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DNA Ipic: Nutrition, Well-being & Fitness

DNA Ipic: Nutrition, Well-being & Fitness

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Nutrition & Wellbeing

Good nutrition is of utmost importance for all of us, but this is even more true for children. For as long as your child is still growing and developing, it is crucial to ensure they have all the necessary nutrients. Deficiencies in any macro or micronutrient may stunt their growth and development with permanent consequences.  

With this test, you will be much more empowered to tailor your child’s diet to cover their specific needs. In this way, you are in a much better position to ensure your child gets all the nutrients he/she needs for optimal growth and development.

Children are not always too keen to eat all their vegetables. Also, the abundance of different supplements is overwhelming. Knowing where your child’s biggest deficiency risks lie will help determine which supplements might be needed and worthwhile to add.

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Fitness 

The combination of the results for these traits has great potential to give a lot of insight into your child’s sports potential and various factors that should be considered for their training.

Some of the traits are more health-related and more applicable to adults. However, this test can give valuable information about your child in the following ways:

The results on risk for tendinopathy injuries will tell you which training factors are important for your child to prevent overuse injuries.

Pain sensitivity can give you, as a parent, insight into how your child is likely to experience pain sensations.

Body fat percentage, combined with lean body mass, withholds major clues as to which sport types your child may be most naturally suited for. For example, with a genetic predisposition for a higher body fat percentage, and a lower lean body mass, it will be very difficult to excel in a sport such as gymnastics.

The combination of the results of hand grip strength, growth hormone levels, insulin-like growth factor 1 levels, and testosterone levels will give a very good indication of your child’s natural strength and muscle-building potential which is central to many sports.

Together, hemoglobin levels and LV stroke volume tells you about your child’s inherent aerobic capacity and potential for endurance-type sports.

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What can I expect from the DNA Ipic: Nutrition, Well-being & Fitness?

Kit highlights

Through the DNA test, you will receive a detailed report about your genetic traits and the best ways to maximise them through diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes. This DNA test can help you make healthy choices regarding your fitness, diet, beauty regimen, exercise routine, and sleep patterns.

Included in my results

Nutrition:
-Iron
-Calcium
-Vitamin A
-Vitamin B12
-Vitamin B6
-Vitamin C
-Vitamin D
-Vitamin E
-Antioxidants
-Folate
-Probiotics

Wellbeing:
-Gluten
-Peanuts
-Cockroaches
-Eggs
-Smoked and charred meats
-Alcohol
-Taste perception of dietary fat
-Hay fever (Allergic rhinitis)
-Estrogen

Fitness:
-Weight loss response to exercise
-Blood pressure response to exercise
-Strength vs. Endurance
-Exercise recovery
-Pain tolerance
-Bone health
-Rheumatoid arthritis joint injury risk
-Risk for tendinopathy

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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