5 Easy Steps to Get your HomeDNA™ Healthy Weight Analysis + Report
- BUY KIT: Order your complete DNA test through our online store today or check for a store near you that carries the DNA collection kit
- REGISTER KIT: Go online to HomeDNA.com and register your kit’s barcode
- COLLECT DNA: Use the check swabs found in the kit to collect your DNA and mail the samples to our lab
- ANALYZE DNA: You will receive an email when your samples arrive at the lab and our scientific team will extract and process your DNA to analyze the genes
- RECEIVE REPORT: You will receive an email within 3 weeks that your personalized report has been uploaded to your secure online account and is ready for viewing
In addition to your customized report, you can access the online platform anytime, anywhere, to enjoy a comprehensive library of videos, articles, and recipes that are curated specifically for your genotype.
The Science Behind the Test
Genetic testing has moved into the mainstream and is the future of preventive health. In addition to the thousands of tests being offered for medical conditions and diseases, the science and research behind genetic testing related to lifestyle and wellness markers has progressed to the point of understanding the specific genes dictating how the human body processes carbohydrates, fat, protein, micronutrients, and more, and how specific genes determine the effectiveness of certain fitness activities.
With the advanced genetic testing technology and scientific understanding of the human genome available today, it is now possible to develop individually-tailored nutrition and exercise programs that are based on and curated to your unique DNA. Only now has the cost of genetic testing come down to the point where it is feasible to use this technology for health management programs offered to the general public.
Programs tailored to an individual’s DNA have proven to be much more effective than generic programs. A recent study published by the European Society of Human Genetics found that dieters employing weight management programs tailored to the individual’s genome lost up to 33% more weight than those following standard, “one size fits all” weight loss programs. With the latest genomic technology, any health management program that does not take an individual’s genetic profile into account is simply guesswork.
Clinical studies and research on genetic testing related to lifestyle and wellness markers have been rapidly increasing in quality and volume since the human genome was first mapped in 2003. As the testing technology improves and the cost of analyzing an individual’s DNA decreases, more research facilities and universities around the world are able to perform more studies with larger test subject groups, all leading to more being discovered about the connections between genetics and preventive health.
Dr. Mark Sarzynski, a top researcher in the field of exercise genomics, and his team review relevant published research, and update our solution protocols to include newly identified findings so HomeDNA customers have the soundest scientific basis for their weight management recommendations.