Using your DNA test kit is easy, fast, and painless. Follow the step-by-step instructions to spit in the tube, register your saliva sample, and mail your sample to our lab for free. Once received, our lab only needs 3 days to produce your DNA report and personalized vitamin recommendations. View our How It Works page to learn more.
Yes – your DNA is in trusted hands. We’re proudly partnered with Labcorp®, the global leader in genomic and medical diagnostics. Over 50 years of trusted expertise is behind the laboratory handing your DNA. Labcorp is HIPAA-verified, CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited, meaning our DNA lab follows strict federal standards & regulations set by the FDA, CDC, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Yes – your privacy and security are guaranteed at every step. We will never share or sell your data. Your saliva sample and DNA results are only identifiable via an anonymized barcode system. Your DNA results are stored on encrypted HIPAA-compliant servers, completely separate from servers that contain any personal information. If desired, you can permanently delete your data from our servers at any time – no questions asked. Learn more about how we protect Your Privacy.
Your kit will be shipped within 24 hours of your purchase and transit time is typically 1 to 3 days depending on your location. Shipping is free and tracking info will be emailed to you once your kit leaves our warehouse.
In order to get your results quickly, we encourage you to use your kit the same day or the next day that it arrives, as our lab processes samples on a first-come, first-served basis. Just make sure you don’t eat or drink anything for at least 30 minutes before providing your saliva sample.
Our 3 day turnaround time is the fastest in the DNA testing industry. This means that once our lab receives your sample, your DNA results, DNA report, and personalized vitamin recommendations will be available within just 3 days. Learn how we move at warp speed.
Yes – your physical saliva sample will be destroyed after it has been processed by our lab. We have a strict no biobanking policy to guarantee your privacy. You’ll be able to view your DNA results and report by logging into your account.
The best way to obtain a DNA sample is by spitting in a saliva collection tube. It is a fast, non-invasive, and painless collection method compared to blood and hair sampling. We use a tube instead of a cheek swab because clinical studies show that a swab may not always collect a sufficient amount of DNA required for accurate testing. A swab, therefore, has a much higher error rate at the lab, requiring more retesting.
In general, you won’t need to do another DNA test. In very rare instances, we may ask you to do a retest if your saliva sample was compromised – for example, this can happen if you eat or drink something right before spitting in the tube. We will promptly notify you and send you a free kit if a retest is ever needed.
Don’t worry if you’ve already mailed your sample to us without first registering your kit using the barcode on your tube. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order details and we’ll be happy to help you register.
Not at this moment. We target specific genetic markers related to nutrigenomics and many of these markers are not included with standard DNA tests from companies like 23andme and Ancestry.com. However, we are working on an upload capability so that customers can upload their data and get partial coverage for the markers that do overlap with our test.
Your saliva contains DNA from cells in your mouth. When you send your saliva sample to our certified lab, our geneticists will extract the DNA from your saliva. Your DNA then gets processed on a genotyping chip that targets specific markers in your DNA to look for variants. When genotyping is complete, your results will be presented in your nutrigenomic report.
Nutrigenomics is a modern science that studies the relationship between your DNA, nutrition, and health. Some of the most cutting-edge and impactful research in human health is currently taking place in this field. Nutrigenomics allows you to understand how your unique genes can affect the way you respond to the nutrients you consume. Learn more about nutrigenomics and why we test your DNA.
Each of us has nearly 3 billion base pairs in our DNA sequence. Most of the time (99.9% to be exact) the order of these base pairs is the same from person to person. But sometimes there are random changes in your DNA sequence, known as variants. The combination of all your variants makes up the 0.1% difference that makes you unique. At Alumia, we leverage nutrigenomics by testing your DNA to look for variants: specifically, variants that impact the way your body responds to nutrients.
For example, 78% of Americans possess a variant (in the CYP2R1 gene) that is associated with an increased risk of Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency, which affects over 40% of Americans, can lead to health issues that include decreased immunity, brittle bones, poor muscle function, and accelerated cognitive decline. It’s therefore important to know if you possess this genetic variant and to consume an adequate amount of Vitamin D every day.
Your nutrigenomic report will contain your DNA results for 11 essential nutrients your body needs: Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Calcium, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, and Omega-3.
For each nutrient, we’ll inform you if you have any variants and what you can do about them in order to live a healthier lifestyle. We translate complex jargon from nutrigenomic studies into easy-to-understand & actionable insights. You’ll be able to easily learn how to support key areas like your immunity, energy, sleep, focus, and more.
Our 3 day turnaround time is the fastest in the DNA testing industry. This means that once our lab receives your sample, your DNA report and personalized vitamin recommendations will be available within just 3 days. Learn how we move at warp speed.
Finding out if you possess any variants is an important first step towards living a healthier lifestyle. The next step is to take action by ensuring you consume sufficient intake levels of these essential nutrients on a daily basis. For most people it can be difficult to achieve this goal by depending on just your diet – that’s why taking daily personalized vitamins is an excellent solution to this problem.
After you receive your report, you’ll be able to view your personalized vitamin recommendations based on your DNA results and lifestyle. Once your selections are confirmed, your order will be fulfilled and shipped out within 24 hours. Starting from the day you receive your vitamins, you’ll receive a new monthly shipment of personalized vitamins every 30 days thereafter.
It all starts with our easy DNA test kit. Visit our How It Works page and see how to get personalized vitamins tailored to your DNA and lifestyle in 3 simple steps.
We currently offer 12 Essentials and 14 Specialties and plan to add many more. Our Essentials cover the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs. Our Specialties cover specific health and lifestyle goals: immunity, energy, sleep, stress, heart, joints, digestion, and more. Rest assured that we’ll recommend you the right vitamins based on your DNA and lifestyle. Meet our vitamins and learn about our vitamin quality.
Your personalized vitamins are formulated by an expert team of nutritionists, geneticists, and chemists. We maximize bioavailability by using potent dosages of the highest quality ingredients. We only use non-GMO ingredients that are free of gluten and lactose. Your vitamins are all-natural which means we do not use synthetic fillers or artificial colors, flavors or preservatives of any kind. Most of our vitamins are also organic, vegan friendly, and free of major allergens.
Yes – we only source our ingredients from trusted suppliers who have demonstrated that they perform sustainable and ethical harvesting practices. They don’t compromise their values in delivering the highest quality, and neither do we. We also strive to reduce our global carbon footprint wherever possible. Although a few of our ingredients are sourced from native origins (like our Korean Panax Ginseng), the vast majority originate from American farms & landscapes.
Yes – we manufacture your personalized vitamins in an FDA-registered, GMP-certified, and NSF-certified facility. This means we adhere to strict federal regulations and quality assurance standards when making the vitamins you consume. In addition, your vitamins are packaged using a pharmaceutical-grade machine in our medical pharmacy. Every order of vitamin packs is inspected by a certified pharmacist to ensure accuracy.
Yes – we perform internal and third-party testing on our raw ingredients as well as the finished products. Third-party tests are performed in the USA by professional analytical laboratories that specialize in the chemical and microbiological testing of supplements. These testing laboratories all follow FDA, GMP, and NSF standards and regulations.
Your monthly supply of personalized vitamins comes in a convenient vitamin dispenser that contains 60 daily packs: 30 morning packs and 30 night packs. We’ll make sure to ship your next month’s supply early enough that you’ll have it by the time you’re finished with your current month. Learn more about your daily vitamin packs.
Taking your personalized vitamins on a consistent basis is incredibly important when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. Studies have shown that compared to using daily vitamin packs, individuals who need to open and close numerous bottles one to two times per day are more likely to forget to take all of their vitamins. An inconsistent routine can not only disrupt your nutritional intake but also negatively impact your body’s absorption of nutrients.
We want you to have the best daily self-care routine which means you need the best way of taking your vitamins. That’s why your personalized vitamins are conveniently sorted into two packs per day: a morning pack and a night pack. Simply tear off your next pack and take your vitamins – you won’t need to store and open numerous bottles anymore. Now you can even bring your vitamins with you on the go, whether to your desk or on your nightstand.
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Before recommending your personalized vitamins, you’ll receive a nutritionist-developed questionnaire that will ask if you have any allergies and dietary restrictions. Our Enhanced Vitamin Engine will then remove any products that contain the affected ingredients. If you’d like to make sure, you can always view the Supplement Facts on our vitamin pages to see if our products contain any ingredients you are allergic to.
You can view the Supplement Facts for your personalized vitamins on our vitamin pages. They can be also be found in the accompanying booklet in your monthly vitamin shipment.
Our medical pharmacy will sort your personalized vitamins for you into daily morning and night packs. Your morning vitamins can either be taken with food or up to an hour before or after eating. Your night time vitamins should be taken after eating.
We definitely encourage you to maintain a healthy and well-balanced diet. However, consuming a diet that contains all of the nutrients your body needs is hard to achieve consistently – for example, a nutrient like Omega-3 comes from eating fatty fish which may not be feasible every day. A busy lifestyle, stress, and environmental factors out of our control also contribute to the fact that most Americans are deficient in several essential nutrients. That’s why it’s important to supplement your diet with personalized vitamins tailored to what your body needs.
Several studies have shown that most individuals will start feeling desired results within 6 to 8 weeks of routinely taking vitamins. However, everyone’s genes and biochemistry are different, so the time it takes you to feel tangible results will ultimately depend on your body and what it needs to feel its best.
Before you confirm your first order of vitamins, you’ll have a chance to review your vitamin plan and optionally add any vitamins that were not already recommended. After your first order, you can easily log into your account and further modify your plan to add any new vitamins you’d like into your next month’s supply.
Our DNA test and personalized vitamins are intended for use for individuals over the age of 18.
Login to your account and navigate to “Vitamin Plan”. Use the toggles to modify any existing vitamin in your current plan. To select new or additional vitamins to add to your plan, use the “Add More Vitamins +” option. Click “Update Subscription” to confirm your modified plan. Any changes will take effect starting with your next month’s shipment.
Login to your account and navigate to “Account Settings”. Click on “Cancel Subscription” if you would like to cancel your monthly subscription of personalized vitamins. To pause or delay your plan, contact our Customer Care team at email@example.com and we will be glad to help.
Login to your account and navigate to “Shipping & Payment” or “Account Settings” if you would like to change your billing, shipping, and account information.
We accept returns for unopened test kits with no questions asked. We won’t be able to accept returns for your personalized vitamins as they are made specifically for you. If you experience any issues or have questions, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help.
We offer free shipping on all test kit orders and also when you ship your sample back to our lab. We also offer free shipping on your first month of vitamins, as well as all future months for orders over $25.
Feel free to contact our Customer Care team at any time at email@example.com. We will do our best to get back to you within 1 business day.