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Giving you a clear picture.

Standard primary care blood tests are usually incomplete. In order to properly see your cardiovascular, hepatic (liver), metabolic, and cerebro-metabolic (brain) health, much more must be evaluated.

The CardioMetabolIQ Health Report dives deep into critical areas like insulin sensitivity, inflammation, liver fat metabolism, remnant cholesterol and other residual heart risk indicators…things that simply must be assessed if you want to examine cardiometabolic function and disease.

If you’re tired of the same old annual blood work. If you understand that a cookie-cutter blood panel actually designed in the 1970’s likely isn’t good enough for your health.

Well, you’re in the right place. The CardioMetaboliQ home blood spot test and Health Report deliver doctor-designed, cutting edge insights and step by step guidance on your heart, vascular, liver, brain and metabolic health.

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First, the “standard” ranges found on your standard blood tests were created based on an unhealthy data set, the US adult population.

It makes zero sense to tell someone that Triglycerides are “normal” up to 150 mg/dl. Massive research shows that anything over 80-90 is associated with increasing risk for numerous cardiometabolic issues like neurocognitive decline, heart disease, metabolic disease and insulin resistance.

The CardioMetaboliQ Health Report shows both the standard ranges that traditional health care is used to seeing, but also more optimal or functional ranges, those that are associated with reduced disease risk and actual health.

The Health Report also takes the time to provide gender specific ranges. Several key markers like GGT have different ranges for male and female physiology. It matters.

Just remember, there is a big difference between being “not sick” and actually being healthy. CardioMetaboliQ is here to help you see where you are and show you the path toward better, true health.

Here’s what we test.

The CardioMetaboliQ™ Index

This is a composite average of critical cardiometabolic indicators. It provides one centralized score to give you an easy overview for quick reference. This averaged value is for your reference only. It is not a research validated index.

Because there is so much data to absorb in the CardioMetaboliQ™️ report, this index value offers an at-a-glance sense of how you’re doing. It doesn’t replace the other individual values, but does add a sense of overall wellness that can be easier to track.

Remnant Cholesterol (#1)

Remnant cholesterol refers to the most dangerous types of cholesterol, those that are the major driver of heart disease and atherosclerosis. The latest research shows that RC provides a much more reliable and nuanced perspective into true heart disease risk than LDL Cholesterol alone.

Studies show that RC “reveals residual risk”. Residual risk is the reason so many heart attacks occur in people who are controlling LDL cholesterol with a statin or other drug. Measuring RC helps point out when controlling LDL is not enough…it’s a kind of safety check.

Atherogenic Index of Plasma (#2)

AIP provides an additional advanced marker for heart disease risk in addition to Remnant Cholesterol.

AIP has been shown to accurately predict stroke risk, early heart disease in younger patients and several other key health risks.

AIP doesn’t replace the LDL Cholesterol marker, rather it adds context and insight into “residual risk”, similar to RC above.

Inflammation (#3)

High sensitivity C-reactive protein is a well-recognized indicator for systemic inflammation. While acute and transient inflammation are part of normal physiology, chronic systemic inflammation is not. This kind of low-middle intensity chronic is a fundamental contributing factor in many chronic diseases. Lifestyle plays a major role in inflammation. Proper diet, exercise and appropriate supplementation can move this marker in the right direction.

Oxidative Stress (#4)

This index is derived from what’s commonly thought of as a liver enzyme, GGT. While GGT is probably the most accurate marker for assessing liver health, it’s also an excellent indicator for the level of oxidative stress in the body overall.

Oxidative Stress is based on the balance between antioxidant and oxidative processes in the body. Oxidation (like rust) damages cell membranes and leads to poorly functioning cells and even damage to DNA. Excess oxidation is one of the primary drivers of aging and cellular damage.

Insulin Resistance (#5)

This is arguably the most significant marker in cardiometabolic health. That’s because it’s a “early warning” signal that things are moving in the wrong direction in your body.

That’s because your cells have to maintain good sensitivity to insulin in order to absorb sugar quickly and effectively out of the bloodstream when you eat. Too much sugar in the blood literally”gums up the works”!

We test Insulin Resistance with the two most accurate and currently researched markers, TyG and TyG-WHtR..both use the preferred triglyceride to glucose index, and both incorporate body composition to provide more useful predictive information. In terms of measuring insulin resistance, research now clearly shows that the traditional HOMA-IR insulin resistance marker is less accurate in predicting risk of diseases like diabetes and metabolic syndrome. HOMA-IR, because it depends on measuring the protein insulin, is also more variable and more expensive.

Fatty Liver Index (#6)

The CardioMetaboliQ™️ test is the only lab on the market that gives you the Fatty Liver Index, or FLI. This is crucial because fatty liver is often not something you feel until disease has progressed. This is also important because fatty liver tends to worsen other conditions like diabetes and heart disease.

A 2022 umbrella overview of meta-analysis (Pubmed doi.org/10.1016/j.jceh.2022.11.006) showed NAFLD to be associated with cardiovascular diseases at an increase rate of 40-320% for 19 CV diseases. For cancers, the increase was 16-263% for 12 different malignancies.

Fatty Liver Index is now shown to closely correlate with other conditions, like IBS, diabetes and dementia, showing the crucial connection between the liver and the gut and the brain.

Blood Sugar / A1C (#7)

The hemoglobin A1C marker indicates your average blood sugar levels over the past 3-4 months. It is one of the primary indicators (in conjunction with fasting blood glucose) used in screening and diagnosis of pre-diabetes, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Blood Sugar /Fasting Blood Glucose (#8)

This is a “snapshot” of your blood sugar when in a fasted state. It is another key marker for diabetes diagnosis and monitoring. It is also useful in assessing how well your body is managing sugar overall

Most importantly, having glucose on this panel allows for calculation of specific index ratios, like TyG or Triglyceride-Glucose Index, which is very useful in assessing insulin resistance, cardiovascular risks, and more.

Metabolic Syndrome Severity Score (#9) 

This is an anthropometric insulin resistance marker (TyG-WHtR) that correlates closely with Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes risk. Insulin resistance is one of the most consequential markers measured for cardiometabolic health. And using an insulin resistance index that incorporates body composition (anthropometric) makes the index even more accurate and powerful in risk assessment.

Body Composition Index (#10)

This is an anthropometric marker for one’s likely distribution and amount of body fat. This marker, Waist-to-Height ratio has been proven to be more accurate and useful than the commonly used BMI indicator.

If you want to “cut to the chase”…

Most of us just want the bottom line. So we have it on page 1. We combine the risk of each of the 10 primary indexes, using validated risk scales, to give you a single composite average representation of the big picture, your big picture.

Note: it is still appropriate to base your health decisions on validated individual markers in discussion with your licensed healthcare practitioner. But it’s nice to have a way to “check in” on the overall system.

Now what?

So you have all your results. Now how do you stay on track to make real changes? We’ve got you covered.

Using our website based BioCalculators, you can see your relative risks in various areas, like heart, liver and metabolic health…and better yet, you can assess what specific changes you need to make to tangibly reduce those risks.

For example…

-How much could you improve heart disease risk by raising HDL by 5 points? Probably more than you think! Maybe enough to get you out of bed and off to the gym…? The BioCalculator for atherosclerosis risk will show you just how much you can improve your future risk with even small changes in values like HDL, etc.

-Want to see how much you can improve your Fatty Liver Index or Insulin Resistance by dropping your triglycerides 10 points? Or reducing your BMI, the online BioCalculators can help you do that too!

-Need some motivation to skip that cookie? See how much you can reduce insulin resistance by reducing your fasting glucose, our TyG BioCalculator can do that for you!

The CardioMetaboliQ-10™️…the most effective steps towards better health!

This page (shown only partially) is your headquarters for success. You could read a ton of blog posts, or you could memorize these 10 simple, extremely effective and useful steps. Start slow if you like, but always know that consistency is key. A little bit every day is much better than a whole bunch every couple of months.

Insulin Resistance. The key to it all.

Ok, we got a little cute with the whole “muscle vs bread” analogy. But as silly as that may sound, that’s kind of it.

The more muscle mass you have, within reason, the better your body can regulate blood sugar. And healthy blood sugar regulation is the key to healthy metabolic function, period.

Glycemic (sugar) dysregulation leads to insulin resistance. Insulin Resistance literally opens Pandora’s Box when it comes to aging, disease and reduced healthspan.

The 10 keys to healthspan.

In this section, we go through each of the 10 primary biomarkers/indexes used to create the big picture overview of your cardiometabolic health. Here you will find the name, general category and associated disease risks for each biomarker or index. Research validated hi-low and optimal range data is described . Then specific details are provided about how to reduce risk, which supplements can help, which additional tests may be useful, and more!

Details and Empowerment.

We truly believe that knowledge is power. And your health may be the best example of this.

In the final section C pages, we dive into the details of cardiometabolic physiology and disease, discussing at greater length the way insulin resistance starts the chain of events. We also go through the indexes and algorithms, discussing how they work, what they show, and how you can use the website’s BioCalculators to make adjustments to your health marker values to see how those changes affect your risk markers.