CardioMetaboliQ, a patient-focused at-home blood test that aims to empower users to take charge of their cardiovascular and metabolic health, is now available to consumers.
The test is part of an end-to-end health solution developed by functional medicine specialist Steven Bennett, DC.
With the alarming rise in fatty liver, obesity, and diabetes in the U.S., the testing and management of metabolic disease is in need of an overhaul. Patient-oriented testing based on the most current cardiometabolic research, in a convenient and affordable kit, is lacking, according to the company.
The statistics for U.S. adults shows obesity approaching 50%, fatty liver at 30%, 90+ million insulin resistant, 40 million type 2 diabetics, and 88 million pre-diabetics. Most worrisome is that a large portion of this population is completely unaware that they are unwell, the company says.
This reality was brought to light in a large 2018 survey published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, which found that fully 93% of U.S. adults have less than optimal cardiometabolic health.1
CardioMetaboliQ was developed out of a need for better cardiovascular, metabolic, and liver testing for patients. This test was developed following Bennett’s search for cost-effective blood tests with Fatty Liver Index and more advanced vascular and insulin resistance markers.
Even with more attention being given to fatty liver, obesity, and pre-diabetes, a gap exists in available doctor-delivered and online lab testing. Current tests are not optimized for convenient, affordable risk assessment or patient success, the company says.
Taking the CardioMetaboliQ Test
After mailing in a finger prick blood sample, the client receives their Health Report, describing the interconnected nature of their liver, heart, and metabolic health. The test provides high-level testing and insight without users needing to leave the house, and at a reasonable cost.
Who needs CardioMetaboliQ?
- Healthy patients – this group uses the CardioMetaboliQ test as to confirm their current health standing where other tests are less comprehensive.
- Patients struggling with weight, diet, inflammation, blood sugar control – the test gives this group a health snapshot an easy-to-understand report, plus use of the CardioPredict BioCalculators, where subscribers can analyze and calculate future health trajectories.
- Patients already managing metabolic challenges – this group appreciates this safe, natural adjunct that offers insight and actionable guidance to help them manage their conditions.
1. O’Hearn, Meghan et al, (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2022.04.046)
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