The CLOCK gene

Rise & Shine!

……with the CLOCK gene

Circadian rhythms are physical, mental and behavioural changes that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle.  

The CLOCK gene affect circadian rhythms and contribute to a large degree whether you are a ‘morning person’ or ‘night owl’. 

Losing one night’s sleep will likely make you grumpy the next day, however, the body’s clock is responsible for more than just sleep and wakefulness.

A chronic disturbance in your circadian rhythm genes is (independant from sleep) associated with: 

  • a high body mass
  • depression and other mood disorders such as bi-polar disorder
  • type II diabetes
  • heart disorders
  • a compromised immunity

 

Keeping circadian rhythms in check is so important that there is a very distinct brain region dedicated just with keeping time:  the suprachiasmatic nucleus.  It is responding primarily to light and darkness in the environment. 

If you have a specific genetic CLOCK mutation, GENEWAY will provide you with several numerous actionable recommendations that can help to reset the circadian rhythms and reduce the risk for associated disorders.

Contact us today for more information.

 

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