We've put this DNA test together especially for the JACKSONS REAL FOOD MARKET clients.
The main idea is to help you to make more personalised food choices when doing your grocery shop or when choosing from their menu.
Your DNA holds a wealth of invaluable information about your health. It can tell you things like whether you’re lactose intolerant to whether you're at risk for potential DNA damage. Knowing how useful this can be this, we believe we should all have intimate knowledge of our unique genetic makeup.
Armed with this invaluable information, you can make better choices. By carefully crafting a personalised life-long diet, supplement, exercise and general well-being plan that works to prevent the diseases to which you are most are susceptible.
We believe that more medical info can be more useful. Take a look at our test combinations before deciding on this test. Combining genetic tests to best suit your needs gives you more info in one go, plus works out more cost effective than doing the individual tests.
The key biological areas this test looks at
This DNA test analyzes genetic variations that are known to have a significant effect on health and susceptibility to chronic disease. The genes tests are involved in cholesterol metabolism, methylation, detoxification, inflammation, oxidative stress and risk for insulin resistance. The results of this genetic test are to be used by your healthcare practitioner to guide a gene-based, personalised diet and lifestyle plan to optimize your health.
The genes tested will provide you with insight into your genetic predispositions in the following key biological areas:
- Methylation (Vitamin B metabolism)
- Oxidative Stress
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It may sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but genetic testing is a powerful health tool that can give you a deep understanding of how your body works.
At the heart of it is the molecule DNA. Every single cell in our bodies – from our heart to skin, blood and bone – contains a complete set of our DNA. This powerful molecule carries our genetic code and determines all manner of traits, from our eye colour to aspects of our personalities and, of course, our health. Interestingly, 99.9% of the DNA from two people is identical. It’s the other 0.1% of DNA code sequences that make us unique.
What are genes?
Genes are segments of DNA that contain the instructions your body needs to make each of the many thousands of proteins required for life. Each gene is comprised of thousands of combinations of ‘letters’ which make up your genetic code. The code gives the instructions to make the proteins required for proper development and function.
What are genetic variations?
An example of a genetic variation is that one ‘letter’ may be replaced by another. These variations can lead to changes in the resulting proteins being made. For example, a ‘C’ may be changed to a ‘G’ at a point in the genetic code. When the variation affects only one genetic ‘letter’ it is called a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism, or SNP (pronounced “snip”). Variations can however also affect more than one ‘letter’. Genetic tests look at specific chromosomes, genes or proteins, and the variations that occur within them, to make observations about disease or disease risk, body processes or physical traits.
Are genetic variations bad?
In general, variations should not be considered good or bad. Rather, genetic variations are simply slight differences in the genetic code. The key is to know which form of the variation you carry so that you can make appropriate lifestyle choices. And that is the beauty of genetic testing. It can tell you more about the way you're built so that you can tailor your lifestyle to fit your biology.