Over the past years, it’s become clear that health and wellness have become a priority for many people. Some people, however, don’t know where to start or might need a little nudge to begin their journey. If you want to deviate from common gifts and help your loved one take care of your health, we’ve put together a list of wellness gifts to help you out.
By choosing a gift that encourages healthy behavior, you can help people improve their quality of life. Wellness gifts can take many shapes and forms, so you’re bound to find one to help your loved ones put their well-being first.
- Price: An annual subscription to SelfDecode is $97/year, and lifetime access is $297 (one-time payment). You can add a DNA kit to your order for an additional $90, or upload a raw DNA file for no extra cost.
If you want to steer from the obvious, why not gift your loved ones with the opportunity to find out what makes them unique? With a membership to SelfDecode, they can discover how their genes play a role in their health, and what they can do to address their genetic predispositions to improve their quality of life.
SelfDecode analyzes up to 83 million gene variants to generate genetic risk scores and gives personalized diet, lifestyle, and supplement recommendations based on DNA (other companies only look at one or two SNPs per report). This way, your loved one can know which wellness strategies are more likely to work for them and make better decisions regarding their health.
But how does getting a DNA test help to encourage better health choices? Well, let’s look at one example of how this wellness gift works.
At one point or another, we’ve all tossed and turned in bed, desperately trying to get some well-deserved rest. In fact, every year, 1 in 3 people in the US experience issues getting a good night’s sleep. Although this is usually short-lived to most, there are steps you can take to ensure you sleep well, and the answer may be in your DNA.
A great example of this is the PER2 gene, which produces a protein that’s an important part of our internal clock, or circadian rhythm. People with a certain variant of this gene are more likely to experience imbalance circadian rhythms than others.
So, while avoiding bright lights late at night and getting natural sunlight first thing in the morning is great advice to anyone trying to reset their internal clock, these lifestyle changes may be especially helpful if your sleep issues are rooted in this PER2 variant.
With SelfDecode, you can easily build your own health plan by choosing which recommendations you want to follow from your DNA reports and adding them to your custom regimen with just one click. You can set the frequency and duration of each recommendation to best fit your lifestyle.
For a complete package, you can add a SelfDecode DNA kit to your order if the recipient of your gift never had their DNA tested. Our DNA kit chip was carefully created for its highly accurate testing capabilities and wide range of SNP coverage (over 700,000 SNPs).
- Price: $29.97 per bottle.
We all have had bad days. But you don’t need a cupboard of supplements to improve your mood. Jo’s Mood Daily is scientifically formulated with 17 active ingredients to help you feel more balanced and less stressed.
- 5HTP: An important amino acid that helps produce serotonin
- Rhodiola: An herb that helps support mental health neurotransmitters like GABA and Norepinephrine
- L-Theanine: Helps support dopamine levels
- Vitamin B2: Supports blood flow to the brain
- Lithium Orotate: Increases BDNF levels, a key component to mental health
This wellness gift works by optimizing over 15 mechanisms to help you feel less anxious and more grounded. Each ingredient is in its most bioavailable form, so your body will get the full spectrum of its benefits.
- Price: $49.97 per bottle (3lbs).
Jo’s Resistant Starch is a uniquely formulated superfood designed to slow down the absorption of carbs and to produce high levels of butyrate in the body, which is crucial for gut and brain health.
Not only that, but resistant starch has also been shown to improve blood sugar! It feeds good bacteria in the colon, which can have many other health benefits:
- Supports healthy gut function
- Supports immunity
- Reduces inflammation
You can easily incorporate this wellness gift into your diet by adding it to a post-workout shake or a morning smoothie. You can even replace up to 20% of flour with resistant starch in most recipes!
From all wellness gifts, Jo’s Resistant starch was carefully crafted to eliminate food sensitivity triggers that commonly occur with generic resistant starch. This way, you get all the benefits without the negative side effects.