Genetic testing has moved into the mainstream and is the future of preventative health. In addition to the thousands of tests being offered for medical conditions and diseases, the science and research behind genetic testing related to lifestyle and wellness markers has progressed to the point of understanding the specific genes dictating how the human body processes carbohydrates, fat, protein, micro-nutrients, etc., and how specific genes determine the effectiveness of certain fitness activities.
With the genetic testing technology and scientific understanding of the human genome available today, it is now possible to develop individually tailored nutrition and exercise programs that are based on and tailored to your unique DNA. Only now has the cost of genetic testing come down to the point where it is feasible to use this technology for health management programs offered to the general public.
Programs tailored to an individual’s DNA have proven to be much more effective than generic programs. A recent study published by the European Society of Human Genetics found that dieters employing weight management programs tailored to the individual’s genome lost up to 33% more weight than those following standard, “one size fits all” weight loss programs. With the latest genomic technology, any health management program that does not take an individual’s genetic profile into account is simply guesswork.
How It Works
While the science behind these products is very complex, the process you will follow to obtain your genetics-based recommendations is quite simple. After you purchase a test kit from our pharmacy, you will receive a DNA collection kit. You will simply rub the sterile cotton swab in the kit along your gums for one minute, pack the sample up and send it back to our lab. Our federally certified lab will analyze your sample and within 2-3 weeks, our pharmacy will send you notification that your report is ready for you to access inside a secure web portal.
When you login to the secure web portal, you will be able to view your complete diet and lifestyle recommendations. Your report is available at any time and accessible from any connected desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
After you’ve received your report, you can schedule a consultation with one of our pharmacy staff members. During this interaction, we will be able to answer any questions you might have about your report and help you develop a plant to integrate the recommendations into your current lifestyle.
Clinical studies and research on genetic testing related to lifestyle and wellness markers have been rapidly increasing in quality and volume since the human genome was first mapped in 2003. As the testing technology improves and the cost of analyzing an individual’s DNA decreases, more research facilities and universities around the world are able to perform more research studies with larger test subject groups, all leading to more being discovered about the connections between genetics and preventive health.
Our genetic reports are provided by Genetic Direction. Their research team is led by a top researcher in the field of exercise genomics, Dr. Mark Sarzynski. The Genetic Direction team is constantly reviewing newly published research, and regularly updates their solution protocols to include newly identified genes and to provide customers with the soundest scientific basis for their health management programs.
Genetic Direction is private company and your genetic information will NOT be publicly shared.
GxSlim: DNA-Based Weight Management Program
GxSlim is a weight management program that takes your unique genetic makeup into account and provides you with diet and exercise strategies that are tailored to your genotype. This is not guesswork, one-size-fits-all or a fad diet of any kind – these are the only diet and exercise recommendations you will ever need again, because they are based on your DNA. VIEW SAMPLE REPORT
GxRenew: Innovative Genetics-Based Healthy Aging Program
GxRenew is an innovative healthy aging program that utilizes your genetic profile to provide nutrient, food, activity and lifestyle recommendations to keep you looking and feeling young longer. Recently published research has linked numerous aging signs to genetic predisposition, and many of these indications may be addressed with DNA-based lifestyle changes. VIEW SAMPLE REPORT
GxNutrient: Comprehensive Micronutrient Predisposition Analysis
GxNutrient provides a comprehensive analysis of your genetic predisposition to absorbing micronutrients in your diet. Even if you eat a perfectly balanced diet with plenty of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, most of us have some difficulty in absorbing one or more micronutrients at the cellular level. Understanding your genetic profile for how your body likely processes key vitamins and minerals is an important step in developing a healthy nutrition program. VIEW SAMPLE REPORT
GxPerform: Genetics-Based Peak Athletic Performance Program
GxPerform is a health and activity performance improvement program based on your genetic profile. The best nutrition, workout and supplement regimens for you cannot be determined without understanding your genetic predisposition. Genetic links to sports injury risks, VO2Max, and other athletic traits are also now known and key to athletic performance. For average athletes wanting to be good and good athletes wanting to be great, GxPerform provides you with the food, nutrient and training recommendations to allow you to reach your potential. VIEW SAMPLE REPORT
GxCBD: DNA-Based CBD Efficacy Analysis
GxCBD provides insight to how your genetics impact CBD metabolism . This report provides personalized lifestyle and CBD use advice based on potential implications of your results. VIEW SAMPLE REPORT
Already a 23andMe, or AncestryDNA Customer?
If you have already purchased a 23andMe Health+Ancestry test or an Ancestry DNA test, then you are eligible to purchase our genetic wellness products at a large discount – and you don’t have to submit another sample for DNA testing!
During registration you will have the opportunity to upload your 23andMe Health+Ancestry or AncestryDNA raw genetic data from and we will generate your reports and recommendations from your existing data. Since we don’t need to obtain another DNA sample from you, the turnaround time for your reports will be days, not weeks.
Personalized Meal Plans Based on Your Genes with an Easy-To-Use App!
Hospital Discount Pharmacy and RX4Wellness are excited to offer personalized meal plans based on your genetic reports. The Genetic Direction reports listed above can be uploaded into an app that you can use to reach your diet and nutritional goals, based on YOUR genetics. This easy to use app includes calorie calculators, weekly meal plans, grocery lists, and more. The first week of meal plans will be created specifically for you by dietitians and then an algorithm takes over and continues making meal plans for you. You can also customize these meal plans however you like. This app can be customized to show speck food plans of your choice including paleo, vegetarian, vegan, ketogenic, mediterranean diets. Eating smart has never been easier!
Reduce food waste by planning ahead- add what you own to the app’s virtual pantry and the algorithms will use it up with priority. Take the anxiety out of picking what to eat- make important decisions ahead of time and on your own schedule. Then there’s nothing to worry about when it’s time to eat. Automatic grocery lists- no more skipping meals because you’re missing ingredients. Review your meals for the week and grocery lists automatically update. You can even get your groceries delivered with the app’s Instacart or AmazonFresh integration. Click here for more information on the app.
Ready for More Information?
Email us at Rx4Wellness@yahoo.com and we would be happy to answer questions about pricing and getting you started!