Fitgenes (DNA Testing)
Health and Wellbeing: Report
Discover the powerful interaction between genetics, diet and lifestyle to meet your personal health and performance goals. Our Health and Wellbeing genetic profile report is an in-depth analysis of the genetic variations that can influence the way the body responds to what we eat, how we exercise and the way we live.
Personalised genetic profiling
Personalised genetic profiling offers profound insight into how your body responds to diet, exercise and lifestyle choices. Understanding how to interpret the results of your profile report and convert the information in to programs for actionable, everyday health and wellbeing, is where Fitgenes and our accredited practitioners can offer you the potential to be the best you can be.
Our approach is based on the science of nutrigenomics which looks at the interaction between your genes, nutrition and lifestyle choices, and how these influence the genes’ messages. These messages instruct your body on how it should respond to external influences such as diet and lifestyle choices.
The good news is expression of the genes analysed by Fitgenes is modifiable which means our genes are not our destiny.
Our comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Genetic Profile Report is interpreted by a Fitgenes Accredited Practitioner so they can design a personalised plan to meet individual health goals. Effectively, how your genes are reacting to external factors is analysed and reported on, and a plan to address any negative reactions prepared, based on your unique genetic profile and needs.
Fitgenes profile reports are unique and provide practitioners with a powerful resource to design health plans that are highly personalised. These are not one-size-fits-all plans modified to suit different people.
Gene Categories Analysed
Fitgenes analyses a select range of genes that are key influencers of your general health, wellbeing and performance.
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Carb Choice/AMY1: Report
For more information and to find a CarbChoice trained practitioner go to : www.CarbChoice.co.nz
Fitgenes Australia is a world leader in offering the latest information on the role the AMY 1 gene plays in starch carbohydrate metabolism.
Fitgenes has developed Carb Choice, a personalised genetic profile report of the AMY1 gene, which determines how effectively you metabolise starch from carbohydrates.
Why should you care about your AMY1 gene?
Scientific studies have shown that variations in the human salivary amylase gene (AMY1) differ based on populations, which have traditionally eaten high starch diets, compared to those who have traditionally eaten low starch diets. Variations within the AMY1 gene influence how well your body can breakdown and process starch, meaning that some people can tolerate these carbohydrates better than others. Starch is the most common carbohydrate included in human diets - however, there is a considerable range of variation between cultures of dietary starch intake. Traditionally, "high starch" populations tended to be agricultural societies and arid region hunter-gathers, while "low starch" populations included rainforest and arctic hunter-gatherers and some pastoralists.
What is your AMY 1 Gene?
What is Amylase?
Amylase is found in our saliva and plays a major role in the digestion of starch, which is a carbohydrate found in grains, legumes, fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Amylase begins the process of carbohydrate metabolism in the mouth.
50% of bread starch and 25% of pasta starch is broken down during the short chewing time of 19 to 27 secs.
What will knowing my AMY1 gene variation tell me?
Lower AMY1 copy number indicates:
- Reduced amount of enzyme in your saliva needed to break down starch
- A reduced tolerance of high-starch diets
- A greater risk or predisposition to obesity
- Reduced glycaemic control (reduced glucose or blood sugar control)
- Increased risk for metabolic abnormalities
- Higher AMY1 copy numbers mean individuals are better adapted to a high-starch diet, lower copy numbers means less tolerance.
Test your AMY 1 gene to help you understand:
- How effectively do you metabolise and tolerate carbohydrates
- How effectively do you metabolise and tolerate gluten
- Do carbohydrates put you at an increased risk of being overweight
- Do carbohydrates put you at an increased risk of having diabetes
- How many grams of carbohydrates can you eat per day
- What type of carbohydrates should you avoid
- How effectively do you use your carbohydrates for energy
- Who should test their AMY 1 Gene?
Anyone who wants to understand how their body metabolises and tolerates carbohydrates and make the best dietary choices for themselves.
- Gluten intolerant or Celiacs
- Food sensitivities
- Struggling to lose weight or maintain weight loss
- Diabetic or insulin resistant
- Gut dysbiosis under or over growth
- Autoimmune issues
- Persistent infections such as thrush or urinary tract infections
- Have periodontal (gum) disease
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