Genetics and Nutrition FAQs


 
 

What is the science behind GenoPalate? +

GenoPalate helps you Eat for Your Genes. We analyze 100+ genetic markers that determine your specific needs for 26 vital nutrients such as carbohydrates, vitamin D, and sodium. Then we combine your genetic results with millions of nutritional variables to recommend the foods you should eat more of. Your report includes your genetic results, what they mean, and a personalized list of the 60+ foods that benefit you most. Start eating healthier, based on you.

How do you make the connection between my genes and nutrition recommendations? +

GenoPalate uses evidence-based research from high-impact clinical trials and studies of nutritional and health outcomes genomics to form our recommendations. From these scientific conclusions, we recommend the foods that have the highest amount of nutrients that your genotypes have shown to benefit from.

What is a genotype? +

You have two copies of each gene, one from your mom and one from your dad. Your genotype refers to the two nucleotides (A, C, G, or T) found at the same location on each copy of a gene.

What is the process for providing my DNA information? +

We only collect a saliva sample to gather your DNA information. You will receive a kit with a test tube for the sample collection. We provide clear and simple instructions to assist you in this process.

What happens to my sample at the lab? +

Our lab, which is certified by the Clinical Laboratory Information Amendment (CLIA), extracts the DNA from your saliva. Your DNA then goes onto what’s called a microarray. This array reveals your genotype for nutrition-related biomarkers, which we analyze in order to get your personal nutrition recommendations.

What nutritional insights will the report provide me? +

Your GenoPalate report will provide insights into your recommended macronutrient (carbohydrates, protein and fat) intake level and micronutrient (vitamins and minerals) intake level. You also receive “Your Foods” which includes a list of over 60 foods that you would benefit from eating more of based on your genetic results.

Do you test for allergies or food sensitivities? +

Genopalate does not provide any medical information or a diagnosis. We share information about sensitivities you may have to gluten and lactose, based on your genes.

I struggle with my weight, can GenoPalate help with this? +

Because weight is influenced by a number of factors, GenoPalate cannot guarantee weight loss. We provide you with nutrition and food recommendations, based on your genes, to help you eat better for a healthier life.

I’m a diabetic, can I still use GenoPalate’s product? +

To ensure that science and your DNA data is the core of our product, your food recommendations are based on your genetic data and are not altered by any dietary plans you may currently follow. We encourage you to incorporate GenoPalate’s product along with recommendations from your healthcare team.