Frequently Asked Questions

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About Genetics

While we are more than 99.9% similar in our genetic makeup, there is approximately 0.1% of DNA which makes us unique. Changes in the sequence of nucleotides, also called polymorphisms, can cause differences in the character or amount of protein encoded by a given gene. This is reflected in many characteristics, such as eye colour, muscle structure, body height, body weight, metabolism of caffeine, lactose, fats and carbohydrates, needs for vitamins, etc.

In principle, all genetic variants are normal, but some of them have virtually no impact while others have a significant impact on our metabolism or even the risk of developing various diseases.

Genetic variants or polymorphisms indicate a change on a certain location of the DNA, where two or more different alleles can be present. Two unrelated individuals can differ in about one hundred thousand to one million genetic variations, but most of these differences do not have a significant effect on physiology and nutritional needs.
When we talk about genetic variants, we usually use the term genotype – which simply refers to the exact state of the certain genetic variant. For instance, we say that someone’s genotype is GG or AA. The genotype is part of the genetic makeup which, together with the environment, forms the uniqueness of each one of us.

Genes are parts of our DNA sequence which carry information for the production of proteins. They are located in 23 pairs of human chromosomes. Chromosomes appear in pairs: one comes from the mother and the other from the father. Thus, every person has two copies of each gene (with the exception of sex chromosomes in males).
One variant from a given gene is called an allele. The two alleles can be identical or different. We all have the same genes, it is just that some people have different versions (variations in DNA sequence).

Genetics is a scientific field that deals with genes – their molecular structure and function, their expression and occurrence in populations, connected to heredity and the study of the relationship among organisms.
Who and what we are is largely determined by our DNA. The DNA is essentially present in the nucleus (core) of every cell of our body. It determines our appearance, how we respond to environmental factors (e.g. sunlight, nutrients, physical activities…) and to a certain extent our behaviour too. Our DNA is unique – comparable to a fingerprint. In the whole world, no two persons have an identical DNA (except identical twins).

About NutriFit

Besides your personal genetic makeup, your NutriFit personalised genetic profile test uses the information about your age, gender, weight and height.

  • EXPLANATION OF THE ANALYSIS

With each analysis, you’ll get easy and quick access to the analysed field to scientific research used.

 

  • DETAILED PERSONAL GENETIC RESULT

Your personal genotype of a specific gene or the combination of genotypes determines your result within the analysis.

 

  • COLOUR PRESENTATION OF GENETIC RESULTS

For a better understanding, your results are presented in a colour scheme.

 

  • TAILORED DIETARY AND LIFESTYLE RECOMMENDATIONS AND GUIDELINES

The personalised dietary and lifestyle recommendations and guidelines are carefully prepared and give you information on how to improve your nutrition and lifestyle.

The recommendations are based on the principles of a healthy diet. All information is structured in the most convenient and user-friendly way in order to make recommendations easy to follow or act on.

We advise you to act based on your recommendations, as they consider the needs of your body determined by your genes, having a large influence on your current state and well-being.

 

  • HERITABILITY GRAPH

In some cases, we will show you the comparisons of your personal results to the average population and the proportion of heritability indicating the extent to which the formation of certain properties is affected by your genes and by the environment.

The bigger the heritability is, the greater the influence our genes have and the lower influence the environment has.

 

  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION and POINTS OF INTEREST

Most analyses also contain a table with additional information to improve transparency even more.

The last pages of your NutriFit report consist of nutrition charts, which will help you to follow our recommendations. Nearly 200 different foods are accompanied with information about each food products calorie value content of cholesterol, nutrients, minerals and vitamins, helping you build a suitable diet plan.

The NutriFit report includes:

  • RESULTS’ OVERVIEW and a guide on how to interpret and use the results
  • DETAILED ANALYSIS WITH YOUR PERSONAL RESULTS, RECOMMENDATIONS AND GUIDELINES
  • ADDITIONAL POINTS OF INTEREST AND INFORMATION
  • OVERVIEW OF TESTED GENES and GENE RESULTS
  • A GLOSSARY OF USED TERMS
  • NUTRITION CHARTS
  • A LIST OF SCIENTIFIC SOURCES

GenePlanet currently offers two versions of the NutriFit home DNA test:

NutriFit – a panel of 38 genetic markers covering multiple areas in nutrition, metabolic properties, exercise and general health, along with a tailored diet and lifestyle plan. The NutriFit report includes 29 detailed analyses in more than 80 pages.

NutriFit Premium – a panel of 129 genetic markers, related to several important aspects of lifestyle including weight management and body composition, nutrient metabolism, eating habits, cardiometabolic health, food intolerances, antioxidant response, skin properties and response to certain physical activities. NutriFit Premium includes 58 detailed analyses in more than 140 pages. Compare them!

The NutriFit DNA test for genetic makeup is carried out under the highest quality standards, giving it an extremely high professional basis and high credibility. The quality of NutriFit – the best DNA test for health – is guaranteed by our experienced team of experts in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceutics, biochemistry, medicine, nutritional sciences and information technology.

We place special attention on the appropriate selection of genetic markers which have been proven in studies to have a significant impact on the body’s metabolic pathways, meaning that the genes we analyse are mostly responsible for the absorption and metabolism of nutrients, detoxifying mechanisms and functioning of muscles and can be controlled with diet and lifestyle changes.

A poor result by itself should not cause concern. This only means that for the individual it is more important to consider our recommendations. This is exactly the purpose of the NutriFit genetic analysis test: each individual, regardless of genetic makeup, has a chance to step onto the path towards optimal nutrition and optimal health.

You can freely consult with our experts about all questions regarding our DNA health testing prior to its implementation and about the genetic test results interpretation. Consultation is possible via telephone or e-mail and is free of charge.

NutriFit results can be shared with your doctor, nutritionist and a personal trainer who can further adjust your diet and fitness plan based on your DNA to reach your specific goals.

The genetic analysis is not intended for clinical use. All necessary interpretations have been made ​​in the analysis.

The whole NutriFit report provides you with easy-to-understand interpretations and recommendations, so additional clarification and specific background knowledge are not required.

NutriFit is primarily of informational and educational nature. Its purpose is not to deliver medical advice for the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of disease.

It is important to note that in case of serious health problems, specific concerns about your health or major dietary changes, we strongly recommend you consult with your doctor. The information supplied through NutriFit genetic profile test report does not confirm or replace any medical diagnosis or status conferred by a healthcare professional.

NutriFit gives information about your genetic makeup, which was determined at birth and formulates recommendations arising from it, but it does not give information about your current state.

NutriFit’s DNA diet recommendations are designed by our team of nutrition experts according to the latest European dietary guidelines and are not radical that could do any harm to your body.

NutriFit personalised genetic diet recommendations are prepared on the basis of your genetic profile and individually adjusted according to your nutritional needs. By following your personalised DNA diet recommendations, you’ll have a great opportunity to improve your health and positively affect your energy level, body weight and overall well-being.

NutriFit DNA genetic testing can certainly help you see whether you have genetic variants which place you as under higher risk for obesity and other chronic diseases. The good thing about this is that with such information you can act in time and accordingly. We can make appropriate changes to our lifestyle when we are actually completely healthy and, in this way, decrease our risk of developing diseases in the long-term.

NutriFit checks the genes related to weight management, satiety, tendency to eat and some others. NutriFit provides you with personalised information on which nutrients you negatively or positively respond to and which nutrients are recommended for your case.

Following the NutriFit DNA diet plan reduces your risk of becoming overweight, and the risk of diabetes, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. A person who maintains a healthy weight is also less likely to suffer from problems with their joints and will have higher energy levels.

General diets and training plans available on the market often do not give optimal results. NutriFit DNA recommendations give you detailed guidelines, what and how to eat, how to exercise and what other lifestyle changes will help you towards optimal health. You simply need to act according to your personalised NutriFit guidelines.

NutriFit genetic test results interpretation are prepared by our experts, specifically adjusted for each person based on your genetic makeup. That gives NutriFit incomparably greater practical value than other home DNA tests on the market. NutriFit DNA testing is not based on general guidelines, but on personalised recommendations.

NutriFit is suitable for anyone who wants to improve their health, nutrition, sports activities and lifestyle. The valuable information you’ll receive on the NutriFit DNA personalised report is beneficial for your whole life since our genes do not change. That is why NutriFit DNA test is suitable for:

  • Anyone who would like to step onto the path of optimal nutrition, health and well-being;
  • Anyone who wants to adapt their diet, sports activities and lifestyle in accordance with their genetic makeup;
  • Anyone who wants to reduce the risk of developing some of the most common diseases of modern times;
  • Anyone who wants to achieve optimal body weight;
  • Anyone who considers health important;
  • Anyone who wants to be vital;
  • Anyone who wants to maintain a healthy and youthful appearance;
  • Anyone, regardless of age, gender, weight, height and physical activity, as the recommendations take into consideration all those aspects.

With NutriFit – the best DNA test for genetic makeup – you will:

  • Discover your needs for the most important micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and macronutrients (fats, carbohydrates, proteins);
  • Learn about your metabolism as well as about your response to physical activity;
  • Find out whether you have inherited a predisposition to high cholesterol or blood sugar levels, weak bones, and/or susceptibility for being overweight;
  • Learn about your metabolism of alcohol, caffeine, lactose and gluten;
  • Find out whether you are prone to free radicals and oxidative stress;
  • Learn about your skin characteristics and speed of ageing;
  • Learn about your muscle structure, response to certain physical activity and sports activities that are best for you.

Due to the differences in our DNA, the absorption, transport and metabolism of nutrients vary from person to person. Each one of us, with the help of the NutriFit genetic profile test, can find out what nutrients are most suitable for us in relation to our genetic makeup.
For example, the genetic analysis can reveal that some vitamins are absorbed less efficiently in your case because of the presence of certain genetic variants that could lead to vitamin deficiency. Having such information allows you to make appropriate adjustments to the daily intake of the nutrient required.

NutriFit is a manual to understand your body. It checks the genetic variants that are determined at birth and affect, for instance, your needs for micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and your response to the macronutrients (fats, carbohydrates, proteins). Undoubtedly, NutriFit genetic analysis test is beneficial for anyone who wants to adjust the nutritional requirements to the genetic characteristics.
The NutriFit DNA test is a long-term investment to improve your health and well-being. By analysing your genes, you’ll receive valuable insights about your own body, which will allow you to improve your well-being and reduce your potential health risks.

NutriFit DNA testing is your personal guide to nutrition, sport, rejuvenation and lifestyle based on your genes. It is an individually tailored diet and lifestyle plan that will help you tune your lifestyle with your DNA.
The core of NutriFit DNA genetic testing is based on the fact that there is a link between numerous genetic variants and individual dietary needs. The personal nutrigenetic guide NutriFit identifies your specific characteristics and guides you on the path to optimal health and well-being.

About NutriFit Results Delivery

When the report is available you will receive an e-mail notification with a direct link to your results that only you can access using your personal login and password.

The final product you receive is a personal guidebook. The results are prepared in the form of a carefully designed e-report, ready to download to your computer or any other device.

The final product you receive is a personal guidebook. The results are prepared in the form of a carefully designed e-report, ready to download to your computer or any other device.

About Nutrigenetics

Our genes are certainly an important parameter. However, lifestyle, sport, nutrition and many other factors influence our body. Having performed the DNA diet test NutriFit helps us to make appropriate changes.

A nutrigenetic analysis is the branch of genetics that analyses how our bodies handle nutrients and can be used to create an individually tailored diet and lifestyle plan based on individual predispositions.
Some people are more susceptible to become overweight or they metabolise certain substances or nutrients poorly, for example, caffeine, nicotine or alcohol. Knowing this kind of information enables us to better understand our specific needs and act accordingly. If we know our DNA, we can turn this information to our advantage and adjust our diet and lifestyle to positively affect our health and well-being.

Nutrigenetics is a scientific discipline that studies genetic variants in our DNA and evaluates their impact on our metabolism and body characteristics, which influence our nutritional needs. Nutrigenetics focuses on the analysis of genetic variants that can be controlled with diet and lifestyle changes. Because each one of us has a different genetic makeup, our nutritional needs are also specific and unique.

About Saliva Sample Collection and Submission

Rarely, but nonetheless, it happens that the DNA sample does not fulfil quality criteria and is not able to perform the genotyping for several important markers. This means that the detected signal is of such low quality, that it is not possible to claim with 100% certainty what the result is. In that case, you’ll be asked to collect a new saliva sample.

The whole process iscarefully plannedand the likelihoodthatthe sample islost is almostzero. However, should this still happen, then you’ll be askedto provide a newDNAsample, free of charge.

The sample can be exposed to external factors such as inappropriate temperatures and improper handling of shipment. The collector is made of hard plastic and stored in an envelope padded with bubbles, so it is unlikely that any damage would occur. In the unfortunate case that the buccal swab containing the sample gets damaged in transit, we will send you another one.

The sample is stable for up to 3 months at room temperature. The older the sample, however, the lower the chances are of a successful analysis. This is something worth keeping in mind.

The registration of your DNA test kit can still be done after sending the buccal swab. The registration code and security code are written on the flyer together with the instructions for online registration. However, while online registration is not performed, the sample will not be analysed. If you have any difficulties regarding kit registration, you can always contact our support team who will gladly assist you.

Place the swab back in the original plastic tube, pack it in the enclosed pre-addressed and pre-paid envelope and send it by post to GenePlanet. Once received at GenePlanet, our technicians will take care that the DNA sample is properly stored and dispatched to the laboratory.

Just go to this address (https://my.geneplanet.com/claimkit/) and complete the form. Registering your DNA test kit will link the DNA sample to an identification code so we know to whom the sample belongs. Without the registration, we cannot start the DNA health analysis procedure. After registration, you’ll be informed regarding the progress of the DNA genetic testing. Once ready, the results will be available in your personal account that can only be accessed using your personal login and password.

The DNA test kit contains a buccal swab, instructions for online registration, instructions for use and a pre-paid and pre-addressed envelope. Before collecting the sample it’s necessary to carefully read the instructions that are placed inside the box.

It is really simple, painless and non-invasive! You do it using a buccal swab to collect your saliva sample. The entire procedure takes only a few minutes and you can do it by yourself at home.

About the Ordering Process

You need to be at least 18 years old if you want to order a NutriFit DNA test kit. At the same time, you are responsible to check whether your country permits you to order and perform genetic analysis and you agree to indemnify us in respect to all loss or damage suffered if decide to order it and your country does not allow that.

Yes, you can buy as many NutriFit DNA test kits as you like. As every test kit will be in an individual box, you can give them away as gift to family or anyone you like. A user who has his/her genetic analysis performed then registers his/her own kit on our webpage.

If you submit a saliva sample that belongs to another person, we need you to confirm that the other person has expressed consent to allow us to process such highly sensitive personal information.

You can buy the NutriFit DNA test kit here and it will be delivered to your home!

Data Privacy

The sample is stored in our secure, controlled-access facilities and labelled only with your unique identification code, which only authorised persons will know belongs to the specific customer. The management of information in electronic form is controlled at all stages. This provides protection on the highest possible level. However, if you prefer, you can submit a written request to have your DNA sample destroyed after completion and verification of your DNA test.

GenePlanet uses the latest software and information technology systems to ensure that your data will never be released to a non-authorised person without your expressed consent. Authorised persons and/or service providers are contractually bound to process your data in accordance with our instructions and under safety standards of the Law on the Protection of Personal Data.

Personal information is not disclosed to anyone outside of genetic performance nor within genetic performance except as needed by those assembling the report. The laboratory where the DNA is analysed knows only the sample code, so it is not possible to make a connection to the specific client.

The safety and security of your data is our top priority. Any personal information you entrust to us will be treated in accordance with the Law on the Protection of Personal Data. All shipments are traceable, personal data is stored in controlled electronic safes, which are located in controlled facilities, accessible only by authorised persons. Sensitive personal data (DNA samples) are equipped only with a unique identification code.

You have the right to have access to your personal information that we process and can request its modification, amendment, deletion or anonymisation.

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