Nationwide Genetic Testing Services CALL NOW! 888-808-SWAB

Why is Nutrigenomic testing important?

DID YOU KNOW?

 

Genetic variants are more common than we realize:

More than 75% of all people have significant genetic variations (SNPs) in the most important nutritional metabolism pathways.

• Millions of people expend their valuable income on nutritional supplements without knowledge or scientific proof of nutritional need or benefit.

• Without genetic validation of enzyme function, many supplements are not effectively delivered at the cellular level, therefore, the patient can be wasting time and money with nutritional ingredients that have little to no benefit.

What are SNP's ?

Single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs, occur when a cell divides itself into two to make a new cell but does not properly copy its DNA, leaving the new cell with an incomplete set of genetic instructions. While not every SNP (or genetic “mutation”) creates an observable difference or symptom, specific SNPs can wreak havoc in a person.  

 

SNP testing allows patients and their doctors to gain a better understanding of what’s happening on a genetic and cellular-level. Through The Human Genome Project and other research, the scientific community began identifying the physical and functional standpoint of specific genes. This information and DNA testing for SNPs has helped scientists and doctors determine which SNPs (mutations) are harmful and which are benign. When a patient participates in SNP testing today, doctors can focus their attention on genetic mutations that can cause the patient harm or discomfort and treat accordingly.  


Find out more

What Will the Test Results Reveal

You and you alone will receive your test results.  We highly recommend that you discuss the results with your physician as we do not discuss or interpret your results.

Each of our test reports will assist you in "getting to the bottom" of the below issues and explain why you may be experiencing those issues.  The report will help to explain the "Why am I...." or "How come I feel like...." or "Why do I..."  etc.

 

Each panel report provides the following:

  • Nutritional recommendations to overcome the genetic weaknesses identified in your DNA
  • Lifestyle recommendations
  • Lab work recommendations that your physician should consider to give you more insight


 Each nutrigenomic report will also include:

  • Clinical definitions by our experts on what each SNP means to you and your health.
  • Recommended nutritients and nutritional oversight on how to overcome your genetic weaknesses (SNPs) that may affect your health.
  • Nutritional product and nutrient recommendations created by our experts for these particular genetic weaknesses (SNPs).
  • Scientific references on each SNP from top medical journals and research abstracts.

 

NOTE: The number of SNP's studied by our experts depend on the test that is performed.

Find out more

Nutrigenomic Panels

Foundation| Methylation|Wellness

image2

This test should be considered for the following:

-LOW ENERGY

-Mood or sleep problems

-Issues with fatigue

-Neurological symptoms

-Immune Challenges

-Detoxification weakness

-MTHFR, MTRR, FOLR


Methylation is a Foundational Principle of delivering nutrition and making all of the nutritional pathways functional (absorption of nutrients).

Methylation is used in over 250 Biochemical processes in the body.

 

WHAT IS MTHFR? WHAT IS METHYLFOLATE?


Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, or MTHFR, is a key regulatory enzyme in the metabolism of folate. It also refers to a specific gene that plays a major role in the body's methylation process. Both the enzyme and the gene have the same name, MTHFR. The gene's role is very complex, and recent discoveries have been focused around the MTHFR gene polymorphisms (or variants). These polymorphisms are often referred to as 'mutations' or 'defects' because of the problems they cause in the body.

Most often when you hear someone talk about MTHFR, they are actually referring to one of the two common MTHFR gene mutations that causes this MTHFR enzyme to become imperfect and therefore much less effective.


Simply stated, MTHFR most often refers to a genetic mutation that inhibits the body's ability to methylate or convert folic acid from the food we eat into Methylfolate.


Methylfolate is most often referred to as the 'active' or usable form of folate that our cells require. Because the body's cells cannot actually use folic acid, it must first go through a metabolic pathway or 4-step conversion process to become Methylfolate before the cells can use it . It is this metabolic pathway that the MTHFR gene defect inhibits and cause methylation deficiencies and/or neuro-immune syndromes.

Essential Vitamins & Minerals

image3

 This test should be considered if you want to:

-Find out how your body is absorbing the vitamins and minerals that you are currently consuming

-Find out what vital nutrients you are lacking

-Find out if you are taking enough or too many supplements

-Find out what you need to do to get on or stay on track to nutritional wellness

Chronic Pain

image4

 This test should be considered for the following: 

-Arthritis/Joint pain

-Headaches/Migraines

-Inflammatory Bowel Disease

-Feeling of pins/needles

-Fibromyalgia

-Back spasms

-Stomach Pain

-Any unexlained pain

 

Chronic pain is unlike most other ailments the human body undergoes. Many who live with chronic pain look healthy from the outside but, internally, are experiencing so much pain that they have a difficult time living a normal day-to-day life. While medication like opiates help some through their short term pain, they can become a debilitating addiction for those with chronic pain, leaving the patient with more issues than just their physical pain. As the US works to eliminate the opioid epidemic, true chronic pain sufferers may find themselves with less options for relief. AMT's chronic pain panel aims to bring validity to patients’ pain while supplying providers the knowledge they need to create a personalized chronic pain treatment protocol for their patients.  

Men's Health

image5

 This test should be considered for the following: 

-Weight gain

-Low sex drive

-Male pattern baldness

-Fatigue or sleep problems

-Abnormal breast enlargement

-Testicular atrophy

-High blood pressure

-Loss of strength

-Currently taking Testosterone supplementation


 Hormonal and metabolic abnormalities in men can produce a number of undesirable affects, such as weight gain, hair loss, fatigue, decrease sex drive and mood disturbances. In many men, their genetic inheritance has altered the way they process hormones such as testosterone. Additionally, new evidence indicates that certain treatable genetic differences can create a relative difficulty in maintaining appropriate hormonal levels as we age. Replacing testosterone has become commonplace in today’s medicine, however, without knowing your genetic make-up, hormone replacement can be less effective or, in some cases, potentially dangerous. 

Women's Health

image6

 This test should be considered for the following: 

-Weight gain

-Irregular Menstrual cycles

-History of Cystic Ovaries (PCOS)

-Hair loss

-Recurring breast tenderness

-Fibrocystic breast

-Excess facial or body hair

-Post Menopausal Hormone Replacement

-Family history of Hypothyroidism

-Family history of Breast/Ovarian or Endometrial cancer

-Family history of obesity

-Family history of Diabetes

-Family history of Pre-eclampsia


 Hormonal, metabolic and vitamin abnormalities in women can produce a number of undesirable affects, such as weight gain, sleep disturbances, infertility, fatigue, and mood disturbances. In some women, hormonal issues with estrogen / progesterone balance and altered estrogen metabolism can lead to a higher risk of developing deep venous thrombosis, altered blood pressure and fluid balance, and increase the risk of hypertension. In some more severe cases, increase risk of cancer, miscarriage, placental separation, pre-eclampsia, and pulmonary embolisms can occur.

Knowing your genetic predisposition allows you and your physician to help determine the proper course of nutrition, hormonal therapy risk and metabolic risk. It can also make you more aware of the signs and symptoms of a possible complications and potential life threatening issues.

Gastrointestinal (GI)

image7

  This test should be considered for the following:

-IBS

-Chronic Constipation

-Chronic Diarrhea

-Intermittent intestinal pain

-Mast Cell disorder

-Chronic Reflux

-Recurrent intestinal infections

-Multiple food allergies

 

It has become increasingly clear over the past few years that gastrointestinal function and environment can have a tremendous impact on your overall health. The gastrointestinal system is complex and has a number of previously unknown roles in the stability of brain function and immune stabilization. As with all of our panels at AMT, this panel is designed to provide a scientifically validated system to indicate the need for a specific supplement or medication based on an individual’s genetic profile. 


 UNDERSTANDING “THE GUT”

The gastrointestinal tract, or gut, is an organ system consisting of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, colon, and rectum. The gut is unique in that it’s the only organ system that is autonomic, functioning without oversight from the brain. It’s primary purpose is to ingest food and drink, absorb its nutrients for energy, and expel the remaining materials from the body. The gut also serves as a key part of the immune system.

There is a major immunological presence around the gut. As the GI tract introduces only foreign organisms (like bacteria and viruses), the gut is a likely place for contamination. To combat the inherent risk, 70% of the immune system surrounds the gut to protect the whole body from getting sick. Since the support of brain function, immune stabilization, and digestive process are dependent on the chemical processes occurring in and around the gut, aiding the cells and good bacteria that carry out the mechanisms can help overall health.

 

Find Out More

Find out more

Nutrigenomic Panels

Developmental

image8

  This test should be considered for the following:   

-Autism

-Spectrum disorders

-Childhood ADD/ADHD

-Cerebral Palsy

-Speech delay

-Vaccine reaction

-Family member Vaccine reaction

-Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, or Dyscalculia

-Auditory Processing Disorder

-Childhood Epilepsy

 

34 genes have been chosen by our experts to be analyzed for SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms). The report algorithms, created by our medical experts, will take the patient's genetic results and create nutritional and lifestyle recommendations along with recommended lab work and health precautions based upon several factors and our clinical expertise. 

TBI|Post-Concussion

image9

 This test should be considered for the following:  

-Traumatic Brain Injury

-Post Concussion Syndrome

-History of multiple Concussions

-Headache/visual changes

-Hyperacusis


The AMT Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) / Concussion Panel consists of 24 gene variants (SNPs) that have been chosen by our medical experts which play a significant role in the patient’s ability to maximize their recovery potential following a head injury. 

Neurological|Psych

image10

 This test should be considered for the following:  

-Adult ADD/ADHD

-Headaches/Migraine/Cluster

-Seizure disorders

-Vertigo/Dizziness

-Bipolar Disorder

-Alzheimer's/Dementia/Memory loss

-Anxiety Disorder

-Parkinson's/Gait Disorders

 

Have you ever found yourself getting into a mood at the beginning of the day and not being able to shake it? Or do you find yourself going through life and emotionally gliding through whatever comes your way? No matter which you consider yourself, there is a connection between mood and genetics. 

Autophagy

image11

 This test should be considered for the following:

 -Personal or family Cancer history  -Kidney/Liver/Pancreas complications  -Auto-immune issues  -Neurological Disease  (Alzheimer's Parkinson's or Dementia)  -Detoxification problems  


This test was the 2016 Medical & Chemistry Nobel Prize winner!


Autophagy is the Natural way that your body was designed to get rid of the garbage from your cells.  If this process in your body does not function properly it can cause may problems at the cellular level.

 

You may be feeding your body the correct nutrients, but they are useless if your body’s cells can’t absorb them properly. An autophagy genetic test is one of the only ways to know whether your internal cellular recycling system is intact. Autophagy is necessary to maintain cellular health and assist in preventing the growth of malicious cells. The genetic testing AMT offers can help you identify how your body works, as well as nutrients and supplements that would be specifically beneficial to you. 

Immune|Auto-Immune| Inflammatory

image12

 This test should be considered for the following:  

-Asthma

-Chronic infections

-Eczema/Psorias

-Any auto-immune disease

-Rheumatoid Arthritis

-Lupus

-Sjoren's

-Inflammatory Bowel Disease

-Chronic dry eyes

-Hashimoto's

-Chronic fatigue

-Immune weakness

  

Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress can cause premature aging and most chronic diseases, including cancer. Understanding a person's predispositions and what you can do about them can be a valuable tool in both prevention and treatment. Nutrition is an essential part of any health program. This panel includes 30 gene variants that can affect one's ability to control or "turn off" inflammation. 


This test is recommended for any immune system condition that does not directly affect the nervous system.  It is also highly recommended for people that have aggressive inflammatory issues

Nutrigenomic Panels

Detoxification

image13

 This test should be considered for the following: 

-Detoxification issues

-Weight Loss

-Gut complications


 Detoxification is complex. There are many genes that play a role in the cleansing process, and if you have a gene variation in any one of these sequences, your body may need help when it comes to detoxing. 

AMT's Detox Test will provide you with valuable information such as whether you need to be eating more cruciferous (green leaf)  vegetables or taking extra supplements to aid your body’s natural detoxification processes. 

 The Detox Test will look at the SNP's involved in detox and let you know if you have signs of imbalances in your biochemistry.  

 

   Your privacy is guaranteed

AMT never reveals the results of your DNA testing to third parties, insurance companies and others that might misuse it. AMT only shares this data with trusted partners and employees who are part of the DNA test processing and analysis.

AMT only uses accomplished, CLIA certified laboratories. The genetic information is not shared with anyone. Like all health care professionals who will order and protect your medical files and results, we are all bound by professional standards including but not limited to medical licenses and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, a 1996 Federal law that restricts access to individuals' private medical information (HIPPA).

For questions or concerns about our process email info@advantagemedicaltesting.com or call us at 888-808-SWAB