The scientific studies chosen as an input for our knowledge base are highly curated peer-reviewed studies with statistically significant populations and generalizability. As such, the knowledge base is the most comprehensive and rigorous set of genomics studies available today. However, a predisposition likelihood model is a risk model and it provides likelihood assessments for a trait. It helps to make precautionary choices for lifestyle, which would allow to mitigate any potential adverse effects of a negative trait and taking advantage of a positive trait. This is why my iDDNA®:
- Also analyzes haplotypes and permutations (key genes often multi-task and influence more than one metabolic process)
- Detects lifestyle data in real-time through your smartphone, wearable, and third-party APIs in order to create dynamic, lifestyle “matrix” around your genetic traits.
Wellness genomics or ultra-wellness is based on the same rigorous scientific principles as personalized medicine. As an example, consider a well-known genetic variant that significantly increases the risk for a chronic disease. Having this variant does not necessarily mean that a person has the disease, or will get the disease. It does, however, indicate the higher risk for a disease. Knowing this information may help the individual to take preventive action. Similarly, genetic variations associated with decreased levels of an essential vitamin or mineral, indicate risk for potential micronutrient deficiency. An individual with higher genetic-based risk for deficiency in vitamin D, for example, is encouraged to consume foods rich in vitamin D, monitor vitamin D level, and talk to nutritionist or healthcare provider about vitamin D supplementation. While everyone needs to make sure to follow general recommendations for all essential minerals and vitamins, it is even more important to monitor those for which you have elevated genetics-based risks.