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Metabolic Typing Test

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Determine your metabolic type with our Metabolic Typing Test (blood spot sample), based on the following markers:

1.) (Total) Cholesterol
2.) HDL protein
3.) LDL protein
4.) Triglycerides
5.) Total-Cholesterol-to-HDL-Ratio

Based on the results, individual and customized diet plans (with your optimal composition of carbs, fats and proteins) as well as fitness plans (with a focus on endurance or weight training) can be created.

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  • Test measures
  • Symptoms
  • Sample collection guide
  • Sample report
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Details
Who should take the test?

You have problems with losing weight despite having tried multiple diets already? You are doing lots of spots but don’t feel well with it and are also not really getting any fitter? Your energy level is not as high as it used to be? The Metabolic Typing Test might be able to help you determine the root causes for these issues!

Your Metabolic Type will be determined based on the following markers:

  • (Total) Cholesterol
  • HDL protein
  • LDL protein
  • Triglycerides
  • Total-Cholesterol-to-HDL-Ratio

Depending on the different levels as well as their ratios, we will be able to determine your Metabolic Type. Based on that, customized nutritional and fitness plans can be developed that will make weight loss easier and increase your energy levels.

How does it work?

You collect a dried blood spot sample from the comfort of your home, send it to our lab and will receive the lab results, including detailed information about your Metabolic Type.

What guidance will I get along with my results?

Once your Metabolic Type was determined, you will receive general recommendations for therapy from us with regards to your diet and fitness regime. Further to that, we always recommend the discussion of the mailed results with your doctor or practitioner. Although we do not offer therapy service ourselves, we will gladly assist you in finding a suitable therapist in your area. Besides, further information is available on our website, especially in the different test categories, under “health conditions” and the FAQs. Still have questions? Then you can contact us by phone at (703) 722 6067 (08:00am – 11:30am EST) or mail at contact@verisana.com.

How is my privacy protected?

Our Metabolic Typing Test is taken in the privacy of your own home. We and our partner laboratories (who may be contracted by us to conduct some or all analyses of your test) take customer privacy very seriously. Only you will have access to this information and we will not share your information with any not authorized third party. All samples are disposed of following analysis.

* based on Dr. Philip Goglia

Test measures
For the Metabolic Typing Test we analyze:
  • (Total) Cholesterol
  • HDL protein
  • LDL protein
  • Triglycerides
  • Total-Cholesterol-to-HDL-Ratio
(Total) Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fatty compound that is essential for the functioning of our bodes. Cholesterol is being transported in the blood in the form of lipo-protein compounds – so-called HDL and LDL. “Total Cholesterol” measures the full amount of cholesterol in the blood, including all different components. High cholesterol levels can indicate a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases. It shall be noted that Total Cholesterol levels should be interpreted alongside the individual components (see below).

HDL Protein

HDL (High-density lipo-protein) transports excess cholesterol from the body into the liver, from where it can be disposed. It is for this reason that HDL is also commonly referred to as the “good” cholesterol. High HDL levels indicate a lower risk of being affected by atherosclerosis.

LDL protein

LDL (Low-density lipo-protein) transports cholesterol from the liver into our body. Since this cholesterol might then be deposited and remain in our arteries, LDL is also commonly referred to as the “bad” cholesterol. High LDL levels can indicate an increased risk of atherosclerosis.

Triglycerides

Trigylcerides are the dominant form of fat in our bodies and play an important role in our metabolism and as a source of energy. Triglycerides are circulating in our blood flow in order to instantly provide energy or to be stored in the adipose tissue for future energy production. Usually, Triglyceride levels are lowest after fasting and highest after food intake.

Total-Cholesterol-to-HDL-Ratio

The Total-Cholesterol-to-HDL-Ratio indicates the risk of being affected by strokes or heart attacks. The lower the ratio, the lower is the risk.

 

Based on the above levels and their relative ratios, the lab test determines one of the following Metabolic Types for you:

Carbohydrate-Efficient Metabolic Type

Within this type, you should consume a larger share of carbs-rich foods (as opposed to fats and proteins). The focus of your physical activities should be on endurance exercises.

Protein- & Fat-efficient Metabolic Type

Within this type, you should consume a larger share of protein- and fat-rich foods (as opposed to carbs). The focus of your physical activities should be on strength and lifting exercises.

Dual Metabolic Type

Within this type, most or all of your markers are within a normal range. Therefore, a balanced diet, consisting of carbs, healthy fat and proteins works best for you. In terms of sports, a mix of endurance and strength/lifting is recommended.

Symptoms
Symptoms the Metabolic Typing Test is suitable for:
  • Overweight & problems with weight loss
  • Chronic fatigue & tiredness
  • Large blood sugar fluctuations (e.g. being very tired in the afternoons and/or after meals)
  • Low energy levels & vitality
  • Severe exhaustion after sports and physical activities
Sample collection guide
General

Please read the following instructions in detail, before starting with the sample collection.

Please download the instructions here

Sample report
The sample report

Below you will find the sample report for the Metabolic Typing Test.

Download sample report

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Comments
  1. Will Furgison
    March 30, 2020

    Great test! Had one at another lab, which was very disappointing. This one is so much better (instructions were clear, results easy to understand…) and I will probably do it again in a couple of months to see whether anything changed.

  2. Peter MCD
    October 11, 2019

    I’m a professional health coach and use this test for my clients. It’s easy, fast and the results help me finding the right diet for my clients, regarding their individual metabolic type. They loose more weight and get fit faster than the ones without an individual plan based on this test, so in my opinion it’s totally worth the money

  3. Mary Ann W.
    September 14, 2019

    My diet coach recommended this test and used the results to create the perfect diet plan for me. Lost 8 pounds in about a month and a half and I will definitely keep going.

  4. Anita Wa
    December 15, 2018

    I did a 2 month challenge, using a die plan based on the results of this test. Lost 10 pounds! Actually I didn’t expect much, so this blew me away. I can absolutely recommend this test. But you should have a nutritionist or diet coach at hand to help you come up with a diet plan. At least it’s easier that way

  5. Francis
    July 22, 2018

    Easy sample collection. Thought it would be hard, but it’s actually pretty easy and the instructions were really helpful. Plus the results came back fast and now I’m starting on a new diet and can’t wait to see how it goes.

  6. MK120
    January 21, 2018

    Results came back fast and everything was the way I expected it to be. I’m just starting my new diet right now, so I don’t have final results yet, but it’s looking good so far. The test is not as expensive as similar tests from other labs, but still a lott of money.

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Any Questions?

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this test. Your question is missing? Please contact us at:

What does the metabolic type have to do with weight problems?

Depending on the metabolic type, our body can use different food groups (e.g. carbohydrates) better than others. If you eat against your own metabolic type, it can lead to overweight. The right diet also has an impact on the performance of your body.

Do I get a nutrition plan with the test result?

No. The test gives you information about which metabolic type you belong to and which food group your body can use particularly well. Based on the results, you can then meet up with a nutrition coach who can draw up an appropriate plan.

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