With the knowledge that results from it, genetic testing is the future of preventive health. Alongside the thousands of tests offered for medical conditions and diseases, the science and research behind genetic testing now help us understand:
- The specific genes dictating how the human body processes carbohydrates, fat, protein, micronutrients, etc.
- How genes determine the effectiveness of certain fitness activities.
Did you know that it's now possible to create individually tailored nutrition and exercise programs that are based on your unique DNA? Plus, the cost of genetic testing has decreased to where it is feasible to use this technology for health management programs for someone like you!
Programs tailored to an individual’s DNA have proven to be very effective. A recent study discovered that dieters in weight management programs tailored to their DNA lost up to 33% more weight than those following the usual “one size fits all” programs. We can now take an individual’s genetic profile into account and provide a more detailed approach to care for our patients.
The Research Behind Genetic Testing
Clinical studies and research on genetic testing have been rapidly increasing since the human genome was first mapped in 2003. As testing technology continues to improve and the cost of analyzing DNA decreases, more research facilities around the world are able to do more. This leads to more discoveries about the connections between genetics and preventive health.
Transformyou's Genetics-Based Health Management Programs
At Transformyou, we partner with Genetic Direction- the developer of a comprehensive suite of genetics-based health management programs to address the most pressing preventive and performance health concerns in the world today, including GxSlim, GxRenew, GxPerform, and GxNutrient. Read on for additional information about these programs.
GxSlim: Weight Management
GxSlim is a weight management program that takes your unique genetic makeup into account and provides you with diet and exercise strategies tailored to your genotype. Because these are based on your DNA, these are the only diet and exercise recommendations you will ever need again.
Learn more about GxSlim: A DNA-Based Weight Management Program
GxRenew: Healthy Aging
GxRenew is an innovative healthy aging program that utilizes your genetic profile to provide nutrient, food, activity and lifestyle recommendations to keep you looking and feeling young longer. Research has linked numerous aging signs to genetic predisposition, and many of these indications can be addressed with DNA-based lifestyle changes.
Learn more about GxRenew: An Innovative Genetics-Based Healthy Aging Program
GxPerform: Athletic Performance
GxPerform is a health and activity performance improvement program based on your genetic profile. The best nutrition, workout and supplement regimens for you cannot be determined without understanding your genetic predisposition. Genetic links to sports injury risks, VO2Max, and other athletic traits are also now known and key to athletic performance. For average athletes wanting to be good and good athletes wanting to be great, GxPerform provides you with the food, nutrient, and training recommendations to help you to reach your potential.
Learn more about GxPerform: A Genetics-Based Peak Athletic Performance Program
GxNutrient: Maximizing Nutrition
GxNutrient provides a comprehensive analysis of your genetic predisposition to absorbing micronutrients that you consume. Even with a perfectly balanced diet including plenty of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, almost all of us have some difficulty absorbing certain micronutrients. Understanding your genetic profile for how your body likely processes vitamins and minerals is an important step in developing a healthy nutrition program.
Learn more about GxNutrient: A Comprehensive Micronutrient Predisposition Analysis
Getting Your Genetics-Based Recommendations
The process you will follow to obtain your genetics-based recommendations is quite simple.
- Obtain your product kit from Transformyou.
- Inside it are instructions. You simply rub the sterile cotton swab in the kit along your gums and cheeks, pack the sample up, and send it back in the enclosed pre-paid shipping envelope.
- The lab will analyze your sample and identify your genotype.
- Within 3-4 weeks, they will send the notification that your GxSlim, GxRenew, GxPerform, or GxNutrient report is ready.
- We will notify you when it is ready. Your report will be emailed to you and uploaded to your patient portal. If you created a login to the Genetic Direction secure web portal, you would be able to view your report there as well.
You will also be able to access the genotype-specific health content library. This comprehensive resource library contains hundreds of articles, videos, and recipes that are curated and directed to you based on your unique genetic profile. Your report and health content are available at any time and accessible from any connected desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
All patients always work directly with one of our licensed physicians to ensure patient safety and confidentiality.