myDNA is a proprietary test developed by Prenetics. Its nutrigenomics-based personal health approach is a powerful tool for individuals seeking to understand their bodies and needs.
When you submit a DNA sample, our team of scientists and health experts analyze your DNA to determine how your genetics may influence your health. Based on your results, we then provide you with tailored diet, nutrition, and fitness recommendations. We employ a scientifically validated, evidence-based approach and use only the highest calibre studies with sufficient statistical power in the development of our genetic tests.
Nutrigenomics is the study of nutrition and genetics. It helps us discover the different ways that individuals respond to food based on their genetic make-up. While all humans are genetically very similar, we all have slight differences in our genetic profile which make us unique. These tiny variations determine the effect that nutrients have on our bodies and how we metabolize the food that we eat.
A number of things are becoming clearer. Studies have shown that our genes can modify our response to diet. This includes how our genes may increase our requirement for important essential nutrients such as folate, vitamins B6 and B12, vitamin C, vitamin D, and omega-3 as well as how they can increase our sensitivity to carbohydrates, fats, alcohol, caffeine and salt. Additionally, studies are now providing insights into why some individuals appear to lose weight more easily on a given restricted diet compared to others.
Additionally, studies are showing that individuals find dietary recommendations based on genetics to be more understandable and more useful than general dietary advice. Tailored diets may also result in better compliance, longer-term BMI reduction and improvements in blood glucose levels.
Our genes and environment both have an essential part to play in our health and overall wellness. While our genes may help us understand more about our susceptibility to a particular health issue, it is environmental factors such as diet and lifestyle that can determine whether we succumb to these issues. Genetics loads the gun but your diet and lifestyle pull the trigger.