The 3 Steps Behind Creating Your Analysis
Step 1: Gather the Research
At GenoPalate, we look at many different genes related to nutrition. We start with research studies that correlate different nutritional needs with different genetic variants.
These studies outline how people with certain genetic variants may be able to do things like reduce their body mass index (BMI) or LDL cholesterol by adjusting certain nutrient levels in their diet. They can also indicate how fast people with certain genetic variants can clear substances such as alcohol and caffeine from their system.
Step 2: Analyze Your Genes
Next, we compare your specific genetic variants with these research studies to see what makes you different and what nutrients may you potentially need more of or less of, what substances might you metabolize slowly or faster than average, and whether or not you may be sensitive to gluten or lactose.
For example, certain people in a study may have had improved blood pressure when following a low sodium diet. We can take a look at what genetic variants those people had, and see if you also have the same genetic variants.
By analyzing each of your individual genetic variants, we're able to produce your genetic-based recommendations.
Step 3: Determine Your Optimal Foods
Then we compare your nutrient recommendations to the nutrient content of the foods in our extensive food database to give you a list of personalized foods that are just yours.
They are unique to you because they take into account all of your genetics-based nutrient recommendations for your macros, your micros, and sensitivities and substances.
For example, if your genetics indicate you could benefit from moderate potassium, low sodium, and high carbohydrates, foods higher in those nutrients rise to the top of your list.
We encourage you to explore your GenoPalate Analysis and really dive into the details of your genetic variants to see what micronutrients and macronutrients you may need slightly more of, slightly less of, and what health benefits are associated with your genetic profile.
Even small changes make a difference when it comes to our overall health and how we feel.
We hope you enjoy exploring your analysis and how personalized it is to you on a genetic level.