Use the informational power of your DNA to inform on genetic risk factors with head trauma. Keep your family SimplySafe™.
KEEP YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME.
The only full sequence genetic test that detects your ApoE variation.
PREVENT & PROTECT
Are you sure of the safety of yourself and your family partaking in sport activities? Don’t guess, know.
The damaging effects of brain injury and/or concussion from sports such as rugby, hockey and soccer are around 8 times more likely if the individual is a carrier of the ApoE ε4 gene (Wilhemus et al., 2005; Sun et al., 2008).
REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE TO BE SIMPLYSAFE™
Your genetic variations on ApoE.
Your risks of brain trauma after concussion
In the sports and activities you choose
BETTER EQUIP YOUR FAMILY
During high impact sports
After a concussion concurs
Millions of people have two copies of the ApoE ε4 variation and are therefore categorized as high-risk individuals. Up to 15% of the population have at least one copy of ApoE ε4 (Nathoo et al., 2003; Smith et al., 2003).
WHAT DOES YOUR DNA SAY?
The ApoE ε4 gene has been linked with negative outcomes after traumatic brain injury or concussions.
The ApoE gene is found on chromosome 19 and the variation is determined by resulting amino acids in positions 112 and 158.
ApoE encodes for apolipoprotein E, a protein that regulates the binding and distribution of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood throughout your body.
ApoE has three variations:
ApoE ε2 = low risk
ApoE ε3 = neutral
ApoE ε4 = high risk
Some variations of ApoE can become less efficient in clearing the build up of cholesterol, commonly referred to as plaque, from your blood after experiencing a concussion or head injury.
People with ε4 variations should avoid high impact sports, where the risk of head injury can significantly increase.
WHAT YOU GET
YOUR PERSONAL RESULTS WILL REVEAL:
Your genetic variation on ApoE
Results that last a lifetime
Knowledge of possible risk factors of brain trauma after a concussion
Safest sports and activities best suited for your variation
Resources for ApoE carriers