FitnessGenes – DNA Based Fitness and Nutrition Analysis
FitnessGenes is a home based DNA testing service geared towards athletic people. They are currently running a 30% discount on their mail based DNA analysis kit. The price of the kit is normally $199 and is presently $139. FitnessGenes provides a report on 41 different genes linked to athletic performance and health. Once the report is generated based on your mailed in saliva sample a customized training system is provided with weekly exercises and nutritional information.
I’ve just received the results from my own DNA test which had several surprise findings:
I do not have most of the endurance traits and would be better at strength / speed based activities. Oddly enough I’ve only been interested in endurance activities such as swimming, running and cycling.
I am an excellent coffee drinker! That part is not a surprise, but in this case it means I have two copies of A allele for the CYP1A2 gene. I can quickly metabolize coffee and not worry about being up all night.
I am lactose intolerant. Two copies of the C allele in the LCT gene suggest that I would not do well with lactose. I’ve been avoiding dairy for 12 years based on personal observations and am thrilled to have the confirmation.
My most significant endurance attribute is that I was lucky enough to have is the gift of fat burning. I can confirm this as I’ve been enjoying a ketogenic diet for all of 2016. I had two G alleles in the PPARA gene which is common in elite endurance athletes.
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