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Me and My Health / Ultimate Performance Test
Me and My Health / Ultimate Performance Test

Ultimate Performance Test

Our most in-depth performance test gives a comprehensive overview of how your body performs. Not only will this test for parameters directly linked to performance but also additional biomarkers that will give you an overview of your general wellbeing, which can have an impact on reaching your ultimate fitness goals. The ultimate performance package tests for free and bound testosterone, SHBG, hs-CRP, and a basic thyroid panel including TSH, T4 and T3, Hba1c, Oestradiol and DHEA sulphate with additional tests to monitor cholesterol levels, liver and kidney function, iron profile and urea & electrolytes in venous blood.

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What Happens?

Additional Biomarkers

Kidney & Liver Biomarkers

Recommendation

What happens?

Venous sampling is a diagnostic procedure to insert a catheter into a specific vein and remove blood samples for laboratory analysis to assess fitness biomarkers.

Venous blood draw

What is being tested?

Testosterone and SHBG

Both men and women can have high levels of testosterone.

Testosterone supports many bodily functions and plays a vitally important role in muscle mass and strength, a healthy sex drive, sperm production and fat distribution. Lower than normal levels of testosterone can result in lack of energy, fatigue, hair loss, low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, and increased body fat. Alternatively, high levels of testosterone can also result in fertility issues, heart damage, liver damage, high blood pressure, and mood disorders.

Testosterone levels usually stay within a normal range due to your body’s feedback system; however, potential influences that can raise or lower your normal testosterone levels can include alcohol abuse, obesity, external hormone supplementation, over-training, and medical conditions.

Testosterone – Is an important sex hormone for muscle development. Testosterone affects muscle mass, sex drive and fertility.

SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) – Binds to testosterone and regulates the amount that your body uses. High levels of SHBG can reduce your testosterone levels.

See additional Biomarkers for continued list and explanation

Additional Biomarkers include:

Lipid profile – A measurement of good and bad cholesterol and triglycerides levels in your body. This assists in determining the level of fatty deposit (plaque) build-up in your arteries, which can cause the narrowing and subsequent blocking of your arteries (atherosclerosis).

High cholesterol is a significant risk factor for coronary artery disease.

Triglycerides – are a type of fat (lipid) found in blood and our body’s main source of energy. After we eat, our body converts calories that it doesn’t need to use into triglycerides, which are stored in fat cells. Later hormones release triglycerides for energy. High levels of triglycerides can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.

Cholesterol – A fatty substance produced in the body necessary to build healthy cells, and make Vitamin D and other hormones. However, elevated levels can lead to cardiovascular diseases including heart attacks or stroke.

HDL – Known as “good cholesterol” because it helps to remove cholesterol from arteries by absorbing and transporting it to the liver to be broken down and excreted by the body.

LDL – Known as “bad cholesterol” high levels of LDL in the blood can clog your arteries and cause cardiovascular disease.

Iron profile – measures the amount of iron in your body. It can check for anaemia caused by iron deficiency which has significant symptoms including fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath, among others.

Sodium – Regulate the volume of water in the body. However, raised levels of this mineral can increase blood pressure and subsequently the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Also assessing Kidney & Liver biomarkers, see tab above

Kidney & Liver Biomarkers

Kidney function test – Evaluate how efficiently your kidneys work by clearing waste from your system. Some conditions can result in decreased kidney function including diabetes and hypertension. A loss in kidney function can lead to muscle cramps and fatigue amongst other symptoms.

eGFR – measures your kidney’s ability to filter out toxins and waste from your blood and is used to assess kidney health accurately.

The liver function test (LFT) – evaluates how well the liver is working and can reveal whether there is damage or inflammation in the liver. LFTs look at enzymes, proteins and other substances produced by the liver to assess abnormalities.

These include: Bilirubin – is a waste product produced from the breakdown of red blood cells. High levels can indicate liver damage or disease as the liver is unable to clear bilirubin properly.

Urea – The amount of urea in your blood can reveal how well your kidneys function. High levels of urea may suggest kidney damage or disease.

ALT and AST are enzymes that leak into the bloodstream when the liver cells are damaged, the higher their levels the more inflammation in the liver.

ALT – Is an enzyme that helps convert proteins into energy. ALT is found in the liver and high levels of this in the blood may be the result of damaged liver cells.

AST – Helps metabolise excess amino acids by breaking them down, as the body cannot store excess amounts. Elevated levels may occur due to damaged liver cells.

GGT – An enzyme that helps to move molecules around the body and assists in the metabolism of drugs and waste products by the liver. High GGT levels in the blood can indicate liver damage or disease.

ALP (Alkaline phosphatase) – An important enzyme for breaking down proteins in the body. Elevated ALP levels may occur if there is a problem with your liver.

Albumin – is a protein made by the liver, which provides help with tissue growth and repair and carries vitamins and hormones to where they’re needed in your body. Low albumin levels may indicate liver damage.

Recommendation

To get a good handle on your overall health and training regime – if you are training for an event, for example, we recommend an initial test, take the recommendations onboard, ie.:

Vitamins & supplements: Beta-Alanine & Creatine

Diet change: less red meat & remove wheat

And we recommend, you book a follow up test 1 month later to assess the difference/progress well in advance of your event.