Slow caffeine metabolism is linked to increased risk of heart attacks and hypertension, which is why by choosing to consume caffeine, slow-metabolizers may be putting their health at risk. But, Genovate can help you uncover your caffeine response fast and easy. Their DNA Caffeine Sensitivity test can determine if you are a “slow” caffeine metabolizer.
DNA Caffeine Sensitivity Test ($149; genovate.com)
Caffeine is one of the most widely available mood-altering drugs in the world whose influence varies from person-to-person. It can be addictive and can lead to withdrawal symptoms as with any other drug.
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 the test is received in the lab, you will be able to view your results online to determine if you are a slow caffeine metabolizer.
Your DNA report will provide you detailed information on the genetic variants tested and whether you are increasing your risk of heart disease by consuming caffeine. The results can help modify your caffeine intake to match your metabolizer status.
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.