DNAFit testing for customised nutrition, wellness, fitness and performance programs

Whether you’re looking to shape/tone up, build muscle, win the 800m at the next Olympics or just want to eat a little healthier, your genetics hold valuable information about the best way to do this, just for you.

We help you nurture your nature. Using our extensive experience in both elite sports performance, and working with Joe Average, we help you be the best you can be with unique genetic insights.

We believe there is no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ approach, both in movement/training, nutrition and wellbeing. Long-term health, performance, vitality and wellbeing should be personal, not general - we help guide this with a simple saliva swab.

We are all different, and a part of this difference is as a result of our genetic profile. Genetically, there are the differences that we all see, such as eye and hair colour, but there are also the differences we don’t see, how we metabolise nutrients for example, the way we deal with toxins, how well we react to different types of exercise – we all interact with the environment in our own unique way.

Genetically we are almost identical, but in each gene there are points of variation. The most common type of variation is a single base change at a particular position – this variation is called a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism, or SNP for short (pronounced ‘snip’). It is in the combination of these tiny differences that we define our individuality, who we are. But genes are not the whole picture, they don’t work alone and they don’t determine everything about us. Genes interact with our environment – and modifying the environment modifies our “phenotype” – the way we are (e.g. a fair skinned person will only suffer from sunburn if she/he stays in the sun too long).

Because we have some control over our environment (in our case exercise and nutrition choices) we therefore can work to create the best phenotype for our lifestyle.

At born2move, we work with DNAFit, who focus specifically on two realms of genetic science - Exercise Genomics & Nutrigenomics, with the aim of helping our customers train, eat and feel their best.

What the DNAFit test can determine;
  • Best diet 'type' for you based on your genes
  • Carbohydrate response
  • Saturated fat response
  • Lactose tolerance
  • Detoxification genes
  • Anti-oxidant needs
  • Omega-3 needs
  • Vitamin B needs
  • Vitamin D needs
  • Alcohol sensitivity
  • Caffeine sensitivity
  • Salt sensitivity
  • Power/endurance response
  • Sports injury resilience
  • REcovery speed
  • REcovery nutrition needs
  • Aerobic (VO2 max) trainability/potential
Your test results will help us understand your personal genetic profile so we can:
  • Develop a training/exercise/movement, nutrition and wellness/lifestyle programme that works for you
  • Understand your injury risk and what to do to minimise this risk
  • Guide your intake and proportions of fat and carbohydrates
  • Understand your personal need for certain vitamins and antioxidants
  • Uncover your genetic predisposition to lactose, gluten, alcohol and coffee tolerance.