We inherit genes from our parents that control every function of our body. Common variations in these genes impact how nutrients are absorbed and used by our body.
Learn which nutrients you need more of. By looking at your genes, we can determine 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. A Gene Example: 33% of the population has a genetic variation on 1 or both of the copies of their GPX-1 gene, increasing their selenium requirements.
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 metabolism or eye health. If your genes are normal, your nutrient requirements may be lower than the doses found in your standard multivitamin.
Your DNA shows 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 that avoid iron supplements. Similarly, if you have a variation on the NQO1 gene, taking coenzyme Q10 will have no effect and be a waste of money.