Your DNA (genetics) is unique to you. Your genes make up who you are, what you look like, even certain tendencies. 50% of your genes come from your biological father and the other 50% come from your biological mother. Lifestyle can influence the expression of the genes. For example, if you have genes for high stroke risk and don’t pay attention to following good lifestyle practices, you will greatly increase your risk of having a stroke. This is just a single example of what the DNA test can do for you. The knowledge behind getting your test done can have a huge impact on your overall health and longevity.
After you purchase the test, we mail out the cheek swab test to you. It takes under 30 seconds to do and when you finish, just mail it back to the pre-paid postage address. Note: Do not drink or eat anything (including gum or brushing your teeth) for 30 minutes before you do the test. Upon receiving the completed test, it takes 2-4 weeks to get the results (emailed to you).
The scientific researchers carefully select the genes based on extensive peer-reviewed genetic scientific and clinical research. The genetic markers used in the tests are shown to have a substantial impact on our health and specific to the areas tested.
Despite all humans being 99.8% identical, everyone has sections of DNA that are unique to them. You may find certain foods agree better than others, or how you should exercise will give your better results and improved performance. You may find out things you can do or take to improve your brain function, sleep quality, and gut health. Variations in your genes can also tell you if you’re at increased risk for certain diseases or even possible cancer risk. The information you gleam from the test can greatly impact your life in a positive manner.
Yes! By knowing your genetics, you can modify your lifestyle accordingly and influence your genes well before conception. So when you have your baby, you can improve the chances of improved health markers.
No, there is no harm in getting the test done, no matter your age. In fact, if you have a child who has health issues and you (or the health care provider) have yet to solve the problem, it may be a good idea to get the test done.
DNA is static and does not change unless the genes turn on (or off) based on lifestyle, diet, and other variable factors. Hair Analysis and blood tests change over time. Hair Analysis tests are only good for 90 days and then they change, and don’t test nearly as many areas as a genetic test can. Blood tests can have up to a 10% variance in accuracy and can sometimes lead to false negatives or positives. The tests are really not comparable.