The Gene & GutBiome
Everyone’s DNA tells a story. What does yours say? It’s time to find out through a Psomagen DNA testing kit. With simple saliva sampling, this personal DNA test reveals:
- More than 100 personal genetic traits or tendencies
- Nutritional deficits and dietary traits
- Physical traits, ex. early hair loss in men, bitter taste, fear of public speaking, etc.
Share your results with friends and family to find out how you compare!
GutBiome is an excellent tool for those interested in improving their digestive health and overall well-being. When you provide us with a stool sample, we use 16S metagenome sequencing to:
- Analyze the microorganisms in your gut
- Tell you about your microbe profile, metabolism, nutrition utility, lifestyle status, gut type, and provide you with a full probiotics profile
We recommend doing personal testing on a somewhat regular basis to keep tabs on your gut health as you make changes to your lifestyle.
The Gene & GutBiome DNA Test Explained
Every cell in your body contains DNA, the genetic information that tells the story of you — your physical characteristics, personality traits and tendencies, nutritional deficiencies, and so much more. A genetic trait test (“Gene”) is a great way to get to know yourself better.
Meanwhile, there are trillions of microbes in your gut that impacts metabolism, sleep, fiber breakdown, etc.
This personal DNA test uniquely explores both the human host’s gene AND the microbial genes found in your gut. By sending saliva and stool samples to Psomagen, you can find out more about what makes you unique, obtain answers to questions about your current health status, and even discover which traits you’re likely to pass on to your children.
More than 12 million people have already embarked on the journey of genetic self-discovery. Begin your own journey today and learn what makes you unique by ordering your test now.
What Do Personal DNA Tests Tell You?
DNA is composed of various combinations of four nucleotide bases, which include adenine, thymine, cytosine, and guanine. These three billion chemical base pairs make up what we refer to as the genome. Most peoples’ base pair sequences are very similar, but each individual has specific nucleotides that occur more commonly than others throughout their genome.
Our Gene & GutBiome test is designed to detect variants in nucleotide pairs, called single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). These are the sequences of DNA that make every person distinct. Some SNPs manifest themselves as physical traits, such as blue eyes, while others may be associated with a specific disease.
Every individual is born with a genetic code for everything from their physical characteristics to personality traits. These genetic codes influence who we are. At Psomagen, we’re able to provide you with information on more than one hundred of your physical and behavioral genetic traits based on your SNPs, such as body type, sleep patterns, intellectual ability, body mechanism, physiological response, and even life satisfaction. You’ll be surprised at how many of your traits and tendencies are genetically predetermined! Learn whether you are likely to have:
Thick or thin hair
High, moderate, or low memory retention
A preference for smoking
High, moderate, or low lung capacity
A preference for morning or night
High, moderate, or low caffeine metabolism
And so much more
Stimulate your salivary glands.
Make fists and roll them over your cheeks in a circular motion 20 times. Use your tongue to scrape your cheeks, inner lips, and gums to collect saliva.
Spit out the saliva.
Place the provided funnel on the tube and spit into it up to the red line. Exclude any bubbles.
Add preservation solution, close the lid, and mix.
Add all provided preservation solution to the collection tube and close with the provided lid. Mix for 15 seconds.
Return the sample.
Put the tubes in the box, seal with the sticker provided, and drop it off at USPS with the prepaid label.
Collect a sample using toilet paper OR feces catcher.
You can use the feces catcher or wipe like normal with toilet paper to collect your sample.
Smear on the entire cotton swab.
Twist and pull the tube open and smear a small sample on the swab. Do not overload or underload the swab.
Return the sample.
Put the tube back in the box, seal with the sticker provided, and drop it off at USPS with prepaid label.
Register the kit.
Register the kit here. Keep the barcode number for your reference.