As an integral component of our weight loss process, Compass Fat Loss provides a customized DNA profile which analyzes over 60 specific gene snp’s from a cheek swab, which provides a detailed report focusing on the particular patient’s response to exercise and recommended nutritional supplementation. Information related to exercise allows Compass to prepare a customized exercise program for each patient, including:
* the optimal mix of cardio and resistance exercise,
* duration of workouts,
* frequency of workouts,
* optimum intensity levels,
* and cycling of muscle group workouts.
DNA nutrient analysis will encompass multiple gene snp’s related to how each individual patient processes and converts nutrients to the proper metabolic form, and uses this data to guide each patient toward a supplementation program best suited for his/her genetic makeup, to insure optimal nutrient utilization, and reduce risk of nutrient deficiency. These will include parameters for nutrients including:
* Vitamin B-12
* Vitamin B-6
* Vitamin A
* Vitamin D
* and specific recommendations on many others
This specific analysis is generally performed at week 4 of the weight-loss program, as it is critical that exercise is controlled during the initial calorie-restricted phase to prevent interference with achieving and remaining in ketosis, or fat-burning. Once the report is reviewed and implemented, each patient may then begin their customized exercise routine without restriction.
Dr. Eric M. Kusher