Why a DNA test for nutrition ?
As you know, proper nutrition is the most important factor for optimal results. What is proper nutrition? Is it the same for everyone? No.
One size does not fit all and one diet, or one 'Recommended Daily Dose' does not suit all. The science of nutrigenetics tells you which diet is right for YOU. A simple and affordable DNA test for your diet could change your life forever.
"After reviewing more than 1,000 nutrigenetics studies, it is apparent that one size doesn't suit all"
Nutrigenetics & Fatty acid metabolism
Genes analysed in this chapter : APOA5_1 APOA2 LEPR PPARA ADIPOQ APOA5_2
More or less saturated fats? More or less polyunsaturated fats? More or less monounsaturated fats? Let our nutrigenetics test tells you what best fits you.
A common recommendation that we've heard a lot of times: "Don't eat saturated fat, it will block up the arteries," or, "it'll provide you heart attack or heart diseases," and of course, "You Will become obese." Well, that's true not false for some genotypes but that is not for some. The issue is that saturated fats favorably impact hormones (especially testosterone in men and estrogen in women); fatty foods strengthen the defense system; saturated fats fortify the liver; and much more! Therefore the strategy will be to play with dosage and to consume the quantity of saturated fat you will need!
Nutrigenetics & Carbohydrates metabolism
Genes analysed in this chapter : MTNR1B G6PC2 GCK ADRA2A DGK TMEM TCF7L2 SLC30A8 CRY2 GCKR GLIS3 ADCY5 PROX1 FADS1 MADD PGC1A
More or less carbs? Let our nutrigenetics test tell you the carbs ratio that best fits you.
An other hot topic in the fitness world ! If you want to optimize your diet for muscle gain, fat loss and performance it's important to know how to manage carbohydrates into your diet. We constantly hear that carbohydrates are our worst enemy. In an order hand, your body uses carbs as fuel which helps maximise your performance and intensity when training. If you are limiting your carbs intake you will be taxing your proteins supply, which can lead to a decrease in muscle mass. Your analysis will tell us how much carbs you really need !
Genes analysed in this chapter : ACE AGT ACE
Should you limit your salt intake ?
This part will complete the section 'Vasodilatation and blood flow' from our training analyses. In addition to the health aspect (risk of hypertension), this section will allow us to determine your capacity for water retention and sodium/potassium imbalance.
Nutrigenetics & Omega 3/6
Genes analysed in this section : FADS1 APAO5 FADS1
Daily requirement for omega-3's ?
Omega 3 (identified as n-3 EFAS) are polyunsaturated essential fatty acids. They may be crucial nutrients for health. We need Omega 3 for many normal body functions, including controlling blood clotting or constructing cell membranes in the nervous system, and as our bodies can not synthetise omega-3 fats, we must get them through food supplement or nutrients. Omega 3 are also connected with lots of health benefits, including defense against heart disease and possibly stroke. Studies are identifying potential advantages for a variety of conditions including inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, or additional auto immune illnesses such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
Genes analysed in this chapter : MTHFR_1MTHFR_2 MTR MTRR MTHFR
What are your daily requirements of Vitamin B6, B9 et B12 ?
Folate is essential in your body for cellular processes. Not only is it crucial for the building blocks of life - RNA and DNA - it is a key nutrient during times of division and rapid cell growth, such as during pregnancy. It is also required for conversion of a 'bad' amino acid, homocysteine, to an essential one : methionine. Folate deficiency can considerably compromise your health and key developmental processes.
Genes analysed in this chapter : COL1A1 COL1A1
Do you need injury prevention supplements ?
Collagen is a group of occurring proteins found in animals, especially in connective tissues of vertebrates and the flesh. In humans, that's an important constituent of connective tissues present in cartilages, bones, tendons, ligaments, nails, skin and hair. If we don't have enough collagen, we are in big trouble. There is various different types in the body, each with their own role. Healthy tendons - connecting muscles to bones - are primarily composed of type 1 collagen. Do you produce enough of this protein ?
Lactose Intolerance risk
Genes analysed in this chapter : MCM6 MCM6
Are you lactose intolerant ?
For some of us, as we get older, our ability to digest milk begins to wane, and dairy consumption starts to produce some uncomfortable side effects, such as bloating, excess wind and stomach cramps. So what exactly is going on? It's all down to a sugar found in milk and other dairy products: lactose. The most frequently used clinical method for diagnosing lactose intolerance is the Hydrogen Breath Test, but this has been known to miss up to 20% of affected patients! This is because some may have a predominant population of methane-producing bacteria in the bowel that use the hydrogen to reduce carbon dioxide to methane.
Testosterone optimisation through nutrigenetics
Genes tested in this chapter : ACTN3 HSD11B1 SHBG CYP19 ACTN3
Let's maximise your testosterone production system! (for males only)
Testosterone(also known as 'the big T') is a 19-carbon steroid hormone synthesized mainly in the Leydig-cells of the testicles (in men) as well as the ovaries (in women). Smaller quantities are also synthesized in the adrenal glands of both genders. This hormone belongs to the androgen group of hormones, a group that also contains other hormones such as estrogens, di-hydrotestosterone (DHT), androsterone and DHEA. Large amounts of testosterone is what makes men fat loss much more easy than girl and build muscle mass. It is among the most important hormone in the human physiology to lose weight and for anybody attempting to build muscle.
Nutrigenetics & Anti-inflammatory nutrients
Genes analysed in this chapter : IL6 TNF_Alpha CRP GSTP1
Our nutrigenetics test tells you if you should increase your anti-inflammatory nutrients.
Asthma, autoimmune illnesses, several types of cancer, bone wellness, heart disease, depression, and even muscle development plateaus or obesity may be tied directly as may hundreds of additional common ailments, to the wrong kind of inflammation. Acute and chronic are 2 types of inflammation. The acute one is thought to be the good one and mostly desirable especially during training, and the chronic the bad one. Acute inflammation is the type that happens to surgical procedure , a bruise, or your hand after an injury like a wound. It's not designed to be long lasting; it is localised and it frequently leads to rapid recovery. This kind of inflammation is also essential to muscle development. After you work out, muscle fibres are 'lysed' and development elements flow in to raise the speed of regeneration. In comparison, chronic inflammation begins as a gross over reaction to some stimuli that's generally not pretty malignant. This overreaction might maintain reaction to some specific foods, a specific psychological stress, an un-healthy lifestyle option, or some bacteria or infections.
Genes analysed in this chapter : NBPF3 BCM01_1 BCM01_2 CYP26B1 SLC23A1 SLC23A2 GC CYP2R1_1 CYP2R1_2IntergenicFUT2
Which vitamin should you optimize the most?
Vitamins are substances that your body needs to grow and develop normally. There are 13 vitamins your body needs; Each has specific roles. Various genetics markers have been found in multiple studies to be associated with reduced levels of these vitamins. This is due to the fact that these genes are highly involved in their metabolism. Here is the list of vitamin we test for: Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Vitamin B12
Nutrigenetics and fat loss response to green tea
Genes analysed in this chapter : COMT
Is green tea a key nutrient for you when it comes to fat loss?
More than simply a green colored hot drink, green tea is believed to be the most healthy drink in the world. It's full of nutrients and anti oxidants which have strong results on the human body, including a reduced risk of cancer, enhanced brain function, weight reduction and several additional advantages. However, green tea is not effective on all people especially when it comes to fat loss or increased metabolism. This is due to the fact that our unique DNA plays a large role. The well-known EGCG compound contained in it is able to block the COMT enzyme, an enzyme that is highly involved in the dopamine and adrenaline metabolism. By blocking it, EGCG can significantly increase fat loss response and energy expenditure. A nutrigenetics research discovered that people who have a special variant of this COMT gene had a considerably greater weight reduction & energy expense result to green tea extract.
Nutrigenetics & response to chromium picolinate
Genes analysed in this chapter : DRD2
Our nutrigenetics test tells you if you should use chromium picolinate supplements.
Chromium (Cr) is an important nutrient involved in the regulation of carbohydrates. Normal nutritional intake of Cr in persons is generally sub-optimal. Cr has been reported to increase lean body size (LBM) and decrease body fat %, which might result in fat loss in humans. It is thaught this impact is a result of a significant increased insulin sensitivity in muscle cells rather than fat cells. Chromium picolinate (CrP) is simply the supplemental kind of Cr that permits a better intake of Cr in the human body. Due to the large controversy of the results of CrP on LBM and fat-loss effects, in 2007 a research team demonstrated that this argument is due to a gene called DRD2, which encodes the dopamine receptor 2. Individuals who had a specific genotype of the gene confers a substantial outcome of CrP on their body composition.
Nutrigenetics & caffeine metabolism
Genes analysed in this chapter : CYP1A2 ADRA2A
How you respond to caffeine-based products? Are you at an increased risk of developing side effects from caffeine?
Caffeine sensitivity is determined by the efficacy of the human body to process and metabolize caffeine. This shouldn't be confused with caffeine toleration, which describes how the body responds to caffeine over time. Susceptibility has more to do with a person's unique genetic makeup as this determines to what degree certain number of caffeine will affect a man. Caffeine is metabolized by the liver utilizing the cytochrome 1A2. The ability to generate this chemical is regulated by the gene CYP1A2. Nutrigenetics studies have demonstrated that minor changes in the DNA sequence of the gene determine how efficiently an individual may process caffeine and consequently eliminate it from your body.