WHAT IS THE FITGENES CARB CHOICE TEST?
Fitgenes Carb Choice is a personalised genetic profile report based on your AMY 1 gene which affects your personal response to starch from carbohydrates.
By understanding your Carb Choice gene profile and your body’s response, you can best manage health issues, including:
- Weight management
- Gluten intolerances
- Dental decay
How your body processes starch carbohydrates plays an important role in these and other everyday health and wellbeing issues.
WHY USE CARB CHOICE?
Making informed dietary choices isn’t always easy. Yet making the right choices is important for long term health and wellbeing and in addressing a number of key lifestyle and health issues.
Your Fitgenes Carb Choice program doesn’t require strict diet rules, nor any fancy products and services. Fitgenes uses dietary and nutritional interventions and guidance based on your genetic profile.
There is more than one type of carbohydrate but do you know which are best for you?
WHO SHOULD PROFILE THEIR AMY 1 GENE?
Anyone who wants to understand how their body metabolises and tolerates starch in carbohydrates and wants to make the best dietary choices for themselves.
WHAT IS YOUR AMY1 GENE?
AMY1 is a gene that produces the enzyme ‘amylase’. Amylase is found in our saliva and plays a major role in the digestion of starch, which is a carbohydrate found in grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, nuts
and seeds. Amylase begins the process of starch metabolism in the mouth. 50% of bread starch and 25% of pasta starch is broken down during the short chewing time of 19 to 27 seconds.
Our epigenome is influenced by diet and lifestyle and is the reason why some genes are expressed in individuals while others are not!
AMY 1 GENE COPY NUMBER VARIATION
Some of us do not produce sufficient levels of amylase or produce amylase with very poor ability to break down our carbohydrates. Genetic research on amylase production and how effective it is for starch carbohydrate digestion has shown that our AMY1 Gene copy number variation indicates our genetic predisposition for starch metabolism.
HOW DOES CARB CHOICE WORK?
The Fitgenes Carb Choice genetic profile report tells you your AMY1 copy number variation enabling you to understand your personal response to starch from carbohydrates.
With this information your Fitgenes Accredited Practitioner will design a personalised intervention plan based on modifying your diet to lowerstarch intake to assist in your body’s response to carbohydrate consumption. The program will be tailored to your personal results considering factors such as:
- How much carbohydrate you can eat per day.
- Which carbohydrates you should avoid and which ones are preferred.
- Using carbohydrates for energy.
Understanding your genetic predispositions means no more guesswork and personalised health plans that work for you.
Speak to your Sheridan, your Fitgenes Accredited Practitioner today to learn more about how to get started.