How It Works Glossary of Terms


Deoxyribonucleic Acid, the genetic material of all living organisms.   Your DNA stores the genetic information that your body needs to construct its cells and function.


A gene is a unit of heredity that is part of your DNA.   Genes contain instructions for building new proteins in the body.  Your genes also hold the information which passes along genetic traits from parent to child.


Your genetic makeup, an individual’s genotype is also referred to when specifying particular genes of interest, such as genes that affect weight management.


Building blocks that provide the energy for your body – carbohydrates, proteins and fats.


As part of Nutrigenomics, Nutrigenetics addresses how an individual’s makeup predisposes them to conditions which are affected by their nutrition, such as weight management.


The science of how nutrition influences the expression of genes.

SNP-Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (pronounced “snip”) 

A genetic variation in our DNA that is largely responsible for why humans differ from one another.  GenoVive’s Weight Management DNA Test gives you a profile based on a panel of SNPs that provide information on how your body reacts to food and exercise.

single nucleotide polymorphism