Ever wondered why some people are built for speed, others are built for distance? Why the keto diet works for some people, while it has no impact for others? Using personal genetic insights, you’ll discover how 34 genetic markers can impact what you eat and how you train, revealing why your approach to improving your health should be as unique as your DNA.
Fat burning & weight
Your ADIPOQ gene produces a fat-burning hormone that helps you burn fat and control your energy levels.
Appetite & cravings
The FTO gene is directly linked to appetite and has the strongest relationship with the size of your body.
The MTIF3 gene is associated with body size and our ability to keep weight off once it’s lost.
The PPARG gene is called the ‘thrifty’ gene as it facilitates the fat storage process to save fats for future energy needs.
Processing of fats
The LIPC gene is involved in the way your body breaks down dietary fats and converts them into cholesterol and triglycerides. It can influence the overall balance of these fats in your blood, which in turn can affect your overall heart health.
Power vs endurance
A combination of five genes (ACTN3, AGT, AMPD1, PPARGC1A & IL6) help us understand your disposition to power or endurance, or whether you’re an all rounder or all-star!
Your stamina can be determined by three genes – PPARG1A, IL6 and AGT. They’re all about muscle energy levels and responsiveness.
How much recovery time do your muscles actually need? Your IL6, ACTN3 and AMPD1 genes come into play here.
Your COL5A1 and COL1A1 genes produce collagen to strengthen your ligaments. Making some people more prone than others to soft tissue injuries.
Studies have shown that a specific region in your DNA will influence how quickly your body clears caffeine as well as how long the effects might last. Caffeine’s affect on sleep ADORA2A controls how caffeine is received in the brain. This can impact sleep quality, your alertness, but also those caffeine jitters! -Nine key micronutrients Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin B6, Vitamin, B12, Folate (B9), Vitamin C, Calcium, Omega-3 and Iron.
Caffeine’s affect on sleep
ADORA2A controls how caffeine is received in the brain. This can impact sleep quality, your alertness, but also those caffeine jitters!
Nine key micronutrients
Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin B6, Vitamin, B12, Folate (B9), Vitamin C, Calcium, Omega-3 and Iron.
All information in the reports produced is intended to support nutritional advice to optimise your diet. The results cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure medical/health conditions.
Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health provider if you have a medical condition and/or medical symptoms. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it.
This is a partner product and all testing and results are performed by MyDNA
WHO ARE myDNA?
myDNA is an Australian personalised genomics company that helps people understand the secrets of their DNA and what to do with that knowledge. Their vision is to be the world’s most trusted provider of personalised, actionable, genetic information.
HOW ACCURATE ARE myDNA’S INSIGHTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS?
A strict quality assurance process combined with state of the art laboratory facilities allows us to control reliability and validity of our tests, of which we comfortably boast 99% accuracy. Their clinical team includes pharmacologists, molecular and clinical geneticists, researchers, genetic counsellors, nutritionists and dieticians. We pride ourselves on giving our customers recommendations based on the most credible evidence-based, peer reviewed research.
Their evidence rating system defines the quality and relevance of the DNA insights we deliver. Their list of references is forever growing to ensure our recommendations are routinely and rigorously reviewed of the most recent scientific literature. Your DNA insights will only feature research achieving three or more stars so you can be confident the research is based on multiple case control studies of at least 1000 people and of course they exclude non-human trials. It’s important to note that the genes you’ve inherited are still only one piece of the puzzle, so their recommendations should be used as a guide to help find the right approach, in conjunction with your own common sense and the help of your healthcare professionals.
WHAT DO I DO ONCE I RECEIVE MY TEST KIT?
Once you receive your test kit, you simply need to open it up and swab your cheek following the instructions on the box. After this, fill out and attach the label and then activate your sample. Once activated, you can post your sample back to myDNA.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Taking the test is easy. It only takes a few minutes for you to swab and register. Please allow 4-5 weeks from placing your order to receive your results.
HOW ARE MY RESULTS STORED?
myDNA uses the latest software and information technology systems to ensure your data will never be released to a third party without your consent. You have access to your results in your myDNA Portal and can share this with future health professionals.
WHAT DOES myDNA DO WITH MY PRIVATE DATA?
WHAT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BLOOD TEST AND A CHEEK SWAB?
Two of the most common ways to extract DNA is via blood or a cheek swab. A cheek swab, which myDNA use, allows you to collect cheek cells for DNA analysis. The results from swabs or blood samples are exactly the same, however there are differences in how the two samples are processed.
WILL TAKING A DNA TEST AFFECT MY PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE?
myDNA will never share your genetic information without your consent. Regardless, private health insurance premiums are not impacted by genetic test results in Australia1.
1. [Source: NSW Centre for Genetic Education Fact Sheet 20].
WHO SHOULD TAKE A MYDNA TEST?
Anyone looking for a deeper understanding of their unique body and how to use this information to personalise their approach to improving their health. It won’t surprise you that one size doesn’t fit all, and no one has the time required to go through the trial-and-error, so our test is suitable for those committed to making long term changes.