about Nutri Genomics


This genetic metabolic screen assesses how your genes may impact specific metabolic processes that have a bearing on your overall health.

The way we fuel our bodies with the foods we eat are all impacted by our genetic make-up. The old adage “you are what you eat” plays a major role in determining our health and wellbeing. Food and its nutrients directly and indirectly influence our gene expressions. Genetic variations affecting certain metabolic traits in turn dictates dietary needs and requirements for instance, the response to food varies from individual to individual explaining why some people can eat as much as they want and never gain weight. These factors may be attributed to the large role that genes play in influencing eating behaviors and metabolism of different foods. 

We have assessed your genes more than 80 metabolic traits for which we have arrived at tailor-made dietary recommendations. Your nutrient requirements are formulated to suit the genetic variations identified in your DNA. Your results have been analyzed to determine the best diet likely to help you optimize your health, stay fit and feel happier! 

" The nutrigenetics module checks your genetic predisposition to food and nutrient requirements, intolerances and sensitivities to customize your nutritional recommendations "

  A unique diet for the unique you. Diets become a fun game when you can design it for yourself !

What We Covered:


Individuals with certain genotypes have been observed to experience difficulty in feeling full, tend to eat more without feeling satisfied, snack frequently and tend to crave for energy dense foods high in sugars and fats. About 70% of overweight people have low satiety trait and people with low satiety eat 10% more calories per meal than people with normal satiety. Your tendency to over-snack and over-consume food may be due to hormonal misregulation and not just due to lack of self-control.

 

Human tongue has millions of taste receptors which allow us to taste the various foods. Food preferences are influenced by environmental factors, cultural factors, availability and also by genetic characteristics. For example, people who are classified as supertasters, genetically, are averse to chemicals in cruciferous vegetables. Some people are less sensitive to sugar leading them to overconsume. Generally, the less sensitive one is, the more they will consume that foods. 

 

Protein deficiency could be attributed to poor muscle mass, higher triglyceride levels and higher prevalence of central adiposity among Indians. By modulating your protein intake according to your genotype can help address the above mentioned conditions and help maintain optimal body weight. Almost all individuals can benefit from increased protein intake. However, some individuals experience efficient weight maintenance on high protein diet than others.

 

Dietary fibre is essential to maintaining body weight and composition, blood sugar, triglycerides and cholesterol. Almost all individuals can benefit from increased fiber intake. However, some individuals experience efficient weight maintenance on high fiber diet than others.

 

Genes influences an individuals’ tendency to gain weight back after losing weight and there are some genes that have protective effect from weight regain.Individuals with certain genotypes are more likely to gain weight back, while others are more likely to maintain the weight loss. It is therefore best after losing weight to maintain a healthy diet, exercise and nutrition plan to maintain the weight loss and support long term health.

 

Carbohydrates provide the main source of energy for the body. However, excess consumption, particularly in individuals with certain genotypes can lead to excess weight gain, diabetes and other conditions. The current Indian diet is significantly higher in refined carbohydrates and lower in protein. As a consequence, obesity, diabetes and heart disease rates are very high in India.

Not everyone gains weight on pizza and ice cream. Learn about your carbohydrate metabolism and weight gain tendency.

 

Individuals with certain genotypes may have higher levels of LDL cholesterol and more prone to weight gain in response to high levels of saturated fat in their diet. Such individuals may benefit from limiting saturated fat intake.

Not everyone gains weight on a high fat diet. Learn about your genetic metabolism of saturated fats.

 

In this we are doing assessment of your genes which are responsible for vitamins, any defeact in this genotype may lead to deficiency of vitamins which are lead to produces some serious disease in future or may lead to transfer in child also. In this, these all vitamins never screening by blood reports in routines.

 

According to the International Institute of Population Studies, prevalence of anaemia is very high among children (>95%), pregnant women (96.2 %) and adolescent girls (97.8%) in India, which translates to higher incidence of infections and illness in the country.

A feeling of constant fatigue, dizziness or muscle weakness might be due to iron deficiency. Find out if you are optimizing your iron intake.

 

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body maintaining the strength and structure of bones and teeth, along with certain critical metabolic functions. Calcium plays a key role in the regulation of serum calcium levels and influences bone mineral density (BMD).

Calcium is harmful in both excess and deficient levels. Find out how much of this mineral you need.

 

Phosphate is a mineral that is necessary for the formation of bones and teeth. Individuals with certain genotypes have decreased serum phosphate levels and therefore have increased requirement. Food sources of phosphate include pumpkin seeds, tofu, beans &lentis and shell fish. 

Low stamina? Constant sugar cravings and loss of appetite? You may not be consuming sufficient phosphate in your diet

 

MUFA is widely recommended for heart health, however, some individuals may gain weight on a high MUFA diet.

 

Antioxidants are molecules found in foods like vegetables & fruits, whole cereals, nuts & oil seeds as well as in certain beverages like green tea. They play a key role in reducing the ill-effects of “free radicals” and thereby prevent premature aging, tissue damage and the onset of chronic diseases. Individuals with certain genotypes have lower efficiency to defend themselves against free radical damage, they may benefit from an increased intake of antioxidant rich foods.

Antioxidants in excess will damage your cells. Know of your specific requirements of antioxidants.

 

Caffeine is a stimulant found in coffee, tea, chocolate, many soft drinks and energy drinks. Caffeine is a potent vasoconstrictor and makes one feel more alert by increasing blood pressure. However, this stimulant effect can also cause jitters, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping.

Certain individuals clear caffeine from their body much faster than others and hence called, Fast metabolizers. Slow metabolizers of caffeine have an increased risk of blood pressure, reduction in bone mineral density & heart ailments on high caffeine consumption.

 

Cooking salt, which is added for taste enhancement, is the major source of sodium in our diet. According to Global Burden of Diseases (GBD), Injuries and Risk Factors Study, Indians consume about 9.3 grams of salt per day, which is nearly twice the amount recommended by the WHO. High intake of salt is associated with high blood pressure, heart ailments and stroke. But they also tend to significantly reduce blood pressure on a low salt diet.

 

Gluten sensitivity or intolerance is a condition that causes a person to react after ingesting gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Among 10% of Indians (NIMS, 2014) reacting adversely to wheat or other gluten-rich products.Thus timely detection and adherence to a gluten- free diet can work wonders in managing this digestibility issue & improve endurance power.

Learn about your sensitivity to the protein gluten. You may find your answer to unexplained diarrhea and bloating.

 

Lactose intolerance is one of the most common food intolerances affecting almost 60- 70% of the Indian population, and it is a significant cause of abdominal discomfort to many people. Lactose intolerance occurs when the small intestine does not produce enough lactase —the enzyme that breaks down lactose (milk sugar) into galactose and glucose (simpler units of lactose).