blood Sugar Research

  • The vitamin D receptor polymorphism in the translation initiation codon is a risk factor for insulin resistance in glucose tolerant Caucasians. Read More
  • Determination of obesity associated gene variants related to TMEM18 through ultra-deep targeted re-sequencing in a case-control cohort for pediatric obesityRead More
  • A Pro12Ala substitution in PPARgamma2 associated with decreased receptor activity, lower body mass index and improved insulin sensitivity Read More
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  • The role PPARgamma in high-fat, diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance. Read More
  • The TNF alpha/G-308A polymorphism influences insulin sensitivity in offspring of patients with coronary heart disease: the European Atherosclerosis Research Study II. Read More
  • ACE gene polymorphism and insulin action in older subjects and healthy centenarians. Read More
  • ACE gene polymorphism and insulin action in older subjects and healthy centenarians. Read More
  • Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gammaPro12Ala polymorphism and the association with blood pressure in type 2 diabetes: skaraborg hypertension and diabetes project. Read More
  • ACE gene polymorphism and insulin action in older subjects and healthy centenarians. Read More
  • The relationship between angiotensin-converting enzyme gene polymorphism and insulin resistance in never-treated hypertensive patients. Read More
 

Nutrients, Detoxification & Immunity

With the falling levels of estrogen (in women) and testosterone (in men) as we age and its associated premature aging, you may have bone density below a normal level or poor detoxification pathways that may have an impact on hormones, metabolic function, and healthy aging.

Obviously, genetics plays a crucial role in how our bodies grow and age, especially when it comes to our metabolism. Variations in our genetic code can have both positive and negative effects on how our body utilizes nutrients. For example, one particular gene variation - GC - could lead to better bone formation and retention with exercise.

Most likely you don't know if you have these gene variations, which means you don't know what actions you can take to help maintain your optimal health. The Gene SNP DNA Analysis analyzes gene variants and your lifestyle choices to compile a personalized Health Action Plan that provides recommendations regarding lifestyle, diet, exercise, and supplementation. The Gene SNP DNA Analysis can help you understand how these gene variations affect the choices you make - from diet to exercise to supplementation - so you can maintain optimal health.

What does Gene SNP test for related to nutrient impact?

ALDH2 Mitochondria; Detoxification of Ethenol
GC; CYP2R1; DHCR7 Vitamin D use; bone density; Cardiovascular Health
TAS2R38 Poor SaitiSatietyals; Detoxification
CYP1A2 Caffeine Metabolism; Cardiovascular Health
NCR3 Poor immune Signals; Inflammatory Response
Intergenic; BCM01; BCM0131 Carotenoid and Tocopherol Metabolism; Oxidation
MCM6 Lactose Intolerance
MMAB; FUT2; NBPF3 Defect in synthesis of B-12; B-6; Homocysteine

The nutraMetrix®️ Gene SNP DNA Analysis tests for fourteen (14) genes and their variations associated with nutrient utilization. While no amount of food or exercise will physically alter our genes, with proper nutritional supplementation and lifestyle changes, you can maintain the functioning of your gene variations to maintain optimal health.

 

Nutrient Facts

  • By the time teens finish their growth spurts around age 17, 90 percent of their adult bone mass is established. (Source: National Institute of Health)
  • Vitamin D receptors, such as the VDR SNP tested for in the Gene SNP DNA Analysis, have been found to be present on numerous tissues in the human body, indicating the substantial impact vitamin D has on health and well-being. (Source: Vitamin D Council)
  • One out of every two women in the United States is affected by osteoporosis and osteopenia. (Source: American Bone Health)
  • Only 35 percent of American adults consume the recommended daily allowance of calcium. (Source: American Bone Health)
 

Nutrient News

  • Science News - Baby's calcium might play defining role in adult bone health Read More
  • USA Today - Women fall more, not less, after large dose of vitamin D Read More
  • The Times of India - Exercise 'forestalls osteoporosis' Read More
 

Nutrient Research

  • Relation of vitamin D receptor FokI start codon polymorphism to bone mineral density and occurrence of osteoporosis in postmenopausal woman in Taiwan. Read More
  • Birthweight, vitamin D receptor genotype and the programming of osteoporosis. Read More
  • Diet and healthy bones. Read More
  • Bone mineral mass and calcium and phosphate metabolism in young men: relationships with vitamin D receptor allelic polymorphisms. Read More
  • Osteoporosis, vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms and response to diet. Read More
  • Association between a functional interleukin-6 gene polymorphism and peak bone mineral density and postmenopausal bone loss in women: the ofely study. Read More
  • The association of bone mineral density with vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms. Read More
  • Vitamin D receptor gene polymorphism is related to bone density, circulating osteocalcin, and parathyroid hormone in healthy adolescent girls. Read More
  • COL1A1 Sp1 polymorphism predicts perimenopausal and early postmenopausal spinal bone loss. Read More
  • A COL1A1 Sp1 binding site polymorphism predisposes to osteoporotic fracture by affecting bone density and quality. Read More
  • The relative contribution of diet and genotype to bone development. Read More
  • Genetic control of susceptibility to osteoporosis. Read More
  • Reduced bone density and osteoporosis associated with a polymorphic Sp1 binding site in the collagen type 1 alpha 1 gene. Read More
  • The vitamin D receptor gene variant and physical activity predicts fasting glucose levels in healthy young men. Read More
  • Interaction between the vitamin D receptor gene and collagen type 1alpha1 gene susceptibility for fracture. Read More