Nutrigenomics is a new scientific discipline that uses modern genomics technology to study the relationship between genes, nutrition and health. It has long been apparent that some people respond differently from others to certain foods. For example, individuals with lactose intolerance experience gastrointestinal discomfort after consuming certain dairy products, while other individuals can consume dairy with no problems. Nutrigenomics allows us to understand how our genes affect the way we respond to the foods, beverages and supplements we consume.
Caligenix is a biotechnology company that is dedicated to empowering healthcare professionals and their clients with comprehensive, reliable, genomic information with the ultimate goal of improving health through personalized nutrition. Caligenix currently offers two tests with new panels added as the science develops. Both tests consist of a panel of 45 genetic markers related to several important aspects of your lifestyle including weight management and body composition, nutrient metabolism, eating habits, cardiometabolic health, food intolerances, and physical activity. The Caligenix Health and Wellness test is intended for the general public to optimize health and wellbeing, whereas the Sport test is focused on enhancing performance and decreasing injury risk while optimizing health.
Armed with information that is specific to your genetic profile, your healthcare professional will be able to develop the best dietary plan to help you meet your nutrition and fitness goals. Adhering to those recommendations will enable you to optimize your nutritional status and prevent nutrition-related chronic diseases. The Sport test can help you to enhance your performance while decreasing your risk for injuries.
A simple saliva sample is required to test the 45 genetic markers included in our reports. The sample will be taken by your healthcare professional and sent to the laboratory for analysis.
Our Caligenix tests analyze DNA for genetic variants that affect your response to the foods and beverages you consume. The test does not predict or diagnose any disease or health condition. With the information from your test results, your healthcare professional will be able to provide you with dietary advice tailored to your individual genetic profile.
Your test results are not intended to form a short-term "diet". The information provided in your report, combined with the nutritional plan created by your healthcare professional, will empower you with knowledge so that you can continually make the best dietary choices on a daily basis.
Once our laboratory receives your saliva sample from your healthcare professional it should take approximately 2-3 weeks for the analysis and recommendations to be sent to your healthcare professional. Your healthcare professional will contact you once they receive the results and set up a time to discuss them with you.
Only your healthcare professional will be able to access your genetic test results through the Caligenix Portal. Your DNA kit is marked with a unique barcode, which is what we will use at our facilities to analyze your sample. All genetic data is sent through a secure 256-bit encryption server.
Your sample will be stored in our secure, controlled-access facilities and labeled only with your unique barcode. As new discoveries in the field of nutrigenomics are made, additional information may be added to our test reports and new panels with additional cutting-edge information could be available to you.
Our reports are currently available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, Arabic and Chinese, and we are working to develop translations into many other languages.