Do YOU Need to Avoid Carbs?


The Test

A form of genetic profiling, the Fitgenes Carb Choice test uses a swab of your cheek cells to assess your levels of the AMY1 gene (a gene that produces the carb-processing enzyme, amylase), to determine how well your bod metabolises carbs.


How does it work?

By analysing the amount of amylase in your saliva, the Carb Choice test can determine if your body’s able to break down starch effectively (as in, you don’t get digestive troubles every time you nosh on sweet potato chips), or if your tum’s crying out for low-carb, fibre-rich foods. The lower your AMY1 score, the harder your bod has to work to digest starch (which can signal gut issues), while a higher score indicates you’re able to deal with carbs (but may encounter dental woes thanks to high levels of amylase in your saliva).


Who’s it for?

If you’re struggling to shift weight, suffer from food sensitivities or want a close look at your obesity and diabetes risk, the Carb Choice test can help point you in the right direction. Just starting out in your wellness journey? Thanks to its personalised health advice, the test will have you on the right path from the get-go.


Where to get the test?

Pop in to see us at Urban Herbalist. The test will only take a minute to collect, then it’s sent to the Fitgenes lab and your report will be emailed to you as soon as it’s processed.


Can’t come in? Give us a call and we’ll mail the kit directly to you. Or buy a kit online from our store, it’s that easy.


How much does it cost?

On special for $299, down from $399, including a comprehensive diet guide built just for you.