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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.

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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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

More often than not, starting a new chapter in your life is as much of a mental challenge as it is a physical one. Even training for a marathon, however physically demanding, takes mental discipline and the willingness to push yourself when your body feels like there is no more gas in the tank. Rootine has partnered with Marc Champagne, author of Personal Socrates, 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 Champion 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. While they sound similar, conceptually they study opposite relationships and together provide important insights into how nutrition and genetics interact and impact our health.

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 and making sure he gets all the nutrients he needs to be successful on and off the field.

Rootine Announces $3M Seed Round 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 (DNA), blood levels, and metabolism, and lifestyle factors, such as physical fitness, dietary habits, and environment, 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. Pills and capsules do not allow for personalization of nutrient doses and fail to provide dosing essential to maintaining optimal nutrient levels. We will dive into five reasons microbeads are the best way to receive personalized vitamins and minerals and the many benefits associated with our personalized daily multivitamin subscription service.

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. It can be hard to figure out which vitamin(s) will be best for you when there are so many different forms and requirements for each.

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?

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...

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. Everything related to our health begins at the foundation of the human body - our cells.

Achieve Peak Performance: NFL Nutrition Coordinator and Human Performance Expert 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. Variations in the MTHFR gene impact the efficiency of this conversion.

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

It’s old news that prenatal nutrition is crucial for staying healthy during pregnancy and optimizing your baby’s development. But it might be *new* news to you that 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

What is folic acid? Folic Acid is the synthetic form of naturally-occurring folate (also called Vitamin B9), which is essential for creating and maintaining cells (e.g. red blood cells), creating and repairing DNA, preventing birth defects, regulating blood homocysteine levels (elevated homocysteine is a risk factor for heart disease), 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, Founder and Chief Pharmacist at Ethos Wellness Pharmacy in Miami FL and one of Rootine's clinical advisors.

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. As Black Mountain Metals Co-founder and President , she is constantly on-the-go and looking for quick and efficient ways to stay healthy.

Updates To The Rootine Nutrient Suite

We're a company that exclusively uses research-backed nutrients and our lab creates our innovative slow-release microbeads in-house. This rigorous process can make it tricky to add new nutrients (or improve nutrient forms) to our available suite - the 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. I’ve found that the biggest hurdle is the lack of social engagement.

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

For International Women's Day, we are kicking off with an interview with Rachel Soper Sanders, CEO and Co-founder of Rootine. As a new mom, she 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

Generic “how to” articles simply offer standard suggestions and vague ideas on steps to stay healthy. 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

As we approach 2020, expectations are high and dramatic New Year’s health resolutions are rolling into my feed. Here are my 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

Your body - when healthy - can be likened to a well-oiled machine, as it works 24/7 to perform all the little tasks that make your existence possible. 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. Although there are general guidelines for healthy doses, different people require different amounts of nutrients depending on their lifestyle, genetics, and current blood nutrient levels.

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

This is not your average “Vitamins For Men” article. We’re not going to lecture you about how vitamin B12 is an integral component in the formation of red blood cells, DNA, and nerves.” 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

Have you been hearing the term “brain fog” thrown around a lot lately? We have, typically accompanied by a sales pitch for expensive “nootropic” supplements loaded with exotic herbs with claims to improve your ability to think. 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?

Whether you are constantly suffering from that mid-day slump, struggle to wake up in the morning, or can’t seem to make it through the day - 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

In collaboration with Proven Skincare - the premier solution in personalized skincare - 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 is Best?

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.

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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