Growing up I didn’t know who my parents were or where I came from. As an adult I still don’t know much about my family’s history and with all of the unknown it has left me a little fearful of my health risks. I recently had a chance to try out 23andMe, the service that actually allows you to do genetic DNA testing by sending a kit right to your home. 23andMe provides over 240 health reports and what I really like about the service is I know what inherited conditions I may have myself or pass along to my children. It’s like having all the unknown health questions I’ve cared about finally answered!
Once you sign up for the service at 23andMe.com and your kit will arrive in the mail. Once you receive the kit in the mail you register your kit and follow the simple directions. Sending it back to 23andMe is simple and easy and 4-6 weeks later your results are ready. The process was so simple because everything came right to my home. I am a busy mom of three so having a service that is convenient is very important to me.
Since 23andMe provides over 240 health reports you will find answers and even know risks for conditions. You can easily make changes in your life to obtain better health and reduce any risks or concerns you may have. I found it has given me some answers so I do know what health conditions are genetic in my family so I can work toward prevention if necessary.
Since I don’t have my family history I found the ancestry composition to be particularly interesting. From maternal line to paternal I now Know a little better where I came from. A simple DNA test can change your life forever and I feel the better prepared I am that as I get older the healthier and happier I will be, and that means more healthy happy days with my family!
Genetic testing has come such a long way in such a short time and now you can get a test sent right to your home all for only $99. Find out more by visiting 23andMe.com.
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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.