Fit by Design

Contained in the nucleotides of DNA are the genetic instructions for every function in the human body. Traditionally, DNA is explained in terms of dictating individual appearance, hair and eye color, height and it remains true in regards to enzymatic pathways, receptor function and ultimately the precise requirements for exercise, diet and nutritional supplements.

Genetic makeup and expression exerts considerable influence over an individual’s metabolic function and exercise physiology. There is extensive evidence that supports the direct interaction of genes with overall physiological processes of metabolic function and obesity and show the intricate interaction(s) of polymorphism(s) that alter the degree or severity of metabolic disorders or resistance to weight loss.

Using full sequence analysis, this weight loss test concentrates on five important loci on four genes* that encode for fat absorption, physiological response(s) to exercise, insulin resistance,obesity, regulation of glucose homeostasis and adipocyte differentiation . The five genes have been assigned to the obesity gene map that are directly involved in the phenotype behaviors and response to fat absorption and retention, nutritional requirements and limitations and the exercise requirements for an individual. In addition, Fit by Design™ identifies and discusses gender differences in phenotype and neuro-hormone influence on physiological response.

Why Genetic Testing

Genetic testing is an analysis that identifies unique variations is genes or proteins. The results of which provides precise genetic information about an individual. The ability to uncover such detailed information has only become available for consumer use in the past few years. Genetic testing, until this time, has been used to diagnose or rule out hereditary disorders or diseases. On the forefront of health and wellness, genetic testing is now available to uncover an individual’s metabolic requirements, paths to weight loss, an athlete’s steps to peak performance, and can even help to avoid childhood obesity. Ultimately, creating the platform for anyone to reach their optimal health.

Diet, exercise and supplement programs fall short because they lack the crucial element of biological response(s) and biochemical reactions in any given individual. Approaching diet, exercise, and custom supplementation to achieve weight loss, optimal body composition and wellness is most efficiently accomplished through the utilization of individualized genetic information.

The analysis identifies the polymorphisms that has the most influential role in physiological response(s) targeted for weight loss, nutrient absorption or metabolic process. Initially, We analyze the most influential gene in regards to each section (DO, EAT or TAKE), which provides the foundation for each recommendation of exercise (DO), diet (EAT) and specific supplementation (TAKE). We then explore the interplay of the remaining polymorphisms that support or potentially override the genetic expression, and make adjustments to the final results based on the physiological interaction(s).

The information on this page has been adopted from Genetic Fit by Design.