There are numerous genes that are found all throughout the genome where, in many cases, there is no physiological consequence for possessing one allele versus another. Consequently, before inclusion in the panel, each gene was carefully researched by Kashi’s PhD level scientists to assure that only the most informative genetic markers that have a well-established impact on health would be included in the test. Every gene in the genetic panel has been carefully selected based on the following criteria:

  1. Several clinical trials published in peer-reviewed journals have reported a connection between the gene and depression and anxiety.
  2. The gene must have a well established association with a particular disease or health condition.
  3. All variants are reported to influence optimal levels of biochemical components (for example neurotransmitters, folate, Vitamins etc.) that impact health.