Why do I need to eat muffins?
Because there are many factors that can affect your biological responses to food, such as your previous meal, how you combine foods, your sleep and activity, and the time of the day, the muffin test is a standardized way to measure the impact of food on your biology.
Your muffins were specially designed by scientists to enable you to test your biological responses. They're made with high precision, using specific ingredients to achieve a particular nutritional composition. We use the muffins to measure how your blood sugar and blood fat levels change when you eat them.
Why are there two types of muffins?
The purpose of the muffins is to challenge your metabolism with high doses of fat and sugar over 6 hours. To be able to package the necessary amounts of nutrients in the challenge in a standardized way, we used muffins. We created two specific recipes to understand your biology and recommend the best foods for you.
- Breakfast Muffins: Metabolic Challenge
- Lunch Muffins: US Average Meal
How will my results from the muffin test be used?
Thousands of people in the PREDICT studies ate the exact same muffins under standard conditions. When we looked at their blood sugar and blood fat response curves, we saw huge differences in how people responded, with up to 10x difference across participants as shown here:
When you eat the muffins, we will compare your responses to those of the thousands of people in our product and the PREDICT studies. This comparison enables us to calculate your personal blood sugar and blood fat scores, which will tell you about your body's ability to cope with carbohydrate and fat-rich foods. These scores are some of the factors used to create your personalized food recommendations. If you are wearing a blood sugar sensor, we will be able to use your blood sugar measurements to the foods you log to make your scores even more precise and personalized in the future.
When you eat the muffins, how do you think your blood sugar and blood fat responses will compare?