Physical Activity and Athletic Performance

Physical Activity and Athletic Performance

Sports genomics and endocrinological testing for exercise through DNA and hormone analysis

DNA and hormone testing is no longer restricted to professional athletes. Good hormone balance means good physical workout and by testing your hormone levels we can quantify how efficient your routines are before your exercise efficiency can be measured in your strength or speed.

As for the relevance of DNA testing, it is known that some people get better results in a short time when doing physical activity while others need more intensity or more time to get the same results. Genomic research has identified relevant genes related to physical activity requirements. There are also genetic variations that tell us what kind of sports activities (endurance or sprint) is more favorable.

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  1. Individual testosterone test
    CHF79.00
    This test measures the free (protein unbound) component of total testosterone through a single saliva sample. Testosterone is a male sex hormone, which is used to evaluate the androgynous state of men and to diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome and breast cancer in women. It is responsible for bone and muscle strength, as well as mood, energy, and sexual function. It also has an influence on muscle mass, physical strength and bone density. Persometrics does not offer advice or medical diagnostics. Rather, the outcome of this test could be useful for you to discuss further with your medical doctor. Note: We aim to ship your testkit within one working day. However, since the bioavailable component of Testosterone is requires a complex method to analyze correctly, saliva samples are forwarded to a larger laboratory for analysis (the Risch laboratory of Bern). For this reason, please allow for an 8 working days delay before achieving your results (after our laboratory receives your samples). We apologize for this long waiting time, but our main priority is product quality and scientific excellence.
  2. Circadian anabolic/catabolic ratio
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    Circadian anabolic/catabolic ratio
    CHF289.00
    Find the right time of day for your training and exercise
    This product includes four sampling vials to measure your anabolic/catabolic hormone ratio (Testosterone/Cortisol) across the day (total hormone analyses: eight). The aim is to identify a solution optimal for you to identify your optimal time of day for your workout.Learn more.
  3. DNA Physical Activity
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    DNA Physical Activity
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    CHF189.00
    Are you looking to improve the efficiency of your workout? Do you feel your progress is halted? Learn what sports genomics can you do for you.
    Sports genomics is a relatively new scientific discipline that has focused on the study of genetic markers associated with athletic genetic performance. Information derived from DNA profiling can indicate both advantages and genetic barriers that reflect on the athletic performance phenotype. Learn more.
  4. Stress hormone ratio
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    Stress hormone ratio
    CHF129.00
    DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is sometimes dubbed the anti-aging hormone. It is an anabolic compound that can buffer the negative effects of cortisol on several bodily functions and illnesses and can protect against burnout, Alzheimer's, and migraines. More Info
  5. Optimal workout session
    CHF259.00
    The testosterone to cortisol (T/C) ratio is used to assess physiological strain and recovery after exercise. As testosterone is an anabolic hormone and cortisol a catabolic hormone, this ratio is often referred to as the anabolic ratio, and measurement is pivotal for endocrine homeostasis during acute and chronic exercise. Indeed, it has been proposed to be linked to overtraining. Recent research also shows that this ratio is of importance to female athletes. This test involves performing four saliva samples surrounding a work-out session (immediately before, immediately after, 1 hour after and finally 12 hours after a session). From your four samples, we extract both cortisol and testosterone, yielding a total of eight analyses. Benchmarking your levels before exercise, this test is above all to be used for intra-individual analysis. The reference range for overall testosterone and cortisol are provided, and your T/C parameter will be placed in relation to published literature using this ratio.

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