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- Item model number: VW150-21
Your Health + Ancestry Report and Service includes:- Breakdown of your ancestry and ethnic composition. - Health report provides a personalized analysis of your diet, exercise, and supplementation.- Your results will include detailed food and supplementation lists and customizable exercise plans...
First of all, you need to know that you are not just buying a box, you buying a process. Here is how it goes:1. You receive a box with two mouth swabs in a green box (pictured opened and closed).2. You do a swab, put it back in the box and send it back to the lab.3. You fill out a pretty long questionnaire online about your health history and goals.4. You wait 4 weeks. This one sounds long, until you compare it to some other DNA companies. My 23&me took 2 months!!! to comeback. I don't know about ancestry, but a quick online search says it's about 2-2.5 months.5. They analyze your data and send you a printed vitality guide back. (This is the main product that you bought)About vitality guide:This is what differentiates vitagene from the others. You actually get something you paid a 100 bucks for. It includes:- Ancestry information with a map and percentages. This is pretty standard between all DNA testing companies.- Supplement recommendation. This is the main differentiator. No one else could give you any actionable advice on your DNA except this company.- Sneek peek at your DNA. They explain a few snips and what they mean.- Educational material. There is plenty of useful info about genetics and nutrition in the book.Overall, this is a good deal for the money. All others take longer and give you less info for higher price.
I purchased this kit back in late January as I was curious about my demographic background. The order came pretty quick in a nice, simple box. The instructions were very cheese and simple. I had to swab the inside of my mouth (swab came in a sanitary sealed bag) and place it in a tube to send back. The box it comes in is used to ship it back. It even came with a prepaid return label which was pretty neat.I wasn't too sure what to expect, but the results were very comprehensive. I received a personalized book in the mail a few weeks later which broke down my ethnic makeup and a bunch of other things about my health and any deficiencies I have. Overall, definitely worth the purchase and information I received.
The submission process was very easy with detailed instructions and I had no problems sending my sample. I was actually surprised that I got the results as quickly as I did, I think it was just about a month after I sent it in.I was most interested in doing this test to learn about weight loss based on my dna and improving my overall health. The report was able to tell me that based on a certain gene that I may have a reduced ability to feel full when I am eating. My dna also says that I have a reduced risk of gaining weight back once I lose it, so hopefully if what I learned helps, I can keep up the results! There were also many other recommendations just for me, this is just one that stood out to me.I also learned that in terms of exercise I am more likely than other people to lose weight from exercising – and so I am hoping some more time fitting in physical activities into my day will help boost weight loss.I was also recommended supplements and a detailed explanation of why these supplements would be best for me based on my genetics/lifestyle/health. I will be adding the recommended vitamins to my regimen.On the ancestry part of the test I received the same amount of detail as my mom did in her report from a different company. When I decided to go with this product I was concerned it might not be as detailed.Overall, I am very happy with my purchase and the results I was given and am excited to implementing some changes.
I have never done a review on Amazon but was compelled with the positive impact of changes I made based on the product.They had very good customer support and I had my results in 5 weeks.I got my ancestry information, no surprises there. It was what I expected!The diet section was educational and surprised me in a good way. I learned a lot the types of foods that work for me, but more interestingly it was my body's reaction to exercise and food in combination that was most helpful. I am a regular runner and since have changed my routine based on my DNA (which says I am more of a sprinter). I started doing more a track short burst runs and cut back on lipids and fats which is not a good fit for me based on my DNA. I adjusted my vitamins based on my DNA and added methylated B12 and fish oil.That was 2 weeks ago and to my surprise, I lost 3 pounds and I am running less!!! I have more energy and feel stronger.Again it has been 2 weeks, but the results so far are very encouraging.
While the report was interesting, I found the supplement recommendations disappointing - they were entirely based on my survey responses. I would recommend not doing the survey until you receive your results. They should know nothing about you when generating your report, otherwise what is the point of having the data?