We obtain this information through our at-home Rootine DNA Test or by analyzing uploaded data from 23andMe or Ancestry.com.
Genes are inherited from our parents that control every function of our body. Variations in these genes impact how nutrients are absorbed and used by our body.
With Rootine, you will learn which nutrients you need more of. Your test will reveal if you need to take extra calcium for bone health, if you need more minerals to assist with detoxification, if you need a higher level of antioxidants to help protect your body against cell damage, and much more.
An Example: 33% of the population has a genetic variation on 1 or both copies of their GPX-1 gene, which increases their selenium requirements.
With Rootine, you will also learn which nutrients you need less of. Your genes also reveal if you have lower requirements than average for a variety of factors, like maintaining a healthy metabolism or eye health. Depending on genetics, your nutrient requirements may be lower than the doses found in your standard multivitamin.
With Rootine, you learn if there are specific nutrients that can be harmful to you or have no effect on your body, thus harming your wallet. For example, if you have a variation on the HFE gene, it is recommended to avoid iron supplements. Similarly, if you have a variation on the NQO1 gene, taking coenzyme Q10 will be a waste of money.