Why Completing Your Health Profile is Important

    InsideTracker takes a truly personalized approach to health. While analyzing your blood data (in addition to relevant DNA markers and data from fitness trackers) are integral inputs of InsideTracker’s algorithm, so is an evaluation of your current health status and lifestyle habits. And that’s what the Health Profile is designed to capture.  

    Here's What to Expect During a Blood Draw

    Even if you don't mind needles, blood draws tend to bring up feelings of uncertainty, confusion, and sometimes worry. These feelings are normal and the goal of this article is to help you feel prepared for your blood draw and know what to expect when it’s time for your appointment.

    How to Prepare for Your Blood Draw

    While getting your blood drawn is generally quick and painless, it’s still often a stressful and sometimes confusing experience for many people. How you need to prepare, what you need to bring, and where you need to go can vary slightly from test to test. InsideTracker plans (besides Blood Results Upload and Home Kit) require a professional—called a phlebotomist—to draw your blood either at a lab or in your home. Here’s what you need to know to prepare for your blood draw with InsideTracker.

    What are the Differences Between Food Allergies, Intolerances, and Sensitivities?

    The prevalence of food allergies is on the rise in the United States. And recently, this has corresponded with an increase in the number of tests on the market that tout benefits to “heal your gut” and “understand what foods may be giving you symptoms.” These tests encourage customers to eliminate certain foods regardless of whether they’ve actually experienced GI symptoms from them.  This article aims to explain the science behind food allergies and to differentiate between food allergies, ...

    How Your Menstrual Cycle Can Affect Blood Test Results

    We know that sex hormones fluctuate substantially throughout the menstrual cycle, but are other blood biomarkers influenced by your period, too? Yes—research shows that many blood biomarkers (including those in your iron, lipid, and inflammation groups) can vary substantially according to menstrual cycle phase. And these fluctuations can have important implications when interpreting blood test results. In general, it's best practice to get blood tests done at the same point in your menstrual ...

    Everything You Should Know About Taking Supplements

    Did you know that some supplements are better taken with meals while others should be taken on an empty stomach? And that some vitamins and minerals interact with each other and should be taken separately? Or how to find a reputable, safe supplement brand? In this blog, we reveal everything you should know about taking supplements, including which ones to take, when and how to take them, how to pick safe types, and much more.
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