How does a DNA test with DNAFit work?

The DNAFit DNA test is a simple mouth swab test, which allows us to provide valuable insights into your body's responses to diet and exercise. We provide you with genetic reports detailing your DNA profile. You'll be assigned a personal fitness coach to go through your results with you, and help you turn your genetic information into actionable lifestyle changes, for better health and fitness.

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Why take a DNA test?

You may be wondering why the man on the street would want to take a DNA test. What value does knowing your genetic information add to your life? Put simply, it removes a lot of the guesswork involved when it comes to your health, diet and exercise. Understanding your DNA profile lets you leverage your body's strengths and curtail its weaknesses - helping you live a longer, happier and healthier life.

If you have a specific health or fitness goal, such as weight loss, toning your body or bulking up, a DNA test can help point you in the right direction to maximise your results. Too often, we're given a one-size-fits-all approach which leaves us wondering why "Diet X" worked for Bob and not for us. Now we can personalise the way that we eat and exercise, doing what works for our body and eliminating trial and error.

The rise of direct-to-consumer (DTC) DNA testing

Until recently, genetic science lived entirely inside laboratories and science fiction films. Now, DNA testing is openly available to consumers who are interested in understanding their genes. We can discover crucial information about ourselves with a simple mouth swab test.

You've probably heard about companies such as 23andMe and AncestryDNA, or the “genetic app store” Helix. The large number of DTC DNA testing companies on the market shows how genetic testing caters to a huge variety of needs.

What makes DNAFit's DNA test different?

What makes DNAFit different from other genetics companies, is our focus on health, wellness and personalised fitness and nutrition. Our number one goal is to provide people with the tools they need to reach their health and fitness goals faster.

We pride ourselves on the accuracy of our genetic reports. We only test for genetic markers that have undergone at least three peer-reviewed studies that show that by making lifestyle changes you will improve your health, nutrition and fitness levels. Whatever your personal goals are, DNAFit can help you to achieve them more efficiently and effectively with the insights and recommendations that we provide.

But don't just take our word for it…

Meet Allison Rushford, a 54-year-old who managed to lose half her body weight with the help of DNAFit's genetically-guided diet and exercise plans.

How does the DNAFit DNA test work?

You can order your DNAFit test kit online, to be delivered to your doorstep. Once you've received your kit, you'll need to do a simple mouth swab (which takes about five minutes) and send your sample back to us, to send to our lab. Your sample undergoes genetic analysis which takes approximately ten working days.

How do you receive your DNA test results?

You'll receive your DNA test results via your DNAFit customer portal. We'll send you an email to alert you as soon as your results are ready.

How much does a DNA test cost?

This depends on the DNA test you choose. DNAFit currently has two test kits available: Diet Pro (nutritional insights only) or Diet Fitness Pro 360 (both fitness and nutrition insights).

  • Diet Pro costs £149
  • Diet Fitness Pro 360 costs £179

What's included with DNAFit's Diet Pro package?

With DNAFit's Diet Pro package, you'll receive insights pertaining to your:

  • Optimal diet type (Mediterranean, low-fat or low-carb)
  • Carbohydrate and fat response
  • Anti-oxidant and omega 3 requirements
  • Folate, vitamin B and vitamin D requirements
  • Salt, alcohol and caffeine sensitivity
  • Lactose tolerance
  • Coeliac predisposition
  • MealPlanner access (for genetically-guided recipes)
  • A 30-minute expert consult

What's included with DNAFit's Diet Fitness Pro 360 package?

Diet Fitness Pro 360 is our most comprehensive offering. This gives you a holistic view of both diet and exercise together. You'll receive insights into your:

  • Optimal diet type (Mediterranean, low-fat or low-carb)
  • Carbohydrate and fat response
  • Anti-oxidant and omega 3 requirements
  • Folate, vitamin B and vitamin D requirements
  • Salt, alcohol and caffeine sensitivity
  • Lactose tolerance
  • Coeliac predisposition
  • MealPlanner access (for genetically-guided recipes)
  • Training intensity response (power/endurance profile)
  • Aerobic trainability (VO2 max potential)
  • Injury risk
  • Post-training recovery speed
  • Genetically-guided training plans for either burning fat or building muscle
  • A 30-minute expert consult 

What you'll find in your DNAFit nutrition report

DNAFit's nutrition report is focused on nutrigenetics. It gives you insight into your body’s response and sensitivity to various foods that you eat, as well as what your body requires in order for you to maintain optimal health.

Read our Diet Report FAQs, to find out more about the contents of your nutrition report.

You will also receive access to our online MealPlanner which helps you:

  • Easily plan genetically-guided meals and menus for the week
  • Access hundreds of healthy recipes tailored to your DNA profile
  • Personalise your meal plans according to your food preferences (such as a vegetarian diet) 

Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle or stay healthy, nutrition and diet is just as important as exercise. Our bodies all respond differently to nutrients and what works for some people won’t work for others. This explains why some fad diets (like ketogenic diet) seem to work wonders for a handful of people.

What you'll find in your DNAFit fitness report

Your DNAFit fitness report focuses on genetic markers which help you get the most out of your training. You'll receive information on how to optimise your workout for better results, recover faster and reduce your risk of injuries.  

Read our Fitness Report FAQs to find out more about what you'll find inside your genetic report.

With Diet Fitness Pro 360, you'll also be able to access to the world’s first genetically-matched online training system. You can choose one of two exercise goals:

  • Burn fat
  • Build muscle

DNAFit put our power/endurance (Peak Performance) algorithm to the test, in a real-world study. Our research found that genetically-matched training, when implemented correctly, can deliver up to three times better results than non-matched training. Download our clinical study to see for yourself!

As we discover more about our DNA, we'll be able to understand more and more about ourselves and our bodies.

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