Sports genomics and endocrinological testing for exercise
Good hormone balance means good physical workout. 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. 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. Salivary hormone testing can quantify this efficiency --most times earlier than a weight scale or chronometer. Certain variations in the DNA indicate the physical activity requirements depending on our genotype. There are also genetic variations that tell us what kind of sports activities (endurance or sprint) is more favorable.
This test measures the bioavailable component of total testosterone through a single saliva sample. Testosterone is a male sex hormone, which is used to evaluate the androgenous 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: Due to the exceptional circumstances brought upon us by the new coronavirus, there will be one week's delay in the shipping of this test.
The Athletic Maximum Potential Hormone Test can help you optimise your intensity, select the time of day for training, and identify other factors that may improve muscle adaption, such as diet, based on analysis of two hormones important for training adaptations: cortisol and testosterone. More Info
A high intensity workout leads to increases in both Testosterone and Cortisol. Testosterone is an anabolic hormone, which increases protein synthesis, whereas cortisol is a catabolic hormone that inhibits protein synthesis. For this reason, researchers have hypothesized, tested and shown that the ratio between these two hormones affects performance and adaptations of high intensity workout routines, such as a CrossFit® sessions and weight lifting sessions.
With this product you will receive 6 vials, yielding 12 laboratory analyses (cortisol and testosterone). Saliva sampling is done immediately before exercise session, immediately post-session, and finally 60 minutes post-session, using a non-invasive cotton swab that you discretely keep in your mouth for 60 seconds. The main parameter of interest is the ratio between the two hormones (T/C).
The 6 vials are to be used for two separate sessions, to allow for an intra-individual comparison of the factors of choice. We recommend investigating the one of the following parameters.
Time of day (one pack done in the morning and one in the evening the following week)
Diet. For instance, if you follow a typical Western diet, take test and then compare with a second testing after one week of going plant-based ("vegan").
Exercise intensity. For instance, bodybuilders may be interested in tweaking weight, sets, repetitions and duration of time between sets.
You will have to complete a questionnaire to provide us information about the change(s) done between the kits.
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.
Personalized and individualized performance improvement strategies to enhance and exploit the genetic advantages or overcome genetic barriers can be implemented to optimize the physical fitness, sports performance and health of an athlete. The DNA test kit from Persometrics provides requires a saliva sample to be returned to our lab. From this, we provide you a report to tell you about your muscle fiber type, your VO2-max, your risk of injury, and finally your energy and metabolic efficiency.
The genes analyzed are ACE; ACTN3; BDKRB2; COL1A1; and PPARA.