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What is Precision Nutrition?

Precision nutrition uses health data, such as genetic composition (DNA), blood levels, and metabolism, and lifestyle factors, such as physical fitness, dietary habits, and environment, to create comprehensive targeted nutrition recommendations.

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Will nutrigenetics change how we think about health?

tldr: Yes. We believe that nutrigenetics, and other fields of study that are directly related to the biological uniqueness of every person, will play a key role in the progression of the health industry and is an essential data point to...

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How Brianna Decker Recovers With Rootine

Brianna Decker is a 3x Olympic Medalist and 8x World Championship Medalist. She shares with us how she uses Rootine to help recover from her most recent injury.

Conquer Cortisol With Rootine’s Precision Stress Program

We're proud to announce the launch of our Precision Stress Program: a personalized, data-first program designed to make taking control of your stress easy.

5 Takeaways From The Precision Health Pod: Episode 2

In this episode, Ali and Rootine CEO and Co-Founder, Rachel, discuss the mindset shift that comes with choosing functional fitness goals over aesthetic goals, the health and nutrition tools that Ali’s loving right now, the importance of sleep, and how data can help you understand just how personalized health really is.

5 Ways to Boost Your Immune System During the Holidays

Between shopping for gifts, planning parties, visiting loved ones, and lots of travel, the holidays can be a hectic and busy time. In between the holiday hustle and bustle – and with peak cold and flu season underway – here are some healthy habits to support your immune system this season.

What is Melatonin and How Does it Work?

Melatonin is a hormone, responsible for that sleepy feeling that comes on as the sun goes down. It regulates our circadian rhythm, helping us sleep soundly and get the essential rest our brains and bodies require. Learn what melatonin is, how it works, and what ways you can naturally balance it.

Winter Weight Gain? Find Out How Cold May Be a Clue to Your Metabolic Health

Winter weight gain may be a clue about your metabolic health. Learn about the connection between winter weight gain and hormone health.

Why Thanksgiving is the Perfect Time to De-stress with Tryptophan

Holiday stress can ruin your fun and harm your health. This Thanksgiving, tackle your stress while supporting your well-being, with a special mood-boosting nutrient called tryptophan. Learn why it's rumored that Turkey causes post-Thanksgiving drowsiness.

Conquer your Cravings and Avoid Burnout This Holiday Season

The holidays are notorious for an abundance of sweet treats and indulgences. Learn how to combat those cravings so you don’t overdo it, avoiding holiday burnout in the process.

The Solution for Winter SADness

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression triggered by a lack of sunlight in the colder months, beginning and ending around the same time each year. Explore what you can do to feel better and lighter this season with healthy solutions for winter SADness.

How to Beat Daylight Savings and Adapt to Time Change

Daylight savings and time changes impact some of us more than others. Use these 5 science-backed tips to conquer daylight savings and help your body adjust to any time change.

Understanding Your Rootine Stress Type

So you got the results back from your Rootine Cortisol test? Learn more about your unique stress type and what it means.

3 Meditation Practices to Reduce Stress

How meditation can help mitigate and reduce stress, and 3 simple meditations to try today.

Protein: The Key to Conquering Stress

Prolonged stress can increase the need for dietary protein. Prioritize getting adequate amounts of high-quality proteins always, but especially in times of stress.

Exactly How Stress Impacts Hydration

Stress impacts the body's hydration needs. If you're thirsty, your body is already dehydrated.

This Hack Can Reduce Your Stress in 5 Minutes

Learn how to deep breathe to restore balance to a stressed brain in as little as 5 minutes.

Caffeine and Stress: How Much is Too Much?

Caffeine is good in moderation, but there is such a thing as too much. At high doses, caffeine can increase stress and related symptoms. Learn more about the relationship between caffeine and stress.

Good Sleep Practices to Combat Stress

Practices that encourage good sleep hygiene to help prevent and relieve stress.

Rootine Closes $10M Series A to Optimize Health and Human Performance

Rootine Closes $10M Series A to Optimize Health and Human Performance. Hear what CEO and Co-Founder, Rachel, has to say about the raise.

Stress & Micronutrient Depletion. Everything you need to know.

Not only can stress cause micronutrient deficiencies, but existing deficiencies can also make stress worse. Is stress depleting your micronutrients? Learn more here.

Warning signs you have an altered stress response

There are many warning signs that your body may have an altered stress response. Learn more about what those signs are and how you can take back control.

Rootine Partners with Olympic Medalist + WNT Player, Lauren Sesselmann

Rootine partners with former Canadian National Soccer team member and Olympic Medalist, Lauren Sesselmann.

Functions of Vitamin B2

B2 plays a role in energy production by breaking down proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to make energy. Its also involved in skin development, digestive tract lining functioning, blood cell production, brain health, oxidative stress, and the metabolism of many different compounds.

Vitamins That Can Prevent Glaucoma

What nutritional steps can be taken to prevent glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness.

The Importance of Vitamin B-12

Vitamin B-12, also called cobalamin, is an essential nutrient part of the B vitamin class.

Rootine Prioritizes Mental Health with Othership During Mental Health Awareness Month

Rootine is thrilled to partner with the music-driven, science-backed breathwork app, Othership, to bring awareness to mental health this May.

What Vitamins Support Hormone Balance in Women

Hormones are chemical messengers that regulate many processes in the human body. Learn which vitamins help.

How Vitamins Can Improve Blood Pressure

Blood pressure (BP) is the force circulating blood exerts on the artery walls. This pressure is vital and allows blood to flow to all areas of the body.

Bruise easily? Here's the Vitamins You Should Focus On

Bruising is a common occurrence we all experience that's characterized by black, blue, or red marks on the skin.

How Vitamins Can Help Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome, or Willis-Ekbom disease, is a sleep, movement, and neurological disorder of the central nervous system.

What Vitamins Should a Man Over 50 Take?

Decreased intake and nutritional deficiencies are not uncommon among older adults. It is important for men to know how their bodies will change as they age and how to fuel themselves properly to maximize their health.

Vitamins for Men to Increase Fertility

If you are still receiving negative pregnancy test results after months of trying to conceive, you may be suffering from infertility.

Prenatal vitamins: What are they and do they make you gain weight?

As you near childbearing age, there are a vast amount of things that are needed to have a healthy baby.

The Best Vitamins for Hand Tremors

Tremors or involuntary shaky hands can be due to several underlying conditions or even certain medications.

Four Vitamins and Minerals that Boost Focus, Improve Productivity, and Lift Brain Fog

It probably comes as no surprise that what you eat affects every part of your body – especially your brain.

Rootine Partners with PGA Tour Golfer Tyler McCumber

Rootine is excited to announce a partnership with PGA TOUR professional golfer Tyler McCumber.

Rootine Partners with Team USA Olympic ice hockey captain Brianna Decker

Rootine is excited to introduce our newest Rootine Athlete, Team USA ice hockey captain Brianna Decker! Recognized as one of the greatest...

Introducing: The New Blood Mineral Test!

Measure your magnesium, copper, zinc, selenium, cadmium, and mercury levels with this virtually painless at-home test.

NFTs will further democratize health & lead the digital health revolution

Chances are you’ve heard about NFTs and the massive hysteria surrounding the minting and trading of these digital tokens. But what exactly are they?

Rootine Partners with U.S. Team Snowboarders Taylor Gold and Lucas Foster

Rootine is thrilled to announce a partnership with U.S. Team snowboarders Taylor Gold and Lucas Foster.

Introducing Our New Blood Vitamin Test

We are excited to introduce our next generation of blood tests, which will fine-tune your formula and guide dosing.

Thanksgiving Alternatives

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we’ve put together some nutritious alternatives to help you stay healthy (and full) this holiday season.

What is homocysteine?

You’ve probably heard about homocysteine and how some vitamins, including vitamin B 12, folate, and vitamin B 6 help regulate homocysteine levels – but how does it work and why are elevated homocysteine levels bad?

Asking the right questions to get started on your health journey

Rootine has partnered with Marc Champagne to discuss the importance of asking questions – and asking the right questions – to clear your mind, motivate yourself on your health journey and keep you on track to reach your goals.

Rootine Partners with 3x Muay Thai World Champ Ognjen Topic

Rootine is thrilled to partner with three-time world champion in Muay Thai, Ognjen Topic.

Feeling groggy or tired all the time? Your micronutrient intake could be a factor

Micronutrient levels and deficiencies may contribute to sleep duration, extreme daytime sleepiness, and other impairments that impact our overall health and wellbeing.

What is the difference between nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics?

Nutrigenetics is the study of how genes impact diet vs. nutrigenomics is the study of how diet impacts genes.

Micronutrients, Electrolytes, and Hydration

Staying hydrated is essential to good health and maintaining multiple physiological processes in the body. The human body is made up of approximately 55-75% water and needs water for cells to work properly. Without water, cells lose their structure, proteins and DNA cannot function, and many chemical reactions cannot occur.

Rootine Partners with UFC Athletes

Rootine is thrilled to announce a partnership with UFC pro athletes Matt Brown, Miranda Maverick, and Austin Hubbard. With superhuman force, power, and energy needed on a daily basis, these fighters know their unique strengths – and the unique nutritional needs of their bodies to fuel that strength.

Minerals & Vitamins for Dry Skin

Your skin health is an important part of your overall health and wellbeing. Dry skin isn’t just annoying – it can be a symptom of a skin disease such as atopic dermatitis, which is itchy inflammation of the skin, or seborrheic dermatitis, scaly patches and red skin.

How Rootine Uses Biohacking to Optimize Your Health

Biohacking refers to the process of “hacking your biology” by using a trial-and-error method to improve your health and optimize your performance. Rootine makes your biohacking journey simple by doing all the heavy lifting.

Rootine Partners with NFL Defensive Star Brian Burns

Rootine is excited to announce the partnership with NFL defensive standout Brian Burns! As a high-performing professional athlete, Burns knows the importance of taking care of his body.

Rootine Closes $3M Seed to Optimize Health With Precision Nutrition

Rootine is improving health outcomes with precision nutrition. The data-driven nutrition company raises $3 million seed, empowering individuals to leverage their health data to achieve optimal health and see results in areas like energy, stress, immune health and more.

What is Precision Nutrition?

Precision nutrition uses health data, such as genetic composition, blood levels, and lifestyle factors, to create comprehensive targeted nutrition recommendations.

5 Reasons Why the Best Personalized Vitamins are Microbeads

Vitamins come in many forms – pills, capsules, liquids, powders, and our method, microbeads. There are many issues with the first four approaches.

The Best Quiz to Determine What Vitamins You Should Take

Vitamins and supplements are important to overall health, but they need to be at optimal levels tailored to your specific biological needs.

Do You Need Daily Vitamin Packs?

Do you take vitamin packs? If not, you might be missing out on vital vitamins and nutrients. Daily vitamin packs are one option to get necessary nutrients. They come in capsule, microbead, powder and liquid forms and offer a more...

Will nutrigenetics change how we think about health?

We believe that nutrigenetics, and other fields of study that are directly related to the biological uniqueness of every person, will play a key role in the progression of the health industry and is an essential data point to...

Celebrating 2 Years: New Logo, Look and Updates

To the Rootine Community: Thank you for a great two years! After personal experiences looking to optimize our own health and finding ourselves unimpressed with the status quo, Daniel and I launched Rootine two years ago with a clear mission:...

The Precision Daily Vitamin Every Superwoman is Switching To

Are you someone who is constantly on the go, choosing the nutrition options that are quick but not always the healthiest? You aspire to have the perfect nutrition, but between work, family, friends, relationships you can't always find the time....

What is Cellular Nutrition?

Cellular nutrition is a critical component of health and longevity. Creating optimal cellular nutrition is the foundation that allows you to improve your health in both the short and long term. 

Achieve Peak Performance: NFL Nutrition Coordinator Shares His Top Tips

Jordan Mazur, RD has spent the last 6 years working with professional athletes to help them optimize their bodies to perform at the top of their game, everyday.

Work so hard you don't have time to eat? Science.

Are you someone who works through meals forgetting to eat until you're ravenous? Your thoughts are so consumed with the next deadline that contemplating nutrition is far down the list. If so, it may be time to consider your micronutrient intake.

Folate vs. Folic Acid || MTHFR

The MTHFR gene is involved in the conversion of folate (folic acid and food-derived folates) into the bioactive form, called methylfolate or 5-MTHF.

Dr. Harris on Intermittent Fasting

What is Intermittent Fasting? Intermittent fasting is a popular eating pattern that cycles between periods of eating and fasting. It is also known as time-restricted eating.

Genetics 101

Cells, Chromosomes, and DNA The human body consists of approximately 50 trillion cells, each with unique jobs. The genetic code controls cellular differentiation and determines which cells will become bone, muscle, blood, and so on.

Vitamin B2: Everything You Need To Know [Video

Dr. Harris details the ins-and-outs of vitamin B2.

My Rootine: Dr. Richard Harris M.D., Pharm.D, MBA

Introducing My Rootine: a series highlighting how members of the Rootine community incorporate healthy living into their daily routines. Meet Dr. Richard Harris M.D., Pharm.D, MBA,a board-certified internal medicine physician and pharmacist who specializes in lifestyle medicine, personalized medicine, and health coaching

Nutrition Gaps during Pregnancy

Specific nutrients matter now more than ever - and on top of that, you might absorb these key nutrients less efficiently based on your genetic makeup.

Folate Metabolism, Homocysteine, and Pregnancy

Folic Acid is essential for creating and maintaining cells (e.g. red blood cells), creating and repairing DNA, preventing birth defects, regulating blood homocysteine levels, and other vital functions.

Rootine Versus: A Letter From Tye

With the personalized sector of the supplement industry becoming mainstream, I'd like to quickly discuss your new options and what I feel is important to know so that you can make decisions to best support your health.

Dr. Javier Diaz, PharmD, FAARM, founder of Ethos Wellness Pharmacy

Introducing My Rootine: a series highlighting how members of the Rootine community incorporate healthy living into their daily routines. Meet Dr. Javier Diaz, PharmD, FAARM.

My Rootine: Aimee Cabakoff of Sustainably Aimee

Introducing My Rootine: a series highlighting how members of the Rootine community incorporate healthy living into their daily routines. Aimee is a sustainable blogger dedicated to helping people change their habits to live more plastic-free.

Solving Stress - Partnership With Gravity Blankets

To wrap up Stress Awareness Month (April) here are tips to carry with you for the rest of the year, because stress management is a vital aspect of any health routine.

Alex Iskold, co-founder and Managing Partner at 2048 Ventures

Meet Alex Iskold. As co-founder and Managing Partner at 2048 Ventures, previous managing director of techstars NYC, and writer of a top startup blog called Startup Hacks, Alex has a packed schedule. To make sure he is performing at his best at work and at home he sticks to a routine that maintains his health and energy.

Ashley Zumwalt-Forbes at Black Mountain Metals

Ashley Zumwalt-Forbes became an international mining executive before her 30th birthday and was recently named to Forbes 30 under 30.

Updates To The Rootine Nutrient Suite

New nutrients need to meet our research criteria and it takes months to develop and test a new microbead.

I Used Rootine As My Prenatal Vitamin

Please note, I am not a medical professional and this is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am simply sharing my experience and how Rootine worked for me as a Prenatal

Best Work-From-Home Tips, from a Full-Timer

My name is Tye and my role at Rootine is Head of Business Development. I’ve been working full-time from home for the past 7 years.

Immune supplements? Here’s what the data says…

Billions of dollars flow into ads promoting supplements that claim to boost your immune system and prevent infection. You’ll see the taglines - “supports a healthy immune system!” - everywhere. Well, what’s the research say? Let’s take a look…

My Rootine: Rachel Sanders, Rootine's CEO and Co-founder

As a new mom, Rachel is navigating between being an entrepreneur building a fast-growing brand, taking care of a newborn, and staying happy and healthy all at the same time.

Find Success In Getting Healthy Together

February is often filled with expensive gifts and delicious treats, but let’s do something different this year: take the next step with your partner and commit to starting a new health routine.

17 Unconventional Ways to Help You Stick to a New Habit

Habit formation is the process of making new behaviors automatic, and healthy habits can be harder to develop than we would all like. Even if it is a small change like drinking more water or taking your vitamins daily.

Are Your Vitamins and Supplements Safe?

Which ingredients will help me reach my health goals? Which formula is the best? Which brand should I buy it from, to make sure it's safe and effective? The supplement industry is plagued with confusion, controversy, incorrect labeling, and harmful products.

What else can you do with your DNA data?

So you paid to have a test by 23andMe, Ancestry.com, MyHeritage, Genos, or FamilyTreeDNA...now what? Here’s a list of everything else you can do with your raw DNA data!

How MDs and RDs Reset Their Health After The Holidays

We don’t know about you, but for us, standard and generic simply are not good enough. We care much more about specific, personalized health goals and routines.

Do’s vs. Don’ts for Health in 2020

Here are our suggestions for what to do (and what to avoid) for efficient and effective results as we begin a new decade.

Warning Signs You’re Lacking Crucial Nutrients

Nutrients are necessary for the body to function properly, but when it comes to the specifics of this sustenance, no two people are the same.

Should You Be A Biohacker?

What is biohacking and should you do it? We'll answer these questions and let you know what to watch out for.

An Interview With The CEO

An interview with Rootine's CEO, Rachel Sanders, and how she thinks about wellness, her daily routines, and her thoughts on the industry.

The Vitamins Men Really Need

Let’s touch on the hard-hitting vitamins and minerals that men should focus on for optimal wellness and quality of life.

Brain Fog - What It Is and What You Can Do About It

Before you open your wallet, let’s discuss what “brain fog” really is (p.s. it’s not a medical diagnosis) and what you should do first to overcome it.

Can Vitamins Improve Your Energy Levels?

Low energy can be a constant battle. Did you know that the vitamins and minerals you are getting on a daily basis could be the culprit?

Perfect Skin from The Outside In & Inside Out

We’re here with a reminder that you are unique, from the vitamins and minerals you need to the skincare ingredients that will (and won’t) work for you.

Do Phytosterols Help Lower Cholesterol?

Phytosterols lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, but don’t necessarily reduce the risk of heart disease.

Side Effects of Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha Lipoic Acid acts as a powerful antioxidant, but has other benefits such as helping with symptoms of nerve damage and age-related skin damage.

Benefits of MSM

A relatively new entrant to the supplement scene, we look at the benefits and side effects of Methylsulfonylmethane.

Why Copper is essential for your body

The benefits of Copper, and how you can tell if you're deficient. 

Why is Iron important for our body?

So you have the HFE gene mutation, what does this have to do with Iron?

Tips To Stay Healthy While Traveling

The are the secrets that health experts use to stay healthy on the go.

What you need to know about CoEnzyme Q10

CoQ10, the truth about aging and its status as a pseudovitamin.

Everything you need to know about Taking Zinc

What are the benefits of taking Zinc, and why do we need it?

Why do we need Magnesium?

Magnesium deficiency is rare for those eating a balanced diet, so why might you need additional support?

How lifestyle affects your nutrient requirements

Your lifestyle data is as important as your genetic information and blood levels.

Everything you need to know about Vitamin E

What are the benefits and downsides of taking Vitamin E?

How Does DNA Influence My Nutrient Needs?

Your genetic profile (i.e. your DNA) influences the metabolism of vitamins and minerals found in food. The goal of nutrigenetics is to determine how your genetic makeup influences your unique nutrient requirements.

The Truth About Weight Loss and Genetics

Some of us have an easier time losing weight. Some of us... don't. The answer why may be in your genes.

What Are Free Radicals and Antioxidants?

We often hear about the fierce battle between free radicals and antioxidants. But what exactly are they?

Benefits of Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is essential for energy metabolism, normal nerve function, normal blood cell production, immune system maintenance, and much more.

Can you overdose on vitamin B12?

What happens if you have too much (or too little) B12?

How Much Folic Acid Do You Need?

Folic Acid is essential for creating and maintaining cells, repairing DNA, and much more

Best Vitamins for Seasonal Affective Disorder

The nutritional side of treating Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and how vitamins can help alleviate symptoms.

How Much Vitamin C Do You Need?

The "all-in-one Vitamin" - we dive further into the benefits of a healthy dose of Vitamin C.

Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

Let’s explore the “sunshine” vitamin, called vitamin D3, and learn what it actually does for our body and how to overcome a mutation in your VDR gene.

Proper Vitamin Dosage: No More Guessing Games

We look at the harmful effects of under- and overdosing on popular nutrients through multivitamins.

5 Essential Supplements to Support a Vegan Diet

Let’s take a look into 5 key supplements to incorporate into the vegan diet to optimize your nutrition.

Liquid Vitamins vs Pills vs Powders vs Microbeads

Which one is best? Pre-manufactured pills, liquid vitamins, powder vitamins, or vitamin microbeads? We break it down.

4 Lunch Break Ritual to Keep You Motivated All Day

4 easy ways to make your lunch break a proper break, for both your mental and physical wellbeing

Tech Trends: Wellness in 2019

As seen on NBC! Karen Firsel reviews her DNA-analyzed personalized vitamin packs from Rootine.

5 Ways to Maintain Consistent Energy Throughout the Day

Here, at Rootine, we look at five easy steps to implement today that will boost your current energy levels.

Debunking The Myth: Omega 3 Improves Cholesterol

Omega3 can decrease HDL cholesterol if you have a certain gene mutation. What is APOA1 and am I affected?

5 Reasons You Feel Tired All The Time

We look at the five reasons you may be so tired all the time and then what you can do about each one.

Eat Your Way to Healthy Skin

What you put inside your body is just as important as what you put on it. Keep a healthy glow year-round with these nutrients.

How to Snack to Support a Healthy Metabolism

Find out which snacks you should incorporate into your diet to support a healthy metabolism.

5 Foods to Boost Brain Health

Let’s take a look at the top five foods you can add to your diet to boost brain health.

3 Natural “Caffeine-Free” Energy Boosters

If you often find yourself fatigued and reaching for that second or third cup of coffee, keep reading...

The LCT Gene and Calcium Needs

The LCT gene impacts how people react to lactose. What if you have a reduced calcium intake because of genetics.

The GPX-1 Gene and Your Selenium Needs

1/3 of Americans have reduced GPX-1 gene effectiveness. Here is what you need to know about Selenium.

Everything That Goes Into Creating Your Rootine

"One-size fits all" multivitamins might be doing you more harm than good. Learn more about how Rootine creates customized vitamins.

Why Personalized Vitamins are Better

Of the vitamins American’s take, 5% are actually harmful, 10% have no effect, and the rest are incorrectly dosed.

Why Do Genes Matter When Choosing Vitamins

Understand how your genomic blueprint is key to determining the right nutrients for your body.

About The Lab: How DNA is Analyzed at Rootine

Find out how Rootine, and a top team of top scientists, geneticists, and biotechnologists, use your DNA.

Warning Signs You're Lacking Crucial Nutrients

Through studies testing how genes affect nutrient status, it's become apparent that even those who eat a healthy diet complete with all the vitamins and minerals may still develop nutrient deficiencies.

What Is Nutrigenetics

Nutrigenetics is an emerging field of study that investigates the relationship between the genes of an individual, diet, and health outcomes. Simply put, it examines how your body responds to nutrients based on your genetics.

How Manganese Can Improve Your Health

Manganese is an essential trace mineral that acts as a cofactor for enzymes that are involved in bone formation, blood clotting, inflammation reduction, immune response, and the metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids, and cholesterol.

New: How You Can Calculate Your Rootine Score

Your Rootine score is calculated based on the available data in your profile. Each data source is given a score (DNA has a score, lifestyle has a score, blood has a score, etc.) ranked between 1 and 100. These scores are averaged into a composite Rootine base score.

Minerals & Vitamins for Dry Skin

Your skin health is an important part of your overall health and wellbeing. Dry skin isn’t just annoying – it can be a symptom of a skin disease such as atopic dermatitis or seborrheic dermatitis. It can also indicate a deficiency in certain key micronutrients.

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