Salivary Alpha AmylaseFitgenes CarbChoice tests our AMY1 gene which 'codes' for the protein known as ' salivary amylase'.
Amylase can account for 40-50% of the protein found in saliva which begins the process of starch metabolism in the mouth.
Each gene has a copy number variation which means that sections of the gene are repeated and the number of repeats in the gene varies between individuals in the human population. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copy-number_variation
AMY1 Gene Copy Number ScoreCarbChoice AMY1 genetic profile reports on the indivdual's copy number variation and returns a score based on this information.
For example, a lower AMY1 copy number indicates, such health issues as (but are not limited to):
Therefore, lower copy numbers means less tolerance for starch and carbohydrates.
Whereas a higher AMY1 copy number can mean individuals are better adapted to a high-starch diet.
CarbChoice will help you not only understand what your tolerance range is, based on your copy number variation, but also how to manage your intake of carbohydrates. This includes the type of carbohydrates you should consume and other lifestyle factors that can lead you towards better health and wellbeing, for the long term.