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Test cost: £229
Sample Type: saliva
Average Processing time: 2 – 3 weeks
Testing tube is normally sent to the patient via DHL with the detailed instructions of how to take a sample. The sample then should be sent directly to Nordic laboratories, instructions and prepaid postage will be provided. Test report is uploaded online; a certified practitioner will explain them to you. You will receive a printed and electronic copy of your test report. www.nordic-labs.com
DNA Health optimises health and wellness through gene-based personalised treatment program. It tests 34 genes involved in 7 key biological processes that play role in the onset of chronic disease:
Lipid Metabolism – impact of LDL and HDL levels and cardiovascular disease risk.
Nutrition, especially the metabolism of dietary fat, is important in preventing cardiovascular disease. By identifying the way the fat in your diet interacts with your genes, you can change your dietary intake to achieve optimum heart health.
Methylation – the process of DNA repair, associated with vitamins group B
B Vitamins – Vitamins B-6, B-12 and folate are all involved in making new DNA for cell renewal, they play an essential role in energy metabolism. Folate is also necessary to convert amino acids during the formation of RNA and DNA in red blood cell production and in DNA repair processes, also known as methylation. Low folate levels are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s. Variations in your genes can alter how efficiently your body uses these vitamins. Effectively increasing your daily intake (or absorption rate)
Detoxification - identifies gene variations affecting enzyme functions in phase 1 and phase 2 detoxification.
Phase 1 activates the substance to be eliminated, while phase 2 separates and eliminates bound toxins. Non-eliminated activated substances are potentially harmful
Oxidative stress - Antioxidants are the body’s defence against free radicals.
Free radicals are a normal by-product of the body’s energy processes. However, these molecules can damage DNA and proteins in the body and have been linked to various chronic diseases. Anti-oxidants are found naturally in the body in the form of enzymes, but can also be consumed in a wide variety of foods.
Bone health – state of essential elements for your bone health like Vitamin D, Ca2+ metabolism and Collagen synthesis.
By identifying how your genes affect your body’s calcium, Vitamin D and collagen metabolism, you can change your diet and lifestyle to keep your bones strong.
Inflammation – Inflammation is the way our bodies respond to injury, infection, or allergies
The inflammation process is controlled by genes, switching them on and off as needed. But sometimes a genetic variation causes a gene to stay switched on for longer than required. Low-grade inflammation over a long period has been linked to chronic and autoimmune conditions. Certain nutrients can help “switch off” these genes.
Insulin sensitivity- is a term to describe people who require relatively normal or low levels of insulin to process glucose.
The pancreas is responsible for secreting insulin. Insulin triggers tissues in the body to absorb glucose from the blood, (lowering glucose level). These tissues can store glucose in the form of glycogen. In someone with normal insulin sensitivity, insulin-sensitive tissues like the liver and the muscles are exposed to insulin, they respond by absorbing glucose.
People with lower insulin sensitivity, on the other hand, need a lot of insulin to process glucose, and this leads to health problems. Large amounts of insulin are needed to achieve the same effect. Insulin resistance contributes to health conditions such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
Food responses – genetic predisposition to lactose intolerance, caffeine, salt sensitivity, iron overload, polyunsaturated fats metabolism. The test reveals how you respond to foods, so you can make alterations in your diet in the specific way.
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