Backed by physicians, experts, and universities, Vitagene’s DNA tests can help you learn about your past in order to shape your future. The test results include a personalized optimal fitness regimen, along with what vitamins you’re lacking, and which food sensitivities and eating patterns you may have. It uses a simple at-home saliva test to give you a personalized diet, exercise, and supplement plan, to help users live a longer and healthier life.
When you sign up for Vitagene, you sign up for more than a DNA testing kit; you sign up for a process. Taking the saliva test and sending it into the lab for analyzation is just the start to a more informed you. In the lab report, you’ll get a look at your DNA, along with a thorough explanation, so you are more knowledgeable about your own body. In terms of ancestral information, you’ll see a map with percentages that shows how much of your DNA comes from different regions around the world. You will also receive a personalized supplement recommendations, actionable advice based on your body's deficiencies and the vitamins it’s lacking. All of the recommended supplements are high quality – made in the US, no hydrogenated or trans-fats, no wheat, nuts, eggs, or gluten. There is also a lot of educational material within the report, like useful information about genetics and nutrition.
Aside from delivering an in-depth and detailed report, Vitagene also emphasises customer privacy and is in accordance with regulations, something that’s desirable when handling personal DNA. The test provider uses the latest industry standard security practices to store DNA, and takes precautions with users’ test results and other information submitted. The company says that it doesn’t sell, publish, or share information with third-party firms or partners.
All of Vitagene’s DNA testing kits are manufactured in accordance with the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practice regulations, ensuring customers that they’re trustworthy and reliable. Saliva swab samples are also all processed in CAP-accredited and CLIA-certified labs. All of the DNA is analyzed in US labs that meet high quality standards. Test accuracy and reliability stem from it being analyzed using the latest available research in the fields of genetics and nutrition.
Another of Vitagene's great features is Ancestry Reports, by which Vitagene details your genetic origins by percentage. The percentage is based off of how your DNA matches to other people in the database. Keep in mind, however, that since Vitagene's database is not as large as some of the bigger brands, the breakdown may not be as in-depth, but the database is continually growing.
The Vitagene process is hassle-free, and begins with ordering the sample collection kit. This can be done on its website or by phone.
After requesting your sample, you’ll receive a box with 2 mouth swabs in the mail. Follow the instructions that are included in your kit to complete the sample. Once complete, you put the swabs back into the box and return your sample to the lab using the prepaid envelope. You’ll be requested to fill out a questionnaire to personalize your results to your lifestyle, medical history, and medications. Your DNA sample will be analyzed against important genetic markers. After 4-6 weeks after your kit has been received by the lab, you’ll be able to view test results on your online dashboard.
Information required at the time of signup includes:
Results from your saliva sample will be ready approximately 4-6 weeks after your kit is received by the Vitagene lab. You will receive an email letting you know that your results are available to view on your online dashboard. These results, displayed as a Vitality Guide, help you learn about your ancestry and make positive changes in your life accordingly. You will receive a personalized action plan based on your DNA, lifestyle, family history, and goals.
Following your vitality guide, which takes your DNA into account, allows your to follow a plan that’s personalized for you. Within 4-6 weeks, you can be healthier and more energized.
The company's customer support department is strong. Because DNA is private and users may have concerns or questions, the company makes a point of being there to answer those questions. Support can be reached either by phone or email, firstname.lastname@example.org, between 9am to 6pm PT, Monday to Friday. Since the company is based in San Francisco, CA, the hours are not always convenient for users around the country, especially those on the East Coast. You can always email your question in and wait a day or two to receive a response. The company also has a box on the bottom right hand side of its website for any questions outside of business hours. You can leave a message along with your name and phone number, and customer service will get back to you.
|Health + Ancestry Report||$99|
|Health + Ancestry Report & Smart Supplements||$149|
There are 3 Vitagene products to choose from. The most basic product is the Health Report, which costs $49. It offers a detailed report with personalized diet, fitness, and supplement recommendations. This is the only Vitagene product that allows you to upload our own data.
The middle level product, Health + Ancestry Report, costs $99. It offers everything that the Health Report does, with a bit more. You’ll get a detailed report with personalized diet, fitness, and supplement recommendations, as well as ancestry make up information. This can tell you about your past and your lineage.
The top tier product, Health + Ancestry Report & Smart Supplements, costs $149, and is a slightly more involved product. It includes a detailed report with personalized recommendations, as well as monthly Smart Supplements that get delivered to you. It’s important to note that you will be charged $79 per month for the vitamins and that your subscription will automatically renew every 30 days. Vitagene marks this product as the best offer, as you get the high-quality supplements included in the price.
The Vitagene DNA testing kit is far more than a simple ancestral review. Customers will receive an in-depth vitality report that can help them make better life decisions tailored to their body and their needs.
Since everybody’s DNA is different, it’s safe to assume that we shouldn’t all be following the same diet or eating plan. With a simple cheek swab, you can find out exactly what vitamins you’re low on, health risks, and an exercise plan that’s right for you.
Vitagene was founded in 2015 by Dr. Malek, a San Francisco-based neurosurgeon. The DNA testing kit was developed by doctors and healthcare professionals in the fields of genetics and nutrigenomics with the goal of helping people make more informed and effective decisions using their DNA.
The team is made up of professionals from the fields of integrative medicine, computer systems, genomics, and product design. They leverage big data and the latest scientific research to ensure that the tips and supplements they’re recommending to users is right for their bodies.
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