Lactose Intolerance DNA Test
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Why not exclude that you are lactose intolerant by taking a lactose intolerance DNA test? An individual’s ability to metabolize lactose is influenced by their genetic makeup. Find out if you carry the gene which makes you lactose intolerant today!
It’s all about Milk
Yes, lactose intolerance is all about milk and in the people who suffer from it, it is caused by their bodies inability to produce enough of the enzyme (known as lactase) our body needs to break down a sugar in milk known as lactose. The inability to break down lactose results in those feelings of bloating, cramps and diarrhoea you might be just too familiar with.
Lactase plays a vital role in breaking down the lactose into sugars which are more easily absorbed by our bodies. If ignored, lactose intolerance can adversely affect our health resulting in certain mineral and nutrient deficiencies. Don’t let things get to this stage! Take the lactose intolerance DNA test for just £115. We will email your results in 3-4 weeks.
Genetics of Lactose Intolerance
Lactose intolerance is rare in babies – usually all babies drink their mother’s milk without any issues. However, it is later in life that lactose intolerance develops. Lactose intolerance is due to a variation found in the MCM6 gene – it is down to a small mutation in one specific gene.
The lactose intolerance genetic test will tell you whether you have inherited the gene which causes lactose intolerance and help you take the steps you need towards improving your life and easing your symptoms. If you do not carry the lactose intolerance gene but suffer from many of the symptoms, your health care provider can help guide you towards tests for other conditions which share similar symptoms.
The Lactose Intolerance Genetic Test
The test results will confirm whether you carry a mutation which is responsible for lactose intolerance and establish whether you are:
- 1. at high risk of developing lactose intolerance
- 2. at low risk of lactose intolerance
*Most cases of lactose intolerance are caused by a genetic predisposition. If you have avoided consuming lactose products for a period of time, your body may lose its ability to digest lactose which means it is possible to have non-genetic cases of lactose intolerance. It’s basically down to the fact if you stop consuming milk, you may lose the ability to digest it.
Your results will include:
- Important recommendations and advice for lactose intolerant individuals
- A sound description about the condition
- The entire list of symptoms and other conditions which have the same symptoms as lactose intolerance
- Lactose-restricted dietary guidelines
How do I collect my samples?
Collecting your DNA samples will just take a few minutes – we will send you a home kit with everything you need to collect the samples at home and then send them back to use for testing. DNA samples can be collected with the mouth swabs inside our kit. You can read more about collecting DNA samples here.
Is lactose only in dairy products?
Lactose is not only found in milk. It is a hidden ingredient in many other foods, even in medicines sometimes. It can commonly be found in some types of bread, cereals, processed meats, cake mixes etc. Always read the ingredients very carefully before buying a product.
What are the treatment options?
First of all ensure to go on a lactose free diet only if you have tried this and have felt better. Diet adjustments are the best treatment options for individuals suffering from lactose intolerance. An awareness of lactose content in food is important – not all foods contain the same amount of lactose. Different cheese can have a huge variation in lactose content; this means that you may eat some cheeses without any discomfort after. There are even lactase enzyme tablets you can buy from pharmacies. A specialist will be able to guide you better so ensure to speak to one about your lactose intolerance problem.
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