DNA testing is commonly used to determine biological
relationships, identify perpetrators of a crime, diagnose disease, map your
family tree, and now to determine the health of joints and their component
ligaments and tendons.
Joint Care DNA™ examines up to nine (9) autosomal markers (SNPs) impacting the quality of your
collagen and determines if your body has a genetic variant. Third-party
research has identified variants in these nine SNPs that may influence the
quality of collagen produced by the body and determine your joint health.
DNA or Deoxyribonucleic acid consists of two ribbon-like
strands of four different nucleotides in the building blocks often referred to
by their initial letters – Adenine (A), Cytosine (C), Guanine (G), and Thymine
(T). These nucleotide letters are organized into specific sequences to form
tens of thousands of genetically coded instructions called genes. DNA testing
can reliably distinguish one person from another because we all have unique
differences in our DNA. The most common type of variation is changes of the
nucleotides at particular locations. These types of DNA variations are called
single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). The SNPs in our DNA do not affect the
functions of the genes in our body, but some are related to the body’s
well-being, including joint mobility, comfort and overall joint health.
The Science Behind
Joint Care DNA™
Joints need collagen to help maintain the tendons and
ligaments that support your body. Joint Care DNA examines up to nine (9) significant
gene locations that may influence collagen quality. The test looks at each gene
location separately and reports your result for each. Along with your personal
results, you will receive an explanation of your results and recommendations
for healthy joint care to make the most of the years ahead of you.