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Knowing yourself is the best starting point. Our sports genetics test is the most complete on the market today. It will provide you with crucial data to plan your training program in the most intelligent way, helping you achieve your goals and avoid injuries.
Discover your capabilities with a DNA sports test!
This DNA testing for athletes will analyze your genes and your predisposition to perform in endurance versus explosive sports. In addition, we will examine the aerobic capacity (VO2max) inscribed in your genes, as well as other sports-related abilities.
This genetic study will analyse your genes and your predisposition to perform in endurance versus explosive sports. In addition, we will examine the aerobic capacity (VO2max) inscribed in your genes, as well as other sports-related abilities.
Exercise doesn’t affect everyone in the same way. In your genetic code, we can see your predisposition to the benefits of sport. How you are predisposed to lose weight, your insulin sensitivity and athletic performance, and even your predisposition to cholesterol reduction through exercise.
Several studies have associated specific genotypes with a predisposition to certain types of injury. These involve, for example, the joints. We can tell you about this predisposition, expressed in certain genes and associated with greater ligament fragility and other specific pathologies, such as Achilles tendon problems.
We can see what your genes say about how your blood pressure may react to exercise. Even your predisposition to lower it through regular exercise and understand the impact of your genetics on the effect of exercise on your HDL cholesterol or your heart rate.
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To reach the top in the sporting world, it is not enough to train hard; you have to train intelligently, to know yourself and how genetics influences sport is the best starting point. Our sports genetics test is currently the most complete on the market. It will give you the key data to plan your training in the most intelligent way. As a result, you will be able to reach your maximum, and it will help you avoid injuries.
What type of athlete are you?
We can say that there are two types of athletes. People who do physical activity to keep fit, take care of their body, maintain their weight and prevent illnesses, assume exercise as part of a healthy life, and professional or competitive athletes, who push their bodies to the limit to achieve their goals, break records and reach the highest possible performance. And we could add a third type of athlete: the one who does not yet know that they are an athlete because they have not yet started practicing sport.
In the case of professional and elite sport, it is more than usual to use an athletic genetic testing to find out the natural predispositions of each athlete. In this way, they can orientate their training towards maximum efficiency. Coaches are increasingly using this type of tool when developing the personalized plans they design for each of their athletes. And it is not only the sports test that provides them with valuable information, but also nutrition, health and even talent and personality tests. Thus, sports coaching nowadays usually takes a holistic approach.
As simple examples of the data provided by a sports genetic test, studies with family members have shown that up to 90 % of the variation in muscle mass and up to 60 % of the variation in muscle strength are heritable. Or that power is 80 % inherited depending on the specific muscle type (isometric knee strength, hand strength, elbow flexion…).
But amateurs also benefit from all the information offered by a DNA sport test.
There are many levels of sports enthusiasts, and many have great knowledge and high levels of performance, even if they are not professionally engaged in it. But also those who simply want to lead a healthy life and take care of their body get great benefits from a DNA sport test. For example, it contains information about which injuries they are more prone to or whether they are genetically more suited for explosive or endurance sports.
But what if you don’t practice sports? Maybe you don’t like it; perhaps you haven’t thought about it because you consider your general well-being reasonable, but maybe you are not aware of the benefits it can bring you. Sport can help lower cholesterol levels or improve insulin sensitivity. And of course, the most obvious: it can help you achieve an appropriate body mass index. And our genetics tell us what our propensity is to do well with sport in each of these areas. If you can’t lower your cholesterol by taking care of your diet, you may find it easier to do so through sport.
In short, the 24Genetics DNA Sport Test will allow you to achieve optimal results and improve the times in which you achieve those results. Develop your full physical potential, train with more confidence, avoid injuries, or even motivate you to start practicing a sport if you don’t do it yet.
Remember that 24Genetics sports genetic tests are preventive. They have no clinical or diagnostic validity. We recommend that you share our reports with a sports or health professional so they can tell you if they consider it necessary to go into any aspect in greater depth.
Frequently asked questions
HOW DO YOU DO THE 24GENETICS DNA SPORTS TEST?
It couldn’t be easier. We will send you a DNA kit to take a sample of your saliva. In this video, you have detailed instructions. Follow the steps in the video and send the sample back to us. Our laboratory in the European Union will extract the DNA from your sample. With all the data obtained from the sequencing (this is the name of the process of extracting genetic information from your DNA sample), we will perform a complex computer analysis. The algorithm developed exclusively by 24Genetics will apply the latest genetic studies. Finally, it will generate the report that we deliver to you.
IS THIS TEST AVAILABLE IN MY COUNTRY?
You can take our DNA sport test wherever you are, as we send our kits to any country in the world, and shipping is free of charge. We will ship your order from the 24Genetics distribution center closest to you to be as fast as possible. In addition, return shipping is included in several countries such as USA, Spain or France, and our All in One pack has free pick-up worldwide.
DO MY GENES DETERMINE EVERYTHING?
Your genes are very important and determine the predisposition of how your body functions. But your lifestyle influences it as well. In any case, knowing yourself well helps you to treat your body in the most appropriate way. That is what genetic testing for athlete ability gives you: information and, consequently, knowledge.
CAN I UPDATE MY REPORT?
Whenever we improve our report, we will notify you. Please note that when we include a new trait in one of our reports, we perform multiple tests beforehand to ensure that the information is scientifically backed up.
CAN EVERYONE TAKE A 24GENETICS DNA SPORT TEST?
Yes: anyone, regardless of age, can take our sports genetic test. However, when it is a baby or an elderly person who is going to take the test, we ask you to inform us when ordering so that we can send you a special kit that facilitates the collection of the saliva sample.
WHAT EXACTLY WILL I RECEIVE WHEN I TAKE THIS SPORT GENETIC TEST?
You will receive a detailed and personalized report at the email address you provided when registering your kit. If you wish, you can also request your raw data file with the content of your genetic map, and we will send it to you by email.
ARE ALL SPORTS GENETIC TESTS THE SAME?
Not all genetic tests for athletes are the same. There are only a few biotech companies with the capacity to perform these complex analyses, and most of them give very poor conclusions in terms of the number of results. Thanks to our DNA sports test, with some 700,000 genetic markers and our complex algorithms, we can offer what we believe is, to date, the most comprehensive sports genetic study on the market. The genetic information provided by 24Genetics is valid for research, information and educational purposes. Under no circumstances is it valid for clinical use.
WHY DO YOU SAY THAT THIS IS THE BEST DNA SPORTS TEST?
Because of the amount of useful information we offer you and the level of quality of that information. Other athletic tests are not able to identify as much useful information for your training, nor can they analyze it with the same quality as we can. But these are not the only reasons; if you want to know all of them, click here.
IS THIS SPORTS GENETIC TEST VALID FOR DIAGNOSTIC USE?
No, it is not valid for clinical or diagnostic use. For that, there are other types of tests that health professionals must prescribe.
WHAT ARE 24GENETICS DNA SPORTS TESTS BASED ON?
Our tests are based on countless genetic studies with the highest recognition and acceptance by the international scientific community. The scientific studies are published, through prestigious institutions and organizations, in specific databases, as long as there is a certain level of consensus. These validated studies are used to create and update our algorithm, which we apply to our clients’ genetic data.
IF I HAVE A LOW PREDISPOSITION TO INJURY, AM I SURE I WON'T GET INJURED?
Absolutely not. Not having a higher genetic predisposition is not a guarantee that you will not get injured. These studies are carried out based on statistical data obtained from a sufficiently large sample of people – the genetic differences between people who have a particular pathology and those who do not are observed. The type of conclusion usually reached is that people who have a genetic alteration have a greater predisposition to suffer from a specific pathology. However, this does not mean that 100% of people with that alteration will have that pathology. Equally, it does not mean that 100% of people who do not have that alteration will not suffer from that pathology.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE GENETIC ADVANTAGES IN CERTAIN TRAITS?
The report indicates the tendencies you have to respond to this trait regardless of whether you train this ability in your day-to-day life. This means that you have a more significant genetic advantage in developing this trait. However, genetic propensity is not the only factor that has an impact on your athletic development.
WHAT IS DEFINED AS A POWER ACTIVITY?
Power activities are all those that have to do with explosive responses, such as lifting heavy weights with few repetitions or sprinting while running. In any case, from 24Genetics, we invite you to train in a personalized way by sharing the results of your report with sports professionals
EXAMPLES OF SOME STUDIES THAT ENDORSE OUR DNA SPORTS TEST
- Collins M et al; The COL1A1 gene and acute soft tissue ruptures; Br J Sports Med; 2010 Jun 11.
- Posthumus M et al; Components of the transforming growth factor-beta family and the pathogenesis of human Achilles tendon pathology–a genetic association study; Rheumatology; 2010 Apr 1.
- Posthumus M et al; The COL5A1 gene is associated with increased risk of anterior cruciate ligament ruptures in female participants; Am J Sports Med; 2009 Nov;37(11):2234-40.
- Raleigh SM et al; Variants within the MMP3 gene are associated with Achilles tendinopathy: possible interaction with the COL5A1 gene; Br J Sports Med; 2009 Jul;43(7):514-20.
- September AV et al; Variants within the COL5A1 gene are associated with Achilles tendinopathy in two populations; Br J Sports Med; 2009 May;43(5):357-65.