ORIG3N Genetic Home DNA Test Kit, Nutrition

About the product

  • Genetic assessment designed to help you understand how your body responds to nutrition.
  • Categories include: food sensitivity, food breakdown, hunger and weight, and vitamins.
  • Contains 24 genes including: alcohol tolerance (ALDH2), caffeine metabolism (CYP1A2), lactose intolerance (MCM6), weight regain (ADIPOQ), vitamin A (BCM01), vitamin B12 (FUT2), vitamin D (GC), folate levels (MTHFR), and more.
  • DNA Kit includes easy-to-follow instructions, cheek swab, and prepaid return envelope. Register online or download Orig3n’s LifeProfile app and receive a personalized, in-depth report in 2-3 weeks with your unique nutrition genetic profile.
  • We never share, sell, or use your genetic information for any reason. We process samples directly in our own CLIA Certified lab and we send results directly back to you.


Orig3n Genetic Home DNA Test Kit, Nutrition
Every body responds differently to nutrition. Discover what you should be eating with the Orig3n Nutrition DNA test. This profile reveals how your body responds to food and nutrients—including food sensitivities, food breakdown, hunger and weight. Reveal which foods work best for you, what to avoid, and what might make you feel better.

Get a glimpse into the blueprint of you
With Orig3n’s lifestyle genetic assessments, you can explore your fitness, nutrition, beauty, behavior, child development, and superhero qualities.

Unlock secrets in your DNA
Order your kit. Swab your cheek—no spit, no mess. Register and send it back. In just a few weeks, you’ll receive your results!

Your DNA is at your fingertips
With our free app, you’ll always have your test results on hand so that you can make choices that match your unique body and mind. Take a look at your Nutrition results next time you’re grocery shopping, or let your Fitness results guide your next workout session.

Take charge of your future
Orig3n DNA tests uncover the links between your genes and how you think act, and feel. Discover insights and be empowered to make changes to your lifestyle. The more you know, the easier it is to reach your highest potential.

Get a snapshot of your genes
We believe everyone should have direct, affordable access to information about their genes and their health. That’s why we offer direct-to-you home DNA tests. Confirm things you always suspected about yourself, and discover insights you never knew.

Your DNA is yours, only
We believe you should be in complete control of your genetic information. That’s why we take every step to protect your DNA: We process samples directly in our own on-site lab and we send results directly back to you.

Product description
Style:Nutrition
This profile reveals how your body responds to food and nutrients. Discover what foods work best for you, what to avoid, and what might make you feel better. Your test results aren’t just a list of your gene variants. You’ll also get insights and tips, so that you can make choices that are right for you. With your results, you can tailor your eating habits to support a new diet, avoid adverse food reactions, and maximize the impact of the foods you consume. Contains 24 genes including: alcohol tolerance (ALDH2), caffeine metabolism (CYP1A2), lactose intolerance (MCM6), cilantro aversion (ORIOA2), bitter taste I, II, II (TAS2R38), fatty acid response (FADS1), cholesterol and lipids (KCTDIO), monounsaturated fat (PPARg), weight regain (ADIPOQ), food reward (DRD2), feeling full (FTO), appetite (LEPR), obesity (MC4R), hunger (NMB), sweet tooth (SLC2A2), vitamin A (BCM01), vitamin B12 (FUT2), vitamin D (GC), folate levels (MTHFR), vitamin B6 (NBPF3), vitamin E (RSU1), and vitamin C (SLC23A1).

Top customer reviews

I've taken a number of genetic tests, both for ancestry and for health: I have taken the 23andMe DNA Test - Health + Ancestry test, the AncestryDNA: Genetic Testing - DNA Ancestry Test Kit, the National Geographic’s Genographic Project and I've had a physician direct health related genetic test (which included working with a genetic counselor). I've have a reasonable understanding of what kinds of information you can infer from these tests and I'm aware of their limitations. Of all these I found the Orig3n test the lest compelling.

Why? Well while it's slick, well packaged, and you get fast results, I think they are vastly overstating the efficacy of their test results on your health. Just because you have a variant on a single gene doesn't really tell you a lot because most traits are result of the interaction of many genes. And we know from epigenetics that gene expression is as important as the gene itself (think of each gene as having a volume switch that goes from "off" to "full blast"). Which isn't to say all the test results they provide are useless, but given the amount of genes tested and the current state of genetic science much of what they are telling you is for entertainment purposes only.

In my particular case I am very doubtful about the physical fitness test results being provided. At one point in my military career I was part of a pilot program to more deeply evaluate individual fitness. From that testing I was given feedback on the types fitness program that would benefit me the most. A fair amount of my Orig3n test ran counter to that diagnostic fitness testing.

Now while my feedback is pretty negative I wouldn't complete discourage you from taking this test. It's cheap, it's kind of fun, and gives you information you didn't have. I would not make any major changes to your fitness program based on it. Instead think of it as something for fun and entertainment. Not something to build an exercise program around.

If you are just starting out I'd recommend the National Geographic test for "deep ancestry", Ancestry.com's test if your motivation is genealogy research, and 23andme for a mix of all the above plus some health testing.