The science that studies and measures the chemical reactions within a living organism is called metabolomics.
Metabolomic Analysis is a test involving the measurement of very small molecules - metabolites - in order to evaluate one's health condition. According to the Harvard Magazine (May 2011) “Metabolomics is the simplest and more reflective of the health status. It incorporates environmental influences, for example, from exercise and diet.”
Metabolomics has an unprecedented track record in addressing and preventing chronic disease, achieving optimal weight, dramatically increasing overall energy levels, and by helping with gut biome, naturally dealing with mental issues like depression, anxiety, mental fog and overall cognitive performance. Telomere studies, for example, show 13 percent longer telomeres on average for metabolomic clients, which translates to 8 years of longer life expectancy.
Out of 15,000+ clients, more than 80 percent experienced transformative results within a 6-month period, with a 99 percent accuracy on test results. Unlike conventional approaches that look for universal cures for any chronic condition, metabolomics focuses on the uniqueness of an individual’s metabolism. Technically, metabolomics is the study of metabolites, small molecules produced by chemical energy conversion reactions in our cells. Through new molecular scanning technology, it’s now possible to analyze the 5,000 different metabolites that are known to impact health, weight, energy, metabolism, and overall function of the human body. By determining the condition of each and their variance from what is normal, the analysis gives you deep insight into:
- Lipid metabolism
- Nerve cell and neurotransmitter metabolism (substances transferring signals in the nervous system)
- Carbohydrate metabolism (sugar, complex carbohydrates, fructose)
- The oxidative condition and antioxidant mechanisms status
- The lack or sufficiency in vitamins and micronutrients
- The condition of the intestinal flora of the body
- The ability to detoxify and the toxic charge
- The factors of DNA methylation (activation and functioning of genes)
- Mitochondrial Dysfunction
- Omega 3 and free fatty acids metabolism
Metabolomics takes it’ s name in accordance to other biology sciences adding the suffix –omics, which means the study of the relations between molecules of a similar group:
- Gen-omics: study of genes
- Prote-omics: study of proteins
- Metabol-omics: study of metabolites
The measurement of metabolites is one of the most accurate tests available for the tracking and detection of specific dietary, environmental and metabolic causes concerning insoluble health problems. State of the art, High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Analyses in tandem with liquid chromatography, allows us to detect and measure chemical substances in infinitesimal amounts. (Tandem LC/MS Liquid chromatography–MassSpectrometry)
Our body is an internal combustion engine burning carbon in the presence of oxygen. In order for these complex chemical reactions - that characterize the regular function of our organism - to take place, the presence of sufficient quantities of a multitude of components is necessary.
Through metabolomics and the measurement of basic metabolic markers, we can measure the end results of these chemical reactions - the metabolites - and detect precisely which of these are normally carried out and which either hypo or hyper-function.
When a metabolic pathway within our body is affected, the function of all cells in the body is also affected.
According to the FDA the Metabolomic Profile is an integral part towards the application of Personalized Medicine. "Metabolic profiling is an essential component that along with genetics, transcriptomics and proteomics data will permit a detailed description of the interactions between metabolites, proteins, transcripts and genes in the health and disease continuum."
This specific test may provide us with evidence of vital importance for diseases such as:
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Heart Diseases
- Neurologic Diseases
- Gastro-intestinal diseases
- Chronic fatigue
The Metabolomic Analysis Profile test is carried out in blood and urine samples and in collaboration with one of the 5 top laboratories of its kind in the USA and Europe with the high technical standards required to carry out an exam certified by the European Research Network for Diagnosis and treatment of Inherited disorders of Metabolism (ERNDIM, the scientific institution with the highest laboratory standards worldwide) and the US Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC-MS) is an analytical chemistry technique that combines the physical separation capabilities of liquid chromatography (or HPLC) with the mass analysis capabilities of mass spectrometry (MS). Coupled chromatography - MS systems are popular in chemical analysis because the individual capabilities of each technique are enhanced synergistically. While liquid chromatography separates mixtures with multiple components, mass spectrometry provides structural identity of the individual components with high molecular specificity and detection sensitivity. This tandem technique can be used to analyze biochemical, organic, and inorganic compounds commonly found in complex samples of environmental and biological origin. Therefore, LC-MS may be applied in a wide range of sectors including biotechnology, environment monitoring, food processing, and pharmaceutical, agrochemical, and cosmetic industries.