Joint Care DNA™ Test

Learn about your joint health and collagen production through your unique genetic code.

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$49.00

Overview

Overview

Collagen is key to how well your joints will perform as you age. Would you like to know if you have a genetic predisposition that will impact your collagen production and joints? Take the Joint Care DNA™ test today and take control of your future health now.

  • Personalized results on up to 9 joint-specific genetic markers
  • Understand joint concerns unique to you
  • Expert strategies to maximize stability, strength and range of motion

Kit Contents:

  • Easy-to-follow instructions
  • Cheek swabs for DNA collection
  • Postage-paid envelope for returning samples to the lab (U.S. customers only)

Results Back:

  • Within 3-4 weeks

Available September 2017 in California and Massachusetts. Due to state regulations, currently not available in New York and Maryland.

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Details

Details

Help support and maintain your joints with Joint Care DNA™

Today’s DNA technology provides an unprecedented look at how our bodies are constructed and what the future holds. Joint Care DNA looks at a number of different genetic markers in your body responsible for the production of collagen and tests genes that may influence its quality.

Why is testing collagen important?

Collagen is the material which helps to maintain tendons and ligaments that support your body and prevents the bones in your joints from coming into direct contact with each other. With test data, you can better understand your own joint health and the role your genes may play. This information may help you restore strength and balance while enhancing joint health, flexibility and comfort.

Test Results Include:

  • A detailed online report (also downloadable as a PDF) that explains your personalized results and provides practical information about how to:
  • ASSESS Your Joint Health
  • Evaluate many genes affecting the movement and elasticity of your joints
  • Enhance your knowledge to help maintain optimal joint health
  • ADJUST Your Diet & Exercise Routine
  • Recommendations to support your joint health
  • Reduce the risk of stress on your joints
  • IMPROVE Your Lifestyle
  • Enhance joint flexibility and comfort
  • Restore strength and balance

When you receive your DNA results, we recommend sharing them with your doctor to understand what, if any, lifestyle changes you can make to optimize your joint health. This is not a diagnostic test, meaning it will not diagnose a specific injury or cause of joint discomfort. This test can supplement your knowledge of your body to help you maintain optimal joint health and help you make better lifestyle choices which may improve your overall joint health.

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How It Works

How It Works

DNA testing is commonly used to determine biological relationships, identify perpetrators of a crime, diagnose disease, map your family tree, and now to determine the health of joints and their component ligaments and tendons.

Joint Care DNA examines up to nine (9) autosomal markers (SNPs) impacting the quality of your collagen and determines if your body has a genetic variant. Third-party research has identified variants in these nine SNPs that may influence the quality of collagen produced by the body and determine your joint health.


DNA 101

DNA or Deoxyribonucleic acid consists of two ribbon-like strands of four different nucleotides in the building blocks often referred to by their initial letters – Adenine (A), Cytosine (C), Guanine (G), and Thymine (T). These nucleotide letters are organized into specific sequences to form tens of thousands of genetically coded instructions called genes. DNA testing can reliably distinguish one person from another because we all have unique differences in our DNA. The most common type of variation is changes of the nucleotides at particular locations. These types of DNA variations are called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). The SNPs in our DNA do not affect the functions of the genes in our body, but some are related to the body’s well-being, including joint mobility, comfort and overall joint health.


The Science Behind Joint Care DNA™

Joints need collagen to help maintain the tendons and ligaments that support your body. Joint Care DNA examines up to nine (9) significant gene locations that may influence collagen quality. The test looks at each gene location separately and reports your result for each. Along with your personal results, you will receive an explanation of your results and recommendations for healthy joint care to make the most of the years ahead of you.

FAQs

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Joints need collagen to help maintain the tendons and ligaments that support your body. Joint Care DNA tests the genes that may influence your collagen quality and overall joint health while providing you a recommendation to help you support your overall joint health.

Joint Care DNA examines up to 9 autosomal markers (SNPs) that impact your collagen and determines if your body has a genetic variant. Third party research has identified variants in these 9 SNPs that may influence the quality of collagen produced by the body and determine your joint health.

You will receive a report with your DNA results that provides exercise, diet, and supplementation recommendations. This information may help you restore strength and balance while enhancing joint health, flexibility, and comfort.

We recommend that you read the published research available in your Results report and review with your doctor. Your results can help you make better lifestyle choices which may improve your overall joint health.

      5 Easy Steps: 

      1. Choose Select One at the top of this product page to choose a testing company from the dropdown menu
      2. Click Choose File and upload your raw-data file from that company (it must be in .ZIP format)
      3. Click Add to Cart
      4. Create an account or log in to your existing HomeDNA account
      5. Pay for your test

      It really is just that easy! Testing takes just 24 hours and you'll be notified by email when the report is ready.

      Joint Care DNA is an Autosomal DNA test, also known as a SNP (pronounced ‘snip’) test.

      Autosomal DNA, the DNA inherited from any of your hundreds of thousands of ancestors through the ages, can be found in 22 chromosomes, and provides 90% of your DNA.

      Joint Care DNA examines up to 9 autosomal markers (SNPs) that impact your collagen and determines if your body has a genetic variant. Third-party research identifies variants in these 9 SNPs that may influence the quality of collagen produced by the body which may influence your joint health.

      Joint Care DNA provides a detailed report that shows the analysis of your DNA along with exercise, diet, and supplementation recommendations. 

      When you receive your DNA results, we recommend reviewing them with your doctor to understand what kind, if any, lifestyle changes you can make to optimize your joint health. Joint Care DNA is not a diagnostic test, meaning it will not diagnose a specific injury or cause of joint discomfort. This test can supplement your knowledge of your body to help you maintain optimal joint health.

      The genetic results are represented by the letters A, G, C, and T and correspond to the building blocks of DNA. These letters are organized into specific sequences to form genetically coded instructions called genes. The DNA variances are known as single nucleotide polymorphisms or SNPs.

      Your genetic results are color-coded using green and red. A green result means that your body does not have a genetic variant of the gene we tested. A red result means that you have a variant. Third-party research has identified this variant and suggests that it may influence the quality of collagen produced by the body. We recommend that you read the published research available in your report and consult with your doctor. Your results can help you make better lifestyle choices which may improve your overall joint health.

      If your report presents only two arrows pointing to green results, it would indicate that you do not have a genetic variant in the genes we tested and your collagen would be considered “normal.” Joint discomfort can be produced by any number of factors and they are not necessarily due to your DNA. For example, a person who weighs dramatically more than their bone structure is intended to support will likely suffer from achy joints.

      All Joint Care DNA test results from DDC are completely confidential. DDC uses some of the most advanced security measures available for access, storage and reporting. Unlike other DNA testing companies, we do not share your results with anyone - only you choose to share your results. See our Privacy Policy.

      Your Joint Care DNA test kit includes an order form, instruction manual, four (4) cheek swabs, a DNA sample envelope and a barcoded pre-paid return envelope.

      The Joint Care DNA test takes approximately 3-4 weeks from the day we receive your DNA sample at the lab until the day the report is posted to your online account.

      Joints are the connections between your bones that allow you to flex and move your body. Joints are surrounded by collagen, providing a level of strength and elasticity for your joints. As the body ages, collagen production decreases and the bones can start to rub together causing joint discomfort.

      Lower weight = lower joint stress. Managing your weight is the best thing you can do to alleviate stress on your joints. Excess weight puts undue stress on joints such as knees and hips. Research has shown that for every pound of weight, four times more stress is placed on the joints!

      Exercise can help keep you in shape and lose excess weight. Also, research shows that getting your heart rate up can reduce swelling. Change up your exercise routine so you can avoid putting repeated stress on any specific joint and build up your muscles to use in your daily life. Change your routine between aerobic (heart-racing) exercises like running, strength exercises, stretching and relaxation exercises.

      An increasingly popular way to promote and maintain healthy joints is by taking nutritional supplements that nourish bones and connective tissues. Supplements may be helpful for ensuring your body has enough nutrients to carry out the natural, daily maintenance routines that keep joints working smoothly. These tasks include replacing old bone with new bone, repairing muscle, and reconstructing the collagen matrix, to name just a few. Ideally, essential joint-health nutrients are consumed in the foods we eat. However, this can vary greatly depending on your diet, thus making supplements a convenient way to reinforce nutrient stores and to support the integrity of bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons.

      About This Brand

      About This Brand

      Established in 1995, DNA Diagnostics Center (“DDC”) was founded on the belief that technological advancements in DNA testing should translate to services that are accessible and affordable to everyone. We have built an international reputation based on our commitment to reliability, innovation, and value by offering DNA testing services for paternity and other family relationships, forensics, animal breeders and veterinarians, and now wellness-inspired consumers. DDC's laboratory in Fairfield, Ohio is nationally and internationally recognized through multiple accreditations.

      As an industry leader in DNA testing, we offer:

      • A fully-accredited laboratory with state-of-the-art technology and robotics to ensure accuracy
      • A large team of expert PhDs to conduct results screening, testing, and research
      • A secured facility with established screening protocols to guarantee privacy and security

      For 22 years, we have earned the trust of our customers by carefully handling over 10 million DNA samples. Your sensitive DNA test results always remain confidential, and we will not sell your personal data to third parties. DDC is the DNA testing laboratory trusted around the world.

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