The new epigentic and life-style coaching app from Vala
Scroll down to discover the Vala app and see for yourself the wealth of information you can benefit from.
Before providing us with a sample you will need to download the Vala app and complete the registration process.
Once you are all set up on the app then you can go ahead and provide your sample. You will have instructions with your kit.
The homepage of the app is where you access all of the different options, results and hyper-personalised plans available to you.
The homepage will also show you your 'Virus Score' which has been created by analysing over 60 gene variants to bring you a conclusive overview. We combine data on your respiratory health, heart health, general immunity and inflammation.
We then combine your genetic data with key lifestyle and environmental factors, such as age, gender, weight, current health status, diet and air quality index. These findings can then either dilute or magnify your genetic virus risk.
Your individual virus score is broken up into four end results: Low Risk; Normal Risk; High Risk; and Very High Risk. Those in the higher risk categories have gene variants and/or lifestyle and environmental factors, which may be linked to hampered respiratory health such as asthma, increased risk of vascular or hearth conditions, decreased general immunity and increased inflammatory responses.
Upon receiving your sample in our laboratory, it usually takes between 3 to 4 weeks until your DNA results are available. We will keep you in the loop and automatically inform you about the receipt of your sample as well as the upload of your results.
Once we understand your individual score, we will provide you with clear and concise lifestyle and dietary recommendations to help negate risk factors and reduce your overall virus risk.
In the app your DNA dashboard is where you can see the overview of all your DNA results. You’ll be able to navigate through your results summary and the main health areas. Sort your results by high risk, low risk and alphabetical – whichever suits you.
Your DNA Information
When it's ready, click on any DNA report overview and you’ll gain access to detailed information about each of those aspects. Understand which genes are of interest for that aspect and discover your personalised recommendation.
Should you have purchased the epigenetic analysis kit, please note that due to the fact that the research and analysis of your epigenetic markers is a far more complicated and time-intensive procedure, it can take longer to provide you with your epigenetic results. We aim to provide you with your biological age etc. approximately 4 – 6 weeks after receiving your DNA results.
Once you've got access, you'll know exactly what your body needs from experts looking at your genetic makeup.
From Immunity to Anti-Ageing and Mental Health to Gut Health – this is where you’ll see all your exclusive Health Insights.
In the same form your DNA results are in you’ll find a deeper dive into your genetic makeup. Again, with professional advice on how to improve your health and wellbeing.
Our report is the most advanced, comprehensive and up-to-date in the marketplace. We report on 1,000 biogenetic markers and our proprietary algorithm is based on the very latest scientific understanding.
Your results will also include Health Insights reports, such as Sleep. Over the coming weeks we will be adding more insights including Anti-aging and Stress.
Vala provides on-going support, advise and inspiration with no hidden costs. Your Vala app is a health partner for life, we will constantly update our science and content for free and our science team are available to answer questions and give advice.
Genetic Action Plan
After answering a short questionnaire we’ll put together a Genetic Action Plan just for you!
Understand your most pressing health risks and deficiencies split out across Health, Diet, Physical and Vitamins.
We also have different health modes to choose from:
- Weight Loss – the last diet you’ll ever need.
- Muscle Builder – for body shape and power.
- Fitness & Endurance – for a fitter faster you.
- Health & Wellbeing – for a healthier, happier you.
Choose your mode and as your goals change simply swop modes and your dashboard will recalibrate.
Your lifestyle and environment play an important role on how your genes behave – this is the science of epigenetics.
Epigenetics allows you to look deeper in to your genetics than ever before. You can now track your genetic health and how your lifestyle and environment are effecting it. With Vala’s recommendations you’ll be able to positively affect your health and wellbeing.
Get to know your Biological Age, Eye Age, Hearing Age, Memory Age and Inflammation and track it over time with periodic saliva samples.
Navigate through the main circle and the overview underneath to access your results.
Questionnaire & Profile
Vala complements our expert clinical team with DNA testing to apply small personalised, tailored alterations to already well-studied health-based recommendations. We consider our app as a health coach rather than just a simple DNA test.
We take a common sense approach to the recommendations we give whilst utilising the known, proven DNA research from our partners.
Once you access the questionaire in the app, swipe from the left and you’ll see where you can update the questionnaire and your profile, you’ll also see your Kit ID if you ever need to contact us for anything.
Listen to your genes. Shape up your meals and unlock the power of personalised nutrition.
In need of some inspiring recipes? Just go through a short questionnaire so we know your preferences and then choose your favourites from 100s of meals. Make a plan or let us do it for you.
Because there’s no such thing as a one size fits all approach to diet and nutrition, we help you discover your unique nutrigenetic profile, with an in-depth selection of personalised meals.
Discover how to build your perfect meal, with carbohydrate and fat response, take control of your long-term health with personalised nutrient recommendations.
You’ll not only be able to see the ingredients and methods to make the meals, you’ll also get to know your macro breakdown suitable to your specific health objective.
We all have variations in our genes. That’s what makes you different from the person sitting next to you. These variations may determine how our muscles respond to different kinds of stress and exercise. For example, there’s a gene called MCT1, which is associated with endurance.
Whether you want to lose weight, gain muscle, get fit or just generally be healthy you can build a hyper-personalised training plan that fits your goal. You tell us a little about yourself, choose which objective suits you best and then follow the plan for sustainable gains. Each exercise has a video too, so you know exactly the form that works.
Warm up/cool down and injury prevention exercises are also covered. The app allows you access to a huge video library of exercises that’ll help you stay fit and healthy for longer!
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