Biomarkers of Performance Report | ETHOS EMPLOYEES ONLY
• AVAILABLE FOR ETHOS EMPLOYEES ONLY •
NOTE: You must use a non-Ethos email address when ordering this test. All reports can only be sent to non-Ethos email addresses.
Ordering this report will generate an order for a Biomarker Test Kit. Use code localpickup to pick up your kit in person from R&D. You will receive an email when the kit is ready to be picked up. Otherwise, the kit will be shipped to the address you provide. Please allow up to 2 business days for kit preparation.
Once you return your Biomarker Test Kit to R&D (in person or shipped), your sample will be processed, and your Biomarkers of Performance Report will be emailed to you. Any questions regarding your results must be discussed with your healthcare provider. An expanded clinical report can be requested by replying to the email with the original report.
Harness the power of biochemistry to fast track your journey to health, wellness, & peak performance.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND YOUR PERFORMANCE INDEX.
• Urine based laboratory test
• Evaluates micronutrient status, oxidative stress, inflammation, and amino acid metabolism
• Objective data to personalize your nutrition and supplementation
• Optimize your metabolism, endurance, sleep, and recovery
• Protect your performance with precision laboratory science
BIOSCI THERAPEUTIC’S INNOVATIVE LABORATORY TEST EVALUATES…
Micronutrient Status – Maintaining sufficient micronutrient status is essential for athletic endurance and muscle recovery. Oxygen is carried to working muscle by hemoglobin in red blood cells where it is then used to convert glucose to energy in the form of ATP. Oxygen also plays an important role in muscle recovery by helping to break down lactic acid. Exercise leads to an increased demand for oxygen but can also decrease red blood cell mass caused by mechanical rupture when blood passes through contracting muscle. Vitamins B6, B12, and folate are essential for red blood cell formation. B6 is also a cofactor in over 100 enzymatic processes including protein and amino acid metabolism. Active individuals have an increased demand for B6 and other micronutrients and monitoring these biomarkers will help ensure sustained performance and recovery.
Amino Acid Metabolism – Certain essential amino acids are precursors to important neurotransmitters such as serotonin, melatonin, and norepinephrine which regulate mood, sleep, and cortisol production. Popular fitness supplements such as branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) can reduce the uptake of important amino acids across the blood-brain barrier leading to neurotransmitter deficiencies. Reduced serotonin and melatonin production can lead to lack of sleep which impairs muscle growth and recovery by reducing the secretion of anabolic hormones and upregulating protein degradation pathways. Abnormal norepinephrine production can contribute to increases cortisol levels, hypertension, reduced metabolic rate, and inflammation.
Inflammation – Balancing inflammation while engaging in high intensity exercise could mean the difference between achieving your fitness goals and reaching that frustrating plateau. Exercise induces an inflammatory response to facilitate muscle repair and recovery. This type of reactive or acute inflammation can lead to increased fitness or athletic ability over time. If your nutritional intake, sleep schedule and rest day programming does not facilitate sufficient recovery, then this inflammatory response can become begin to limit your progress. Measuring biomarkers of inflammation and optimizing with anti-inflammatory compounds can provide you with the edge you need to reach your fitness goals.
Oxidative Stress – Oxidative stress occurs when there is an over-production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) or a decreased capacity of our natural antioxidant systems to neutralize such species. Our contracting skeletal muscles directly produce ROS during bouts of exercise in a phenomenon known as exercise-induced oxidative stress. These ROS cause muscle fatigue and can directly damage cells if sufficient levels of glutathione/antioxidants are not available. Individuals with increased markers of oxidative stress or insufficient glutathione stores to combat ROS will experience greater muscle fatigue and exhibit less endurance. Increasing glutathione through supplementation with N-acetylcysteine prior to prolonged submaximal exercise has been shown to delay muscular fatigue and improve overall performance.