When you receive your DNAfit report, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s only one part of the picture. The results should be used as a guide and not as a certainty.
For example, if your report says you have a higher risk of developing type II diabetes, it doesn’t mean you’ll definitely have the condition in the future. Likewise, a lower risk doesn’t necessarily mean symptoms of the condition won’t occur.
Remember that your DNA is just one factor in the development of disease. Other important considerations are your lifestyle choices, environment, and more.
The Diet Fit report is easy to understand and isn’t too dense in information. It details how your genetics may affect the way you metabolize carbs and fats. It also outlines if you have the required needs for certain vitamins or nutrients.
There are sections for:
- optimal diet type based on your genes
- nutrient needs with a percentage split for macronutrients (for example, 30% fats, 20% protein, 50% carbs)
- sensitivities and intolerances, including caffeine, alcohol, and salt
- personalized meal planning with recipes, advice, and shopping lists tailored to you
The meal planner feature allows you to input your food preferences and generates a genetically tailored meal plan.
The Health Fit report is similar to the Diet Fit report in terms of content and layout. However, it builds on the information with details on how your genes affect fitness levels and provides insights on optimizing your workouts.
- peak performance algorithm, which shows your score for power versus endurance. The results help define your ideal training intensity no matter your goal.
- aerobic training response from low to high. This outlines how you can improve your VO2 max (maximum oxygen consumption rate).
- injury and recovery that outlines a predisposition to certain sporting injuries and how your DNA can affect your recovery.
- genetically guided training plans to kickstart your fitness journey with training programs.
There’s also information on your stress and sleep profile. The results outline how you cope with stress and your tolerance levels. You’ll also find out if you’re a warrior or a strategist, which identifies how you process information and perform tasks while under stress.
The Circle Premium report is DNAfit’s most comprehensive offering. In addition to the information provided in Diet Fit and Health Fit, the Circle Premium report provides the following information:
- Cancer screening: You’ll find your genetic risk for 36 types of cancer, including breast, prostate, basal cell carcinoma, and ovarian cancer. The report states if a cancer-causing genetic mutation was identified.
- Common health risks: The results identify if you have an average or increased risk for developing conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, or heart disease.
- Family planning: There are 163 reports on hereditary conditions, such as cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disease. It lists negative, positive carrier status, or positive for each condition.
- Dementia and brain health: The results can help you understand your genetic risk of developing dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other brain-related conditions. It’ll reflect if you have an average or increased risk.
- Disease risk: It states whether there’s an average or elevated risk for conditions including anxiety disorder, heart disease, IBS, and raised HDL cholesterol levels.
- Drug response: You’ll see how certain medications may affect you. Results suggest use as directed, use with caution, or if you should decrease the starting dose.
You’ll also discover your ancestry and information on various traits. These include success, behavioral, physical, personality, and gender so you can better understand yourself and your background.