Personalize Plant Based Diet For Your Genes

Learn how you can use Gini DNA test to customize your vegan diets so that you're not deficient in certain nutrients

Essential Nutrients That You Miss Out On A Plant Based Diet

Veganism is great for the environment, helps you loose weight and the diet is choke-full of phytonutrients & antioxidants. However you miss out on certain food groups and this in turn can lead to nutritional deficiencies.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

DHA and EPA are found in fish and other seafood and are not produced naturally by the body. Your ALA to EPS and DHA conversion is impacted by FADS1 and FADS2 genes. To prevent deficiency you can supplement your diet with EPA and DHA from algae or microalgae oil supplements.

Vitamin K2 (Bone Health)

Vegans can have reduced intake of K2 foods which are primarily meat based products. VKORC1 and GGCX genes impact the level of active Vitamin K metabolism. APOE gene also impacts the absorption and transport of fat soluble nutrients like Vitamin K.

Vitamin B12

People especially vegans with risk variants of MTHFR and MTRR genes will need even higher amounts of B-12 to reduce the deficiency and methylation risk. DNA methylation is an important epigenetic factor in the regulation of gene expression.

Iron (Anemia risk)

Heme iron is found only in meat, and absorbed at a rate of 7 to 35 percent while non-heme iron is typically absorbed at a rate of 2 to 20 percent. People with G type of genetic variant rs4820268 for gene TMPRSS6 have high chances of being deficient in iron. If you're on a plant based diet, you can add Vitmain C to increase bioavailability.

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