Alcohol intolerance presents with immediate unpleasant symptoms such as facial flushing, dizziness, nausea, and increased heart rate. What’s more, it can lead to cardiovascular issues, memory problems, and increase your risk of esophageal cancer by 90X. Genovate is here to make identifying your risk of alcohol intolerance fast and more accessible. Their DNA Alcohol Intolerance test can determine your risk of severe health complications.
DNA Alcohol Intolerance Test ($249; genovate.com)
People with genetic variants in the alcohol metabolism pathway accumulate the toxic by-product acetaldehyde in their bodies, which can harm your health with even occasional consumption of alcohol.
Once you purchase the Genovate kit, you will receive a set of swabs to collect your DNA and a pre-paid return envelope to easily send back your DNA to the lab. Around 7 to 10 business days after your test is received in the lab, you will be able to view your results online to determine if you are at risk of alcohol sensitivity.
Your DNA report will provide you detailed information on the risk variants tested and whether you are increasing your risk of esophageal cancer by continuing to consume alcohol.
Genovate also offers other actionable genetic tests that focus on health and wellness, lifestyle, and ancestry. You can find them in our science store or visit Genovate to find more information.