In recent years, scientists have discovered that each of us have unique “genetically determined” body chemistries. Even small variations in your genes can have a profound influence on how well your body responds to food, physical activity, environmental pressures and how you may be predisposed to a wide variety of other important health and physiologic conditions.
With over half of the population of the United States taking nutritional supplements and using topical skin care products the vast majority are uncertain as to what they’re using and why. Many times this shot-gun approach leads to the over (or under) consumption of vitamins, minerals and active ingredients. For the most part, the very nutrients the body and skin craves never make it into the shopping cart.
Nutragenetics and Dermagenetics are a combination of the sciences of genetics nutrition and skin care that reveals personalized information regarding an individual’s status and provides the basis for selecting a dietary, nutritional and skin care programs best suited to achieving the healthiest and longest life possible.
Genetic profiling from a simple cheek swab can be a very informative tool. In combination with a patient’s lifestyle and metabolic factors, genetic tests give physicians more insight into treating their patients as individuals. A person’s genetic profile is part of what makes us unique and can produce different nutritional and skin care needs based upon Biochemical Individuality. From the results of genetic evaluation and SNP “‘single nucleotide polymorphisms” analysis combined with an understanding of metabolic pathways and biochemistry, it is possible to make recommendations for specific nutritional and skin care products for that person. As one puts together information gained from metabolic, genetic and lifestyle evaluation, even better customized nutritional and skin care formulations can be designed to fit the needs of the individual.