Nutrigenomics Vitamin E Requirement

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Vitamin E Requirement is

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What does this mean?

Likely to have typical risk of vitamin E deficiency Your genotype is associated with typical levels of alpha-tocopherol (a form of vitamin E) and no increased risk for vitamin E deficiency.

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Vitamin E Requirement.

Genes
Your Genotype
What it means?
Genes: LOC283143_BUD13_intergenic
Your Genotype: CC
What it means? Lower alpha-tocopherol levels
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Limitations

This report does not diagnose any health conditions or provide medical advice. This should not be used as a diagnostic tool.
This result is limited to existing scientific research.
Please consult with a healthcare professional before making any major lifestyle changes or if you have any other concerns about your results.

What is Vitamin E Requirement?

Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. It is needed for a healthy immune system, blood vessels, skin, and many other organs in the body. Vitamin E reduces the risk of life-threatening blood clots, acts as an anti- inflammatory, and offers protection from the sun. Vitamin E imbalances are relatively common, and are usually caused by diet, fat malabsorption disorders, and genetic variations.

Genetic variations in the genes associated with lipid metabolism (APOB), CD36 gene involved in lower tissue vitamin E uptake.

Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for adults is 15 mg, or 22.4 IU. Other factors that increase ones need for vitamin E include smoking, obesity, high intensity training and dry skin.

Do you have vitamin E deficiency?

Factors affecting vitamin E deficiency

You may be at risk of vitamin E deficiency if you have conditions that may prevent your body from absorbing fats properly, for example:

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Food Sources Containing Vitamin E

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Dietary Recommendations:

  1. Vitamin E can be found in vegetable oils, nuts, e.g. almonds, peanuts and hazelnuts, seeds, e.g. sunflower seeds, avocados, whole grains, wheat germ, and to a lesser extent in green vegetables, such as spinach and broccoli.
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