DNA Testing for Children
Nutrigenomics for Children
Nutrigenomics is the study of how genetic differences can affect the way a person responds to specific nutrients and how food affects a person’s genes. Doctors have begun to turn to nutrigenomic testing to understand the source of a variety of health issues and diseases, ranging from obesity to ADHD. Nutrigenomic testing is a type of genetic testing that looks for variations in the genes called single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs).
GX Sciences nutrigenomic tests obtain DNA for testing by simply swabbing the inside of a patient’s cheek. The test identifies variations in 5 key metabolic areas: Methylation, Detoxification, Neurotransmitter Processing, Mitochondrial Function, and Inflammatory Potential. GX Sciences’ nutrigenomic report provides your test results, short descriptions of each metabolic area, analysis of your results, and provides dietary and supplementation recommendations according to your report. With the GX Sciences test kit, it’s simple to test kids’ DNA and provide them with their
personalized nutrition without any blood or spit samples. The blueprint for good health is just a simple cheek swab away.
As children develop their lifelong eating habits early on, it’s crucial to help children make the right nutritional choices as foods are introduced. With nearly 1 in 3 children in America being overweight or obese, parents should do all they can to set their kids up for long, healthy, and happy lives. Unfortunately, that is easier said than done. Kids nutritional needs are reprioritized as they grow. Certain nutrients become more important as children develop and nutritional needs change as they become teenagers. Even the gender of your child can play a role. Compound a complex situation with ever-changing food preferences, and the job of making sure your kids stay healthy can seem impossible.
GX Sciences is here to help.
Genetic Testing for Kids
If your child is not receiving their necessary nutrients, your pediatrician will likely recommend certain foods and supplements to fill in the gaps within your child’s diet. With nutrigenomic testing, providers can look into children’s genetic makeup, see which biologically processes need nutritional support to function at an optimal level, and recommend foods and supplements with the genetic results provided. Nutrigenomics allows pediatricians to understand the genetic source of health and dietary issues and create a personalized and informed treatment.
Guide your kids’ nutrition with their personal data; Help build a healthy child so they become a healthy adult.
Common Concerns about Nutrigenomic Testing for Children
Q: Does GX Sciences’ nutrigenomic testing hurt?
A: No. The test kit includes a swab (much like a Q-tip) which you or your practitioner will simply brush against the inside of the patient’s cheek.
Q: How long will it take to receive results?
A: We are aware that waiting for test results can cause some anxiety, so we work to get your result back to you as soon as possible. Most cases take 7-10 business days.
Q: Should I share my nutrigenomic report with my child’s practitioner?
A: Yes. GX Sciences testing is provided through a medical provider but we advise that you consult and share your results with your doctor(s) for all medical advice.