The Fitness and Diet-DNA programme, which is done by a simple saliva test allows individuals to measure their success; benchmark metrics; and most importantly achieve their diet and fitness goals via a personalized science and evidence-based programme leveraging one’s genetic makeup, for example a personal ‘user manual’ for your body.
The Fitness and Diet-DNA Test focuses on several key areas, including weight, diet, vitamins, and exercise. The idea behind the test is to focus on genes that are involved in processes that are predictive of specific outcomes, such as metabolism of fats and carbohydrates, the brain’s response to certain types of food, feelings of satiety and related disorders such as diabetes, adiponectin levels (regulation of glucose and fatty acids), levels of eicosanoids and response to omega-3 intake, energy utilization, lactose tolerance/intolerance, and several other fundamental weight and dietary processes.
Fitness and Diet-DNA Features
Optimal Diet Type, Carbohydrate & Saturated Fat, Detoxification Ability, Anti-Oxidant Requirements, Personal Vitamin & Micronutrient Needs, Salt, Alcohol & Caffeine Sensitivity, Lactose Intolerance, Endurance andaz.
How Does Fitness and Diet-DNA Compliment Blood Tests?
We already use comprehensive blood testing which provides us with detailed vitamin and mineral levels as well as a complete hormone profile. This type of genetic testing is not meant to replace standard medical practice and blood profiles, rather, it is meant to augment traditional testing. Blood testing provides a good representation of the body’s status at “that moment.” Genetic testing can be useful to help plan for long-term management.
In addition, we focus on several genes involved in the way a person’s body metabolizes vitamins and precursors. For example, we can predict how efficient the body is at converting carotenoids to active vitamin A, the rate of clearance of vitamin B6, absorption efficiency of vitamin B12, predicted variability in vitamin D levels, and expected vitamin E levels. By examining specific polymorphisms, we are able to make suggestions on which foods to focus on and how to adjust dietary ratios to maximize vitamin intake and utilization.
Focus on exercise, training, and recovery
By analyzing very specific genes, we are able to determine an individual’s potential for endurance vs. power, the predicted muscle fiber type, aerobic potential, risk for Achilles tendinopathy, risk for hypertensive responses to exercise, athletic potential, ability of muscles to respond to oxidative stress, and expected recovery from muscle soreness after exercising. By knowing these variables, we can suggest personalized regimens for training and preventing injury.