Wellness Basics

by Lose It!

Have you ever wondered how your genes affect your wellness? Wellness Basics provides an introduction into how your DNA can impact key health indicators, like weight, nutrient levels and fitness.

$80.00 $49.99
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DNA traits included

With Wellness Basics by Lose It! you’ll start to uncover the genes that play a role in your diet and exercise habits.

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. 

Calcium levels

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?

Coffee consumption

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.

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The science

Your wellbeing is largely determined by how often you exercise and your diet. Genetic factors related to nutrition are connected to the way that your body processes food and nutrients. Genetic factors related to fitness, like the one included in this product, play a limited role in your ability to excel in different types of activities.

Your DNA may help you better understand your body, its relationship with food and how you exercise. Everyone, regardless of their genetics, will benefit from a well-balanced diet and  exercise.


Your genetics play a part, but your diet and exercise choices have the biggest impact on your weight.


  • This product will not provide medical information.
  • Results may be more accurate for individuals of European ancestry.
  • Our understanding of nutrition and fitness insights based on your DNA will improve with more research.

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. 


  • What is the difference between Wellness Basics and Lose It! + embodyDNA?

    Lose It! currently offers two products on the Helix Store. Wellness Basics gives your four insights with results available right in your Helix account. Lose It! + embodyDNA, part of the Lose It! iOS and Android app, reports 19 insights in categories from weight loss to sensitivities. These results are available only in the Lose It! app where you can track your food intake and receive DNA-powered food suggestions based on your logging history and your DNA results.

  • Who analyzes my DNA information?

    Lose It! and Helix have teamed up to provide you Wellness Basics. Helix analyzes your DNA information to produce your results.

  • How does Helix provide my DNA information to Lose It!? Is my information shared with anyone else?

    Your DNA information is stored securely by Helix. Helix only shares your name and email and may share the DNA data needed for this test with Lose It!. We do not share your DNA information with anyone without your permission. We always maintain high standards when it comes to the security and privacy of your DNA information.

  • 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 or download the Helix app available for iOS. 

  • Do I have to get sequenced to use this product?

    Yes. In order to use Wellness Basics, you must be sequenced by Helix. To ensure the quality and accuracy of the genetic information used for this service, products in the Helix marketplace do not accept genetic data from outside sources. 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 Lose It! to use this product?

    You do not need to have a Lose It! account to use Wellness Basics. If you upgrade to the full Lose It! + embodyDNA experience, your results from the full experience will be delivered in the Lose It! app for iOS and Android, and a free account will be required.

  • Where can I find information about the privacy policy and terms of service?

    Since your name and email is shared with Lose It! as part of using this product, it is important to be familiar with their privacy policy and terms of service. You can find Lose It!'s privacy policy and terms of service on their website.