SmartDNA Genetic Testing
By matching your diet and lifestyle to your unique genetic make up you can optimise your body to:
Every genetic variant we test has research to back its effect on major pathways within the body.
Every genetic variant we test has information on how to reduce genetic expression of these compromised pathways.
Testing Includes over 150 DNA changes, including:
- Lipid Metabolism Profile - the lipid panel is the main hub for a heart health based diet. Knowing your genetic profile enables an individual nutrition and diet programme to help control your cholesterol and prevent heart disease. This is important for anyone who has heart disease, has a family history of heart disease, or has an abnormal cholesterol profile One size does not fit all.
- Weight Loss Profile - learn why you may be struggling with your weight and how to unlock your body's unique path to weight loss.
- Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome - Diabetes is one of the major diseases of this century and genetics, lifestyle and nutrition are all equally important considerations. 12 genetic variants are tested. Know your risk and how to reduce it.
- Carbohydrate Sensitivity - the AMY1 gene tells us how well we break down starches
- Inflammation - Inflammation has a key role in chronic diseases including diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, premature aging and cardiovascular disease. Susceptibility to increased inflammatory response is genetically determined. Common variants in 11 genes are analysed.
- Sodium Sensitivity - High blood pressure or hypertension is the leading cause of strokes and a major risk for heart attacks. Two gene variants are analysed which have been shown through research to be associated with increased salt sensitivity. An individual with a salt sensitive genotype will experience far greater responses to increased (or decreased) salt in the diet and resulting increase in blood pressure.
- Liver Detoxification Profiles - Phase I and Phase II - Phase I and Phase II processes work together to neutralise toxic substances and remove them from the body. There are many genes that influence these processes. Learn where your weaknesses are and how to support them for optimal detoxification.
- Androgens, Oestrogens and Xenobiotics - Specific detoxification pathways for these potentially dangerous substances.
- Omega 3 and Omega 6 - understand fats forms a major component of your genetically based nutrition plan, including these two essential fatty acids.
- Vitamins - you may need to support your body with specific nutrients based on your genes i.e. Vitamin B2, B12, Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin A
- Nutrients - genetic variations in nutrient metabolism pathways may leave you lacking in essential nutrients i.e. choline, CoQ10, Iron
- Methylation, Folate and cofactors - Methylation is a major pathway of the body, underpinning many of the bodies processes. Big genetic variants in these pathways (i.e. MTHFR) are known risk factors for many diseases, including autism, ADHD, Alzheimers, stroke and cardiovascular disease.
- Coagulation Factors - genetic factors that play a part in blood clotting risks
- Caffeine Metabolism
- Coeliac Disease - genetics is the most powerful know risk factor for coeliac disease. Know if you have these genes
- Lactose Intolerance risk
- Oxidative Stress - Oxidative stress is a major cause of premature ageing and cell death. The major enzymes involved in anti-oxidative defence are assessed.
- HPA axis and Stress Responses - learn how you are predisposed to dealing with stressors
- Sleep and Seasonal Variations
- Sports and Exercise Profiling - what exercise if best for your body, such as endurance, sprint or power and if you are more prone to muscle pain after exercise.
- Physiogenomic Profile - risk factors for brain and mood health are covered in this panel