Long Spike

Discover the research and genetic links to why you may be more susceptible to certain outcomes with long spike.

conversion of tryptophan to kynurenine or serotonin

Tryptophan Pathways: Kynurenine, Serotonin, and Melatonin

Tryptophan is an amino acid that the body uses to make serotonin and melatonin. Genetic variants can impact the amount of tryptophan that is used for serotonin. This can influence mood, sleep, neurotransmitters, and immune response.

Zinc genes: The healing power of zinc

Learn why zinc is important for your immune system and so much more. Find out how your genes impact your need for zinc and discover ways of boosting your zinc status. 

quercetin

Quercetin: Scientific studies + genetic connections

Quercetin is a natural flavonoid acting as both an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. This article focuses on the results of clinical trials involving quercetin and links to specific genetic topics. Using your genetic data, you can make a more informed decision on whether quercetin is worth trying.

TLR7: Susceptibility to COVID-19

In recent research, mutations in TLR7 (a sensor in our innate immune system) might cause severe Covid-19 in a small minority of healthy people.

Is POTS genetic? Research on genetic variants and POTS

How Your Genes Increase Susceptibility to POTS

Do you feel lightheaded when you stand? Does your heart suddenly race? POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) is a problem with the way that your autonomic nervous system regulates heart rate.
There are multiple triggers or root causes of this syndrome, and genetic variants can increase your risk for POTS.

Research studies on melatonin and SARS-CoV-2

The research on melatonin shows that it plays an important role in our body’s inflammatory response to pathogens. Learn more about the current research on melatonin for COVID-19 and the science behind how it impacts immune response.

Genetic risk and Guillain-Barré syndrome

This article dives into the research on Guillain-Barré syndrome, explaining the course of the disease, and covering the genetic variants that increase the relative risk of this serious autoimmune disease. (Member’s article)

Histamine Intolerance and Your Genes

Genetics plays a big role in how well your body breaks down histamine. You can use your genetic data to figure out if your genes are part of the reason why you have histamine intolerance. Knowing which genetic variants you carry leads to targeted solutions that are more likely to work for you.

COVID-19 & Genetics: Who gets sick and why?

Not everyone gets sick when exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. While there are many factors that come into play here, research points to genetics as playing a role. Several good genetic studies have recently been released showing which genes are important in COVID-19 susceptibility. Learn more and check your genes.

Blood clots, platelets, and adenoviruses

Take a look into the role of platelets, their connection to blood clots, and a discussion of the research on adenovirus-vector therapy, thrombocytopenia, and platelet reactions.