Testing 26 Genes
DNA Health grounds patient treatment in gene-based personalised nutrition. Twenty-six tests genes mark for seven key biological processes. Results offer a unique range of health profile: a gene0based health eating plan; dietary goals for relevant vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and foods; and nutritional supplement recommendations. By gaining insight into our genes' influence on essential biological processes, we can focus our attention and possible treatment strategies on alleviating, neutralising, and even counteracting the negative effects of certain genetic variations. With this genetic knowledge, practitioners can provide personalised dietary and lifestyle recommendations. As importantly, patients themselves can get further involved in their health, taking the necessary steps to lead a life most favorable to their genes.
A DNA collection is made by scraping the inside of the cheek with a cotton swab, collecting saliva and cells. The samples are then sent to Nordic Laboratories in secure packaging. Analysis is complete about three weeks after Nordic Laboratories has received the sample.
DNA FOR HEALTH
DNA Health is designed around 26 genes distributed across seven areas, all of which support our overall health:
1. Cholesterol metabolism:
Genes that affect the degree to which the body can mobilise triglycerides to free fatty acids, which are important for cholesterol and distribution, and thus the are factors in the risk of cardiovascular disease .
2. B-vitamin / methylation:
Genes that conduct methylation—repair and creation of new cells and DNA.
3. Detoxification processes:
Genes that determine the quality of our two detoxification phases (Phase 1 and Phase 2). These phases are important biological processes responsible for eliminating and excreting waste products and toxins.
Genes that affect the body's inflammatory response, including the production of inflammatory compounds. If inflammation level is too high, it affects the risk of developing a variety of lifestyle diseases.
5. Antioxidant status:
Genes that stimulate the body's own production of antioxidants. A low production can cause high levels of oxidative stress, inflammation and accumulation of toxins in the body.
6. Bone health:
Genes that influence the body's ability to absorb and metabolise vitamin D and calcium to ensure strong bone tissue.
7. Insulin resistance:
Genes that affect the body's insulin sensitivity and thus the risk of developing type-2 diabetes.