Understanding the Supplements Your Body Needs With Genetic Testing from GENEWAY™

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Jeanne Conradie

There are some minerals and vitamins that the human body cannot function optimally without. Genetic testing can reveal which vitamins and minerals your body has the most trouble absorbing. When it comes to your health, DNA testing can inform you of which supplements you could benefit from to correct the shortage of any minerals or vitamins in your body.

Vitamin B12

Adults need around 2.4 mcg of vitamin B12 each day. The role of vitamin B12 in the body is to keep nerves and blood cells healthy. It has a role in allowing the body to make and repair DNA and accompanying genetic material in cells. Without vitamin B12 you risk suffering from megaloblastic anemia which causes individuals to feel weak and fatigued.

Taking a B complex supplement is a great way to ensure that you are getting all the vitamin B12 you need, but you can also take steps to eating more B12 rich foods to benefit your health as informed by DNA testing. Eating livers and other organ meats, as well as beef and oily fish, are great sources of vitamin B12.

Magnesium

Magnesium is essential to a healthy body because it is used in every cell to ensure the body functions properly. This is due to the fact that magnesium plays a pivotal role in the biochemical reactions constantly performed by enzymes. It helps with turning food into energy, muscle movement, creating new proteins, repairing DNA as well as regulating the nervous system.

Due to the fact that magnesium is partly responsible for all these functions in the body it is essential to keeping you healthy. Magnesium has been found to:

  • Boost your workout
  • Fight Depression
  • Fight insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Act as an anti-inflammatory

Here are some rich sources of Magnesium which you can include in your diet:

  • leafy greens
  • fish
  • nuts, especially cashews

Calcium

The body needs calcium for healthy bones and teeth (where it is stored) but it is also essential in that it helps the body absorb other essentials minerals and vitamins.

Without enough calcium in your body you run the risk of developing osteoporosis later in life where bones become brittle and fracture easily.

To work more calcium into your diet you can make use of more dairy products, seeds, as well as beans and lentils.

Omega 3

Omega 3s come in three groups, mainly EPA, DHA and ALA. Omega 3s are healthy fats your body needs to help maintain high and well-functioning cell membranes. Taking omega 3 fatty acids ensures your cells optimally regulate the passage of nutrients and waste across membranes. Thus, Omega 3s help fight disease by curbing inflammation in the blood vessels and slowing plaque buildup.

Omega 3 has been linked to lowering the risk of high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, depression, dementia and arthritis.

Taking a supplement is advised for your health by DNA testing but you can add it to your diet by eating cold-water fatty fish like salmon, tuna and mackerel, nuts and seeds, as well as plant oils like flaxseed and soybean oil.

Genetic testing carried out by a DNA doctor can reveal which vitamins and minerals your body needs most and supply you with a relevant supplement. GENEWAY will reveal any and all nutrient deficiencies and excesses you may have and a DNA doctor or nutritionist will advise you on how to rectify any short comings. Get in touch for genetic testing so you can take control of your own health.

 

 

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