The Science Behind GeneWize LifeMap™ Nutrition
by Helene Zemel
The DNA between any 2 people is 99.1% identical. It is this 0.9% variation in the genetic makeup of every individual that accounts for differences in eye color, height, hair color, skin type, susceptibility to disease, and even differences on how we age.
Small variations in DNA are called polymorphisms. The smallest of these variations are called single nucleotide polymorphisms or SNPs (pronounced snips). Many of these SNPs have no consequence to the body, but some effect enzymes that influence bone density, how we detoxify substances like alcohol and cigarette smoke, antioxidant levels in the body, the homocysteine levels in the blood (a factor in heart health), blood sugar and lipid regulation in the body, how we break down collagen (effecting our skin, bones, and joints), and even the inflammatory process in the body. Our genes are responsible for creating important enzymes in our bodies, and many enzymes are vitamin-dependent.
The LifeMap Healthy Aging Assessment™
GeneWize Life Sciences is a wholly owned direct marketing subsidiary of GeneLink™ Inc., a publicly traded company. GeneLink is a biosciences company that creates and markets low cost DNA-based assessments as the nucleus for personalized health, beauty, and wellness solutions. The GeneWize Healthy Aging Assessment™ evaluates a total of 12 key SNP that are factors for diminished health and wellness. As clinical research has proven, many of these genetic variations can be influenced by nutritional supplements such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. The Healthy Aging Assessment™ provides a simple color-coded system to show you which nutritional health areas you may have disadvantages in. Your GeneWize LifeMap Nutrition supplement is specifically customized to address those nutritional needs.
The Good News
The good news is that there is proven scientific research that demonstrates that vitamins and other supplements can repair DNA damage. The University of California at Berkeley conducted research; partially funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, on the theory that vitamin supplementation can repair defective genes. As reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (see Science Daily, June 3, 2008), the Berkeley scientists stated that: "there are many genetic differences that make people's enzymes less efficient than normal, and that simple supplementation with vitamins can often restore some of these deficient enzymes to full working order." Nicholas Marini, another Berkeley scientist stated: "I wouldn't be surprised if everybody is going to require a different optimal dose of vitamins based on their genetic makeup, based upon the kind of variance they are harboring in vitamin-dependent enzymes."
The damage to the body that free radicals can cause is well documented. Scientific research has documented that antioxidants can destroy these free radicals in the bloodstream. Antioxidants such as bilberry, green and white tea, blueberry extract, resveratrol, lycopene, pomegranate, alpha lipoic acid, and broccoli are important ingredients in the GeneWize supplement as well as Vitamins C, E, and selenium. The supplement also includes goji fruit, mangosteen, and acai extract. Cat's Claw, folic acid, and various B vitamins have been scientifically proven to repair DNA damage and are part of the GeneWize product. Your customized product may well contain over 65 ingredients specially formulated to your DNA assessment. There are over 177,000 possible ingredient combinations in the GeneWize product. For more information click here.
The GeneWize LifeMap Nutritional Supplement
The GeneWize LifeMap Nutrition supplement has these features:
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- High-grade pharmaceutical process
- Significant antioxidant support
- 5,000 to 9,000 ORAC units (a measure of antioxidant activity)
- mostly whole foods
- Many organic ingredients
- Affordable at about $3 per day