Nutrigenetics – the latest trend in nutritionism – now in Macedonia, as a result of the collaboration between Vitialia and Zan Mitrev Clinic

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Nutrigenetics – the latest trend in nutritionism – now in Macedonia, as a result of the collaboration between Vitialia and Zan Mitrev Clinic

When two teams well-established in their field merge together, it is inevitable to create something new, useful and valuable. Thanks to the collaboration between Vitalia and Žan Mitrev Clinic, the nutritionists from Vitalia have already been preparing personalized dietary plans according to the genetics results obtained at the Laboratory for Genetics and Personalized Medicine located in Žan Mitrev Clinic.


In fact, according to numerous studies, the combination of specific genetic variations in certain genes related to processing of nutrients can determine the optimal daily intake of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. With the aim of preparing an optimal and completely personalized dietary plan which would enable each individual to maintain health and balance, what should not be neglected is: the influence of the environment, our lifestyle, anthropometric measurements, our health record, medicament therapies, allergies and food intolerance, as well as personal preferences.


The collaboration between the team from the Laboratory for Genetics and Personalized Medicine at Žan Mitrev Clinic and the nutritionist team in Vitalia has been going on for some time, while its benefits are already visible. This research has been, above all, aimed at healthy people who lack the right combination of nutrients and practise low-nutrition and inadequate diet, where the calorie intake is high and no attention is paid to the optimal intake of macronutrients.


If we consume excess food or food which is not in harmony with our metabolism, we may gain extra weight, and at the same time, increase the risk of developing diseases, such as: arthritis, sleep apnea, asthma, certain types of cancer, in addition to diabetes and various cardiovascular diseases.


“Recognizing the right genetic variations present in every and each of us can help us make the right choice of food we should consume, as well as the intensity of the physical activity we should practise to burn the excess of fats in our body and get the ideal body weight,” believes dr. Žan Mitrev. Žan Mitrev Clinic, one of the most modern hospitals in Europe, has been awarded the Gold Seal for quality and safety by the JCI standards and is always a step ahead before the others by offering the best solutions for the patient’s health. In collaboration with BioEngineering LLC, in the Laboratory for Genetics and Personalized Medicine a number of panels for molecular and genetic testing have been set up, aiming towards precise diagnosis and detection of predisposition towards various diseases.


“These examinations allow us to determine the percentage of proteins, carbohydrates and fats necessary for the human body. On the basis of that information, our team of nutritionists prepares a personalized diet also including specially created meals called nutri-mix, which meets the macronutrient needs of each individual,” adds Iskra Vetadzokoska, manager and co-owner of Vitalia.


Vitalia is a Macedonian company, leader in the production of health food in the region and this year it celebrates its 25th anniversary. As a result of its expertise and implementation of highest world standards for food quality and safety, it exports in more than 55 countries around the world.


Vitalia has continuously been following the research and trends in the food industry and is developing quality and original products which meet the needs of the modern consumer.


Vitalia offers a variety of highly nutritional products from the category of protein, vegetarian, gluten-free, low-calorie or no-sugar-added products, healthy products for children, sportspeople, adolescents and everyone else who takes care of their health.

The common denominator for Vitalia and Žan Mitrev Clinic is the fact that the care for our health should not begin when our body is alarming us that something is wrong – their efforts are in the direction that people should maintain their well-being constantly and prevent illnesses by acting proactively.


As we all know – not only do healthy diet and positive daily habits keep us in great shape, but they also recharge our batteries and give us strength and energy so that we rise to our daily challenges with ease.

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