Phenomune At-Home Taste Sensitivity Wellness Test Kit

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    The Phenomune at-home taste sensitivity test kit measures your sensitivity to certain bitter tastes.  Recent research has shown a link between bitter taste sensitivity and natural immune responses to upper respiratory tract infections including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.*

     Each purchase gets you:

    • A Phenomune test kit containing 3 sets of easy to use tests
    • Easy to follow, step-by-step testing instructions in the box and on the Phenomune webapp
    • Extra bonus - exclusive access to Phenomune's ImmuneXYZ program, a 3-week journey designed to help you understand and increase your level of immunity from both the nature and nurture perspective

     

    Important Notes:

    • Intended for use by adults over 18 years of age.
    • Test kits usually ship within 3-5 days of receiving your order. 
    • Reach out to us through our Help Center for bulk orders.

     * The Phenomune at-home taste sensitivity test kit is not FDA approved. Phenomune makes no claims related to the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, prevention, or treatment of any medical disease or condition. You should not interpret the results of this test as an indication or a degree of immunity or protection from respiratory tract infections including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

     

     

    What exactly does the test measure?

    The Phenomune at-home taste sensitivity test kit measures your sensitivity to certain bitter tastes. Specifically, the kit measures the phenotypic expression of bitter taste receptors on your tongue using a sequence of test strips and the easy-to-use guide found on the Phenomune webapp and in your test kit box. The quality and intensity ratings that you report on the Phenomune webapp are then analyzed by our software algorithms to determine your specific bitter taste sensitivity level.

    To be clear, the Phenomune test kit is not testing your genotype or collecting your sample for genetic or other testing purposes. In fact, you do not have to send any samples to us at all, you can take the entire test from start to finish at any place you like as long as you have access to the Phenomune webapp.

     

    Why does bitter taste sensitivity matter?

    Recent research has shown a link between bitter taste sensitivity and natural immune responses to upper respiratory tract infections including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.*

    To dive a little deeper – you have an innate immune system, the natural one you’re born with, and an adaptive immune system, which changes over time as it learns how to fight new infections based on what it has encountered before. When exposed to something new, like the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the strength of your innate immune system becomes paramount.  Your innate immune response is determined by a host of genes inherited from your parents, including one known as the T2R38 gene which is especially important for your sinonasal innate immunity (the natural immunity mechanisms found in your nose and sinus cavity).  Bitter taste sensitivity is an indicator of the current level of function of T2R38 bitter taste receptors, which recent research has shown may predict your current sinonasal innate immune response to certain upper respiratory tract infections including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.*

    For additional details please visit The Science of Phenomune and Our Research pages.  

    * The Phenomune at-home taste sensitivity test kit is not FDA approved.  Phenomune makes no claims related to the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, prevention, or treatment of any medical disease or condition. You should not interpret the results of this test as an indication or a degree of immunity or protection from respiratory tract infections including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. 

     

    How does the test work?

    Step 1: Receive and Register

    Once you receive your Phenomune test kit, register it by scanning the QR code located inside your test kit with your mobile device OR by visiting the online customer portal (test.phenomune.com) and entering the unique ID number located below the QR code inside your test kit.

    Step 2: Perform the Test

    Perform the test in the comfort of your own home or any other happy place by following the simple instructions prompted after registering your kit on the Phenomune webapp. These simple instructions are also printed on the inside of your test kit box right under the test strip storage sleeve. You will be prompted to complete a simple online questionnaire, apply the taste strips to your tongue one at a time, and enter your quality and intensity ratings into the Phenomune webapp. Your Phenomune test kit includes three identical sets of the test – one for the start of the 3-week Phenomune ImmuneXYZ program, one for the end of the program, and one extra set, just in case.

    Step 3: Receive Your Results

    Once your taste test has been completed, you will instantly receive digital results indicating your level of bitter taste sensitivity and what this means for you.

    Step 4: Understand Your Immunity Potential Through our 3-Week ImmuneXYZ program

    They say viruses are getting smarter. Our mission is to stay forever one step ahead of them. Join the Phenomune team on a journey of discovery as we help you understand your level of immunity from both the nature and nurture perspective. Our program will examine the components of your natural immunity, including the most important genetic factors you should be aware of, as well as the key areas of your life that have the biggest impact on your immunity. 

     

    What’s included in the box?

    Your Phenomune test kit includes:

      • Unique QR Code and unique ID number connecting your personal test kit to the Phenomune webapp
      • Test strip storage sleeve containing a set of 4 resealable storage bags, each labeled with either an “A”, “B”, “C”, or “D”  and containing three identical test strips each
      • Written instructions on the tray under the test strip storage sleeve
      • Access to Phenomune's ImmuneXYZ program, a 3-week deep dive into understanding and improving your immunity

     

    How do I interpret the results?

    After the Phenomune webapp analyzes your reported quality and intensity ratings, you will be categorized into one of five bitter taste sensitivity groups. Once you receive your results, we will help you to better understand them through our ImmuneXYZ program, a 3-week journey designed to examine the components of your natural immunity, including the most important genetic factors you should be aware of, as well as the key areas of your life that have the biggest impact on your immunity. The ImmuneXYZ program is included with your test kit purchase at no extra charge.

     

    Who should not use the Phenomune At-Home Taste Sensitivity Test?

    If you have had prior adverse or concerning reactions to phenylthiocarbamide (PTC), propylthiouracil (PTU), thiourea, or sodium benzoate, you should not take the Phenomune Bitter Taste Sensitivity Test.  This test is also not recommended for children under the age of 18.