Optimal sports regimen for life
The NGSport test allows the development of highly effective customized training and diet suitable for the specifics of your genome. The study analyzes set of genes related to three major factors determining sporting performance: strength and endurance; risk of trauma and injuries; recovery options.
With NGSport you will be able to choose the right sport and workout routines to achieve high results and reduce the risk of injuries. The results will give you details of the individual possibilities of the body related to:
- Reaction to exercise and dieting;
- Accumulation of muscle mass;
- Inflammation and stress;
- Blood circulation and blood pressure;
- Cardiac and lung capacity.
Once the test is done the obtained results will be valid throughout your life.
Obtaining a DNA sample is painless, doesn’t require taking blood and is completely safe procedure. It is done at home without the intervention of medical practitioner. All you have to do is rub the inside of your cheek with the sterile cotton swabs you will find in the test kit that you will receive when ordering a test.
The results of the study will be completed within 4 to 6 weeks from the date of sample submission. You will receive e-mail informing you of the way you can access them. The cost of the study includes consultation with genetics practitioner trained in the reading of the results to help you understand your genetic potential in detail and identify specific ways for its realization.
Based on the test results, individual recommendations are developed to help you:
- Find a sport that will make your body work to your advantage and give you the chance of professional realization;
- Determine the type and intensity of the exercises included in your workouts so that you maintain good health and achieve optimal sporting results;
- Include appropriate rehabilitation exercises and nutritional strategies in order to avoid trauma;
- Avoid the “try and fail” approach in choosing the right training mode;
- Make optimal changes to your lifestyle to achieve the desired results.
- Plan to take the supplements needed.
- If you do not achieve the desired physical fitness through standard training exercises.
- If you do not achieve the desired sports scores in the gym or on the field.
- If you are a professional athlete or sports lover and want to reduce the risk of injuries, inflammation, stretches and trauma during training.
- If you have genetic predisposition to ligaments, cartilage and bone pathologies.
- If you want to get the most out of your genetic potential and maintain good health and tone.
Genetic factors account for 50% to 70% of sports success.
A large percentage of differences in sports potential are due to genetic factors. Individual responses to training and exercise (whether aerobic or anaerobic), recovery rates and trauma can be explained to some extend by gene variations.
Despite the obvious fact that we are all different, most training programs follow almost the same formula: aerobic exercise for cardiovascular health and weight reduction, weight-lifting exercises for muscle strength and weight gain. Based on scientific findings in recent years, however, it is already known that in order to achieve optimal training results, the relationship between endurance and strength training should be different for different people even if they have the same goals. This information defines the key role of genetic testing as part of the methods used to create training programs customized for the individual characteristics of the person intended.
If you do not achieve the desired physical form, despite the efforts you make, the factors that deter you might be coded in your genome. Depending on the individual genetic profile, the body’s response to training is different. One can take more or less physical effort; respond better to longer and moderate or shorter and intensive training; react differently to various nutrients, ingredients, etc. If you want to find sport and exercise program that will allow you to make the most of your sporting potential, you need to understand the genes that define it.
This can happen through NGSport – a DNA test that analyzes key genes linked to sport performance.
NGSport tests for genes in three categories related to sports performance success:
The “Strength and Endurance” section examines genes encoding physiological factors such as blood pressure, blood pressure control, strength, cardiac an lung capacity, muscle fiber type specialization, muscle metabolism and adaptability to exercise regimens. All of these factors have an impact on strength and endurance.
The “Injury predisposition” section focuses on genes involved in the structural integrity of soft tissues in the body. Certain genetic variations determine the degree of predisposition to tendon trauma (including the Achilles tendon), as well as ligaments, cartilage and bone pathologies.
The genes examined in the “Recovery” section prove that health care and physical fitness of athletes should be a combination of good physical practice and diet. The genes tested here determine the predisposition of the body to inflammation and stress caused by free radicals, meaning there is a need for more specialized diet as well as longer recovery periods between exercise and training.
- AGT – Vital component of the renin-angiotensin system. It influences physical exercises and training methods in order to achieve the best results.
- ACE – Transforms angiotensin I into angiotensin II and impacts vasodilation and vasoconstriction.
- VEGF – Endothelial cell proliferator involved in blood vessel growth; increases oxygenation and affects maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max).
- BDKRB2 – Improves communication between renin-angiotensin and kallikrein-kinin system, influencing thirst and fluid loss.
- ACTN3 – Actin-binding protein that affects the function of fast muscle fibers.
- ADRB2 – Associated with blood vessel growth responce to the need for active tissues, thus affecting oxygenation and maximum oxygen consumption (VO2max).
- NRF-2 – Improves respiratory capacity and increases ATP synthesis during physical exercise.
- PPARGC1A – Associated with mediation of the initial stage of physical exercise and the increase of mitochondrial biogenesis.
- PPARA – Associated with lipid and glucose metabolism.
- TRHR – Thyrotropin-releasing hormone; stimulates the release of thyroid stimulating hormone and metabolism.
- VDR – Has great effect on bone density.
- IL-6 – Plays critical role in inflammatory processes by regulating C-reactive protein (CRP) expression.
- GDF5 – Plays role in the development and recovery of the skeletal system and soft tissues.
- COL1A1 – Collagen protein found in tendons, ligaments and cartilage.
- COL5A1 – Forms one of the secondary fibrilar collagens of tendons and ligaments.
- Il-6R – Influences the cytokine-induced inflammation.
- CRP – Strengthens inflammatory reactions in the body.
- TNF-A – Pro-inflammatory cytokine secreted by macrophages and adipocytes that alters glucose homeostasis throughout the body.
- SOD2 – Superoxide dismutase; strong antioxidant enzyme.
- eNOS – Affects vascular tone and peripheral vascular resistance. Also protects blood vessels by inhibiting platelet aggregation, leukocyte adhesion and smooth muscle cell proliferation.
- CYP1A2 – Enzyme involved in detoxification; affects the ability to metabolize caffeine.
Upon request of 3 or 4 genetic tests for the same person, you have the opportunity to get 20% discount on the price. The condition of discount is related to the technological process in genetic testing – part of the process is done only once, instead of several times. If you would like to take advantage of this option, please contact us before ordering.
Family Package – when ordering a minimum of 3 tests for three separate family members, you have the option of 10% discount. If you would like to take advantage of this option, please contact us before ordering.
*The results of the study are currently available in English only.