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DNA Fitness Kit

DNA Fitness Kit

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Discover the Fitter and Stronger Version of Yourself!
Genetic testing has now become quite a phenomenon over the past few decades. It's being noted that with time and age, athletes become more eager to make themselves fitter, stronger and healthier, and they want to learn about their genetic makeup. So to analyze your unique DNA and to help you reach your maximum potential, BioCertica has created a DNA fitness kit. 

Benefits of DNA Fitness Kit:
As we all know, the key to success in any sport is sheer determination, resilience, and strength; after a certain age, your body starts losing these elements. Most athletes do these DNA tests for diet and exercise to improve their potential. This test is perfect for the athletes who participate in Wines2Whales, Crossfit, or even Iron Man, as it helps them find their potential and prepare them accordingly. This DNA which is best for health and fitness, helps you reach the best version of yourself and makes you genetically fit. It improves your bone health and makes you pain tolerant. This DNA Kit is great for weight loss and testing your diet, as it can help you lose weight through CrossFit exercise and help you find the right nutrition. 

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    BioCertica uses end-to-end encryption to securely lock away your DNA information.

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    Let's talk about security. With end-to-end encryption you can sleep easy at night knowing that only you sit on the keys to unlock and share your information.

    What can I expect from the DNA Fitness Kit kit?

    Kit highlights

    The results of this DNA test provide a deep insight into your fitness genes and cover the areas where you need to work for fitness improvement. Through your results, our team of professional nutritionists helps you find the right nutrition for your fitness level. So if you are an exercise and diet freak who believes in ironman kind of strength and want to know more about your genes, this is the DNA kit for you.

    Included in my results

    Risk for Achilles tendinopathy (a painful condition due to injury in the Achilles tendon)
    · Risk for hypertension (high blood pressure)
    · Risk for osteoporosis
    · Inflammatory response after exercise
    · Joint injury risk
    · Pain sensitivity
    · Strength
    · Ability to lose weight

    The science behind it

    BioCertica provides genetic reports for 75 traits for which it assesses the genetic predisposition based on peer-reviewed scientific studies. These 75 traits are distributed across multiple topic-based packages, but you can read more about this in previous sections.

    The critical question we want to answer here is how we estimate the genetic predisposition for those 75 traits. We are proud to inform you that we are the first African-based direct-to-consumer genetic testing company to estimate genetic predisposition to various traits and diseases using the polygenic risk scoring methodology. 

    We will tell you more about the polygenic risk scoring methodology in a bit. Before that, to underline that most of today’s genetic risk scoring reporting is based on individual genetic variants that are found to be associated with a given trait. For example, let’s say a genetic variant associated with whether you can detect bitter taste or not or similar traits controlled by single genetic variants. 

    The problem starts once you want to assess the genetic risk for so-called complex traits and diseases such as for example the genetic risk for heart attack. You might ask why. The problem with complex diseases is that those are not determined by one single gene but by dozens, hundreds, and even thousands of genetic variants, and not all of those genetic variants have equal contributions. In those cases, how do we estimate the risk for that kind of disease? 

    Well, to handle those complex traits, we at BioCertica, as already mentioned, implemented the polygenic risk score methodology. Polygenic risk scoring methodology leverages the wealth of scientific knowledge accumulated through hundreds of genome-wide association studies (GWAS). Thousands of individuals were tested in GWAS to identify genetic variants associated with any disease or trait. These studies are the bedrock for building polygenic risk scores for any trait. Important to note that here we talk about peer-reviewed studies published in the leading scientific journals.

    For our purposes, we leverage two primary databases: the PGS Catalog and GWAS Catalog, that contain information about traits, studies, and genetic variants based on which we at BioCertica build our products. These databases are managed by leading scientific institutions such as European Molecular Biology Laboratory and European Bioinformatics Institute. In addition, traits and studies reported in these databases pass an additional layer of peer-reviewed process. This is the reason why we use these databases as the primary source for building our new products.

    However, in order to leverage the potential of PGS and GWAS Catalogs, we at BioCertica had to develop a series of tools to enrich our originally produced genotype data from our users. This means that we implemented an in-house genotype imputation procedure to sufficiently enrich our users' genotype data to leverage the potential of the polygenic risk score methodology.

    ‘Wow! I am absolutely floored by the detailed representation of ME!’

    Tamaryn Leigh Buchner - Another satisfied customer

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    Our network of practitioners are on standby. Consult with one of our certified dieticians, nutritionists, or biokineticists to get personal recommendations on your nutrition, supplements, and exersize.

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