Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Xcode Life but all thoughts and opinions are my own. This post also includes affiliate links - you won't pay more but we'll receive a small commission from purchases made after clicking the links.
For under $100 you can get your DNA analyzed by a number of companies who will break down your ancestry and ethnicity into easy to understand percentages and maps. It's very cool, in fact my husband and I had ours done by 23andMe a couple of years ago (see that video here) and my Japanese born and bred husband had pretty shocking results that he was not 100% Japanese!! You can learn about yourself, connect with distant family members, and for those adopted, even have the chance to find your birth parents or siblings! The science behind it all is fascinating, and frankly way over my head!
Did you know, you can very easily download the raw DNA data from 23andMe, Ancestry, FamilyTreeNDA, Living DNA, MyHeritage DNA and a number of others, and upload it to Xcode Life (who sponsored this post) to gleam even more information about your health, personality traits, fitness, skin, and more!?! That's right! It's super easy, and their reports are provided SAME DAY!! Watch my overview video here, that includes going through my own results live!!
Some of the insights I found the most valuable and interesting for myself were:
All in all, it's fascinating to read through all of these reports about yourself. It's very possible you will discover something that will improve your health or even save your life. Discovering you have a high risk for something such as diabetes or Alzheimer's, for example, will hopefully prompt you to have a much needed conversation with your doctor, and be on the lookout for early signs of disease onset that you might have otherwise shrugged off!
If interested in learning more or making a purchase, you'll first need to order and submit your basic DNA / Ethnicity / Ancestry Kit through one of the following companies compatible with Xcode Life. Here are a few available on Amazon (all affiliate links):
After receiving those reports, you can head on over to shop all of Xcode Life's products here, and get $10 off the Mega Pack with code "USJAPANFAM10" (valid through February 15, 2020), and of course you can find them on Facebook and Instagram!
1/30/2020 11:42:56 am
How neat! I need to look into this. I've always been curious about what my DNA says.
1/31/2020 08:27:38 am
I'm definitely checking this out! I did 23andme but didn't want to pay for the full health panel, but this might be a great option.
2/1/2020 09:21:59 pm
I've been telling my husband to do this so he can learn more about his past. It would be great for him since he knows little about his father's family.
2/8/2020 11:16:59 pm
This sounds really useful and interesting, too. I did 23 & Me, too, and things I thought I knew because I had done years of genealogy research on my family tree turned out not to be true, lol. It really is fascinating to have it done.
2/14/2020 12:53:31 pm
I ordered mine from another place. This looks great! Thanks for sharing this with us!
2/17/2020 09:35:00 pm
wow I didn't know about this. Thanks for sharing useful information.
4/13/2020 05:12:06 pm
This is very interesting. I'm going to check this out.
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