The World's Only At-Home PCOS DNA Test: 
Backed By Science. Expert Approved.
We researched tens of thousands of NIH published papers to be able to provide 
you with the fertility wellness genetic insights report (now available for men too!)
Fertility Wellness: Backed By Science. Expert Approved.
We researched tens of thousands of NIH published papers to 
be able to provide you with the first comprehensive fertility wellness genetic insights report. 
“It's not just about what to eat but knowing that there is that underlying predisposition that they were born with, in their DNA, can provide some understanding for why weight loss has been a struggle. ”
Shannon Kieran
Genetic Counselor
“It's not just about what to eat but knowing that there is that underlying predisposition that they were born with, in their DNA, can provide some understanding for why weight loss has been a struggle. ”
Shannon Kieran
Genetic Counselor
Our Methodology:
Step 1. We searched peer-reviewed literature on micronutrients important in conception and pregnancy curated in the PubMed database.

Step 2. We identified genetic variants associated with wellness conditions that may be disrupting conception, micronutrient levels, and food sensitivities that met our selection criteria in the genome-wide association study (GWAS) catalog.

Step 3. We searched the PubMed and online mendelian inheritance in man (OMIM) databases, (the continuously updated catalog of human genes and genetic disorders and traits) for literature on causes of female and male infertility and identified the most common conditions.

Step 4. We curated a list of variants identified in the PubMed database and GWAS catalog our scientific team approved to include on our panel.
PCOS, Infertility and Genetics
PCOS is one of the most common causes of infertility. Many women who have PCOS do not ovulate regularly. Some women need medications to help them ovulate. PCOS may also increase the risk of pregnancy complications, such as miscarriage and gestational diabetes. If you think you may have PCOS, talk to your doctor about your symptoms and treatment options that may improve your fertility. Recently scientists discovered 14 genetic variants associated with the condition. While the science is still evolving, its important to understand what genetics vs lifestyle factors are playing a role in your ability to ovulate on your own, regulate your own hormones and successfully conceive. 
Genetically-Based Nutrition Matters for Pregnancy
Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12, cobalamin, is required for proper red blood cell formation, neurological function, and DNA synthesis. Vitamin B12 deficiency in pregnancy can also lead to neural tube defects.
Vitamin B6 
Vitamin B6, also called pyridoxine, helps the body metabolize energy from food, make new red and white blood cells and maintain hormonal balance. This nutrient is also critical to your baby’s brain development.
Folate
Folate is the naturally occurring B9 found in plant and animal foods. B9 plays a major role in the cellular growth of your baby.
Calcium
Calcium is essential for muscle contraction, secretion of hormones, blood coagulation, bone metabolism, fetal skeleton development and much more. 
Vitamin D
This powerful nutrient is not just critical for bone health, but fertility health too. The vitamin D receptor is present in many female organs, including the ovary, uterus and placenta.
Omega - 3
Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid that helps regulate hormones and increases blood flow to the uterus. A healthy uterine lining is critical for successful embryo implantation.
Lactose Intolerance 
People who are lactose intolerant are unable to properly digest lactose in dairy products and must seek alternate forms of Calcium.  
Gluten Intolerance
Many people who experience pain, bloating, or diarrhea after eating gluten, may need to avoid gluten in their diet. Pregnancy is difficult enough without added complications!
For more detailed information on the micronutrients we include in our report and female fertility, see HERE and HERE
If you have additional questions about the science behind our male fertility tests, please reach out at support@medanswers.com.
Improve Sperm Parameters with DNA-Based Nutrition
DNA + overall health + lifestyle contributes to fertility success or failure. We include actionable insights to help you improve your chance for success at home with a special focus on improving sperm and semen parameters for men. 
Folate
Folate is the naturally occurring form of vitamin B9, found in plant and animal foods. Studies have found that higher folate levels in the body are associated with higher sperm quality.
Calcium
Calcium is a mineral that plays a key role in spermatogenesis and the ability for sperm to fertilize an egg.
Vitamin D
Vitamin D is a hormone that helps your body absorb calcium, contributing to bone growth and strength. Vitamin D is important for healthy sperm formation and function, and may be important for maintaining testosterone levels.  
Omega-3
Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid that may lead to higher sperm counts, increased sperm motility, and healthy sperm formation.
Lactose Intolerance
People who are lactose intolerant are unable to properly digest lactose in dairy products and must seek alternate forms of calcium.
Gluten Intolerance
People who experience pain, bloating, or diarrhea after eating gluten may need to avoid gluten in their diet, and seek alternative sources for some key vitamins and minerals.
For more detailed information on the micronutrients we include in our report and male fertility, 
see HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE
If you have additional questions about the science behind our male fertility tests, 
please reach out at support@medanswers.com. 
What Do you Get with Your Report?  
✔️Actionable genetic data
Your genetics play a role in your ability to conceive but they aren't a life sentence. Now you can learn how you can influence your DNA through diet and lifestyle.  

✔️Personalized nutrition recommendations
When it comes to optimizing your fertility health, nutrition is a key piece to the puzzle you can manage at home. We provide personalized food recommendations to improve your semen and sperm parameters. 

✔️Access to the fertility experts and genetic counselors 
You can ask unlimited follow-up questions of our exclusive network of reproductive endocrinologists, geneticists, genetic counselors, psychologists and more in an anonymous, private app available on iOS & Android.
 
✔️Rigorous scientific standards
Our team is comprised of world renowned reproductive scientists with an interest in bringing non-clinical solutions to people of childbearing years who want to conceive. 

“What males can do with the information in the report is tailor their diet and lifestyles accordingly based on their predisposition to these conditions. And what this can do is potentially reduce or potentially even reverse their fertility issues.”
Brad Wilson, PhD
Geneticist
Limitations of genetic testing:
Your health and fertility are influenced by many factors, including your lifestyle, environment and genetics. The FertilityAnswers test looks at whether you have specific DNA variants that increase your risk for certain health conditions and nutrient deficiencies that may impact your fertility. Based on your results, we provide diet and lifestyle recommendations to increase your chances of conceiving a healthy pregnancy.
Know your genetic makeup. 
Our DNA code is made up of four different letters: A, T, C and G. You can see the DNA letters you carry for all the variants we tested below. Genetics is an evolving science, and there are always new discoveries being made. While the FertilityAnswers test includes some of the most well studied DNA variants associated with nutrients and health conditions that are important in fertility, it does not explain all of the genetic contribution to these conditions. The population frequency refers to how common these DNA variants are in populations of European descent. They may be more or less common in other ancestries. For more Information visit the following website http://www.internationalgenome.org/1000-genomes-project-publications
Additional resources can be found HERE, and HERE.
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