Variations affect how your body responds to certain nutrients and food ingredients, and which substances can be converted and used correctly. Since your diet plays a vital role for your health, we can now analyze your genes and adjust your diet so that more than 20 potential metabolic problems can be prevented.
This area is called Nutrigenetics, i.e., the adjustment of diet is based on genetic data. Through the analysis of more than 50 genetic variations, we obtain valuable information about your innate strengths and weaknesses.
What foods are healthy for you?
In deciding whether a particular food or ingredient is healthy for you, we have to consider the overall picture. In some genetic metabolic problems, calcium-containing milk products are very healthy for the body, while in other situations it can be unhealthy. In this case, other foods with high calcium content are especially important, in order to solve a metabolism problem without triggering another. If this condition is cumulated with a reduction of the detoxification of heavy metals (such as lead) because of other genetic unfavorable variations, the demand for calcium, as well as other micronutrients, is further increased, in order to prevent a heavy metal poisoning. Therefore, the actual calcium needs can only be determined if all relevant genes are included in the decision.
Through an analysis of more than 50 genes that are relevant for your nutrition, we can now determine in which areas you are well protected, and in which areas there is possible to have a deficit, due to your metabolism. The analysis can help you avoid poorly tolerated food and optimally provide your body with important nutrients.
Genetic analysis can even provide valuable information about whether certain substances, which are usually considered healthy, can be metabolized by your body in the usual manner.
A good example is Omega-3 in the form of fish oil capsules. Omega-3 occurs naturally in fish, and it is considered a cholesterol-lowering substance; therefore, it is often taken in the form of fish oil capsules as a dietary supplement. For many people, the result is a significant improvement of the cholesterol levels. However, some people do not appear to benefit from the addition of Omega-3. Scientists have found that a variation in APOA1 gene leads to the fact that Omega-3 does not improve the cholesterol levels as intended, but may even worsen them. As such, there are many people who take Omega-3 capsules, but the result is the opposite of what they want to achieve.
It is similar with the antioxidant coenzyme Q10, which is often taken as a radical scavenger to slow down the aging process. Q10 is not active immediately after ingesting it, but must be converted in the active form Ubiquinol by a specific gene. However, some people carry a defect in this gene and therefore cannot activate Q10. While the ingestion of Q10 brings protection against free radicals for some people, it has no effect on others.
What questions can this analysis answer?
- How can you prevent more than 20 metabolic problems through a correct diet?
- What is the best way to keep your homocysteines, your triglycerides, and your cholesterol within the normal range, through your diet?
- Is vitamin B2 effective in lowering the homocysteine?
- How strong is your body's defence against oxidative stress?
- How can you help your body fight against free radicals?
- Can you convert coenzyme Q10 to the active form?
- How quickly is caffeine broken down, and what influence does this have on your caffeine consumption?
- Is your need for iron increased, or should you absolutely avoid iron-rich foods?
- Is your typical calcium intake reduced?
- How can you improve the health of your joints through targeted nutrition?
- What foods should you avoid because of possible poor compatibility?
- What food ingredients should you avoid which ones should you consume?
- What quantity of over 18 different vitamins and minerals is recommended?
- How can you adjust your diet, so that you follow all of these?
- Analysis of more than 50 genetic variations
- Impact on more than 20 metabolic problems
- Evaluation of over 900 food types based on your genes
- Identify your individual needs for over 45 food ingrediants
- Personalized micronutrient recipe for over 18 vitamins and minerals
- Evaluation of unhealthy food ingredients
You can find informations about the analysed genes and the relevant science in the demo results:
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As a first step, a saliva sample is taken using a cotton swab. After arrival in our laboratory, your genes are extracted and only the gene segments corresponding to variations are examined. Our scientists will then evaluate your genetic profile and put together a customized diet plan. You will receive a list of over 1100 foods that are rated according to your genes, together with a set of easy to implement dietary recommendations.
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