2. Return your saliva sample
3. Within 6-8 weeks you receive your raw genetic data file, which you can upload into our online DNA dashboard
5. Book a 1-on-1 video call (30min) to discuss your results
6. Receive life long free updates
2) Unique link with Nutrigenomic supplements. We offer a range of patented Nutrigenomic supplements. These are supplements developed to alter gene expression - alterations in gene expression are normal and happen on a daily basis in reaction to everything you encounter. Nutrigenomic supplements contain specific phytonutrients capable of altering gene expression in a powerful way, specifically designed with a specific goal in mind, like athletic performance or general health.
Obesity risk: Find out if you are more likely to eat high-calorie foods and thus increase the potential risk of obesity.
Risk for gluten sensitivity: Celiac (or coeliac) disease is an autoimmune disorder in which gluten causes damage to the villi in the small intestines. There is not one specific genetic variant that causes everyone who carries it to get celiac disease. Instead, there are genetic variants that must be present in order for a person to be susceptible to celiac disease.
Gut health: Do you have an increased need for intestinal support? There are common genetic variants, which can lead to an increased need of HMO's for a healthy intestinal flora. This panel shows you if your gut could use some extra support.
Sleep quality: Sleep quality is defined as one’s satisfaction of the sleep experience, integrating aspects of sleep initiation, sleep maintenance, sleep quantity, and refreshment upon awakening. Sleep is influenced by both genetic and environmental factors and genetic factors are believed to play a role in many sleep disorders.
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Endurance or Power: The ratio of muscle fibers in your muscles may determine whether you have a genetic predisposition for endurance sports, strength sports or maybe you excel in both.
Fasted training: Some people feel less good when they train fasted. In extreme cases, it is even inadvisable to train fasted. This panel gives you a maximum estimated time that fasted training can be used.
Building muscle mass: Find out if you have the Hercules gene. This genetic variant will make you build muscle mass way faster and more easily once you do strength training than other people.
Training loadability: Are you at risk of becoming overtrained? How much training load you can handle depends on the extent to which your body can deal with oxidative stress that may disrupt the redox balance and thus your body's resilience.
Injury sensitivity: Injuries are unfortunately part of almost every sports discipline. Especially tendon and other soft tissue injuries are common in all levels of sports activities. By identifying the genetic risk factors, better prevention and treatment therapies can be defined.
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Lactose (in)tolerance: Do you have the potential genetics for digestion of lactose in adulthood? This panel provides more information about your likely genetic predisposition to lactose (in)tolerance.
Protein metabolism: Learn if your body may have problems breaking down byproducts from protein metabolization. This insight can help you choose whether a low-carb or ketogenic diet may be healthier for you.
Vitamin D metabolism: A vitamin D deficiency is quite common and mostly caused by limited exposure to sunlight. Beside that there are common genetic variants in vitamin D metabolism which can also contribute to a functional deficiency.
Iron metabolism: Do you have a higher need for iron because you absorb less iron than someone else? Or are you at risk for haemochromatosis?
Omega 3 metabolism: There are three types of omega 3 fatty acids that are most important for the body: ALA, EPA and DHA. DHA is essential because brain cells, among other things, are formed from this fatty acid. Our bodies are able to convert ALA into EPA and EPA into DHA. However, for many people this conversion is not optimal. Can you convert ALA into DHA? Can you get enough omega 3 from nuts and seeds or do you need more algae, krill or fish in your diet?
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Protein supplementation: Which protein supplement is the best for you? Is it good to take diary protein or even better to take plant-based protein?
Fructose (in)tolerance: Fructose tolerance is very important to be able to absorb a 2:1 ratio (glucose/fructose) in the body. This panel provides more information about your likely genetic predisposition to fructose (in)tolerance.
Creatine: Are you a creatine responder or not?
Caffeine: Does caffeine have an effect on your strength or not, does it have endurance enhancing effects or not, does it give you mental benefits or not?
HMO supplementation: There are common genetic variants, which can lead to an increased need of HMO's for a healthy intestinal flora.
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No, it's really easy and painless to do. You just collect some saliva with a cotton swab on the inside of your cheek.
For the best results, it is highly recommended not to eat, drink (except water), smoke or chew gum during 30 minutes before collecting saliva.
When the DNA kit arrives just read the instructions carefully before taking your sample.
The box in which the kit was sent shows a QR code and a link to dna.4gold.eu . Scan the QR-code with your smartphone or surf to the website. Fill in the requested details to register your kit. After registration, you will be redirected to the instructions to successfully take your saliva sample. After you have successfully completed the registration and collection of the sample, you need to return the DNA kit - for Belgium the kit is already pre-paid, for other countries the return must still be paid for.
Send us an email at DNA@4gold.eu and we will try to locate your sample. There are no guarantees that we can find your sample and link it to you with enough certainty. When not 100% sure, you will have to ask for a new DNA sample kit.
At this time, we can also analyse genetic data files from 23andme. You can find more information on this product page.
No, your DNA is fixed. Only gene expression can change over time. That is why the information in your raw genetic data file is still usable after many years. Keep it at hand if updates are available, because every day new scientific research emerges that provides new insights into genetics and nutrigenetics.
Your raw DNA datafile will be sent to you by email. Once we receive a response that you have received the files correctly, all files of your DNA will be removed. That’ s why it is important that you save the files properly. You can then upload this file in our DNA dashboard at dna.4gold.eu and view your results.
You have full control over your data. So you decide who gets access to it.
At 4Gold, only our specialists have access to your raw data file and DNA reports to check and validate your results. But as soon as we receive a response that all files have been received correctly and the video call has been made, all files of your DNA will be removed from our servers.
Yes! You can share your data, for example, with a professional (dietician, physiotherapist, physical coach, mental coach,...).
After countless years of research, our research team has developed software that solves the main problem of most commercial DNA reports. They do not take into account the interaction between genetic variants. This may seem like a minor problem, but genetic variants can either reinforce or counteract each other. We have developed complicated algorithms to take the interaction between genetic variants into account.
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- Pay once, get lifetime updates on your DNA
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Na al een tijdje wat fysieke problemen en wat twijfelen toch gekozen voor de DNA analyse. Van sommige kwaaltjes had ik al een vermoeden maar tevens kwamen er nog andere nuttige zaken aan het licht. De videocall met Nikolaas, inclusief in het pakket, bracht nog meer duidelijkheid. Na het aanpassen van wat kleine zaken en met de nodige aandacht aan de ‘probleempunten’ is er al duidelijk verbetering zichtbaar. Mijn aanhoudende vermoeidheid is/was vrij snel verdwenen en ook de fysieke inspanningen lopen nu al een stuk vlotter. We gaan (nog even) verder met de aanbevelingen, maar voorlopig is deze DNA analyse voor mij persoonlijk alvast geslaagd! Keep up the good work 4Gold!
Je n’étais totalement convaincu en me lançant dans l’aventure. Au final, je suis bluffé. Cela vient confirmer beaucoup de choses et surtout cela donne des solutions. Merci
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After years of intestinal problems, it was time for a solution. Everyone knows the typical story of going to the doctor and coming home with no results. Brent told me he wanted to check me out with a DNA analysis. I agreed without any expectations. Immediately it revealed that I am lactose intolerant. I flipped my eating habits by completely banning dairy from my life and indeed, my intestinal problems are gone... I am extremely grateful to Brent and 4GOLD for their DNA analysis! If I had not had it I would still be living with the daily stress of getting cramps again. Thanks! Bram
The DNA analysis was extremely interesting for me as a scientist. Nicolaas (head of R&D) has a way of explaining thing that is so enjoyable and insightful that I could listen to him for days. To me it's quite unique how personal their approach is in the DNA analysis. They really take the time to set up a call with you and explain everything you might possibly want to know. The insights of 4Gold did clear some foggy areas in a recent blood test that I did and now I know perfectly well what I can do to elevate my performance, both in my work life and sports life.