Nutrition & Diet Management Traits Reports
Apart from your environment and your lifestyle, your DNA plays a part in your vitamin requirements, mineral requirements and nutrient sensitivity.
What You'll Discover
You will receive nutrition-specific insights and personalized recommendations for different traits related to vitamin requirements, mineral requirements and nutrient sensitivities.
Vitamin A Requirements
Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant, and we can only obtain it from the food that we eat. Are your absorption and metabolism of Vitamin A affected by your genes?
Calcium is very important for your bones, muscles and even hormones. How does your DNA affect your calcium levels?
The metabolism of carbohydrate is affected by your genes, and different versions of the gene have different abilities when it comes to metabolizing the molecule. Learn how your body is likely to be affected by carbohydrate intake.
Is your body inclined to increased sensitivity towards fat intake? Are you at increased risk of having higher body mass index (BMI) as a result of fat intake?
Folic Acid Requirement
Folic Acid (aka Vitamin B9) helps your body produce and maintain new cells, and also helps prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer. Are your homocysteine levels affected by your genes, which could affect your folic acid levels?
Your body needs iodine to produce thyroid hormone, but your body doesn't produce iodine. Normal diet contains very little iodine! Discover if you have increased risk for iodine deficiency.
Explore the effect of genetics on your iron levels. If you are predisposed to below-average iron levels, you will need to consider dietary changes.
Vitamin B6 Requirements
Do you have a risk for Vitamin B6 deficiency? Vitamin B6 is crucial for normal brain development and keeping your immune system healthy.
Vitamin B12 Requirements
Vitamin B12 helps with making DNA and red blood cells in your body. Discover if your genes affect your Vitamin B12 levels.
Vitamin C Requirements
Our bodies can't make vitamin C, which is why we get it from the food that we eat. Are you at risk of having vitamin C deficiency because of your genes?
Vitamin D Requirements
Known as the "Sunshine Vitamin", our body makes vitamin D when you are exposed to enough sunlight. Does your genes affect the production of vitamin D in your body? If it does, you might need to get more from your diet.
Vitamin E Requirements
It's an immune system booster, an antioxidant, it helps keep your blood from clotting. Vitamin E is crucial in your body, and you should have adequate levels of it.
Vitamin K Requirements
Vitamin K deficiency is linked to increased risk of bone fractures. Do you have predisposition for vitamin K deficiency?
In the past, we only needed milk when we were breastfed as babies, and the gene responsible for digesting lactose in milk turned off in late childhood.
Your DNA plays a small role in how much coffee you can drink in a day. Discover how fast your body breaks down caffeine.
Discover the genes that are responsible for enzymes that breakdown alcohol in your body, and find out if you are predisposed to faster or slower alcohol breakdown.
Predict the impact your genetics have on your body mass index (BMI) and determine if you have the predisposition for obesity.
Do you have an insatiable appetite? Certain gene variations can cause higher levels of hunger hormone in their blood, that will stimulate hunger by sending signals to our brain.
What You Would Get In These Reports
Your Genotypes & Your Risk Result
Get your trait report, learn about the genes that are involved in the traits, and understand which gene variations you have.
Diet & Supplement Recommendations
Your report comes with personalised recommendations in diet and supplements, as a guide for you to make lifestyle changes to manage your risks.
Food Sources & Bonus Information
Learn more about the traits, what are the main food sources for the nutrient, what other factors affecting the traits and what you can do to manage your lifestyle.
What You'll Get
Learn about the impact your DNA may have on your ability to digest certain foods and nutrients.
Get recommendations based on key information about your specific genes associated with metabolism and absorption of certain foods, vitamins, and minerals.
Genes are the bits of DNA that give our cells their marching orders. They make up who we are at our most basic cellular level, and the billions of cells we are born with play an incredibly important role in our health. Each gene is comprised of multiple combinations of four letters that make up your genetic code - Adenine (A), Thymine (T), Cytosine (C) and Guanine (G). Most genes contain the information required to make protein for your body to develop and function.
A single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) is a DNA sequence variation that occurs when a single nucleotide - A, T, C, or G in the genome differs between members of a species or paired chromosomes in an individual. These variants can be potential biological markers, helping researchers to locate genes associated with certain conditions and diseases.
Nutrigenomics looks at how genetics interact with the food that we eat, by identifying links between genetic variations present in your genes and specific nutrition traits. Genetic variations associated with decreased levels of an essential vitamin or mineral indicate risk for potential micronutrient deficiency. An individual with higher genetic-based risk for deficiency in vitamin D, for example, is encouraged to consume foods rich in vitamin D, monitor vitamin D level, and talk to nutritionist or healthcare provider about vitamin D supplementation. While everyone needs to make sure to follow general recommendations for all essential minerals and vitamins, it is more important to monitor those for which you have elevated genetics-based risks.
There are many steps that we need to take to ensure that we provide the most accurate reports from your DNA, from checking if your saliva sample contain enough DNA, to processing your DNA for SNPs. The whole process should take about 6-8 weeks once we've received the saliva sample from you.
Our reports comes with easy-to-understand explanation and recommendations, to ensure that you get the best experience and understanding out of your trait reports.