Our genes not only make us unique, they dictate how our bodies, and to some extent our minds, function. We can thank our parents for the 23 chromosomal pairs found in every cell in our bodies. However, our DNA does differ from theirs as we receive a combination of chromosomes from both parents. As the sequence of DNA on each chromosome is also unique due to a recombination, a process where sections of DNA are traded between chromosomes that make up a pair, siblings also have unique DNA from each other.
VITL’s comprehensive DNA test looks at genetic variants which can predict specific health risks. Your results are provided along a scale, ranging from being “more” or less” likely to develop a particular health condition. The genetic variants examined include;
- The Fat Gene
- Fat and muscle composition
- Efficient use of dietary fat
- Digestion & IBS
- Alcohol sensitivity
- Caffeine metabolism
- Metabolic rate
- Folate (vitamin B9)
- Omega 3 and Omega 6 metabolism
- Vitamin A, C, D, B6, B12 uptake / absorption
Although the results are not diagnostic, once you discover your genetic propensity to developing certain health conditions (listed above) you are then empowered with the knowledge of how truly unique your body is. From here you can make informed decisions on how best to adapt our diet, exercise and lifestyle habits to achieve an optimum state of wellbeing.
Don’t worry, we’ve done the hard work for you, and all recommendations made are intended to be easily incorporated into your day-to-day lives. Change can be daunting so we’ve got plenty of options for you to choose from as we understand some adaptations may seem small and easy to undertake for some, whilst being a mega over-haul to another. Foods and exercises can affect people in incredibly different ways, a perfect example of why popular diets and fitness trends come and go. Something that has “miracle results” for one person can result in the opposite outcome for another.
By knowing which foods work best for your body and which exercises will help you achieve your body goals, discovering your DNA may be the solution you’ve been looking for.