Heart Start

by WellnessFX

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Take control of your cardiovascular health. Using markers in your blood and DNA, Heart Start offers insights that can empower you to optimize your wellness.

To use this product, you must be 18 or older and be a U.S. resident. Not available for residents of Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Rhode Island, or Hawaii.
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Includes a DNA kit for first-time users.


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A healthy heart means a healthier you

Great For: Anyone looking to take more control of their cardiovascular health

What to Expect: Meaningful insights related to genetic and blood data, consultation services, and actionable recommendations

Value: A powerful tool for heart health insights


The insights you want, the team you need

WellnessFX has an elite scientific team that enables us to offer consumers the best information—and we’ve partnered with leading academic institutions to further develop our depth of knowledge. This knowledge, along with our commitment to consumer prevention and wellness, makes WellnessFX the trusted choice for online personalized wellness.

The science

Blood lipids, e.g. cholesterol and triglycerides, are a natural and important part of our body, but can cause problems if present in excess. The amount of these lipids in your blood is a combination of what your body makes and what you absorb from your diet. DNA influences both of these, but your dietary choices and lifestyle factors, like stress, drive most of the final outcome. There are some rare conditions that result in high cholesterol and/or triglycerides, regardless of diet, such as familial hypercholesterolemia, and this product does not test for those. 

Some diet decisions, like eating lots of meats and cheeses, may increase your blood lipids, and this might impact your heart health. A blood test is the best way to measure your blood lipids, and your doctor or a cardiologist can help you understand any health impacts from those results. Otherwise, DNA insights from this product can be used to help you make healthy diet decisions for your heart.


DNA is just the start. Diet and lifestyle choices have a larger impact on your heart health, or in some cases, rare conditions not included in this product.


  • This product will not provide any medical information or a diagnosis. It is not a diagnostic test or screening test for cardiovascular disease.
  • Genetic results are based on population-wide studies. What is true at a population level average may not be true at an individual level.
  • Our understanding of how genetics influences blood pressure and lipid levels will improve with more research.
  • Individuals should consult a physician or healthcare professional before making dietary changes or beginning supplementation.

How it works

Because this product includes a blood panel test, WellnessFX will provide a physician to review your health history to ensure it’s right for you. A physician will also review your blood panel results results once they’re ready.

No paperwork

Answer a few questions about your health history when placing your order online. It takes just a few minutes.

No additional cost

The review of your health history adds no additional cost to your test, and insurance isn’t required.
Order and provide your health history
Physician reviews your information
Get a DNA kit sent to you and provide a saliva sample.
Get your blood drawn
Get an email when your results are ready

About WellnessFX

Founded in 2010, WellnessFX™ pioneered a revolution by allowing individuals to directly gain powerful health information.

Since our founding, we have grown our product offerings and many 75,000 consumers have utilized our technology and experienced the benefits of WellnessFX, including top professional sports teams and people just like you.

Have a question about this product? support@wellnessfx.com

About Helix

Helix empowers everyone to explore what makes them unique—their DNA.

From health and wellness insights to family planning and ancestry information, Helix’s growing list of partners can tap into your genetic profile to provide relevant insights for today, tomorrow and years to come.

Have a question about ordering or sequencing?support@helix.com


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

    Yes. In order to use Heart Start, 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.

  • How does Helix provide my DNA information to WellnessFX? Is it shared with anyone else?

    Your DNA information is stored securely by Helix. When sequencing is complete, Helix only sends the relevant DNA information needed by WellnessFX to generate your results. 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 review my results?

    WellnessFX will send you an email when your results are ready to be viewed online.

  • How do I learn more about how WellnessFX uses my information?

    You can learn more in the WellnessFX Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, User Agreement, System Rules, and HIPAA Authorization.

  • How accurate is WellnessFX testing?

    WellnessFX testing is performed in the same laboratories as tests your doctor would order, ensuring the same level of accuracy. All WellnessFX lab partners are certified and have extensive internal and external quality control, including third-party validation testing.

  • How do I learn more about how WellnessFX uses my information?

    You can learn more in the WellnessFX Informed Consent.