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Fitgenes AMY 1 gene profile can assist and will reveal your ability to process starch. This can be the answer to a wide range of digestive health issues.

Fitgenes offers health and wellness programs based on Nutrigenomics that can assist with a range of issues.

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Knowing your AMY1 gene profile, you can best manage health issues, including:

  • Weight management
  • Diabetes
  • Gluten intolerances
  • Dental decay

How your body processes starch carbohydrates plays an important role in these and other everyday health and wellbeing issues.

Understand your AMY1 gene for long-term health and wellbeing

What is your AMY1 gene?

AMY1 is a gene that produces the enzyme ‘amylase’.

What is Amylase?

Amylase is found in our saliva and plays a major role in the digestion of starch, which is a carbohydrate found in grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Amylase begins the process of starch metabolism in the mouth. 50% of bread starch and 25% of pasta starch is broken down during the short chewing time of 19 to 27 seconds.

AMY 1 Gene Copy Number Variation

Some of us do not produce sufficient levels of amylase or produce amylase with very poor ability to break down our carbohydrates.

Genetic research on amylase production and how effective it is for starch carbohydrate digestion has shown that your AMY1 Gene copy number variation indicates your genetic predisposition for starch metabolism.

The Fitgenes AMY1 gene profile reports tells you your AMY1 copy number variation enabling you to understand your personal response to starch from carbohydrates. With this information your practitioner will design a personalised intervention plan based on modifying your diet to lower starch intake to assist in your body’s response to carbohydrate consumption.

The AMY1 gene profile can assist in understanding how effectively you metabolise carbohydrates to allow your practitioner to tailor a personalised program that suits you, considering factors such as:

  • how much carbohydrate you can eat per day.
  • which carbohydrates you should avoid and which ones are preferred.
  • using carbohydrates for energy.

Who should profile their AMY 1 Gene?

Anyone who wants to understand how their body metabolises and tolerates starch in carbohydrates and wants to make the best dietary choices for themselves.

Making informed dietary choices isn't always easy. Yet making the right choices is important for long term health and wellbeing and in addressing a number of key lifestyle and health issues.

Poor dietary habits impact our health but the good news is that Fitgenes offers programs based on the science of Nutrigenomics to provide long term health benefits. Our programs don't require strict fad diet rules, nor any fancy products and services. We use dietary and nutritional interventions and guidance based on your genetic profile. Our programs have worked for many people, helping them with solutions to a range of health concerns.

Maree Murphy from Heavenly Herbs is a Fitgenes Certified Practitioner. Contact her to learn more about how a personalised health and wellbeing program can be designed just for you.

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