When many of us were younger, we were told by parents and teachers to take our vitamins such as Vitamin C,
Vitamin D, B12, and Zinc. It's general knowledge that these vitamins help because they fill in nutritional gaps that we are missing. Everyone has a different reaction to taking vitamins, some may take effect while others will not work at all. Neurobiologix has partnered with GX Sciences to tackle this challenge.
It is challenging to figure out what your body specifically needs when you don’t know your own body’s limitations, such as knowing when or where biochemical issues can occur. Before you purchase any type of supplement, there are a few things you must take into consideration.
Why Nutrigenomic Testing? Ask Yourself...
- Do you currently take nutritional supplements?
- Are you worried that the products you are taking will have no benefit and you are throwing away valuable dollars on unnecessary products?
- Are side effects from your nutritional supplements a concern?
If you answered "YES" to any of the above questions, then the answer to your existing health problems or potential health issues could be a cheek swab away with GX Sciences Nutrigenomic testing.
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.
How it works
What is Nutrigenomics?
GX Sciences is proud to introduce the most comprehensive nutrigenomics test available to validate your specific nutritional supplement needs. The scientific study of individualized genetics and nutrition is known as nutritional genomics or “nutrigenomics”. Nutrigenomic testing accurately identifies each patients’ genetic protein variations to identify sites of metabolic weakness. These key proteins are involved in enzyme conversion, nutritional delivery and signaling pathways in the cell. Our expert physicians have designed a genetic panel that evaluates up to 120 of the most common, research backed single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that can affect a patient’s ability to regain and maintain their metabolic functionality. Abnormalities in specific polymorphisms can negatively affect many physiological and metabolic processes. Overcoming these metabolic weaknesses with the right supplement allows each patient to overcome their genetic weaknesses (SNPs) and maintain optimal health.
Fat-Soluble Vitamins V. Water-Soluble Vitamins
The two different types of vitamins are Lipophobic and Lipophilic. Lipophobic are also known as water-soluble vitamins while lipophilic are fat-soluble vitamins. Lipophobic vitamins include
B Vitamins 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 12. Some lipophilic vitamins include Vitamins A, D, E, and K. The body’s cells are typically protected by the fatty type of membranes like Omega-3 fatty acids. Since lipophilic vitamins are fat-soluble, they would be way more successful at entering cell membranes. Water-soluble vitamins wouldn’t have the same effect.
Another difference between lipophobic and lipophilic vitamins is that it is much easier for lipophobic vitamins to be removed in waste. Once a lipophobic vitamins reaches certain toxin level in the body, it is less harmful because, eventually, it will be flushed out of the system naturally. There is no easy way to get rid of fat, so lipophilic vitamins are difficult to remove from your system and can actually cause harm when they are present in toxic levels. This is why it is important to understand what is going on with your body down to the cellular level so you can decide which supplements are right for you.
Nutritional Delivery System—Excess of Genetic Supplements Is Not Better
The body can only use supplements if it can reach the cells. Vitamins are transported from our bloodstreams directly to cells. For example, it is typical to find very high levels of B12 or folic acid in the bloodwork of a person even if they are not taking the B12 supplement. As for folic acid, there are seven biochemical steps needed for it to become methylfolate—the active form of folic acid that is used by the body. In cases such as these, patients may experience difficulty in converting or going through the seven biochemical steps. This is why someone’s genetics can be a big factor in some of these conversion challenges and why methylfolate is unable to get to the cell.
Genetics can also be why someone who adheres to a healthy diet can still have vitamin or mineral deficiencies. Their specific genes are unable to go through these biochemical processes essential for living as healthy as you possibly can. Having the correct supplements, with the correct dosage amount can help with these issues, such as delivery or absorption.
Neurobiologix’s Genetic Supplements are Designed with Science & Personalization in Mind
Those with methylation issues are suffering from the inability to successfully transform folic acid into methylfolate. How will patients be able to get what they are missing?
Neurobiologix's formulas are designed with the biochemical process and personalization in mind. One of our supplements, Methyl Folate Plus, covers methylation issues by delivering methylfolate to cells. With the body struggling to convert, we can use these supplements to bypass the need to convert and just supplying it directly as the converted form.
Our formulas are laser focused and compact. Patients will not have to worry about buying multiple bottles and having to carry around many different types of supplements. This formulation is personalized to the patient’s needs, so they won’t have to take so many different supplements that may or may not work.
* If you’re taking prescription medications, be sure to talk to your physician and/or pharmacists before starting a new supplement.
GX Sciences: Genetic Testing for Supplementation
All biochemical processes that our body goes through are important. It is essential for our health that our bodies be functioning at a high level in all areas. Sadly, our unique genetics can get in the way of reaching that level of health. Having a genetic test lets you and your doctor learn your body's nuances and how it can best be affected. Gain knowledge over your body today!