ORIG3N unveils new genetic test to help identify nutritional needs

17 October 2016 (Last Updated October 17th, 2016 18:30)

US-based biotechnology company ORIG3N has unveiled its nutrition focused new genetic test Fuel at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Boston, US.

US-based biotechnology company ORIG3N has unveiled its nutrition focused new genetic test Fuel at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Boston, US.

The new test will assist consumers in learning how their genes cast an impact on their nutritional habit, weight and overall health.

Fuel is expected to reveal the genetic information which will guide consumers to adopt a nutritional habit to suit their specific sensitivities and metabolic factors.

A part of ORIG3N’s LIFEPROFILE suite of genetic tests, FUEL examines cheek swab to identify and examine genes impacting nutrition on a range of areas.

It detects genes influencing food sensitivities, food breakdown factors such as cholesterol, lipid counts and body fat storage.

"Once you understand your genetic makeup, you can make choices to change your lifestyle in a way that is tailor-made for how your body works."

Fuel also assesses genes related to hunger, weight and addictive food behaviors as well as it helps in analysing the nutrient which the body falls short of producing owing to the genetic structure.

ORIG3N co-founder and CEO Robin Smith said: "There are several types of nutrition genes from your likelihood to regain weight and have high cholesterol, to why you hate cilantro and how high your caffeine tolerance is.

"Once you understand your genetic makeup, you can make choices to change your lifestyle in a way that is tailor-made for how your body works."


Image: ORIG3N’s new DNA assessment test FUEL. Photo: courtesy of ORIG3N, Inc.