The 4Gold DNA-analysis health and sport establishes a link between an athlete’s DNA and its influence on the effect of foods on his/her own physiological processes. Information about the body’s own genome provides insight into how the body deals with many food components, such as vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats and carbohydrates, and can allow a better understanding of how the body changes or performs when eating certain products, eating more or avoiding them altogether. This is the idea behind nutrigenomics. This can therefore help to supplement food in a more targeted way with, for example, sports supplements.
For example, you may have a genetic variant which means that a protein supplement is not recommended for you. In addition, it is being investigated whether you need extra or just less caffeine stimulation. Find out if your body can produce enough lactase to digest lactose (milk sugar). Is your iron intake optimal or not, which may mean that you may be taking too little or too much iron from your diet. Learn if your body produces enough choline itself or if a supplement can be useful.
Our DNA analysis gives you these insights, with the results you can start to adapt your diet to your DNA and/or to supplement it according to your needs.
The 4Gold DNA analysis kits for saliva collection bear a CE mark.
HOW DOES IT WORK ?
After ordering a DNA analysis, you will receive a DNA sample kit. With this kit you can easily take a saliva sample.
! DO NOT EAT, SMOKE OR CHEW GUM 30MIN BEFORE COLLECTING SAMPLE !
- Register your kit via the link on the collector.
- Open package and remove collector without touching the sponge tip. Place the sponge as far back in your mouth as comfortable and rub along the lower gums in a back and forth motion. Gently rub 10 times. If possible, avoid rubbing your teeth.
- Gently repeat rubbing motion on the opposite side of the mouth along the lower gums for an additional 10 times.
- Hold the tube upright to prevent the liquid inside the tube from spilling. Unscrew the blue cap from the collection tube without touching the sponge.
- Turn the cap upside down, insert the sponge into the tube and close cap tightly.
- Invert the capped tube and shake vigorously 15 times.
- Afterwards you put the tube inside the box in which the DNA kit was delivered.
- Remove the pink tape from the adhesive strip to seal the box securely.
- At last you have to send the box back to the address provided on the back of it. Return shipping from Belgium is prepaid. For other countries, just take it to your local post office.
DNA extraction and processing your raw genetic data will roughly take 6 to 7 weeks. After this period of time you receive an email with both a personalized report and raw genetic data file.
You can store this file for future use, as this contains a lot of information on your genetic make-up. When there is an update of the analysis tool in the future, you simply run the raw data file again without ordering a new DNA kit.
4Gold does not store your genetic material or data. All files are immediately deleted after we’re sure you’ve received your report.