DNA test reports
Lifecode Gx DNA test reports screen for gene variants around specific systems or pathways and include the following:
Nutrient Core report
This broad- range report helps discover how genes can impact food response, including gluten, lactose, or caffeine. Also, assesses genes involved in microbiome diversity, vitamin and mineral needs, detoxification, metabolism, blood sugar control, appetite, sleep, susceptibility to inflammation and infection, etc.
Steroids are hormones derived from cholesterol that act as chemical messengers in the body. These hormones include oestrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, adrenalin, etc. The report analyses genes involved in the synthesis, signalling, transport, and metabolism of these hormones and identifies nutrients and environmental factors that can help influence and improve their balance.
Histamine intolerance report
Analysis of key genes and nutrients involved in histamine metabolism. Histamine intolerance is a toxic response by the body resulting from an imbalance between accumulated histamine and the capacity to break it down. The symptoms of histamine toxicity include respiratory distress, insomnia, migraine, anxiety, adverse response to HRT, gastrointestinal upset, etc.
Nervous system report
This report looks at genes that impact the function and balance of key neurotransmitters, including serotonin, melatonin, dopamine glutamate, adrenaline, noradrenaline, and GABA. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that enable communication within and between neurons in the mind and body. Their imbalances can contribute to symptoms such as mood imbalances, depression, anxiety, aggression, restlessness, addictive behaviour, insomnia, lack of motivation, OCD, etc.
The thyroid is an endocrine gland in the neck that produces triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). Thyroid hormones control the metabolism of almost every cell, with wide-ranging metabolic, developmental, and cardiovascular effects. This report analyses genes involved in the thyroid hormone lifecycle: synthesis, activation, transport, and metabolism. It also examines genes that confer susceptibility to inflammation and autoimmunity.
Oestrogen balance report
Oestrogen and androgen imbalances can contribute to sub-fertility, PCOS, endometriosis, menstrual irregularities, excess facial hair (women) or breast tissue (men), osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, blood clots, acne, sexual dysfunction, mood swings, poor memory, weight gain, and hormone-sensitive cancers.
This report looks at gene variants that can impact detoxification pathways and contribute to symptoms such as tiredness, weight gain, bloating, lower stress tolerance, excessive sweating, poor mental function, skin disorders, etc.
The APOE4 genotype is a well-known risk factor for late-onset of Alzheimer’s disease and cardiovascular diseases. This test also analyses genes involved in the three subtypes of Alzheimer’s – i) inflammatory, ii) toxic, and ii) atrophic – described in the BredesenTM protocol. Understanding your risk enables a personalised approach to managing it.
The athlete DNA test looks at relevant genes to enable you to optimise: 1. Training – cardio-vascular adaption, strategic fuelling, and structural strength; 2. Recovery – build resilience and reduce injury risk; and 3. Performance – balance stress and stimulation – to achieve your personal best.
Identifying your individual gene variants (SNPs) through this specific Lifecode Gx DNA reports and associating them with symptoms you are experiencing could give us invaluable insights into your nutritional needs and help us prepare nutrition and lifestyle recommendations completely tailored to YOU, to match YOUR genetic makeup. To help optimise your health and mitigate inherited health risks.
Why use nutrigenomics testing?
- Only need to test once, as your genes don’t change!
- Test results enable personalised approach to health instead of a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach
- Genotyping data is more than 99.9% accurate
- The test sample is quick and easy to take. A simple cotton swab of cheek cells from inside of your mouth.
- At Lifecode Gx your data is safe, secure, and confidential. Samples are anonymised, only used to produce your personalised nutrigenomic reports, and destroyed after 3 months.
- The current diet lifestyle or supplement choices might not be right for your own genetic picture.
- Testing could provide missing puzzle pieces in your journey toward optimal health.
What happens if I want to go ahead?
- Contact greenberrynutrition to order your test.
- After placing an order, a test kit will be delivered to your home address with instructions on taking a sample.
- Please read instructions carefully before taking a sample.
- Take a DNA sample (cheek swab).
- Place the swab in the test tube with a stabilising tablet.
- Complete and sign the consent form.
- Return the sample and the consent form in the prepaid packaging provided (UK postage).
- Wait for results, around 3-4 weeks.
- Book an appointment to explain your results, highlight findings, and answer any questions you might have.
As part of a functional medicine approach and where an NHS test is not available, I offer functional laboratory testing.