What is CarbChoice?
CarbChoice created by Fitgenes, is a quick home DNA kit that can assist in determining your natural genetic ability to process starchy carbohydrates. This helps fast-track health goals whether for better health, weight loss, improved fitness levels (or all of these).
Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for our body, especially the brain. There are two kinds of carbohydrates – complex and simple.
Carbohydrates in foods are converted into glucose during digestion supplying this required energy. Knowing how well your body processes carbohydrates is the key in helping eliminate the trial and error process for your best health.
What is Amylase?
Scientific studies indicate some individuals have a better tolerance to process starchy carbohydrates than others. This is due to a variation in the human salivary alpha-amylase gene (AMY1). A lower level of salivary amylase activity can demonstrate reduced breakdown of starchy carbohydrates, leading to weight gain, feelings of fatigue, mood changes and difficulty concentrating. Higher levels show the reverse – individuals feel well, and the starchy carbohydrates have less impact on weight management and insulin levels.