VitaMEN + VitaGEN


Welcome to your unique DNA-based diet and lifestyle prescription. Please be assured that your genes are NOT your destiny. There is a two-way interaction between your DNA and your lifestyle. Many health concerns can be reversed and/or prevented by assessing risk factors and implementing appropriate nutrition and lifestyle measures.

The results of this test will provide you with a personal genetic profile within the context of 8 pillars of health and wellbeing: digestion, metabolism and blood sugar, stress, immunity, nutrients, stimulants, exercise, and sleep. As well as information about your genetic variation for the key genes involved in male hormone metabolism and detox.


  • An easy to reference report for YOU to start becoming healthier
  • Functional Medicine inspired analysis of the genes tested

The VitaMEN test

The first of it's kind, VitaMEN provides you with key insight into your unique genetic variations for the metabolism of male hormones and detoxification.

VitaMEN genes

  • 5aR1
  • 5aR2
  • APOE
  • AR
  • ESR1
  • F5
  • FSHB
  • GSTM1
  • GSTP1
  • HSD-b2
  • NOS3
  • SHBG
  • SOD2
  • UGT2B15
  • VDR
  • ACE
  • ADH1B
  • COL1A1
  • COMT
  • CYP1A2
  • DAO
  • FKBP5
  • FTO
  • HLA-DQA1
  • HNMT
  • LCT/MCM6
  • LEPR
  • MTNR1B
  • NOS3
  • PER1
  • TCF7L2
  • TCN2
  • TNF-A
  • 5-HT2A

The VitaGEN test

The report investigates 24 genes that affect health and wellbeing categorised into our 8 Pillars of Health & Wellbeing below.

The report also comes with a supplementary 20-page Nutrition & Lifestyle Guide to help you better understand and follow the personalised advice and information given in the report. The 8 Pillars of Health & Wellbeing:

  1. Digestion - Gluten and lactose intolerance,  serotonin sensitivity
  2. Metabolism - Insulin secretion, increased appetite, weight gain and loss, obesity and type 2 diabetes risk
  3. Stress - Ability to cope with stress, pain tolerance, cortisol (stress hormone) regulation, blood pressure, and electrolyte balance
  4. Nutrients - Need for and ability to metabolise folate (impacting methylation), protein, carbohydrate and fats, omega-3, vitamin B12, and vitamin D
  5. Stimulants - Caffeine sensitivity, alcohol metabolism, the impact of adenosine
  6. Immunity - Susceptibility to increased inflammation, histamine intolerance
  7. Exercise - Power vs endurance, injury risk, recovery
  8. Sleep - Circadian rhythms, early bird/night owl, melatonin receptivity

Sample type

Buccal (cheek) swab

Processing time

3 -4 weeks