Gene Nutrition

Use your genetic information to get nutrition and diet insights to maintain healthier nutrition. Understanding how your genetic predispositions affect your body’s responses to different foods and your eating behavior. Your gene nutrition report can disclose vital information to improve your diet and lifestyle optimally.

What Is Included In Your Report?

Tendency To Overeat

There are various hormones like Leptin, Ghrelin, and Neuropeptides that regulate hunger and satiety (feeling full) responses. The genes associated with the secretion of these hormones also influence factors like excessive snacking, emotional eating, preference for high-caloric food, and persistent hunger.

People with certain genetic types may have an increased secretion of Ghrelin (appetite inducer) and lesser secretion of Leptin (appetite suppressor) hormones. Such people tend to overeat as they may not experience the normal feeling of “fullness.” Overeating impacts our health in a bad way by increasing the risk of obesity, diabetes, mental issues, and acid reflux issues.

Vitamin B2 Needs

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is essential for human health. It acts as an antioxidant within the body, playing a vital role in skin protection. The body can store only a small amount of vitamin B2, and thus, it needs to be consumed every day. Vitamin B2 deficiency damages the skin by causing cracked skin, itching, and dermatitis.

It also leads to elevated levels of homocysteine (a harmful amino acid) in the body. This risk for vitamin B2 deficiency increases with age, illness, and alcohol consumption. People of certain genetic types may need more vitamin B2 due to the inefficient transport in their bodies.

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance, a common digestive problem, is characterized by a person’s inability to digest a natural sugar ‘lactose’ present in dairy products. An enzyme, lactase produced in the small intestine, breaks down the lactose sugar.

When there is a deficiency of this enzyme, the undigested lactose moves from the small intestine into the large intestine, where the bacteria present interacts with the unprocessed lactose sugar and causes the symptoms of lactose intolerance like bloating, gas, and diarrhea. People with certain genetic types may have less or no lactase enzyme and are thus more prone to developing lactose intolerance.

Calcium Needs

Calcium is essential for maintaining the strength and structure of bones and teeth. It plays a vital role in certain metabolic functions. An adequate level of calcium in the body over a lifetime can help prevent osteoporosis. Calcium levels are tightly regulated by two main hormonal systems, i.e., parathyroid and vitamin D, which themselves are influenced by genetic factors.

Any changes in these genetic factors can lead to higher or lower than normal calcium levels in the body, both of which are dangerous. People with these genetic types may either need to increase or decrease calcium consumption.

Traits covered in this report

Tendency to gain weight, Tendency to overeat, Tendency to prefer fatty foods, Tendency to prefer sweet foods, Tendency to prefer bitter foods, Carbohydrate intake & weight gain tendency, Fibre intake & weight loss tendency, Saturated fats intake & weight gain tendency, MUFA intake & weight gain tendency, PUFA intake & weight gain tendency, Protein intake & weight loss tendency, Tendency to regain weight, Vitamin A needs, Vitamin B2 needs, Vitamin B12 needs, Vitamin B6 needs, Vitamin B9 needs, Vitamin C needs, Vitamin D needs, Vitamin E needs, Vitamin K needs, Calcium needs, Choline needs, Copper needs, Iron needs, Magnesium needs, Phosphate needs, Selenium needs, Zinc needs, Antioxidant needs, Caffeine consumption, Caffeine metabolism, Gluten sensitivity, Lactose intolerance, Alcohol flush, Salt intake & blood pressure sensitivity, Riboflavin & blood pressure response, Coenzyme Q10 levels, Snacking, Alcohol dependance, Nicotine dependance, Homocysteine levels, Bone mineral density, Mediterranean diet response, Body mass index, Adiponectin levels, Emotional eating, Cilantro taste aversion.

How can you benefit from a gene allergy report?

Your Optimal Diet Type

The nutrition report looks at the way your body genetically responds to fats and carbs–helping you find the right balance between the two. From your genetic sensitivities, we will give you recommendations on your optimal diet type.

Micronutrients & Vitamins

The nutrition report looks at your requirements of micronutrients and vitamins, based on your genetics, not just on the average guidelines. Micronutrients are chemical elements or substances required in trace amounts for the normal growth and development of living organisms.

Know What Makes You “Full”

People with certain genetic types may have an increased secretion of Ghrelin (appetite inducer) and lesser secretion of Leptin (appetite suppressor) hormones. Such people tend to overeat as they may not experience the normal feeling of "fullness." Knowing what makes you feel "Full" helps you avoid overeating and the negative impacts it has on your health.

Sensitivities & Tolerances

With your reports you will find out things like whether you are lactose intolerant, or the level of your caffeine and salt sensitivity. By understanding our individual sensitivity to these ingredients, we can make informed choices about our diet–improving our overall health and well being.

Other reports you will receive

Gene Allergy

Explore your allergy sensitivities and get insights on common allergies.

Gene Fitness

Learn how to dedicate your time for maximum fitness results.

Gene Health

Achieve your weight loss goals and help your body age gracefully.

Gene Skin

Explore your skin profile, sun sensitivities, and aging impact.

How this works


Order Kit

Order the DNA testing kit and receive the box in 1 week!

Collect your biomaterials

Collect your saliva sample from the comfort of your home.

Ship it back

Once you collect your saliva sample then send it back to us using the included shipping label.

Access your reports and recommendations

We will read your genome and send you reports on health, fitness, nutrition, allergy and more.

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What are the MENADNA genetic test and reports? What is the major benefit?

The MENADNA genetic tests and reports have been designed from data curated from genomic analysis of the Middle-East and North African population. The test offering provides an individual with a glimpse into their genetic composition and an insight into their future health based on their unique genetic make-up. The genetic test offers you information on the following: your health, your allergies, your skin, your nutrition, and your fitness.

How does the MENADNA test work?

You need to get an MENADNA kit, which you can order on this site. The kit contains 2 sample collection tubes: a saliva sample and a swab sample. Once you register this kit you will receive an email and be contacted by our representative for sample pick up. DNA will be extracted from your samples and processed via different techniques. Once your data is analysed and processed the same will be available online in the form of a report. You can login to your MENADNA account and view this report and download the same as well.

What does the MENADNA test cover?

We currently offer 4 different reports: Gene Nutrition, Gene Fitness, Gene Health and Gene Skin.

How easy is it for me to understand my results?

The reports are usually detailed and self-explanatory. Your individual report will include the results of your DNA analysis under each report tab with recommendations on how to use the information provided.

Can I order more than one test?

Yes, you can order as many tests as you want. Each account can register multiple test kits and view the individual resulting reports. However, we would recommend creating separate accounts when individuals would prefer to view their results privately. You can order the kits on behalf of family and friendly and they can create a separate MENADNA account post-purchase and register them against their own accounts for easy and private access.

How do I track my sample?

You will get alerts at various stages indicating the status of your sample kit right from the time it reaches the processing lab to when your results are out. We will use your email for these alerts.

What is the turnaround time for MENADNA reports?

You will get your reports within 4-6 weeks from the time your sample is received at the processing lab. You will receive an email alert once the report is available online. You can use your login credentials to access the report. Sometimes unplanned delays could be expected.

How do I take my own saliva and swab samples?

Do not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum for 30 minutes before giving your saliva and swab samples. Instructions on how to collect the samples properly will be included with your kit in both English and Arabic. Most people take 5 to 10 minutes to complete the samples collection

How do I register my test kit/s?

Once you create your account, you will be directed to your account page which will include a kits registration feature. For each kit you want to register you will use the barcode on the side flap on the kit box. Please ensure you note which kit number belongs to each individual you are testing to ensure you know which report belongs to each individual being tested.

What is the minimum age requirement for the MENADNA test?

There is no minimum age requirement. However, these reports are intended for adult (+18) usage to understand and benefit from the recommendations.

Understand Your Genetics With MENADNA

MENADNA is a personalized health report service, which enables users to obtain detailed information and reports based on their genome. MENADNA does not treat, diagnose or cure any conditions, but is for informational and educational purposes alone. We work to empower our users with information to make better decisions to improve different aspects of their lives.

About MenaDNA

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