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Genetic and Nutrition

Nutrigenomics is the study of how diet influences gene expression, and thus, health.

Nutrigenomics as the identification of genes that are involved in physiological responses to diet, and the genes in which small changes, called polymorphisms, may have significant nutritional consequences. Nutrigenetics is then defined as the study of these individual genetic variations or polymorphisms, their interaction with nutritional factors, and their association with health and disease. Others define nutrigenomics as the study of the functional interactions between food and the genome at the molecular, cellular, and organismic levels, and the ways in which individuals respond differently to diets depending on their genetic makeup.

Nutrigenomics, more specifically and less “tongue in cheek,” a discipline that attempts to explain how nutrients, or common dietary chemicals, affect one’s health by altering gene expression. So doing a genetic testing with a nutrition plan helps you interpret your genes and for enables the nutritionist to guide you by a structured nutrition guidance plan-the most personalised nutrition plan that can help you towards a better health.

Based on your genetic report it might be able to answer pertinent questions about your health, and / or give you great directions on how you can plan your nutrition better towards a better more optimum health. A little like crystal ball gazing.

Basic tenets of the discipline include the following:

  • Common dietary chemicals act on the human genome, directly or indirectly, to alter gene expression or structure.
  • Under certain circumstances and in some individuals, diet can be a serious risk factor for a number of diseases.
  • Diet-regulated genes are likely play a role in theincidence, onset, progression, and the severity of chronic diseases.
  • The degree to which diet influences the balance between healthy and disease states may depend on an individual’s genetic makeup.
  • Dietary intervention(i.e., “customised and individual nutrition”) based on the knowledge of nutritional requirement, status and genotype can be used to prevent, mitigate, or cure chronic diseases.

One reason that nutrigenomics currently is receiving substantial attention is that the necessary science to monitor gene expression finally has been developed. By accurately controlling input to such biological systems (e.g., nutrients), how gene expression varies with input can be measured. Where the function of a particular gene, or set of genes, is understood, one can correlate what one eats with a particular and measurable biological outcome. The outcome may be related to a known disease. Another reason why nutrigenomics is receiving attention may involve recent reports in peer-reviewed journals that show interesting relationships between minerals and beneficial effects in animal models.

Nutrigenomics works differently to the general recommended daily allowances that is intended to prevent nutritional deficiencies in the general population and contrasts with traditional food pyramid and foods/ supplements that are claimed to be beneficial for everyone.

Genetic variations among individuals can result in very varied responses to general diets and specific foods. Nutrigenomics isthus applied better on individuals, sub and subsets of populations, ethnic groups that share genetic similarities to have clearer gazing view on nutrition planning and execution.

Nutrition Gene test

This test will tell you about the micro and macro nutrients in your body. Any food allergies that you may have, will be reflected in this report.

What kind of foods will build your immunity? What will work for you? What won’t work? Will you absorb the nutrients in your food? How will you process fats?


Fitness Gene test

The Fitness Gene test will determine the kind of activity that will suit your body. This is primarily for athletes, fitness enthusiasts and for people who are not able to reach their weight goals no matter how much they exercise.

Will running impact your knee? Is swimming better for you than jogging? Is weight training the answer for building your muscle tone?

Health Gene test

The Health Gene test determines your vulnerability and propensity for inheriting lifestyle diseases. Chances are if your parents are diabetic, you may be too. But then, your genetics do not exclusively belong to a single parent; it’s an amalgamation of both. So your genetics can contain codes that have propensities for diseases that neither of your parents ever had.



The largest organ of your body is a barometer of your health. Face it, we are conscious of the way we look and the health of our skin reflects the state of our internal wellbeing. Food is directly related to skin health.

Bad eating choices and lifestyle disorders cause premature aging, acne, wrinkles, rosacea, hair loss besides various other complications. These lead to diminished confidence and self-esteem.

At QUA Nutrition, our world class nutritionists work with you to resolve your skin issues and restore your skin health by giving a comprehensive nutrition plan that works from inside out.


The Process

  1. Book a discovery call

    Speak with our expert nutritionist to know about various gene tests that we offer and how the test results are integrated to your diet plan to help you achieve your goals.

  2. Select a Genetic Test

    Based on your requirements you can select your choice of Genetic Testing(s). The best bit is that you only need to give the saliva sample only once for all the tests.

  3. Receive the kit at home

    Place an order for the sample collection kit. On confirmation of the payment, we will send across Genetic Testing kit at your doorstep.

  4. : Collect the sample & Ship it back

    Refer to the manual in the kit and follow few easy steps to collect the saliva sample at home. It’s that easy. Carefully pack all the items back in the kit, seal it and send it back to us.

  5. In depth Analysis

    The kit will then be sent to the lab where the experts will process the sample, evaluate it and share the results. This might take 3-4 weeks of time to derive at the final results.

  6. Diet Chart Preparation

    Your nutritionist will thoroughly examine your reports and integrate the test results to your nutrition plan to give you a personalized diet strategy. At this stage a supplement strategist, if required, will help formulate your supplement intake along with diet.

  7. Quality Check & Diet Chart Delivery

    Your diet chart then goes for a quality check, where the quality controller will evaluate your diet chart vis a vis your requirements, so that you only receive the best diet chart. After thorough examinations and through set protocols, once approved, your diet chart will be delivered to you in 7 days time.

Frequently asked questions

What is genetic test?

It is a DNA test to understand your genetic predisposition.

2. Can it be done in any lab?

No, it can only be done in a genetic lab. A blood test lab can’t perform genetic testing.

3. How is it done?

It is normally done through collection of saliva in a kit. Another method is blood collection which can be more accurate.

4. How long does it take for the results to come?

It normally takes 4 to 6 weeks for the results of a genetic test to come out.

5. How can we use it?

The results of a genetic test can be used to understand behavioral, nutritional and lifestyle tendencies which can be used to create the perfect nutrition plan for you.

6. Why is it so expensive?

The equipment used in testing is very expensive. Additionally, the comprehensiveness of a test also impacts the cost.

7. Does it go abroad to test?

The testing is done in Indian labs; and the analysis is aligned to the predispositioned traits in the Indian subcontinent.

9. How many gene traits do you cover?

The number of gene traits covered depend on the type of genetic test. A nutrition gene test has 38 traits while a health gene test has 46.

10. What is raw data?

Raw data is the information collected from a genetic test. It can be used in any genetic lab to get a genetic report. This data does not need to be collected over and over again.

11. How can I do the genetic test when I am abroad?

If abroad, a sister test from 23andme can be done. Raw data will be provided, which should be shared with us to generate specific genetic reports. Separate payments will be required for both the raw data from 23andme as well as to the genetic lab for a report.

12. How do maintain confidentiality of our data?

Genetic samples that are collected are trapped by a unique barcode. This barcode is the only identification method vis-à-vis your sample. You need not share your name while doing a Genetic test. The lab is only aware of the barcode while the process of the sample raw data and the reports are being generated, thereby keeping your data confidential. You can request that your raw data and reports are deleted permanently from our systems after your genetic reports are shared with you.

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