In a nutshell, clinically accepted DNA-testing companies will analyse your DNA for you. Kits that you order from these companies usually require you to swab the inside of your mouth for saliva.
This means no painful needles or other methods for retrieving blood samples. You then send this saliva sample back to the companies and wait a number of weeks for your results.
It is a painless, easy process.
Then the real beauty begins. These tests show you your entire genetic inheritance and can give you a glimpse into how far your special DNA has come through time.
If you have a few moments, I’d like to share with you a few amazing reasons for buying a DNA-testing kit today.
- Who Are You?
One of the primary reason for testing your DNA is to find out about your ancestors. You can then use this information to trace your historical lineage and ethnicity origins to find out how many cultures and ethnicities you truly belong to. For example, although I was born to two full-blooded Aboriginals, I was shocked to discover I have 20% Irish blood in my DNA (and 5% German). Most reputable DNA-testing companies use hundreds of thousands DNA “markers” to create an ancestral profile for you.
- Healthier Lifestyle
While it’s truly remarkable to discover, once and for all, your lineage history and thoroughly study your actual family tree (as opposed to relying on your close family’s memories), there’s an even more important reason for taking DNA tests. DNA health testing kits analyse your blood and can inform you about any health-related heart conditions (such as coronary artery disease, hypertension, your cardiovascular health, etc.) you may not have previously been aware of. Genetic testing tells you exactly how healthy you are (or are not), and shows you what you can do to build a healthier lifestyle for yourself.
- Your Ancient Relatives
When you get back your results from the DNA-testing lab, you will also be able to see which historical figures you may be related to. Who wouldn’t want to know if they were related to legendary Irish author James Joyce? Who wouldn’t find pride in being a distant relative of Harriett Tubman or Nelson Mandela? Admittedly, the chances of being related to world-famous iconic historical figures are slim. However, you will be able to see your historical relatives and where they grew up all around the world. Such as discovering you have a distant uncle who was born and raised in Italy.
According to PopulationPyramid, there are over 7.5 billion people in the world today. China and India are two of the world’s most heavily-populated countries. Together, they account for nearly 3 billion people of the world’s total world population. China has 1.39 billion people and India has 1.35 billion people. Considering that the world population milestone reached 1 billion people in 1804, we’ve been steadily growing for the past 214 years. That is two centuries’ worth of rich cultures, histories and individuals – each with their own unique, special life’s story. Discovering how far the blood running through you goes back in time, and who you share the blood with, for the past two centuries is an amazing experience that cannot be undermined.