Some of us may remember being told when they were younger to take our vitamins: Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Zinc, B12 and maybe a few others. The general public understands that vitamins are helpful because they help fill gaps in our nutrition and provides the body with everything it needs. Unfortunately, this ignores the fact that everybody’s body functions differently, each with it’s own quirks and shortcomings. Fortunately, Genomix Nutrition has partnered with Neurobiologix - a supplementation company whose products have caught up with personalized science.
Supplements for Genetics - First, Understand YOUR Needs
It’s difficult to know what your body needs when you don’t know your body’s shortcomings - i.e. when and where biochemical issues occur. Before purchasing any supplements, here are a few factors to consider.
Water-Soluble Vitamins versus Fat-Soluble Vitamins
There are two different types of vitamins: lipophobic (water-soluble) and lipophilic (fat-soluble). Some water-loving (lipophobic) vitamins include B Vitamins 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, and Vitamin C. Some fat-loving (lipophilic) vitamins include Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Typically the body’s cells are protected by fatty type of membranes like Omega-3 fatty acids. So, lipophilic vitamins would be more effective at penetrating cell membranes than lipophobic ones.
Another factor to consider when it comes to lipophobic and lipophilic vitamins is that lipophobic vitamins are easier to eliminate in waste. If a lipophobic vitamin reaches toxin levels in your body, it’s less detrimental because it will eventually get flushed from your system. Since there’s no easy way to “flush” fat, lipophilic vitamins are more difficult to eliminate from the system and cause more harm when present in toxic levels. These are just a few reasons why it’s crucial to understand what is going on at the systemic and cellular level within your body before determining what genetic supplements are right for you.
Nutritional Delivery System - Excess Genetic Supplements Isn’t Better
A supplement can only be utilized by the body if it reaches the cells. Vitamins needs to be transported from the bloodstream to the cell. Here an example: It’s not uncommon to find extremely high levels of B12 or folic acid in someone’s blood even if this person is not taking a B12 supplement. With folic acid specifically, there are seven biochemical steps that for folic acid to become methyl folate - the active form of folic acid that the body utilizes. In these cases, it’s not uncommon that a patient is experiencing difficulty converting or properly going through those seven biochemical steps. Genetics can be a factor in these conversion difficulties and why the active form (methyl folate) is not reaching their cells.
Genetics can also be the reason why a person with a great healthy diet can still experience vitamin or mineral deficiencies. Their genes are not enabling the body to properly go through all the biochemical processes necessary for optimal functioning and health. The right genetic supplements in the right doses can help aid delivery or absorption issues such as these.
Neurobiologix’s Genetic Supplements are Designed with Science & Personalization in Mind
Some with methylation issues suffer from not being able to convert folic acid into methyl folate. Since the body still needs methylfolate to reach the cells, how does a patient get their cells what they need?
This is why Genomix Nutrition has partnered with Neurobiologix. Their formulas are designed with biochemical processes and personalization in mind. One of their products, Methyl Folate Plus, considers methylation issues by delivering methyl folate, the active / converted form of folic acid. Since the body is struggling to convert, the supplement bypasses the need to, delivering the converted form directly.
Neurobiologix’s formulas are focused and compact. This keeps patients from having to buy countless bottles and carrying around and take many different supplements. Their formulation practices makes genetic supplementation less expensive (buying less products) and easier on the patient (taking less products) while delivering your body what it needs, when it needs it.
* If you’re taking prescription medications, be sure to talk to your physician and/or pharmacists before starting a new supplement.
GX Sciences’ Genetic Testing for Supplementation
Every biochemical process in our body is important. It’s crucial for overall health for it to be functioning properly in all areas. Unfortunately, sometimes our unique genes get in the way. Genetic testing allows for you and your doctor to learn these nuances and how they impact your body. Don’t wait, gain insight into your body today!