What is Nutrigenetics or Nutrigenomics?
It is often evident that the same food affects people in very different ways. Sometimes we see someone losing weight on a certain diet, while someone else does not, even though he is getting the same amount of exercise.
Every human being is different, and many of the reasons for these differences are in our genes.
Whether you want to eat in the healthiest way possible, or to lose weight, taking this genetic test for nutrition is the best start. You will be able to learn fundamental things, like what nutrients you should get more of, because you have a genetic tendency to not assimilate them as effectively as other people. There are small genetic variants that make one metabolize certain vitamins and minerals very poorly, so your body may need a larger amount to meet your daily needs. We can detect see some of these in your genes.
The same is true with regards to many other nutrients, as you may have different reactions to certain types of fats, or carbohydrates, etc.
Thanks to genetic analysis, you can know more about yourself, why caffeine affects you differently, or why you like sweets more, why you cannot taste certain flavours ...
If you wish to lose weight, your genetic information will help you a lot. You will be able to see your predisposition to losing weight on different kinds of diets. There are genes that can indicate certain tendencies to gain weight, to feel satiated, the desire to eat, etc. You can see if you are predisposed to losing weight more easily, and will see what your genes say about the most effective way for you to lose weight and feel better than ever.
Do you have your own 23andme raw data? In this case we can send you the Nutrigenetics Version for 23andme users. Most of the report sections are included. Depending on the versions, 24Genetics raw data may have up to 80,000 genetic markers more than 23andme, so some Report Sections may be missing for 23andme users.
Our Nutrigenetic Report has the following sections:
Here you can see your genetic predisposition to certain foods and what types of diets are the most advisable for you, depending on your genetic code.
Vitamins and Minerals:
We will analyse the genes that affect several vitamins and minerals, and your metabolism, so that you know which foods you should eat more of.
Know about your cholesterol or triglycerides levels predisposition. Understand why your body may react differently than other to some of the key metabolic makers.
Some genes will give us some curiosities like your possible ability to feel certain flavors with more intensity or if you are prone to sweet or pecking. We will also look at the genes that can influence the effects of caffeine and more.
Your weight and you:
We will see the genes that influence the weight diet effectiveness. Some genes affect the tendency to gain weight, the difficulty of being satisfied and the desire to eat. The most effective diet is not the same for everyone, and the answer may be in our genes. Your genetic information can be your best ally when planning your menu and achieve your goals.
Our genetic analysis is a simple and clear report on the predispositions that your genes tell us you can have. If you want to get the most out of your genetic information, our advice is to hire the services of a professional in genetic counseling.
The genetic information provided by 24genetics is valid only for research, information and educational uses. It is not valid for clinical use.
Questions and answers:
We send our DNA kits to any country in the world. You can choose free Standard Shipping or Express Shipping (round trip). We have many warehouses worldwide, so we will send from the closest point possible. Europe and USA feature free Express Shipping. Some Packs offer free Express Shipping worldwide.
IIt is very simple. We will home deliver a DNA KIT to you. You will receive a small cotton mouth swab, which that you simply rub through the inside of your mouth. Watch this video before using the kit: Click here you watch the video. After following a few simple instructions you will send us the swab back. In a specialized laboratory we extract the DNA of the sample that you have sent us, and we carry out a process in which we can read what is written in about 700,000 markers of your DNA. After a complex computer analysis, our algorithms apply the latest genetic studies to get the report that we put into your hands
No, any changes you want to make in your health should be analysed by an expert geneticist and with specialized doctors. Any doubts you have about any genetic test should be checked against healthcare personnel experts in Genetic Diagnosis.
No, our body responds to a lot of conditions. Our genes are certainly an important parameter. Lifestyle, sport, food, and many other circumstances influence our body. Knowing yourself well certainly helps to treat our body in the most appropriate way. And this is what you can get from genetics: more knowledge.
No, our genetic test is possibly the most complete one on the market. There are some simple genetic tests, where they can only give a small amount of information. Our genetic test is based on a last generation genetic sequencing where we analyse about 700,000 genetic markers.
This test is based on different genetic studies that are internationally recognised and accepted by the scientific community. There are certain scientific organizations and databases where studies are published when there exists a certain level of consensus. Our genetic tests are carried out by applying these studies to our customers’ genetic information. Below you can see some of the studies used in this genetic test.
These are some of the Scientific Reports that we use for this Nutrigenetic test :
- Genome-wide association scan shows genetic variants in the FTO gene are associated with the obesity-related trait
- Mediterranean diet reduces the adverse effect of the TCF7L2-rs7903146 polymorphism on cardiovascular risk factors and stroke incidence: a randomized controlled trial in a high-cardiovascular-risk population.
- Vitamin C transporter gene (SLC23A1 and SLC23A2) polymorphisms, plasma vitamin C levels, and gastric cancer risk in the EPIC cohort.
- Genome-wide association study of plasma N6 polyunsaturated fatty acids within the cohorts for heart and aging research in genomic epidemiology consortium.