B6, B12, C, D, E, B1, Folic acid (B9), A, Mg
By testing Vitamin metabolism, you will understand, which vitamins to focus on and which ones should be systematically monitored using tests. Genes determine your initial ability to absorb vitamins and allow them to perform their intended function to make you feel good. Changes in genes may affect the required operating processes, and by performing a test, you will find out which gene changes are not favourable for you. Accordingly, you will know which vitamin deficiencies you need to replenish from food and with the help of food supplements.
We will give you answers, whether the concentration of vitamins is within the normal limit or reduced – slightly or significantly, we will recommend the right diet by types of vitamins, as well as the required daily dose of vitamins.
Vitamin B6. Changes in the gene may result in too rapid removal of vitamin B6 from the body. Vitamin B6 is required for the normal functioning of the nervous system, red blood cells (erythrocytes), sugar metabolism; however, vitamin deficiency can cause anaemia.
Vitamin B12 is important in the formation of the myelin sheath around nerve fibres. The thicker this sheath, the faster the nerve impulses reach the end point in the spinal cord or brain. The gene is responsible for the formation of blood group antigens on the surface of cells, and also regulates the level of vitamin B12.
Vitamin C helps protect against diseases (including cancer) and plays a role in many biochemical reactions, such as production of collagen, carnitine or neurotransmitters (dopamine, serotonin). Changes in the gene reduce vitamin C absorption, and vitamin C deficiency may occur.
Vitamin D – the gene encodes a protein that helps to attract vitamin D, thus affecting the level of the vitamin in the blood.
Vitamin E helps to get rid of free radicals, protecting cells from oxidative stress. Vitamin E accumulates mainly in adipose tissue (about 90%), and its deficiency may not immediately manifest physically.
Vitamin B1 or thiamine. Severe vitamin deficiency leads to Beriberi disease, and a mild deficiency can cause symptoms such as weakness, bowel problems, and nervousness. The gene produces a protein that serves as thiamine carrier.
Vitamin B9, B12 – the gene is involved in the conversion of vitamin B9 (folic acid) to methyl folate. Gene changes are linked to increased levels of homocysteine in the blood and health problems such as mood disorders, high blood pressure, and the risk of thrombophilia. If it is not prevented in time, the walls of blood vessels and other tissue cells will be damaged.
Vitamin A – the gene converts beta-carotene into retinol, which is then used in the metabolic process. Vitamin deficiency can cause blurred vision in the dark and is associated with various skin problems – acne, hyperkeratosis.
Magnesium – changes in a gene lead to reduced magnesium levels, which can be corrected with right food supplements.
Rediscover yourself – at the gene level – and become the best version of yourself!
Genetic tests are performed for persons older than 18 years