Genetic Nervous System Test

Test your genes involved with neurotransmitters and your nervous system and support any areas that are compromised.

Genetic Nervous System Test

Test your genes involved with neurotransmitters and your nervous system and support any areas that are compromised.

What is the Nervous System ?

The nervous system acts as the body’s command centre and is made up of three areas; which include the brain, spinal cord and nerves. The nervous system works by sending messages around the mind and body, so that the individual can respond to the environment around them.

 

This is then broken down into two functions, firstly the Central Nervous System (CNS) is made up of the brain and spinal cord. This is the brain processing the messages that come via the spinal cord and regulate function. The Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) is the network of nerves that branch out from the spinal cord. They then pass these messages on to your organs and body.

 

 

Why is your Nervous System Important?

Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers that deliver these messages from one neuron to the next target cell and across nerve junctions (synapses). They will transmit one of the below:

 

Excitatory – excite the neuron so that a signal is fired and passed on to the next neuron. These include glutamate, noradrenaline and adrenaline (fight or flight), acetylcholine, dopamine, histamine and phenethylamine (PEA).

 

Inhibitory – these block or stop the message from being passed on further. These include GABA, glycine, serotonin and melatonin

 

Modulatory – these influence the communication between other chemical messengers.

 

For the nervous system to work correctly, these must be in balance so that we respond correctly to the environment around us. Neurotransmitter imbalance can have serious consequences both in terms of physical and mental health.

What does the Genetic Nervous System Test do?

The Genetic Nervous System Test looks at your DNA to find tiny differences called SNPs, which can affect the nervous system and balance of these neurotransmitters.

It looks at the gene varients on the following neurotransmitters:

Serotonin – linked with contentment

Dopamine – associated with motivation

Melatonin – linked with sleep

Glutamate – the main excitatory neurotransmitter

Noradrenaline and adrenaline – the fight or flight response

GABA – essential for relaxation and the main inhibitory neurotransmitter

EndoCannabinoids (AEA/ anandamide) – regulation of other neurotransmitters

The report then provides personalised recommendations based on the above and how to support nutritionally to alleviate symptoms.

Who would benefit most from the Genetic Nervous System Test?

Neurotransmitter imbalance can cause serious mental and physical health conditions. Some signs and symptoms of neurotransmitter imbalance are listed below:

Depression

Anger and aggression

Restlessness

Mood disorders

Attention deficit and ADHD

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Addictive behaviours

 

The genetic nervous system report can look at genetic imbalances in these neurotransmitters and pathways.

 

What is being measured in the Genetic Nervous System Test

The genetic nervous system test assesses genes associated with the sub-cycles below:

Serotonin: ALDH2, HTR1A, HTR2A, MAOA, MTHFR, SLC18A1 (VMAT), VDR and TPH1 &2
Kynurenic Acid: FKBP5, IFNG and TNF
Melatonin: ASMT and MTNR1B
Dopamine: ALDH2, COMT, DRD2, MAOB, MAOA, MTHFR, OPRM1, SLC6A3 (DAT), TH and VDR
Adrenergic: ADRB2, COMT, DBH, MAOA, PNMT, SLC6A2 (NET) and SLC18A1 (VMAT)
GABA: ALPL, GAD1, GAD2 and GABRA2
Cannabinoid: CNR1, TRPV1 and FAAH

What will I get with the Genetic Nervous System test results?

  1. Clearly illustrated and customized, color-coded genotype information .
  2. Descriptions elaborating on your gene functionality and the effects of SNP (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism).
  3. Clinically significant SNPs.
  4. Insights into nutrient and other epigenetic influences.
  5. A fully referenced report with links to research evidence.

What if I need help with the results of the Genetic Nervous System test results?

We have a team of functional medicine practitioners and registered nutritional therapists that we can refer you to help you with your results should you need any additional support. This is not included in the cost of the test.

What happens to my DNA after the Genetic Nervous System test?

Each test is processed in an ISO certified UK laboratory and all samples are completely destroyed after 3 months. All client genotyping data is marked for destruction at 5 months and completely destroyed by 6 months.

The client report, the data and the DNA sample is never (and will never be) shared with, or sold to third parties. All of the data extraction and analysis is done in the UK.

At Smart Nutrition we pride ourselves in offering the best cost possible for the Genetic Nervous System test.

 

Neurotransmitter imbalance presents with many symptoms  and have been associated with many clinical conditions including, but not limited to:

Depression

Anger and aggression

Restlessness

Mood disorders

Attention deficit and ADHD

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Addictive behaviours

The genetic Nervous System Test assesses genes associated with the following:

Serotonin: ALDH2, HTR1A, HTR2A, MAOA, MTHFR, SLC18A1 (VMAT), VDR and TPH1 &2
Kynurenic Acid: FKBP5, IFNG and TNF
Melatonin: ASMT and MTNR1B
Dopamine: ALDH2, COMT, DRD2, MAOB, MAOA, MTHFR, OPRM1, SLC6A3 (DAT), TH and VDR
Adrenergic: ADRB2, COMT, DBH, MAOA, PNMT, SLC6A2 (NET) and SLC18A1 (VMAT)
GABA: ALPL, GAD1, GAD2 and GABRA2
Cannabinoid: CNR1, TRPV1 and FAAH

Buccal cheek swab.

Collecting your samples for the genetic nervous system test is simple, it is a non invasive cheek swab and is suitable for all ages as long as a cheek swab can be collected.

You need to have a break from eating and drinking at least one hour before doing the genetic nervous system test.

The genetic nervous system test is available for anyone, including children, with the consent of a parent or guardian. When testing a child under 18, parental consent is required.

UK Orders

All UK orders for the genetic nervous system test include return packaging and postage for return within the UK. The package can be put in a standard post box.
It can also be sent tracked or special delivery via a post office, the fee for this is not included.

Non UK Orders

The DNA test kit is declared as a value of £4 for customs purposes. The package may be subject to customs/ import duties, for which the recipient is liable and responsible to settle.
If kits are returned due to you not accepting fees or delivery, we are sorry but the order is not refundable.International orders return packaging is provided but it is NOT prepaid. You will need to arrange and pay for the return. For returns from Europe we recommend a tracked postal service. As samples are stable it is not necessary to choose an express service.
For Non UK orders please contact [email protected] if your country is not available at the checkout.

Results for the genetic nervous system test are available in 2.5 weeks.

Your genetic nervous system test results will be emailed to you.

We are here to offer ongoing support as you progress through your health journey, regardless of your test results. Should you have any inquiries or require additional assistance we are happy to help you.

Your next steps

If you feel you need additional support in addressing your health concerns, we suggest considering collaboration with the Functional Medicine and Nutrition Consultations Clinic. (website coming soon)

Renowned for their expertise, the Functional Medicine and Nutrition Consultations Clinic comprises a team of experienced nutritional therapists and certified functional medicine practitioners who excel in addressing complex health issues.Working with genetic test results needs specialised training. Chosen carefully both Olga Hamilton and Karen Preece Smith have completed their nutrigenomics training and are ready to help you.

More information about the team of qualified functional medicine and registered Nutritional therapy practitioners that are ready to help you.

Karen Preece Smith 

Methylation and Nutrition Function Medicine:
Karen has worked with nutrigenomics since 2019. She has undertaken further training with leading UK genetic lab, Lifecode Gx, to become one of their recognised Nutrigenomic practitioners. She understands Methylation genes well and can simplify their findings in relation to your CFS, digestive or hormonal issues as well as those issues which affect mental health and neurodiversity.
Olga Hamilton
Olga has been using DNA/genetics testing in her practice since 2015 to help her build personalised wellbeing and anti-ageing programmes. Genetic testing tells us how and where you are different from all other people, not just disease risks and predispositions, but also helps us tailor your diet and micronutrients. It is extremely helpful in personalising your diet and helps in prevention of genetic disorders.

As you can see Olga and Karen can help you address areas highlighted by your genetic nervous system test results, crafting a personalised plan tailored to your specific needs. This comprehensive approach would include recommendations regarding your Genetic nervous system test results and any necessary further diagnostic testing depending on your goals, supplementation, dietary adjustments, and lifestyle recommendations, all presented with clear, easy-to-follow guidance.

How to Book your appointment

We will send you details of how to book with the clinic along with your results.

How much will it cost.

£150 an hour but you will also receive a £20 off your first appointment discount code with the results.

How many sessions will I need to understand my genetic nervous system test result

Many people book a 1 hour session to go over and understand their results.And lots of people want further ongoing support as they want to address their health concerns in more details.

Which lab do you use to process the genetic nervous system test results?

We use lifecodeGX for our genetic nervous system test.

 

Is the laboratory processing my genetic nervous system results accredited and reputable?

Each test is processed in an ISO certified UK laboratory and all samples are completely destroyed after 3 months. All client genotyping data is marked for destruction after 5 months and completely destroyed by 6 months.

Please see the ISO Certifications below:

  • Certification to ISO 9001 for business processes;
  • Certification to ISO 13485 for the manufacturing of substances that support health care processes and systems;
  • Accreditation to ISO 17025, for laboratory testing and calibration services;
  • Compliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Good Distribution Practice (GDP) and current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) for pharmaceutical studies and pharmaceutical related processes;
  • Accreditation to ISO 17043 for the operation and management of proficiency testing schemes;
  • Accreditation to ISO 17034 for reference material production facilities.

Genetic Nervous System Test

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PUT YOURSELF to the TEST

Please do not return samples to the laboratories that may arrive after Wednesday 27th March and up to and including Monday 2nd April.

The laboratories are closed from the 28th March – 2nd April for the Easter Holiday.