HomeDNA Healthy Weight Test

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  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 3.6 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • UPC: 855462007179

Description

LAB FEE INCLUDED! The HomeDNA™ Healthy Weight Analysis + Report is a revolutionary DNA test / plan that first examines your genetic markers (SNPs) that influence weight and then provides customized diet and exercise strategies for a healthier you. By analyzing your weight-related genes, it...

User reviews

I received the kit, followed the instructions and mailed in the sample. As promised I received an email stating they received my sample and it was processing, I am still waiting on the results but it is still in the window of time they promised. On the listing it says the lab fee is included and I believe that is correct, when I registered online and submitted my sample I did not have to pay any additional fees.The only thing I did not like about this test is the four swabs that you use to collect the dna from the inside of your cheeks, you are then instructed to place these wet swabs into a paper envelope. Obviously the wet swab leaked through the paper envelope and left a wet place on both the inner envelope and outer mailing envelope, I think this needs to be changed and have some type of better specimen collection. Overall, this was a very easy process to register and collect a sample and mail it in.When I receive the results I will update this review.
The instructions are very clear. Use the swabs, mail them in the postage paid envelope, and register for their website. I mailed them and hadn't heard back 3 weeks later, so I decided to go back into the site. I found my results under my profile information. They had been ready a few days prior but I was not notified. It took 18 days from the date I registered to the day the results were posted. Fair enough.The results are a pdf file, mine was 72 pages. There are a lot of notes and links to studies at the end of the file which I appreciated. The results are divided into categories- Weight loss ability, Food, Nutrients, and Response to exercise. There's a nice report summary near the beginning so you can view all your results in one chart. Weight Loss ability is given as either Low, Below Average, or Normal. Then you get a run down of why (in terms of genes) and how to maximize your weight loss ability. The Food section gives you macronutrient recommendations for percentage of your diet . The Nutrients section tells you if you may be deficient in certain vitamins. The Exercise section tells you how your body responds to certain types of exercise. This part was confusing to me because it seemed to insist that I need to do more high intensity cardio, but another section recommended that I do longer but more moderate cardio such as train for distance events, which I do. The report then gives sample diets that seem doable and some sample exercise plans. My plans include 5-6 days of cardio plus 2 days of strength training which I thought was odd. If I respond better to strength training shouldn't I be doing more of that and less of cardio? The amount of cardio seemed excessive and that's coming from a marathon runner. I just don't think the average person would be able to fit all of that in.So the test was easy to do and I find the results to be a really interesting read. I plan to pass some on to my family members as I assume they would have similar profiles. I do plan to make some changes to my diet as a result of this test, so it was worthwhile to me- not sure it would be worth the price for others.
This is a great concept in theory. You really do need to know which foods are right for you personally if you want to maintain a healthy weight and drop those extra pounds so, as I said, the concept is great. However. I have a problem with deceptive marketing. Nowhere in the description of this product does it say you have to pay a $99 lab fee, but that’s what it tells you to do when you try to register and follow the instructions. If you pay $119 for the kit, the lab fee should be included. It does not cost $119 for some cotton swabs to swipe your dna. When you add the $99 it’s acually costing you $218 for the kit and there are more cost effective options out there. If you don’t mind spending $119 for the kit and an extra $99 for the lab fee then this would be good for you. If, however, you’re like me and don’t like surprise fees, especially of almost $100, look for a similar more cost effective and up-front product. It just really irks me that NO WHERE in the description did it say I’d have to pay this fee.
I got two of these. One for my GF and one for myself. Are results came back the same. Are " unique profiles" and "custom meal plains" identical.Of the 72 page report I can only find a couple of differences.My GF and I are different races and have very different metabolisms.
I had a terrific experience with my DNA test. The process was really simple. The price on Amazon includes the lab fee, so there weren't any surprises when I registered my kit online. The only hard part was waiting for results, really. But now I have some new diet and exercise strategies to try—though, if I'm honest, I'll probably wait until after Christmas to start. :)Overall, good test, easy to use, and I got everything as advertised. I'd recommend this test to anyone.


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