Canned Coagulation factors – Testing the Hemex Model

The site will take your DNA and give a variety of panels looking at various health issues. The cost is $19.95 for the processing and ongoing use of their site. One of their panels is clotting. My results are below. As you can see out of 14 reported items, 2 are red (14%) and  6 are yellow (42%).  I have a rule of thumb to filter results into ‘concern’ or ‘low concern’,

  • > 10% Red with 2 or more ==> Concern
  • < 45% Green ==> Concern

So for me, the Hemex model of having inherited coagulation issues appears to be true.

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On the far left is the SNPs column which are linked to more information. For example, my Red ones goes to

  • CETP ” The protein encoded by this gene is found in plasma, where it is involved in the transfer of cholesteryl ester from high density lipoprotein (HDL) to other lipoproteins.” -“CETP SNP rs1800775 with higher LDL-C” (the bad one) – it leads to  my taking 500mg of flushing niacin daily.
  • F11 – ” TT genotypes for rs2289252 were associated with a significantly higher venous thromboembolism (VTE)”. “two SNPs, rs2289252 and rs2036914 in F11, appear to independently contribute to the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a contribution that is explained at least in part by an association with FXI levels.” This is why I take Piracetam on a regular basis (Inhibitory effect of piracetam on platelet-rich thrombus formation in an animal model.) and Turmeric Modulation of transcription factors by curcumin.

In short, if you dig into your REDs you will often find supplements that will mitigate your DNA risks. You may also find some that you should not take because while they help others, your DNA is different. The reds are the most important — but the yellow ones should also be reviewed.