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ORIG3N Genetic Home Mini DNA Test Kit, Recovery & Renewal
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- Genetic assessment designed to help you understand how your genes influence your recovery and renewal.
- Categories include: recovery and renewal.
- Contains 3 genes including: cell repair (SOD2), cellular health (NFE2L2), and exercise recovery (IL-6).
- DNA Kit includes easy-to-follow instructions, cheek swab, and prepaid return envelope.
- Register online or download Orig3n’s LifeProfile app and receive a personalized, in-depth report in 2-3 weeks with your unique behavior genetic profile.
- We never share, sell, or use your genetic information for any reason. We believe you should be in control of how your genetic information is used – that’s why we take every step to protect your DNA. We process samples directly in our own CLIA Certified lab and we send results directly back to you.
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Orig3n Genetic Home Mini DNA Test Kit, Recovery & Renewal
Do you tend to recover quickly from exercise or do you need more time to bounce back? Find out how quickly your body recovers from exercise — and what you can do about it. Discover whether your genes protect you from the damage exercise can cause, whether your body is adept at repairing exercise-induced inflammation, and how quickly — or slowly — your body recovers after an intense workout.
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|What Makes You Unique||Discover how your genes affect your metabolism, movement, power performance, joint health, exercise recovery, and muscle strength.||Understand how your genes affect your predisposition for weight gain or loss – including appetite, sweet tooth, weight regain, feeling full, and obesity.||Understand how your genes affect your body’s range of motion, pain sensitivity (and vulnerability to injury), and additional details to help you create a custom exercise plan.||Understand how your genes affect how quickly — or slowly — your body recovers after an intense workout, whether your genes protect you from the damage exercise can cause, and if your body is adept at repairing exercise-induced inflammation.|
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Get a glimpse into the blueprint of you
A DNA test compares a sample of your genetic material against known genetic sequences, based on established scientific and medical research. Our CLIA certified on-site lab analyzes these comparisons to generate your personalized profile.
Unlock secrets in your DNA
Order your kit. Swab your cheek-no spit, no mess. Register and send it back. In just a few weeks, you’ll receive your results.
Your DNA is at your fingertips
With our free app, you’ll always have your test results on hand so that you can make choices that match your unique body and mind. Take a look at your Nutrition results next time you’re grocery shopping, or let your Fitness results guide your next workout session.
Take charge of your future
Orig3n DNA tests uncover the links between your genes and how you think act, and feel. Discover insights and be empowered to make changes to your lifestyle. The more you know, the easier it is to reach your highest potential.
Get a snapshot of your genes
We believe everyone should have direct, affordable access to information about their genes and their health. That’s why we offer direct-to-you home DNA tests. Confirm things you always suspected about yourself, and discover insights you never knew.
Your DNA is yours, only
We believe you should be in complete control of your genetic information. That’s why we take every step to protect your DNA: We process samples directly in our own on-site lab and we send results directly back to you.
Find out how quickly your body recovers from exercise - and what you can do about it. The Recovery and Renewal DNA Test is a 3-gene profile that reveals how well your cells reduce damage and how quickly they bounce back after exercise. Do your genes protect you from the damage exercise can cause? Is your body adept at repairing exercise-induced inflammation? How quickly - or slowly - do you recover after an intense workout? These are some of the things you may discover about yourself with the Recovery & Renewal DNA Test. NOTE: The Recovery & Renewal DNA Test is a subset of the more complete Fitness and Beauty DNA Tests. Contains 3 genes including: cell repair (SOD2), cellular health (NFE2L2), and exercise recovery (IL-6).
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After receiving my kit and sending in the sample, I received confirmation that my sample had been received and that processing would begin immediately.
A month later I asked about the results and was told more time was needed although a partial report had already been created.
Two months later and I'm told the lab is now backed up.
A week after that I'm told a new swab is needed and will be shipped out.
It's now two and a half months since they received the first sample and I have neither a new swab nor a report.
I initiated all communications, which is horrible customer service, and while they have been responsive, the answers went from almost done to a new sample is needed. This has scam written all over it.
At least for your efforts you are required to give them much personal information (every field is *required* on their web site including birth date, address, and phone number), so you can look forward to a future of being banned from insurance if one of the 24 is not ideal or if there is something more in the unlikely event that they mapped more than the 24 genes. Protect yourself by giving them bogus data and not using their app for the 20 minutes it will take you to read their report or, better yet, not buying.
Full list of gene pairs as described by ORIG3N:
ORIOA2 Cilantro Aversion
CYP1A2 Caffeine Metabolism
TAS2R38 Bitter Taste (Part 1)
ALDH2 Alcohol Tolerance
TAS2R38 Bitter Taste (Part 2)
MCM6 Lactose Intolerance
TAS2R38 Bitter Taste (Part 3)
PPARg Monounsaturated Fat
KCTDIO Cholesterol and Lipids
FADS1 Fatty Acid Response
FTO Feeling Full
SLC2A2 Sweet Tooth
ADIPOQ Weight Regain
DRD2 Food Reward
MTHFR Folate Levels
NBPF3 Vitamin B6
RSU1 Vitamin E
SLC23A1 Vitamin C
FUT2 Vitamin B12
BCM01 Beta Carotene, Vitamin A
GC Vitamin D
Update: it's now mid february and the company emailed me saying they need a whole new sample (even though i followed the instructions to a tee) then they mailed the kit to the wrong address. Highly suggest not wasting your time.
Update: Finally got the new kit a week into March. Here we go all over again. Only been 5 months. I'm trusting these people with my DNA?
It is now end of May 2019. About 7 months after they began processing my sample. I just got my results. So i waited 7 months and sent in two samples to get 6 results. This test only tells you about 6 traits. SMH. Don't buy this test. Total waste of time and money.
I too had thought this was "just" a Superhero DNA test, but after reviewing your website, that's some scary [insert expletive here]! Per your website, in several places, you indicate that you have the world's largest cell repository - - my Spidey sense started tingling at this one, and went ballistic when in a completely separate section, in your mission statement, it is written that you turn our cells into Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to use in the study of regenerative medicine. See here (p.s. I kept a screenshot): https://orig3n.com/our-mission/
Great! You'll find a cure for illnesses, etc. But shouldn't you be more up front with your customers, umm, "research subjects".
I did not provide informed consent for you to retain my cells after testing for "Superhero" qualities, and I sure did not provide consent for you to turn my cells into stem cells for research.
So please explain: am I misinterpreting something here too? And what is your plan for destroying my cheek swab & any others (plus derivative products) obtained without informed consent?
P.s. because this is now very creepy, I am reducing the review to a one- star.
*** original review below ***
If you are the type of person who thinks swabbing their cheek is fun, or who believes in the Easter Bunny, or who thinks that just maybe there is a winning PowerBall ticket inside the product, then by all means spend $29.99 to purchase the Superhero DNA test.
I purchased the test for the entertainment value and because I'd never swabbed my cheek before for anything. So I wasn't expecting much from the results and "not much" (at least, from the scientific perspective) is exactly what I got.
The cheek cell-filled swab made its way cross-country from California to the address on the return label (MA) in two days, so perhaps part of the $29.99 went to paying express postage on the pre-paid label. Results were available online in about a day.
The reliability of the test is in question not only for the speed of the response (how much time was spent actually validating results vs responding with a pre-formed set of data most people would not question?) but also because there is at least one glaring scientific error in the science of this particular test.
The Superhero DNA test report connects the Foxp2 gene (one of the genes supposedly tested) to Chromosome 6. In short, the Foxp2 gene is partially responsible for the ability to formulate new language skills and to problem- solve effectively. While the Superhero DNA test states this gene is on Chromosome 6, it is actually on Chromosome 7. To check this for yourself, look up "Foxp2" and "Max Planck Institute" in Germany or "Foxp2" and "US NIH" for the US National Institutes of Health.
As for the entertainment value, I did get a lot of laughs (therefore the two-star review). The Superhero DNA test report stated I was "normal" in all 6 genes that formed part of the report. The interesting thing is that I am a polyglot who speaks multiple languages fluently - - and not just from the Indo-European language group, but from the Finno-Ugric group as well), and I am a professional troubleshooter whose job it is to solve problems & develop new processes to improve qualitative & quantitative performance.
So either "normal" means that we are all capable of learning multiple languages, or it could be indicative of cross- contamination, or it could mean that intelligence, language ability, etc. really requires quantitative analysis (i.e. the combination of several genes together) and so testing for just two genes is a qualitative game & not sound science.
Well, for my next bit of gene-related entertainment, I might swab my pet's cheek & wait with amused anticipation to see whether Orig3n thinks my pet is smarter than I am.
Or I might just save the $29.99 & whatever else the other Orig3n tests cost and never again buy another one of their products. After all, I can only laugh so much before my wallet starts to hurt.
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