How We Select the Blood Biomarkers in Our Tests

The science we use to back up our recommendations for food, exercise, supplementation, and lifestyle changes is held to the highest standard possible. In order for a study to make its way into our system, it needs to come from a non-industry funded, peer-reviewed journal and use human subjects. And even when those standards are met, we still carefully sift, read, and critique hundreds of journal articles to ensure a study's findings are strong enough. And it's this high threshold that is often ...

What Your DNA Can and Can't Tell You About Your Ideal Diet

In the world of personalized nutrition, it’s well accepted that there is no "one size fits all" diet. But recently, the concept of individualized diets have been taken to the next level thanks to a slew of genetic testing products promising DNA-based nutrition plans. So that begs the question: how much does DNA actually influence your diet? While the potential seems very high, unfortunately, the science isn’t quite there yet. Here's why you should be wary of any DNA test that promises a perfect ...

DNA 101: Understanding the Basics and Beyond

Every wonder why some individuals have an easier time keeping their cholesterol optimized? Or how some people can lose weight easily with exercise, while others need to work much harder? While there may be many possible reasons, one scientifically validated explanation is our genetic predispositions, or potential, for various traits. Sometimes the answers lie within our genome*—our complete library of DNA —the instruction manual for how our body works. And thanks to advancements made in the ...

Want a Complete Picture of Your Well-Being? Combine DNA and Blood.

We’re officially launching the InsideTracker DNA Kit! This first-of-its-kind product allows you to leverage the power of DNA and blood together to generate more dynamic and precise InsideTracker recommendations to optimize your health. Our new DNA Kit captures your genetic predispositions and combines them with a snapshot of your body's current state to paint the most complete picture of your well-being that science can offer. Here's how.

Behind the Science: InsideTracker's Star Rating System

It’s great to have choices. But you’re busy. And you don’t have time to filter through endless options. You’d like a guide to the best choices — a scientific one, if possible! Here at InsideTracker, we get it. What you eat, how much you exercise, which supplements you take, and the daily life choices you make, can improve or worsen your health and performance. While it’s great to know that you can make simple changes to optimize your health and performance, the array of choices can be ...
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