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Does my DNA really impact my weight and wellbeing?
You might be surprised how much you can learn about your day-to-day from your DNA. Helix Wellness can get you started with eight fascinating and personal genetic traits.
Body mass index (BMI) introduction
It’s no secret that genetics plays a role in weight, since two people who eat the same foods can have very different responses. You'll learn about just one of the many genes that influences BMI, the FTO gene, and how it influences your weight.
Nutrients we eat are metabolized by enzymes in our body. DNA changes can affect how these enzymes work and result in small changes in nutrient levels. How does your DNA affect your calcium levels?
Gluten intolerance is an immune reaction to the gluten found in wheat, barley, and other grains. When gluten is ingested it causes inflammation and damage to the small intestine.
Vitamin D levels
Vitamin D is important for healthy bones and many other functions in the body. You get most of your vitamin D from foods, but your genetics can play a role in how you use vitamin D.
Most of us know the effects of alcohol on our bodies. But did you know that your body also influences some of these effects? A specific genetic factor has been linked to how people metabolize alcohol.
Humans have a natural cycle of wake and sleep. Rare genetic factors can cause big shifts in this cycle, causing people to naturally go to bed hours later than others. This is a very rare trait, and not the same as just staying up late.
Endurance vs power
Being a world-class endurance athlete takes disciplined training, years of practice, and the right attitude. It also seems that genetics can provide people with an edge. Learn more about one genetic variant found more commonly in endurance athletes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to get sequenced to use this product?
Yes. In order to use Helix Wellness, you must be sequenced by Helix. And, once you’ve been sequenced by Helix, you can purchase more DNA-powered products from a variety of categories like fitness, nutrition, entertainment, and more—all without having to get sequenced again.
Do I have to create an account with Helix to use this product?
Yes, you need a Helix account to use this product and view your results. You may view your results on the web.
How do I view my results?
Helix will let you know when your DNA sample is sequenced. Once your DNA is sequenced, your results will be ready in your Helix account. To view your results, simply log into your Helix account and navigate to the “My Products” tab.
Who analyzes my DNA information?
Helix analyzes your DNA information.
How do I learn more about how Helix use my information for Helix Wellness?