unlock your vitamin DNA with Genefit Vita
By discovering your vitamin DNA to determine your vitamin needs, you can learn how to avoid nutrient deficiencies, stay stress free and make better and healthier choices. Ideal if you want to gain more confidence about your dietary choices or find out which supplements you need in boost your health and wellness.
*genetic profiling indicates if there is increased or decreased likelihood of a particular trait. The predictive data profile only gives probability, and it should be taken in combination with family history, environment, nutrition and other personal factors such as weight, age etc. In other words, genetic variations may influence your performance and health, but so do your choices.
Bone Density And Ca Intake
Bone Mineral Density (BMD) is a measure of the amount of calcium (Ca) and other minerals in bones. The minerals give the bones strength, making them less likely to break. BMD is clinically used as an indirect indicator of osteoporosis and fracture risk. Calcium is the best known mineral needed for strong bones, and inadequate dietary calcium is associated with increased risk of a number of diseases.
Iron is an essential nutrient required by every human cell. One of the main functions of iron is oxygen transport to our cells and tissues for energy production. Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional disorder in the world and the leading cause of anaemia. Iron deficiency without anaemia is associated with inefficient energy metabolism and reduced muscle strength and endurance.
Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential nutrients for health. We need omega-3 fatty acids for numerous normal body functions, such as controlling blood clotting and building cell membranes in the brain, and, since our bodies cannot make omega-3 fats, we must get them through food. Omega-3 fatty acids are also associated with many health benefits, including protection against heart disease and possibly stroke.
Humans have molecular sensors that detect the four classical taste qualities – sweet, sour, salty and bitter and also the fifth taste called umami (savory) and fatty taste qualities. These sensors sensitivity can vary significantly between individuals. The umami receptor is activated by the amino acid called glutamate and is found on the tongue and in gastrointestinal tissue.
Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble essential nutrient and must be obtained from the diet because humans cannot synthesize it. Vitamin B6 is an important vitamin for: red blood cell production; carbohydrate metabolism for good energy levels throughout the day; neurotransmitter production for healthy nerves, brain health and good mood; and to support liver functions.
Folic acid, also called folate or folacin, is a B-complex vitamin which is most well known in the prevention of pregnancy defects. Folate is a crucial nutrient that supports important physiological functions such as DNA synthesis, cell division and substrate methylation. Adequate folate intake is also helpful in lowering the risk of some forms of cancer, especially in genetically-susceptible individuals, and may lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases by keeping homocysteine levels low.
Magnesium is a required mineral and cofactor for over 300 metabolic reactions in the body. Magnesium is needed in energy production and vital tissue functions (blood, muscle etc.). Magnesium deficiency is widespread in the modern diet. Low magnesium consumption, particularly against a background of high calcium intakes, worsens the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Optimal calcium-magnesium ratio should be 2:1.
Selenium has many important functions in body. Selenium is one of the main antioxidants to protect us from diseases and ageing. Selenium is also needed to regulate our hormonal balance. The low levels of selenium in humans increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, inflammation, asthma and other diseases. Selenium deficiency increases susceptibility to infection, and has been associated with nearly all type of cancers.
Vitamin B12 is one of the most common deficiencies found in humans, affecting your whole body, from brain to bone, and is well-known to be the sole vitamin that is absent from plant-derived food sources. Some people also need a lot more B vitamins than others. In adults, typical deficiency symptoms include loss of energy, tingling, numbness, reduced sensitivity to pain or pressure, blurred vision, abnormal gait, sore tongue, poor memory, confusion, hallucinations and personality changes.
Vitamin D is needed for strong bones, by helping the body absorb calcium. It has other roles in the body, including modulation of cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function, and reduction of inflammation. Vitamin D deficiency is a widespread problem in developed countries. Environmental factors such as diet, intake of vitamin D supplements and exposure to sunlight are known to influence serum vitamin D concentrations.