Carb Choice

What is CarbChoice?

CarbChoice - Make the right choice for your body and nutritional needs.

Your genes know how well your body can metabolise and tolerate starch in carbohydrates. The CarbChoice profile report is the genetic analysis at the heart of a program designed by your practitioner to meet your individual needs.

Amylase is found in our saliva and plays a major role in the digestion of starch, which is a carbohydrate found in grains, legumes, fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

Amylase begins the process of carbohydrate metabolism in the mouth.

What will knowing my AMY1 gene copy number variation tell me?

  • How effectively do you metabolise and tolerate carbohydrates
  • How effectively do you metabolise and tolerate gluten
  • Do carbohydrates put you at an increased risk of being overweight
  • Do carbohydrates put you at an increased risk of having diabetes
  • How many grams of carbohydrates can you eat per day
  • What type of carbohydrates should you avoid
  • How effectively do you use your carbohydrates for energy

Carb Choice and AMY1 Gene

CarbChoice is a personalised genetic profile report of the AMY1 gene CNV, which determines how effectively you metabolise starch from carbohydrates.

Scientific studies have shown that variations in the human salivary amylase gene (AMY1) differ based on populations, which have traditionally eaten high starch diets, compared to those who have traditionally eaten low starch diets.

Variations within the AMY1 gene influence how well your body can breakdown and process starch, meaning that some people can tolerate these carbohydrates better than others. Starch is the most common carbohydrate included in human diets - however, there is a considerable range of variation between cultures of dietary starch intake.

Traditionally, "high starch" populations tended to be agricultural societies and arid region hunter-gathers, while "low starch" populations included rainforest and arctic hunter-gatherers and some pastoralists.