DNA traits included
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 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?
You may not realize it, but your DNA plays a very small role in how many cups of coffee you drink a day. Think you are higher than average? Find out what your DNA says.
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 an edge. Learn more about one genetic variant found more commonly in endurance athletes.
How it works
Order and we’ll send a DNA kit to your home
Order Wellness Basics and Helix sends you a DNA collection kit, which includes everything you need to get sequenced.
Provide a saliva sample and get sequenced
Register your DNA kit, provide a small saliva sample, and drop it in the mail using the provided pre-paid shipping box you get in your kit.
Get your results in your Helix account
After Helix sequences your DNA from your saliva, you will be able to access your Wellness Basics results in your Helix account or the Helix app.
Why do I need the Helix DNA kit?
Products on Helix use the DNA information found in your saliva to give you insights into what makes you, you. The Helix DNA kit has everything you need to provide a saliva sample and send it to our lab to we can sequence your DNA.
Once you are sequenced, you can gain insights from any from any product on Helix for years to com – all without having to provide another saliva sample ever again.