Confused about carbs?
Should you follow Paleo or not?
Gluten Intolerant or Celiac?
Your AMY 1 Gene can give you valuable information Stop the guesswork and make informed decisions about YOUR diet and health
What is your AMY 1 Gene?
AMY1 is a gene that produces the enzyme amylase.
What is Amylase?
Amylase is found in our saliva and plays a major role in the digestion of starch, which is a carbohydrate found in grains, legumes, fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Amylase begins the process of carbohydrate metabolism in the mouth. 50% of bread starch and 25% of pasta starch is broken down during the short chewing time of 19 to 27 secs.
Test your AMY 1 Gene to help you understand:
Who should test their AMY 1 Gene?
AMY 1 Gene test cost is $345.00 and includes your gene test, your personalised report with detailed carbohydrate guidelines for you, health implications of your gene and a 45 minute consult with a Fitgenes Certified Practitioner.
Please call Client Services on 08 9271 0177 to book your AMY 1 Gene test.
Please note you do not need a consult to do your test and the test is a simple saliva swab done in clinic.
For clients based interstate or overseas please email the clinic firstname.lastname@example.org as we are able to send your test kit to you and deliver your results via skype or telephone.
AMY 1 Gene Mutation
Some of us do not produce good levels of amylase or produce amylase with very poor ability to break down our carbohydrates. We now know from genetic research that how much amylase we produce and how effective it is, is genetic. You can now test your AMY 1 Gene and its variations. With AMY 1 we measure what are called copy number variations.
People with AMY 1 copy numbers 1 - 4, produce low levels of amylase and low activity amylase. These are the people who cannot metabolise their carbohydrates efficiently. This group is likely to do best on low carbohydrate intake based mainly on plants and not grains. This group has a much higher glycemic response to the carbohydrates they consume. Significant increased risk of health problems if consuming too many carbohydrates and the wrong type of carbohydrates.
People with AMY 1 copy numbers between 5 - 9 produce are in the mid-range for amylase production. These are the people who are better able to metabolise their carbohydrates, can tolerate more carbohydrates and more grain based carbohydrates. This group does not have such a high glycemic response to carbohydrates. It is important that this group are careful about the types of carbohydrates they consume, especially the processed refined carbohydrates.
People with AMY 1 copy numbers greater than 9 produce good levels of amylase with good activity. This group can tolerate a higher intake of carbohydrates and have a lower glycemic response to carbohydrates.
Why do we have different AMY 1 Copy Numbers?