GENETIC NUTRITION & FITNESS ASSESSMENT
You must be an Authorized NutriSync Health Care Professional to order NutriSync Assessments for your patients.
Welcome To A New Level of Personal Wellness
Developed by genetic scientists, genomic nutritionists and fitness professionals, the NutriSync Test is designed to help you better understand and guide your patients’ genetic nutrition and fitness goals. Targeting well-researched genes, the NutriSync Test focuses on key genetic variations that have implications for how much certain nutrients and specific exercises may benefit your patients, based on published scientific studies. The NutriSync Action Plan interprets the scientific research on each patient’s genetic variations to set specific lifestyle goals for that individual. These goals are compared with online NutriSync lifestyle survey answers provided by patients. Based on this comparison, patient Action Plans give each individual an actionable guide to help increase the potential effectiveness of that person's diet and exercise programs. The NutriSync Genetic Test results meet high quality standards as demanded by rigorous regulatory oversight.
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Studies in nutritional genomics have shown not only how genes may influence an individual’s response to diet (nutrigenetics) but also how specific nutrients may impact gene expression — literally how one’s diet influences how well the body functions (nutrigenomics). These individual genetic differences may influence how much of each nutrient an individual may need. The NutriSync Assessment will help you guide your patients to more balanced nutrition based on key personal genetic variations.
The study of genomics has shown how genes may affect one’s overall fitness/health (kinesiogenetics) - and how exercise may impact one’s gene expression, triggering certain genes to turn on or off (kinesiogenomics). The NutriSync Assessment taps into these scientific disciplines to give your patients a new way of thinking about their workouts. The NutriSync Assessment provides patients with the tools to exercise according to their genetic strengths and maximize the potential benefits of their workouts based on genetics.
Syncing Nutrition, Fitness and Genetics
Easy to follow process – easy to read results
Once you give your patients a NutriSync Assessment, they register online, complete their online Lifestyle Survey, collect their DNA using the provided cheek swabs, and send their cheek swabs to our CLIA-certified lab. Your patient’s DNA results are combined with their LifeStyle Survey answers using an advanced Gene/Lifestyle™ Integration Technology. About a month later, you will receive a HP Report Summary for your patient. 48 hours later, your patient will be notified via email that their NutriSync Action Plan is ready to view on their HIPAA-secure, private web portal.
HOW IT WORKS
HOW TO SWAB
NutriSync Genetic Nutrition & Fitness Assessment
Online Lifestyle Survey
At Home or In-Office Cheek Swab
Action Plan Results
Included in Test Sample Collection Package:
Instructions for Use
Key Card with
DNA Security Code
2 Cheek Swabs
Shipper with FedEx® Pre-Paid Label
PATIENT NutriSync Experience:
At Home or In-Office Cheek Swab
Online Lifestyle Survey
Health Care Professional Summary
Patient Action Plan Results
Fill in your information on the label of the swab envelope. (Your DNA SECURITY CODE is pre-printed on
The best time to collect your sample is first thing in the morning before drinking, eating, or brushing your teeth.
Open the swab pack by peeling back the end near the handles. Do not touch the padded end of the swabs. Remove a swab from the pack by the handle. Do not set the swab down.
OPEN SWAB PACK
Insert the cotton swab into one side of your mouth, and firmly rub the swab in the deepest areas between your cheek and lower gum for one full minute. Put the swab, with cotton end first, into the small white SWAB ENVELOPE.
SWAB YOUR CHEEK
Repeat this swabbing process with the unused second swab on the other side of your mouth in the deepest areas between your cheek and lower gum for one full minute. Place this swab in the small white swab envelope. Seal closed.
SWAB OTHER CHEEK
RETURN TO LAB
Place the small white swab envelope that contains the swabs inside the larger white FedEx® labeled envelope. Pull the white paper strip and seal closed. Complete the “FROM” information on the upper left side of the FedEx® label that is affixed to the front of the shipping envelope. Please drop this envelope at a FedEx® location within 24 hours of collecting your cheek swab sample.
Your Patient Will Register Their Test Online and Complete a LifeStyle Survey
Online Lifestyle Survey
You Receive the Health Care Professional Summary of Each Patient's Results
Patient Action Plan
NutriSync Assessment results are delivered online and written in easy-to-understand language, with simple graphics, to provide guidance on how to optimize the benefits of nutrition and fitness programs.
All NutriSync Assessments are reviewed by BodySync scientific leadership and are signed by BodySync's Medical Director.
Delivered to Your Patient Approximately One Month After You Submit Lifestyle Survey Answers and the Lab Receives Your Cheek Swabs.
Describe what is included in the NutriSync Assessment?
The NutriSync Assessment is a nutrition, fitness and lifestyle assessment based on your genetics and unique lifestyle. The following are included in your package:
• instructions on how to access and complete your online Lifestyle Survey
• instructions on how to collect cheek cells that contain your DNA
• 2 cheek swabs, clean and sterile, stored in a sealed package to collect cheek cells
• a white paper swab envelope with a label for your name and date of birth
• a pre-labeled, prepaid envelope for shipping your swabs
The online diet and Lifestyle Survey is not in your package. You must go to the website to take your survey BEFORE sending your swabs to the laboratory. Your data are analyzed to generate your confidential, easy-to-follow NutriSync Action Plan. This report will highlight opportunities to enhance your nutrition, fitness, lifestyle and supplementation based on the combination of your genetics and lifestyle. Easy-to-read charts and simple graphs clearly illustrate which diet, supplement and lifestyle choices may be best suited to your journey toward optimal wellness.
How is my DNA collected?
In the privacy and convenience of your home, you will be able to collect cells between your lower cheeks and gums using the unique swabs provided. Use one swab for one cheek and the other swab for the other cheek. Use only the swabs provided. The swabs are put into the white Swab Envelope specially provided to allow drying of your swabs during transit. Please follow the instructions for collecting your cheek cells carefully to ensure good quality DNA. Completely fill out the information on the front of the small Swab Envelope. Place the Swab Envelope inside the larger Shipping Pack, fill in the return information on the prepaid shipping label. Keep your shipping receipt for your records. Drop the package in a FedEx® shipping box or leave with any FedEx® shipping representative.
How come my NutriSync Action Plan is not completed?
The most frequent reason that we are not able to provide you with a NutriSync Action Plan is because your Lifestyle Survey was not completed. Often there are differences between the information in the online Survey and your swab envelope. We cannot process your swabs until we are able to match your online Survey information to the information on your swab envelope.
I am a New York resident, can I take the test?
Bodysync is not able to process NutriSync Assessments from New York State residents.
How long will it take to get my NutriSync Action Plan results?
Typically it takes 3 to 4 weeks for you to receive your NutriSync Action Plan. A quick check on a completed online survey and correctly labeled swab envelope will help prevent any delays.
Should I worry about privacy issues?
Your Genetic Information will be encrypted and will not be directly associated with your personal information collected from your Lifestyle survey, but will be stored in an anonymized database maintained in accordance to CLIA and HIPAA IT standards. Your anonymized information may be used by the laboratory research affiliates to conduct further analyses for commercial purposes. Under no conditions will this information be released to third parties in a way that discloses personal information, except with your written permission, unless required by law. The laboratory is vigilant against breaches of security and continually improves security and privacy safeguards.
How is my privacy protected?
Protecting your privacy is at the core of NutriSync Assessment service. We recognize your need for strong privacy protection and the careful management of your personal information, while still giving you easy access. Any information you share with NutriSync is kept strictly confidential and is secured electronically using encryption technology. The laboratory personnel and others who are required in the processing of your genetic results have been trained and tested to meet the requirements of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Your results are handled as Protected Health Information (PHI), as defined in HIPAA and regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in accordance to that defined in 45 CFR, §160 and Subparts A and E of §164.
What are “genetic variations”?
With the exception of identical twins, there are small differences between individuals in terms of the information that is contained in their DNA. It’s these differences that make each of us unique. For example, one DNA base or “genetic letter” (A, T, C or G) may be replaced by another. These variations can lead to different processes in the body, just as altering one letter in a word can completely change its meaning; for instance, from “g”oat to “c”oat. When the variation affects only one genetic letter, as in the goat/coat example above, it is called a SNP, pronounced “snip,” for single nucleotide polymorphism. In some genetic variations there may be a piece of DNA deleted or inserted in a gene that may also lead to an IN/DEL variation.
Are gene variations bad?
Gene variations aren’t necessarily bad. In many cases, gene variations have no effect on body systems or general health. In some cases, these variations can be beneficial when the change they bring about allows the body to function better than a different genetic variation. However, sometimes a variation can make the gene send a garbled message to the cell. Such messages may result in a cell product – such as an enzyme – that doesn’t work at its optimum. The variant enzyme may, for example, work faster or slower than is best for the conditions under which the body is working (your “environment”). Combined with an unhealthy diet or lifestyle, such gene variations may negatively influence your overall health.
If there are variations in my genes, can these be corrected?
Your genes are your genes for life. NutriSync is not a “gene therapy” program (the science of correcting unique and unusual gene variations) and does not offer treatment of any kind. Rather, we provide advice that takes into account the presence of common genetic variations. Information provided through the NutriSync Assessment is designed to assist you in achieving and maintaining optimal wellness on the basis of following dietary, fitness and lifestyle opportunities based on your genetics and lifestyle. Establishing long term healthy habits can change the expression of your genes.
How accurate is my NutriSync genetic profile?
The analysis of your DNA meets the rigorous compliance requirements of Quality Assurance and Accuracy Verification Standards of our CLIA-certified laboratory. The accuracy of the genetic analysis is greater than 95%.
How can my sample fail the NutriSync Genetic Analysis?
Sometimes the swabs provided do not contain enough or high quality DNA. The best time to collect your cheek cells is immediately after you wake up. Swab in between your cheeks and lower gums before you brush your teeth, or eat or drink anything. Occasionally the swabs are contaminated by the user that prevents analysis of your DNA. Do not let another person handle your swabs.
If you did not use the swab envelope provided, your swabs may not dry and your DNA may deteriorate before it reaches the lab. Do not put the swabs back into their original package because it may prevent the swabs from drying. Send your swabs as soon as you can to the laboratory for analysis of the DNA.
If the analysis does not meet our Quality Standards, we will ask you to submit another set of swabs free of charge. This will result in a substantial delay in delivery of your Action Plan, so it is important to follow the swabbing instructions provided.
NUTRISYNC PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT
Training, education, reference materials, scientific literature
BodySync is committed to providing Authorized NutriSync Health Care Professionals with training and marketing support, including key account training, support materials and in-office informational videos and literature. These tools will be provided to participating Health Care Professionals and can be ordered separately, as they become available.
BodySync is an internationally recognized leader in the emerging fields of genetic testing for nutrition and fitness. BodySync’s genetic testing is performed in compliance with CLIA (42 CFR 493) Quality Assurance Standards. CLIA regulates all laboratory testing (except research) performed on humans for The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The privacy, security and accuracy of its laboratory testing, data center and product development facilities are paramount to the operations of BodySync.
BECOME AN AUTHORIZED NUTRISYNC HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL
If you are not an existing NutriSync Health Care Professional, complete the Registration Form by clicking on the link below.
Once approved, you will receive an email on how to order NutriSync Assessments for your patients.
Please email us at NutriSync@BodySync.com with any questions or for more information.
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