10 reasons to do a Lifestyle DNA test

Last updated: 24 February 2021

Intrigued, but not convinced? Have you been eyeing a Lifestyle DNA test for a while, but you're still unsure if you want to discover your genes? Here are 10 main reasons that'll convince you to go for it!

1. Lifetime value

Each of us, except identical twins, carries a unique genetic code. It provides instructions on how our body functions and does not change in our lifetime. This means that a Lifestyle DNA test is the one test you will never have to repeat. The results are valid for a lifetime!

2. Know yourself better

With knowledge comes understanding. Why does coffee have no effect on you? Why are you always low on iron? How can you lose weight permanently and without starving? What sports activity, skincare or diet is the best for you? The answers might be locked in your genes. And accessing them can put you on the right track towards long-term health and well-being. After all, as a wise man once said, “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

3. Simple and painless

Complicated testing procedure? Far from it – our tests are practically DIY! Accessing the wealth of information locked in our DNA is simpler than you can imagine. No blood or needles; the test requires only a saliva sample which you send to the lab and voila – you’ve unlocked your DNA.

4. From great interpretation to stellar results

Genetics is a complex science, so you might expect to receive a complicated chart with incomprehensible symbols and scientific lingo. Our interpretation of results is focused on giving you understandable and actionable insights.

5. Like having a nutritionist, coach, an mentor on your shoulder

Results are fine and well, but they don’t actually help you make any changes. That is why our Lifestyle DNA tests come with personalised recommendations. It means that you receive actionable advice on how to act based on your results. If I have a worrier gene and you a warrior gene, our bodies are predisposed to respond differently to stress. We should take different actions to adjust our daily habits to manage stress and our productivity.

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6. Science first

Do you think decoding your DNA is a bunch of mumbo jumbo? A guessing game not unlike fortune-telling? We believe DNA tests need to put quality and reliability first. The genes we analyse all have a scientifically-proven impact on your body. They must be backed by enough reliable evidence and quality scientific research. That means peer-reviewed studies published in top scientific and medical journals such as JAMA, The Lancet, Nature, Science, and others. This gives our products an indisputable seal of credibility.

Our tests use custom panels developed by our R&D department, and state-of-the-art testing technology, ensuring high-grade results. Our analyses are performed according to the highest quality and security standards.

7. Always at your side

Literally and figuratively! Browse your results and recommendations on the go; with our mobile app, they’re just a click away. Either you’re at the store buying groceries, putting together a workout routine with your coach, at a restaurant selecting your meal, or wanting to share a fun fact about yourself with friends or family. Find the GenePlanet app in AppStore or GooglePlay.

8. DNA and blood – like butter to jelly

DNA and blood tests each cover one crucial aspect of your life – predispositions and current state – they are the perfect match for a comprehensive approach to health and well-being.

Think of genetic predispositions as one of the many possible roads you walk on during your life. Blood tests are like road markers, telling you which road you’re on. If they show that you are heading down the dangerous road of high cholesterol or blood sugar, it’s time to take action.

But don’t worry, you can switch lanes! Personalised recommendations based on your results act as bridges between them, helping you cross from a rocky, muddy path leading to health issues to a smooth and wide road of health and longevity.

Improving (or maintaining) health is much easier if you know how your body is most likely to respond or function. That is why a DNA and a blood test are the perfect combination! Learn more about our home blood test here.

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9. A better way to reach your goals

How many time have you promised yourself you’ll lose weight, started working out or getting up earlier? But there is always something that stops you. Usually, not knowing where and how to start! A DNA test is the ideal first step, showing you the best way to reach your goals.

Learn to keep a healthy weight with Diet and Body Weight. Discovering how your body responds to fats and carbs, how prone you are to obesity and weight regain helps you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Fall in love with sports with Sports Performance. Knowing your athletic performance helps you select the workout which can bring the best results, protect you from injuries, and help you become more fit or a better athlete.

Create better habits with Metabolism and Lifestyle. Do you want to sleep better? Learn if you’re a night owl or an early bird and when in the day are you the most productive. Discover if you might be prone to alcohol and caffeine addiction. Get a look at your metabolism and learn if you might benefit from limiting lactose, caffeine, of gluten.

Eat better with Vitamins and Minerals. Multivitamins are great, but did you know that a healthy person can get enough vitamins and minerals from a diverse fresh food? Based on our genes, we might be prone to lack certain micronutrients. Knowing that you can mind their intake to protect your immune system and general health.

Take proper care of your skin with Skin Health and Ageing. Soft, smooth skin is the result of many factors, including your genes. Discover how prone you are to skin dehydration, dryness, environmental harm, and even cellulite. Adjust your skincare and nutrition to look and feel good in your skin!

Support your heart health with Heart Health. Cardiovascular diseases are no. 1 global cause of death. The good news, though? They are highly preventable! With proper nutrition, physical activity, and mindset to support your body’s unique needs, you can protect your heart and health!

10. The power of prevention

Lifestyle DNA tests are an excellent preventive tool. Recognising potential health risks before developing any symptoms means that you can nip the problem in the bud! We all know general guidelines for a healthy lifestyle, but we can do much more if we adjust them to our body’s preferences. This is where Lifestyle DNA tests enter the stage and prove their value.

Ready to start? Choose your DNA test and discover, improve, live better!

 

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