According to different global studies, food is one of the key factors in the perception of well-being. It's what you eat but often you eat foods that feel bad. Genetics today allows us to address this goal of well-being from accurate and personalized information that ensures success
The test WELLNESS CHECK Laboratorios Synlab offers a genetic study focused on different metabolic processes related to nutrition and well-being, allowing a personalized diet adjustment that helps to optimize the health status of each person. Genes have a significant impact on the metabolism of foods we eat and, therefore, on the effect that food has on the body.
WELLNESS CHECK determines genetic variants in 24 genes related to nutrition and metabolism:
Lactose and celiac intolerance
Lactose intolerance and/or gluten sensitivity can trigger adverse symptoms that worsen the quality of life of those who suffer it. In this sense, the detection of genetic markers of lactose intolerance and/or predisposition to the development of celiac disease could, by means of a nutritional approach, improve the health status of those people who are not aware of them as carriers of any of these markers.
Sensitivity to salt
Excessive presence of sodium (or what salt is the same, composed of sodium and chlorine) in blood can cause increased blood pressure to trigger hypertension in those genetically predisposed people.
Alcohol and caffeine
In the body there are specific enzymes that process caffeine and alcohol. This analysis provides information on the effectiveness of metabolism to process these substances.
Cholesterol and lipid profile
Cholesterol and triglyceride levels are influenced not only by the diet, but also by the genetic profile of each person, so knowing if there is a higher risk of having high levels of these lipids can help adjust the diet accordingly. Guias y Trucos tecnologicos
Metabolism of homocysteine
Homocysteine is an amino acid that produces the organism by metabolizing the methionine contained in the proteins of the diet. Numerous studies suggest that excess homocysteine in blood is a relevant cardiovascular risk factor. This excess can be due both to genetic alterations and a deficit of vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid.
Through nutrition and the environment it is exposed to the entry of toxic substances that must be removed from the organism by liver detoxification. Knowing the efficiency of this mechanism allows you to adapt the lifestyle to minimize exposure to toxic substances. The accumulation of toxics in the body is related to different diseases such as asthma, allergies or neurodevelopment disorders.
A very important aspect of the impact of the environment on the organism is oxidative stress. The imbalance between prooxidants and antioxidants can lead to tissue and organ damage and is involved in the development of numerous cardiovascular, neurological, degenerative diseases, etc.
Inflammation is a natural defense mechanism in the body; however, an excessive inflammatory response can have negative health consequences, contributing to the development of autoimmune, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases.
Risk of osteoporosis
Through DNA you can determine the genetic tendency to have bone density levels correct or altered. This will allow you to adjust the intake of micronutrients through an appropriate diet.
The test is indicated for people who wish to maintain and improve their current state of health, preventing, to the extent possible, frequent chronic diseases of adulthood. People with a family history of frequent adult diseases, and people with neurodevelopment disorders or chronic diseases, are also recommended to improve their quality of life through nutrition.
Wellness Check, how to help improve nutrition and well-being through genetics according to SYNLAB
According to different global studies, food is one of the key factors in the perception of well-being. It's what you eat but often you eat foods that feel bad.
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