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Frequently Asked Questions

Disclaimer

Our reports are designed for informational purposes only, and not for the treatment or diagnosis of disease. We aim to provide helpful insights and easy to implement lifestyle recommendations to help you achieve your health and wellness goals . You should consult with your doctor before using any recommendations provided in our gene reports, especially if pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have pre-existing medical conditions.

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Due to the nature of the intricate research that goes in to these reports, we will not be able to provide a refund once you have uploaded your genetic information into our site for the purpose of the Gene Reports.

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At SelfDecode, we take your privacy and the security of your genetic data very seriously. To find out more about how we do this, please see our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

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How much do DNA Wellness Reports cost? 

All subscribers to SelfDecode receive their Introductory Report completely free! They can also order additional, more specialized DNA Wellness Reports for just $29 each.


A full individual membership to SelfDecode is available for just $59 per year. We also offer a special discounted family plan that includes gene files up to three individual members for just $118 per year.



Can I order DNA Wellness Reports even if I am not a SelfDecode member?

Yes! We offer a special membership to SelfDecode that includes access to our DNA Wellness Reports, without any of the other features included in a full membership. Under this plan, you can order an Introductory DNA Wellness Report for $19, as well as our more specialized DNA Wellness Reports for $39 each.



What happens after I order my Wellness report?

After you purchase the DNA Wellness Report, you will be redirected to a page where you can upload your genetic data. You’ll then be able to download your reports under the DNA Wellness Reports tab.



Can I see a sample of what is included in a DNA Wellness Report?

Yes! You can look at a sample report using Joe Cohen’s DNA data here.



Where should I get my genes tested?

We recommend 23andme, as our gene reports include the SNPs that are on the latest version of the 23andme chip.  

However, you can still use data from other genetic testing services, such as Ancestry and FamilyTreeDNA, if you prefer -- just be aware that not every testing company might include each and every SNP that we analyze in our DNA Wellness Reports.


Please note that we are not a subsidiary or partner of these companies.



What if the most important SNPs are not included in my genetic data set?

We have specifically designed our DNA Wellness Reports to analyze the SNPs that can give you the most reliable and actionable information about your health. However, individual SNPs are only a small part of your overall genetic profile, and we can still make the best out of whatever genetic information you have -- even if it is not totally complete!  Therefore, the interpretation of your SNPs and health advices derived from them should be taken into account in the context of your symptoms, health status, and lifestyle. Even if your data is missing certain SNPs, our software will take into account all available data -- as well as information about your symptoms, health status, and lifestyle -- to generate your DNA Wellness Report and to make appropriate lifestyle recommendations.

Please note that we are not a subsidiary or partner of these companies.



How do I know my data is secure?

We take your privacy and data security very seriously. This is why we employ multiple layers of data protection, including:

Secured data encryption Restricting employee access to personally-identifying information


Only collecting the minimum information necessary to provide you with your requested services


We do not and will not sell any your data to third-party companies neither for profit or for research purposes.


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You can read our privacy policy here.

Discover how your genes influence the way your body processes and uses vitamins.

Learn how to optimize vitamin levels in your body through proper nutrition, supplementation, and lifestyle choices without expensive lab tests


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A Simple, Step-by-Step Process to Get You Started:

Step 1: 

You will be prompted to enter your name and upload your SNP file (if you have not done so in SelfDecode yet)

Step 2:

Once your SNP file has been uploaded, we generate your report!

Step 3: 

You can download your genetic report to read, learn, and share with your healthcare providers


Understand How Your Vitamin-Related Genes Can Help You Optimize Your Health and Overcome Chronic Health Issues


Example 1: Can you rely on plant-based carotenoids for vitamin A?

The biologically active form of vitamin A, retinoic acid, is responsible for maintaining a healthy immune system, gut, and skin barrier. BCO1 is a crucial gene that helps activate beta-carotene into retinoic acid [1].

Eating more plant-based carotenoids will not do the trick if you carry genetic variants that reduce BCO1 function. Instead, you may need to consume more active vitamin A (retinol) from animal sources.


You don’t need a Ph.D. in genetics to understand your genes. The Vitamins DNA Wellness Report provides:

  • An in-depth analysis of your vitamins genetic profile, presented in an easy-to-understand report that breaks down your results into categories for each vitamin

  • Descriptions of how specific genes and genetic variations might be affecting vitamin levels in your body

  • Personalized recommendations based on your genetics, giving you the tools you need to improve your health and quality of life

  • Accurate information based on the latest scientific studies in the fields of genetics and nutrition, complete with citations to relevant studies

  • Access to variant analyses and interpretation techniques that are not yet widely available in conventional medical practices


Vitamins Included in the Report

 Vitamin A               Vitamin B9               Vitamin B12               Vitamin C  

Vitamin D               Vitamin E               Vitamin K

Example 2: How Well Can Your Gut Absorb Vitamin C?

The SLC23A1 gene enables your small intestine to absorb vitamin C. A specific mutation in this gene can reduce the amount of vitamin C your gut can absorb, potentially leading to vitamin C deficiency [4]. 

Individuals with specific genetic variations may benefit from increased vitamin C intake, through eating more vitamin C-rich foods and/or supplementation. Alcohol and stress also deplete vitamin C levels, so reducing alcohol consumption and managing stress would especially help those with these variants [5].

Example 3: Is Your Gut Hospitable for B12-Producing Bacteria and B12 Absorption?

The FUT2 and FUT6 genes produce components of the mucus in the gut. These components protect against Helicobacter pylori infections. H. pylori can damage the stomach lining and reduce the protein required for vitamin B12 absorption called Intrinsic Factor. In addition, components produced by FUT1 and FUT2 genes also make the gut more hospitable to B12-producing bacteria in the large intestine [6].

Several SNPs in the FUT2 and FUT6 genes are strongly associated with better B12 levels in the body [7, 8].



Example 3: Is Your Gut Hospitable for B12-Producing Bacteria and B12 Absorption?

The FUT2 and FUT6 genes produce components of the mucus in the gut. These components protect against Helicobacter pylori infections. H. pylori can damage the stomach lining and reduce the protein required for vitamin B12 absorption called Intrinsic Factor. In addition, components produced by FUT1 and FUT2 genes also make the gut more hospitable to B12-producing bacteria in the large intestine [6].

Several SNPs in the FUT2 and FUT6 genes are strongly associated with better B12 levels in the body [7, 8].

References
1) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3380120/
2) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19103647
3) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22113863
4) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4357493/
5) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27122159
6) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17673542
7) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2673801/
8) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28334792

References
1) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3380120/
2) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19103647
3) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22113863
4) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4357493/
5) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27122159
6) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17673542
7) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2673801/
8) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28334792