Are you pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
Speak to us about how you can optimize the health of you and your baby by better understanding your unique genetic make-up and adopting a more personalized approach
to your lifestyle, supplement and diet choices.
The GrowBaby test gives insight into key biological areas related to maternal and fetal health and provides recommendations on how mothers-to-be can optimize their health, and their baby’s health, from pre-conception to birth and beyond.
We can’t change our genes, but we can change our lifestyle.
All the genetic variants analyzed in the DNA Skin test are modifiable through appropriate environmental interventions. Based on the results from the DNA Skin test, personalized lifestyle, nutrition, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical recommendations can be given for improved skincare and skin health, and to decrease the visible signs of aging.
The DNA Skin test analyses 18 genes involved in important areas related to skin health:
- Regulation of collagen formation and breakdown, giving insight into the firmness and elasticity of the skin
- Sun sensitivity & pigmentation
- Sun damage, protection & repair mechanisms
- Protection from oxidative stress
- Detoxification & inflammation, giving insight into general skin sensitivity
Are You Afraid of Genetic Neurological Diseases?Read About DNA Mind
Genetic variations involved in key biological processes that contribute toward the risk of development of mental health disorders may give insight to the prevention, diagnosis and
treatment of disease. Knowledge of an individual’s genotype will provide diagnostic insight and assist in determining optimal treatment strategies for individuals suffering from, or at risk for, mental health disorders. The DNA Mind test analyses 30 genes which have been shown to have significant associations with key mental health disorders.
DNA Mind reports on associations in the following areas:
- Neurodegenerative disorders – mild cognitive decline and late onset Alzheimer’s disease
- Mood disorders – Depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder & post-traumatic stress disorder
- Addictive behavior – Risk for alcohol, nicotine, cannabis & opioid dependence, psychosis response from cannabis use, eating disorders (binge eating), adrenaline seeking /risk-taking behavior.
Losing Hair? Feeling Tired Most Of The Time? Having Bad Time With Headache?Read About DNA Health
It tests for genetic variations that are known to have a significant effect on health and susceptibility to chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, cancer, neural tube defects, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, amongst others.
Nutrigenomics research has shown that individualized diet and lifestyle choices do have a significant effect on the expression of these genes – but this also depends on early detection and appropriate intervention
DNA Health reports on genes involved in the following areas:
- Cholesterol metabolism and responsiveness to Diet
- Food responsiveness, such as sensitivities to lactose, caffeine and salt intake
- Bone Health (The bone density and calcium, vitamin D, and collagen metabolism)
- Methylation (The real utilizing of B vitamins)
- Inflammation (Your immunity against inflammation)
- Insulin Resistance (Pre type 2 diabetes)
Why Am I Not Gaining/Losing Weight?Read About DNA Diet
is one of the first products of its kind in the world, and amongst the most comprehensive and accurate weight-related genetic tests available.
The genes comprising the DNA Diet test have associations with body weight and body mass index, and all meet stringent criteria for utility in a genetic screening test. Recent clinical data found that the addition of nutrigenetically tailored diets resulted in better compliance, longer-term BMI reduction and improvements in blood glucose levels. DNA Diet will allow the practitioner to give personalized diet & lifestyle recommendations based on the DNA Diet genetic result. It will show which of the following diet plans are right for the individual patients: Low carbohydrate diet; Low fat diet; Mediterranean diet.
DNA Diet reports on the following areas:
- Variations linked to obesity and being overweight
- Ability to lose or gain weight easily
- Responsiveness to exercise
- Mobilization of fat from fat cells
- Ability to metabolize fats for energy
- Metabolic rate
- Absorption rate of dietary fat
What Affects My Energy During Exercise? When Am I Going To Reover?Read About DNA Sport
it tests genetic variants that influence injury risk, recovery, as well as power and endurance performance. Results provide insight into various biological areas that impact training responsiveness and sporting performance, optimal exercise selection, and injury and recovery strategies. The test is suitable for the elite performance athlete as well as the recreational athlete looking to maximize their fitness potential and reach peak levels of conditioning.
DNA Sport reports on the following areas:
- Structural integrity of soft tissues
- Inflammation & oxidative stress
- Blood flow: blood pressure & oxygenation
- Cardiopulmonary capacity
- Energy during exercise
- Fuel during exercise
- Caffeine metabolism
- Muscle fiber type and bone composition
Am I Hormonally Balanced?Read About DNA Oestrogen
Improving estrogen metabolism is of benefit to women who suffer from estrogen-dominant conditions such as endometriosis, premenstrual syndrome and uterine fibroid tumors.
Are you aware that 80% of breast cancer occurs in women with no family history? Research has shown that an increased lifetime exposure to estrogen is a strong risk factor in the development of breast cancer.
DNA Oestrogen reports on the following areas:
- Phase 1 detoxification
- Phase 2 detoxification
- Oxidative stress
- Personal risk factors associated with HRT, Oral contraceptives, bio-identical supplementation and in vitro fertilization
- Intervention strategies for at risk patients.
Other Than Brushing My Teeth, What Affects My Smile?Read About DNA Smile
Periodontal disease refers to both gingivitis (gum disease) and periodontitis. Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the mouth that begins when bacteria, found in dental plaque, causes a major negative immune response, which leads to the damage of the connective tissue and the bones surrounding your teeth. If left untreated, the damage is irreversible and causes tooth loss.
Besides the importance of tending to your oral health to prevent tooth loss, is the relevance that your oral health has on the rest of your body. Periodontal disease has been strongly linked to an increased risk for a number of chronic inflammatory diseases, including cognitive decline and late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, as well as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers (oesophageal and oral cancer). Therefore, by understanding your risk for periodontal disease and ensuring good oral health with personalized interventions, you are also able to control and decrease your risk for other inflammatory diseases.
Medications Aren’t Working?Read About MedcHECK
Is the study of how genes affect the body’s response to certain medicines. Genes can be the reason the same medicine at the same dose will affect people in very different ways. Genes may also be the reason some people have bad side effects to a medicine, while others have none.
Medcheck testing can be used to:
- Find out whether a certain medicine could be effective for you
- Find out what the best dosage might be for you
- Predict whether you will have a serious side effect from a medicine
The test analyzes genotypes associated with drug responsiveness for cardiovascular disease, psychiatry and pain management amongst others. Reports provide us with detailed guidelines on gene-drug interactions; highlighting potential side effects, increased toxicity, and lack of efficacy.