Personalized – Predictive - Preventive
Identify your athletic strengths and weaknesses!
Choose a port that suits you!
Improve your performance!
Our genes play a key role in biological systems like muscle formation, oxygenation of blood and tissues, and metabolism of lactic acid etc. Although we cannot change our genetic profile, we can benefit from our genetic advantages and maximize our abilities; we can overcome the “pain wall” that results from intense exercise and pressure under competition and avoid injuries and traumas, all in the most efficient and scientific way!
Exploit your genetic advantages in athletics
≈100 genes are tested in order to:
•Identify your genetic abilities to produce optimal athletic performance
•Identify your genetic advantages in order to benefit from them and maximize them with the appropriate training & nutritional action
• Identify your genetic athletic “barriers” and overcome them
• Identify your vulnerability to sports-related traumas and injuries in order to avoid them
Are you better suited to sports requiring endurance, strength, or speed?
Do you have the “genetic gift” of elite athletes?
Sampling of your genetic material (DNA) is painless, lasts for a few minutes and does not require a blood sample. It involves taking cells from the inside of your cheek with a specially sterilized buccal swab.
At our Molecular Genetics laboratory, your DNA is isolated and then analyzed for detection of mutations.
You have full discretion over your personal data; a unique code number is assigned to your sample during testing so that the only person who knows your results is you.
When we have completed the analysis of your sample and delivered your results, your genetic material is completely destroyed.
DNA: Our Genetic “Blueprint”
Our genetic material defines every aspect of our life, right from the definition of our physical features to our “gifts”, our disadvantages and our susceptibility to disease.
Although more than 99% of human DNA is identical among all people, it is the remaining 1% that makes us each unique.
These tiny differences are called mutations and define our differences with other people.
Mutations in our genetic material define very aspect of our life. They make us unique, give us special abilities and advantages, but also create barriers and cause increased susceptibility to diseases compared to general population.
What do we test for?
The Athletic Performance DNA Test detects mutations in certain genes which affect your physical condition, your endurance capacity, and your speed and strength, but also your susceptibility to injuries. Moreover, it detects mutations in genes that control nutrient (food) metabolism and affect your performance, your physical condition and the risk of suffering from certain conditions (e.g. hypertension) during training and exercise.
“Our performance in sports and our general physical condition is defined by our DNA, which is unique!”
What can you learn from your results?
• If you have the “appropriate” genes for optimal performance in respect of endurance capacity, strength and/or speed so that you can choose a suitable sport in which to compete (either on a professional or amateur level).
• Your genetic advantages and barriers, in order to “direct” your training program and diet plan to achieve optimal performance with minimum waste.
•How your genes affect the biological functions that are necessary for the sport that you are already involved in.
• If you are at an increased health risks (e.g. hypertension, cardiovascular problems) during exercise and training.
• How susceptible you are to sport-related injuries (tendons, bones, inflammation) and how you can protect yourself from them.
How can you benefit from this information?
By learning about your genetic profile, you will discover your personal, inherited advantages in order to make the appropriate choice of sport and improve your athletic performance and your general physical condition.
You will also find out your genetic barriers, in order to avoid sports that require abilities in which you are genetically “weak”, or to provide you with information as to how you can adjust your training program to give emphasis in fields which require extra attention.
Value Added Services
We can provide:
•A Personalized Training program and Training consultation according to your genetic profile to optimize your athletic performance, taking your sport of choice into account. [Additional information will be required, including an exercise-physiological evaluation and current performance records.
•A Personalized Nutritional Consultation and Diet plan, which will detail your nutritional requirements during training and competitive events in your sport of choice [Additional information will be required regarding your dietary habits, sport of choice, etc.]
Personalized Nutritional Supplements
Your genetic profile can also be used by specialized companies to provide you with a personalized range of supplements which are:
• 100% organic
• based on the results of your DNA test
• produced to satisfy the specific needs of your body
•necessary for your nutritional support when in physical activity, and also for your general well being
“Optimizing athletic performance and maintaining optimal physical condition and health is a long-standing process that requires the active participation of the individual and the faithful adjustment to the proposed corrective actions for the rest of his/her life.”
Genes tested relate to
Susceptibility to injuries
Body Mass Index
How your results could look like?
The test costs 350 Euros + 17% VAT.