DNA Nutrition Test
Find out if your genes put you at risk for nutritional deficienciesGetting the right nutrients is key for your health and well-being. But did you know our genetic makeup can affect how well our bodies absorb and use certain vitamins and minerals? Our simple, at-home cheek swab test analyzes key areas of your genetic profile related to nutrient metabolism and absorption. In just a few weeks, you’ll receive a comprehensive report identifying:
- Your body’s ability to process important vitamins and minerals
- Potential risk factors for deficiencies based on your DNA
- Personalized nutrition recommendations based on your results
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Understanding How Your Genes Affect Nutrition
Your genes play an important role in how well your body absorbs and utilizes key nutrients from your diet. Eating well isn’t just about choosing nutritious foods – it’s also about understanding your unique genetic makeup and needs.
Getting adequate vitamins, minerals and nutrients allows your body to grow, repair itself and function optimally. But what happens if you don’t get enough of what your body needs?
Nutrient Deficiencies Can Lead to Health Issues
Due to differences in our DNA, we all metabolize vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients differently. What works for one person’s body may not work as well for another’s.
If you don’t get enough nutrients, you may develop deficiencies. Nutrient deficiencies occur when your body lacks certain nutrients and can lead to health issues such as:
- Weight gain
- Vision problems
- Heart disease
- Mood changes
- Skin conditions
- Digestive problems
- Lowered immunity
- Brittle bones and joints
Eating a balanced diet tailored to your genetic profile can help prevent nutrient deficiencies and promote optimal health.
Our genes hold clues about how our bodies process and benefit from vitamins and minerals. Here are some of the key genes influencing these interactions included in this test:
- Vitamin A – The BCO1 gene impacts how vitamin A gets activated in your body. Different variants of this gene may affect how much usable vitamin A is available.
- Vitamin B6 – The NBPF3 gene regulates how quickly vitamin B6 is removed from your body. Some variants speed up vitamin B6 clearance, so you may require more of it.
- Vitamin B12 – The FUT2 gene influences how well vitamin B12 is absorbed. Some variants may impact how much vitamin B12 you take in.
- Vitamin C – The SLC23A1 gene controls absorption and distribution of vitamin C in your body. Some variants may disrupt how well vitamin C is retained and transported.
- Vitamin D – The CYP2R1 gene alters activation of vitamin D, and the GC gene alters vitamin D uptake and transport.
- Vitamin E – The APOA5 gene regulates vitamin E blood concentrations. Some variants lead to lower circulating vitamin E.
- Folate – The MTHFD1 and MTHFR genes play roles in folate utilization and activation. Some variants lower usable folate, despite adequate intake.
- Iron – The TF and TMPRSS6 genes influence iron absorption and transport. Some variants reduce iron uptake from food.
- Omega-3 – The NOS3 gene impacts triglyceride response to omega-3. Some variants weaken the triglyceride lowering effects.
Personalized Nutrition for Your Unique DNA
This nutrition DNA test provides insights into how your unique genetics influence key vitamin and mineral processing. The results will cover:
- Vitamin A: Essential for vision, immune function, skin health, bone growth, and reproduction.
- Vitamin B6: Helps process carbs, supports brain development, immunity, skin health, and red blood cell formation.
- Vitamin B12: Critical for brain and nerve function, making DNA, and breaking down fats and proteins.
- Vitamin C: Important for making collagen, boosting immunity, wound healing, absorbing iron, and removing toxins.
- Vitamin D: Supports cell growth, immunity, reducing inflammation, and bone health.
- Vitamin E: Boosts immunity and is vital for eye and skin health.
- Folate: Promotes proper growth and helps break down some amino acids.
- Iron: Makes hemoglobin, which carries oxygen throughout the body.
- Omega-3: Key fatty acid that supports metabolism and overall health.
There is no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to diet and supplements. Your genetics play a role in how well you absorb and utilize nutrients. A quick mouth swab DNA test provides insights into your unique nutritional needs and requirements.
How Home DNA Testing Works
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Collect your DNA with our painless mouth swabs, then send the samples to our laboratory for analysis
Access your confidential results online the moment testing is completed. Our team of experts is available for any questions.