KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
Suson Essentials offers a multitude of test solutions to help understand and achieve your body's goals.
Testing Solutions Summary
The Alcat test enables healthcare providers to help improve their patients’ health through dietary change by determining which foods and substances cause unwanted symptoms.
- Answers what to eat and what NOT to eat
- Identifies triggers of inflammation
- Basis for a healthy & anti-inflammatory diet
- Micronutrient insufficiencies
- Cells’ ability to resist oxidative stress
- Particularly protective nutrients
ALCAT enables you to help improve your health through dietary change by determining which foods and substances cause unwanted symptoms.
The Power of Knowing
There is a new paradigm in health and medicine – personalization. Health can be improved and maintained by knowing how food plays a role in your body.
The Alcat Test enables you to take advantage of leading technology to create a personalized eating plan resulting in benefits that can be seen and felt.
The results from the Alcat Test help determine which foods and other substances may trigger unwanted inflammation. When complying with the Alcat Test results, many clinical symptoms associated with food sensitivity may be substantially improved or possibly prevented altogether.
Two out of five Americans have gastrointestinal disorders: up to 20% are affected by IBS, 0.44% impacted by Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, and up to 1% with celiac disease.
Accurate diagnosis of non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) and celiac disease is complex because both specific and nonspecific pathways of the immune system are involved.
The CICA evaluates a patient’s genetic risk for celiac disease, serum markers associated with active celiac disease process, and genetic serum markers associated with Crohn’s disease, and serological markers for diminished antigen exclusion in the gut.
Who Should Test?
- Those with gastrointestinal symptoms and autoimmune disorders that might suggest a problem with gluten
- Those with increased intestinal permeability which has been linked to autoimmune disorders and other conditions
- Those suspected to have Crohn’s or celiac disease
- Those suffering from symptoms of IBS including diarrhea, bloating or cramping
- Those with chronic fatigue
- Those with malabsorption of nutrients or iron deficiency
Optionally, it can be combined with the Alcat Test to evaluate innate immune cell responses to foods and other substances for the most comprehensive assessment.
This test helps healthcare providers understand a patient’s homocysteine and methylation status.
The MethylDetox Profile makes it easy to understand the complicated methylation process by giving comprehensive insights into the functional status of the methylation pathway.
The MethylDetox Profile includes genetic markers involved in methylation and homocysteine metabolism provided in a detailed lab report with personalized commentary. Additionally, continued homocysteine testing enables easy monitoring of patient progress.
Genetic variations in this pathway are associated with elevated homocysteine levels, impaired methylation processes, and limited detoxification capacity. 1, 3 As a result, these SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) may contribute to accelerated aging, certain chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative disorders, impaired gene-regulation, poor drug clearance, and impaired neurotransmitter metabolism.
Who Should Test?
Individuals with a manifestation and/or family history of:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Hypertension, coronary artery disease, stroke
- Neurodegenerative disorders
- Poor drug clearance
- Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS)
- Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
- Chronic metabolic disorders
- Metabolic syndrome
- Kidney or liver disease
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Alzheimer’s Disease
Catch early warnings of disease by testing telomere length.
Telomeres become shortened over time as a cell divides and replicates. They can be prematurely shortened due to oxidation, inflammation, and stress. These conditions reduce the protective effect of telomeres, damage DNA, and contribute to early cell death. Telomeres may be the key to the root cause and prevention of age-related conditions.
Telomeres become shorter after each cell division until eventually chromosomal DNA reaches a critical point and the cell can no longer divide (known as the Hayflick limit). Accelerated telomere shortening leads to cell senescence. If telomere length is preserved, termination of cell division (senescence) and programmed cell death (apoptosis) can be delayed.
These tests address needs at the cellular level identifying nutrient insufficiencies, the most protective antioxidants, and antioxidative capacity.
Nutrients are vital to health. They are required for every metabolic process in the body including:
- Energy generation
- Production of cells, tissues, organs, bones, genetic material, and teeth
- Protective mucous membranes
- Immune cells function and structures
- Synthesis of important compounds such as neurotransmitters, enzymes, hormones, and other functional proteins
Essential nutrients—vitamins, minerals, trace elements, water, phytonutrients, amino acids, and essential fatty acids— must be obtained from what we ingest. We must obtain these nutrients from food or in supplement form because the human body cannot produce them at all or in quantities sufficient to meet metabolic needs.
In order to promote optimal health, assessing nutrient status regularly is key to understanding what to address regarding the ideal dietary intake for an individual.
Celluar Micronutrient Assay (CMA)
Micronutrient testing that determines:
- A Nutrient Insufficiency means that the cells’ proliferation rate was greater than 120% of the patient’s baseline cellular proliferation rate. The significant increase in metabolic activity and optimal function, very likely indicates insufficient functional stores of the nutrient responsible for the increased proliferation rate.
- A Borderline Nutrient Insufficiency means that the cells’ proliferation rate was between 110-119% of the patient’s baseline cellular proliferation rate. The moderate increase in metabolic activity and function indicates probable borderline insufficient functional stores of the nutrient responsible for the increased proliferation rate.
- Nutrient Sufficiency means that the cells’ proliferation rate was not above the patient’s baseline cellular proliferation rate, likely indicating sufficient functional stores of the nutrient added.
Oxidative stress is a significant contributor to chronic disease. “Redox’ (reduction-oxidation) is a chemical reaction involving the increase and decrease in oxidation that occurs during metabolic reactions. A prolonged imbalance of oxidants and antioxidants, and its association with physiological damage and chronic disease, has prompted the need for measuring redox imbalances and antioxidant capacity within cells.
Antioxidant Protections Assay (APA)
The Antioxidant Protection Assay (APA) determines which specific antioxidant nutrients may be beneficial and support the patient’s cells to resist oxidative stress.