The Difference Between Nutrition Genome And 23andme | Nutrition Genome


Nutrition Genome is a genetic testing company that focuses on diet and lifestyle solutions to optimize gene function based on your results. 23andme is an ancestry company that sells your data to 3rd parties for research purposes. If you are trying to decide between the Nutrition Genome Report and the Wellness Reports provided by 23andme, we have outlined how our health reports are different.

What Nutrition Genome Offers that 23andme Does Not

Nutrition Genome generates a custom genetic Strengths and Weaknesses section, custom DNA grocery list, Foods, Toxins and Additives to Avoid, genetically generated Recommended Blood Work and analyzes genes in 8 sections: Digestion, Methylation, Hormones, Neurotransmitters and Mental Health, Inflammation and Antioxidant Protection, Detoxification, DNA Protection, Damage and Repair and Cardiovascular Health and Athletic Performance.

Digestion: Learn how your body metabolizes protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, histamines, along with vitamin, mineral, fatty acids, carotenoid and polyphenol requirements to determine your optimal ancestral diet. 
Also known as the “B-vitamin Cycle” or “Energy Cycle,” the Methylation section looks at genes like MTHFR and PEMT for healthy B2, folate, B12, B6 and choline levels that affect stress, energy, mood, fertility, detoxification, inflammation, and immunity. 
The hormone section reviews genes on estrogen, testosterone and the thyroid gland. 
Neurotransmitters and Mental Health: 
Determine serotonin, dopamine, adrenaline, GABA, and glutamate gene function to understand your mental and neurological health, with solutions to balance all the neurotransmitters. 
Inflammation and Antioxidant Protection: 
Receive an analysis on your glutathione genes and other antioxidant genes to understand how to decrease your individual triggers of inflammation and increase the probability of longevity.
Learn about your genes connected to drug and toxin metabolism, and how to improve your detoxification pathways.
DNA Protection, Damage and Repair: 
Review your genes for DNA damage, protection and repair to find the “chinks” in your armor so you can be proactive for cancer prevention.
Cardiovascular Health and Athletic Performance: 
Learn about the genes involved in caffeine metabolism, blood clots, triglyceride levels, stress, muscle recovery, injury prevention, VO2 max, required plant-intake for heart health and more.  

The Wellness Reports from 23andme look at 8 genes connected to if your face flushes when you drink alcohol, how much caffeine you are likely to consume, if you are likely to sleep deeper or move more when you sleep, genetic weight and muscle composition. 23andme also looks at “carrier status” for very rare genetic health disorders, and genes connected to age-related macular degeneration, late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hereditary thrombophilia, and hemochromatosis.

Nutrition Genome and 23andme Side by Side Comparision 


Features Nutrition Genome ($299) 23andme ($199)
Provides a 50-page and 85+ gene analysis focused on nutrition and epigenomic research and solutions Yes No. 23andme only tests 8 gene variants as
“Wellness Reports” without actionable research and solutions.
 Personalized DNA-based grocery list Yes No. Nutrition recommendations are not included in the 23andme reports.
Chemicals, toxins and food additives to avoid Yes No. 23andme does not discuss
how nutrition affects gene function and gives limited information regarding chemicals and toxins beyond smoking.
 Recommended blood work Yes No
 Tests ApoE Genes Yes Yes
 Tests ancestry No Yes
Sells your data to 3rd parties for research purposes No. Nutrition Genome does not sell your data to any 3rd parties. Yes
Easy to use cheek swab for toddlers through seniors Yes No. 23andme uses a vile that needs to be filled up with saliva. This is challenging for both seniors
and toddlers.
 5-week wait time for results Yes  No. 23andme takes 6-8 weeks.

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