Using MedGem® Technology
What is metabolism?
Metabolism is the biochemical process of combining nutrients with oxygen to release the energy needed to function. Metabolism is typically measured in calories. Total metabolic rate represents the calories needed for maintaining body functions, daily activity, and purposeful exercise.
What is RMR?
Resting metabolic rate (RMR) represents the calories the body burns to maintain vital body functions (heart rate, brain function, breathing, and other essential activities). In simple terms, it is the number of calories a person would burn if awake, but resting all day.
Why measure RMR?
Metabolism is impacted by fever, illness, fitness level, obesity, weight loss, and other unique characteristics. Knowing your RMR will tell you how many calories you need to maintain, lose, or gain weight.
Traditionally, health care professionals have relied on estimates of RMR. Because metabolism is different among individuals, estimating can lead to errors. MedGem® by HealtheTech is the tool that will provide an accurate picture of an individual's caloric needs.
How to prepare for your MedGem test
Come to your metabolic test session without having exercised or eaten in the four hours prior to the test. Sessions are 30 minutes in length, easy to do, and require about 10 minutes of actual testing. Your testing session will give you an opportunity to meet with a qualified nutrition professional one-on-one.
Cost: $75 (30 minutes) MedGem Metabolic Test Only.
**Special**MedGem Plus: $140 (60 minutes)
"Plus" Includes Metabolic Test and nutrition consultation
with a Registered Dietitian to assess your individual needs.