Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Folate Requirement is
What does this mean?
Likely to have increased risk of folate deficiency Your genotype is associated with reduced enzyme activity and low serum folate levels.
How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?
This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Folate Requirement.
Suggested Lifestyle Changes
- You should be able to maintain sufficient folate levels through a balanced diet. Leafy greens, organ meats, citrus fruit juices, legumes, nuts and fortified foods, such as enriched breads and cereals are good sources of folate.
- The bioavailability of folic acid is assumed to be 100% when taken as a supplement, while folic acid in fortified food is estimated to have about 85% bioavailability.
- Bioavailability of food sources varies widely between 25-50%, due to certain compounds in foods such as wholegrains and legumes, which inhibit folate absorption. Thus, naturally occurring folates are not as bioavailable as folic acid supplements.
- Based on your genetic profile, you do not require supplementation. Supplementation is recommended if you are trying to conceive, or are pregnant.