Do the thousands of nutrition supplements on the market overwhelm you, or do you just want to ensure you have a balanced intake from dietary sources?
Your genetic variation determines how well your body is able to absorb and utilize vitamins and minerals, as there is no “wonder supplement” or “perfect diet” that will work for everyone.
A simple mouth swab is all we need to analyze your DNA and identify simple ways to improve your nutritional balance.
Many genetic variants influence how well we absorb, activate and use specific vitamins and minerals. An understanding of your genetic variation allows you to customize your nutritional planning.
GENETIC VARIANTS IDENTIFIED IN THIS TEST:
Vitamin A is important for vision, immune function, skin health, bone growth and reproduction.
- BCO1 – affects activation of vitamin A
- Vitamin B6 is needed for carbohydrate metabolism, cognitive development, immune function, skin health and hemoglobin formation.
- NBPF3 – increases clearance of vitamin B6 from the body
- Vitamin B12 is necessary for the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and is required for DNA synthesis and the metabolism of fatty acids and amino acids.
- FUT2 – reduces absorption of vitamin B12 in the gut
- Vitamin C is involved in the production of several critical biological molecules (e.g. collagen and neurotransmitters), immune response, wound healing, absorption of non-heme iron, and as an antioxidant to remove toxic byproducts.
- SLC23A1 – decreases vitamin C absorption and distribution
- Vitamin D is required to modulate cell growth, aid in immune functions, decrease inflammation and maintain normal bone growth and remodelling.
- CYP2R1 – reduces activation of vitamin D
- GC – reduces efficiency of vitamin D transport and uptake
- Vitamin E promotes the immune system, healthy eyes and skin, as well as a number of other metabolic processes.
- APOA5 – influences vitamin E levels
- Folate is essential for proper growth and development, and is important for the conversion of the toxic homocysteine amino acid to methionine.
- MTHFD1 – linked to folate-related disorders
- MTHFR – affects activation of folate
- Iron is required to make hemoglobin – an essential protein that transports oxygen around the body.
- TMPRSS6 – influences iron absorption from the diet
- TF – influences iron transport
- Omega-3 fatty acids are important for normal, healthy metabolism.
- NOS3 – influences triglyceride levels when omega-3 is low
Everyone has a unique genetic profile and we all require a slightly different diet to get enough energy, to maintain a healthy body weight and to reduce our risk of disease.
Nutritional deficiencies can cause a number of health issues, including:
- Weight gain
- Vision problems
- Cardiovascular problems
- Depression & mood swings
- Skin problems
- Digestive problems
- Diminished immunity
- Osteoporosis & osteoarthritis
How it Works
STEP 1.ORDER YOUR KIT: Purchase your kit online.
STEP 2. COLLECT & SEND
Quick and painless DNA sample collection in the comfort of your own home. Mail your sample back to our lab for testing.
STEP3. VIEW RESULTS
Receive your results by mail or email, or view online.