Our science, your DNA.
DNA Fit genetic testing for performance and health of endurance athletes. Profiling your genes can dramatically help you tailor a training programme. We are all different, and a part of this difference is as a result of our genetic profile.
Genetically, there are the differences that we all see, such as eye and hair colour, but there are also the differences we don’t see, how we metabolise nutrients for example, the way we deal with toxins, how well we react to different types of exercise – we all interact with the environment in our own unique way.
Our genes within our chromosomes are almost identical, but in each gene there are points of variation. The most common type of variation is a single base change at a particular position – this variation is called a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism, or SNP for short (pronounced ‘snip’).
It is in the combination of these tiny differences that we define our individuality, who we are. But genes are not the whole picture, they don’t work alone and they don’t determine everything about us. Genes are expressed as part of our environment – and modifying the environment modifies our “phenotype” – the way we are (e.g. a fair skinned person will only suffer from sunburn if she/he stays in the sun too long).Because we have some control over our environment (in our case exercise and nutrition choices) we therefore can work to create the best phenotype for our lifestyle.
How do you know the genes in your DNA test provide real, actionable information?
Genetics is only one part of the picture, although provides an extra perspective of the real world situation. The value comes from understanding your genetic profile in conjunction with your goals, lifestyle and environment – the whole picture.
DNA Fit use only the most researched genes for reporting profiles, and each of our genes pass a strict inclusion protocol before they are considered for use. This is what sets DNA Fit apart from other companies.
Are you DNA Fit?
DNA Fit focus their work specifically on these two realms of genetic science – Exercise Genomics & Nutrigenomics, with the aim of helping our customers train, eat and feel their best.
A simple swab analysis from the mouth is used to profile an array of genetic targets pertinent to both health and fitness, to determine whether an individual may be predisposed to a disadvantage or advantage to their training and metabolic health.
DNA Fit ranks in the top 3 of genomic testing for health and fitness. To check out customer reviews and further information on the service please have a look at this DNA testing comparison website.