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Profile by Sanford has developed a test designed to tell how people are genetically wired to metabolize carbohydrates.
The Profile Precise platform launches today. A cheek swab is analyzed to provide a score that indicates an individual’s genetic ability to metabolize carbohydrates.
“And with that information, we can place people onto one of three different meal plans that best matches their genetics,” said Steve Hermann, Profile’s director of operations.
The test can be done at any Profile location or at home and mailed. Results come six to eight weeks later, and a Profile coach goes over them with the client to explain how it affects their nutrition plan.
“We are offering this to anyone, so if you’re not a member and you purchase this test, we include one coaching appointment to review the results,” Hermann said.
The test will retail for $129 but is on sale in January for $89.
While weight is influenced by many factors, including activity level, “this is an opportunity to understand how we can align your genetics and the efficiency of your body to metabolize carbs. With that information, we can get better efficiency in your meal plan,” Hermann said.
“This is one step in our innovation to take out some guesswork and improve the sustainability of the results. And while this is one step, we’re doing really cool things in other areas we’ll launch throughout the year. We don’t do gimmicks. It has to be real science.”
The test was developed with Sanford Health staff and approval from Profile’s scientific advisory board, he added.
“There’s great talent in genetics and health within Sanford. It was Sanford talent that helped us dial this in.”
Profile recently opened its 35th location and has 20 more stores opening in the next couple of months, Hermann added.
Profile by Sanford has developed a new test designed to tell how people are genetically wired to metabolize carbohydrates.