The igevia Metabolic Test is a DNA test - specifically a molecular genetic examination of your metabolic performance. This involves analysing genes that are relevant for determining the metabolic type and whose effect can be influenced by dietary or behavioural changes.
We restrict ourselves exclusively to analyses relating to your metabolism and do not investigate diseases or family relationships.
The Metabolic Test contains the Test-Kit as well as detailed instructions for a simple oral swab - conveniently at your home in your familiar surroundings.
Using a swab, stroke along the inside of your cheek for 1 minute - done. Then send the swab in a special transport tube to our partner laboratory free of charge.
The laboratory method used is the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) – the most important method for studying the molecular fine structure of DNA, which carries the human genetic code. It was developed in 1983 by the biochemist Kary Mullis, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for this method.
Our partner laboratory in Germany analyses 23 different single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in 19 genes in your sample. SNPs are genetic variants that have a positive, negative or neutral relationship to the core results of the igevia Metabolic Test.
The evaluation is based on current scientific studies with a recognised research methodology and replicable results. Based on the results, you will receive personal recommendations that are in line with the German Society for Nutrition (DGE).
|ACTN3||A protein for fast and strong muscle contractions|
|ACVR1B||A growth differentiation factor|
|ADRB2||A regulator of metabolic processes and influencer of training success|
|ADRB3||An influencing factor on energy metabolism|
|ALOX5AP||A factor in fat conversion|
|APOA2||A factor in fat metabolism|
|APOA5||A regulator in fat metabolism|
|CKM||A regulator of metabolic processes in muscle cells|
|FABP1||A fatty acid binding protein|
|FABP2||A fatty acid binding protein|
|FTO||A regulator of body weight and fat burning|
|LEPR||An appetite regulator|
|LPL||A fat splitting enzyme|
|LTA||A mediator of carbohydrate and fat metabolism|
|MC4R||A factor in energy metabolism|
|MLXIPL||A central regulator of metabolic enzymes|
|PPARD||A transcription factor in fat metabolism|
|PYY||A multiplier for secretion after ingestion|
You can obtain the igevia Metabolic Test in our Online-Shop or from one of our partners. Your online order will be delivered to your home free of shipping costs.
The Metabolic Test contains the test kit and detailed instructions for a simple oral swab - in the comfort of your own home. You send your sample free of charge to our partner laboratory with the enclosed return box.
Our partner laboratory uses the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to analyse which of the six defined metabolic types you belong to. This procedure is the most important method for clarifying genetic questions.
The laboratory results are available in your igevia-Portal approx. two weeks after sending in the sample. The Results-Report provides information about your utilisation of carbohydrates, proteins and fatty acids, as well as your tendency to be overweight, Yo-Yo effect and hunger. On this basis, you will receive individual nutrition and sports recommendations.
Use the Results-Report for a more detailed discussion with your nutritionist.