Genetic Testing Kit
THE TEST ASSESSES THESE SPECIFIC FIELDS
• LIPIDS METABOLISM
• CARBOHYDRATES METABOLISM
• DETOXIFICATION AND OXIDATIVE STRESS
• METABOLISM OF VITAMIN D
• SENSITIVITY TO MACRONUTRIENTS
SENSITIVITY AND GENETIC INTOLERANCES
• GASTROINTESTINAL HEALTH
• LACTOSE INTOLERANCE
• SALT SENSITIVITY
• CAFFEINE SENSITIVITY
• SENSITIVITY TO ALCOHOL
• PREDISPOSITION TO CELIAC DISEASE
The individual genetic evaluation allows to:
• know your ideal diet and maintain the ideal weight;
• know which foods are important for your health;
• suggest specific lifestyle corrections.
The World Health Organization considers health as the full expression of psycho-physical well-being. This definition highlights health as a state of full physical and mental efficiency, not only the absence of disease. This leads us into a new medicine dimension, where prevention and enhancement of individual vital capacities play a primary role. The decoding of human genome showed evidence of continuous interaction between our genes and external environment. Genes can modify their expression in relation to diet and lifestyle. Furthermore, it has been observed that certain metabolic processes depend on individual genetic characteristics. Knowing the salient characteristics of our DNA can allow us to set up a personalized prevention path to stay as healthy as possible and live our age at best. Genes forms our genetic code in DNA and contain cell’s vital information. 99.9% of DNA is the same among men, however, the 0.1% of genetic material has variants, also called SNPs or polymorphisms. The differences between people arise from these variants, not only related to external appearance, but also to metabolic processes, tolerance to several food and diseases predisposition. This small DNA modifications make people different and unique. Hippocrates, the father of medicine said: “let your food be your medicine and your medicine will be your food”, he argued the importance of food to achieve optimal health. An obvious concept considering recent discoveries, but it led to all types of diets, more or less supported by scientific data, often contradicting each other. Despite this, some people have benefited from these dietary regimens.
But why? Why can something that is good for one person do nothing or even harm another?
The reason is simple, there are genetic differences between each of us and general nutritional rules cannot be applied to everyone. It is necessary to identify the diet type that best suits the individual constitutional and genetic characteristics. The food we eat must no longer be seen only as a source of calories, but as a health modulator. Our diet is capable to interact with several metabolic processes and can increase the risk of disease or leads us to health.
By analysing a series of DNA variants related to important metabolic processes, Nutrigen Explorer allows you to set up a personalized nutritional, nutraceutical and lifestyle correction program based on DNA characteristics.