To get to the top to train hard is not enough; you have to train smart. Knowing yourself is the best starting point. Our genetic study for sports is the most complete on the market today. It will give you key data to plan your training programme most smartly, helping you to reach your goals while avoiding injury.
"Everything is written in our genes."
This DNA Performance Test has the following sections:
We will analyse your genes and your predisposition to perform at endurance vs explosive sports. We will examine the aerobic capacity (VO2max) written in your genes, as well as other abilities related to sport.
We will see the predisposition of your muscles to strength workouts. We can see what your genes say about your muscles’ resistance to fatigue, and we can even assess the capacity of your muscles to regenerate, based on your genetic code.
Exercise does not affect everyone the same way. In your genetic code, we can see your overall predisposition to the benefits of sports: how you are predisposed to lose weight, your insulin sensitivity and the performance of sports, and even your predisposition to the reduction of cholesterol through exercise.
We can see what your genes say about how your blood pressure may react to exercise, and even your predisposition to lowering it through regular exercise. We can understand your genetics’ effect on how exercise might lower your HDL cholesterol, and how easily you can reduce your average heart rate by exercising.
Risk of Injury
Several studies have associated certain genotypes with a predisposition to suffering certain types of injuries, involving, for example, the joints. We can tell you about this predisposition, expressed in certain genes and associated with greater fragility in the ligaments, and other specific pathologies, like Achilles tendon problems.
The genetic information provided by 24genetics is valid only for research, information and educational uses. It is not valid for clinical use.
Questions and answers:
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Simple. We'll send you a DNA KIT to your home. You'll get a saliva kit in which you deposit a small amount of saliva that you will have to rub the inside of your mouth. Watch this video before using the kit: Click here to see the video. After following a few simple instructions, you will send us the kit back. In a specialized laboratory, we extract the DNA of the sample that you have sent, and we carry out a process in which we can read what is written in about 700,000 markers of your DNA. After a complex computer analysis, our algorithms apply the latest genetic studies to get the report that we put into your hands.
IF I DO NOT HAVE A GENETIC PREDISPOSITION TO SUFFER A CERTAIN INJURY, DOES THAT MEAN I DEFINITELY WILL NOT SUFFER IT?
No. Normally, these studies are carried out using statistical data for a large group of people, featuring differences in the genotypes of people who have certain pathologies, and others who do not. The conclusion commonly reached is that people with certain genetic alterations are more likely to suffer certain pathologies, but this does not mean that 100% of the people with this alteration will suffer the pathology, nor that those without it will not.
No, any changes concerning your health should be analysed by an expert geneticist and specialised doctors. Any questions you have about any genetic test should be posed to healthcare personnel expert in Genetic Diagnosis.
No, our body responds to a lot of conditions. Our genes are indeed an important parameter. Lifestyle, sport, food, and many other circumstances influence our body. Knowing yourself well allows you to make the best decisions for your good health and wellness. And this is what you can get from genetics: self-knowledge.
Our genetic test is possibly the most comprehensive available on the market. There are some simple genetic tests, where they can only give a small amount of information. We base our genetic test on the latest generation genetic sequencing technology where we analyze about 700,000 genetic markers.
This test is based on different genetic studies internationally consolidated and accepted by the scientific community. There are certain scientific organizations and databases where studies are published when there is a certain level of consensus. Our genetic tests are carried out by applying these studies to the genetic information from our clients. Below you can see some of these studies used in this genetic test.
These are some of the Scientific Reports that we use for this genetic 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.
- Buxens A et al; Can we predict top-level sports performance in power vs endurance events? A genetic approach; Scand J Med Sci Sports; 2010 Mar 10.
- Clarkson PM et al; ACTN3 genotype is associated with increases in muscle strength in response to resistance training in women; J Appl Physiol; 2005Jul;99(1):154-63.
- Defoor J et al; The CAREGENE study: polymorphisms of the beta1-adrenoceptor gene and aerobic power in coronary artery disease; Eur Heart J; 2006 Apr;27(7):808-16.
- Eynon N et al; The guanine nucleotide binding protein beta polypeptide 3 gene C825T polymorphisms associated with elite endurance athletes; Exp Physiol; 2009 Mar;94(3):344-9.
- Gomez-Gallego F et al; The C allele of the AGT Met235Thr polymorphism is associated with power sports performance; Appl Physiol Nutr Metab; 2009 Dec;34(6):1108-11.
- Lucia A et al; ACTN3 genotype in professional endurance cyclists; Int J Sports Med; 2006 Nov;27(11):880-4.
- MacArthur DG et al; A gene for speed? The evolution and function of alpha-actinin-3; Bioessays; 2004 Jul;26(7):786-95.
- MacArthur DG et al; An Actn3 knockout mouse provides mechanistic insights into the association between alpha-actinin-3 deficiency and human athletic performance; Hum Mol Genet; 2008 Apr 15;17(8):1076-86.
- MacArthur DG et al; Loss of ACTN3 gene function alters mouse muscle metabolism and shows evidence of positive selection in humans; Nat Genet; 2007 Oct;39(10):1261-5.
- Mills M et al; Differential expression of the actin-binding proteins alpha-actinin-2 and -3 in different species: implications for the evolution of functional redundancy; Hum Mol Genet; 2001 Jun 15;10(13):1335-46.