Besides eating whole, natural foods, taking multivitamins and other dietary supplements gives you the vitamins and minerals your body needs. The problem, though, is that getting too much of one or more nutrients can cause unintended consequences that are just as bad as when you get too little of them. Coupled with poor dietary and lifestyle choices, that can prove lethal in the long term. 

One solution to this problem is by getting a personalized nutrition plan, which is something the Rootine multivitamin subscription service can do for you without having to meet a licensed dietitian or nutritionist. Built on over 10 years of nutrigenetic science, technology, and algorithm/AI development, it specializes in developing custom formulas according to your lifestyle, health history and your DNA. And unlike ordinary over-the-counter dietary supplements, these formulas are guaranteed not to get you overdosed on certain nutrients. All this is possible by doing the following steps:

1. Lifestyle Quiz

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Knowing your lifestyle will come a long way towards getting well and healthy. Before signing up to the Rootine multivitamins program, you must first take a lifestyle quiz which, to paraphrase the words of fashion company Who What Wear's The Thirty blog, is basically a health-based personality quiz. It has questions such as what diet you are following, what foods you are eating and what your period cycle is. It is simple to take and shouldn't take you more than a few minutes.

2. DNA Test

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When it comes to DNA tests, they come to mind knowing your ancestry. However, did you know that these can also determine how much of a certain nutrient you should be taking?

Rootine's DNA test is unique because it analyzes over 50 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) that are proven to affect absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of key nutrients. It lets you know if you, for instance, need more vitamin D or have to remove iron from your diet altogether. If you have used Ancestry, 23&Me and other DNA testing services, you can directly forward your DNA without the need of an additional testing kit.

3. Blood Test

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Blood testing is a great way of determining which nutrient/s you will need while helping monitor how successful a supplement program or dietary changes are over time. 

Though optional, Rootine takes this even further thanks to the science of metabolomics, allowing it to determine how nutrients are working in your body -- more important than how much of them are in your blood. Through metabolite analysis, it checks on molecules which were formed as a result of nutrient utilization (e.g. absorption, metabolism, excretion), and whether levels of these are too high or too low, either of which indicating that the nutrient is not functioning well in your body, in addition to checking carbohydrate metabolism, if protein in your body is used rapidly, proneness to kidney stones and more.

By doing a lifestyle check, DNA and blood tests, Rootine manages to create a "complete and accurate" understanding of your actual health requirements, with its innovative microbead delivery system providing precision dosing of each nutrient (18 in all, including calcium, selenium, B vitamins and zinc) to the micogram or milligram that is coupled with enhanced delivery from slow release and spatial nutrient separation. In microbead form, nutrients are easy to swallow and can even be consumed alongside regular meals. All of these make Rootine a good choice for knowing what (not) to eat and what nutrients to take more (or less) of as part of your personal nutrition plan.