Do you know your numbers? Most of the labs insurance covers at your doctors office don’t get the the root cause of why you may feel fatigued or why you are not recovering from a workout as fast. Since 2013, I have given my share of blood, saliva and poop/stool a few times a year. If you want to perform your best in life and in sports- we need to dig a little deeper by ordering the right labs and getting the proper care with a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner or another trained expert that will help you find the root cause to your signs and symptoms. The WHOLESTIC Method that I discuss in my book LIFE IS NOT A RACE (and manual coming October 2018!) includes discussions of multiple lab testings as well as stool and saliva testing. Next article we will talk about testing the micro-biome with a new company called VIOME.
Did you know…
- 26% of ultra-distance endurance athletes have below ideal serum iron levels
- 56% of 140.6 distance triathletes have reduced iron stores
- 11% of marathon distance runners have iron overloaddue to unnecessary supplementation
- 30% of ultra-distance triathletes have below ideal Folate
- 6% of ultra-distance triathletes have below ideal Magneisium
- Up to 50% of female endurance athletes experience anemia during peak training. ABT Top causes in order are iron deficiency, folate/iron mixed deficiency, folate deficiency, folate/B12 deficiency, B12 deficiency, high rate of blood loss.
- Up to 50% of ultra-distance endurance athletes will experience “silent anemia”, a condition by which hemoglobin and hematocrit are within normal range but below ABT ideal ranges cause early physiological adaptations causing performance deficits and reduced red blood cell production.
Why You Should Get an Athlete Blood Test
Is your body responding well to your training plan? Is your dietary plan optimized for your unique physiology? Are you taking the right supplements?
What you don’t know about what’s happening in your body can hinder your performance. Every individual’s physiological needs are different. Athlete Blood Test is an easy and affordable way to identify dietary needs, supplement needs, training tolerance, recovery needs, and ideal competition preparation unique to you. No more guesswork or one-size-fits all approaches to training and nutrition.
Athlete Blood Test is the product of nearly a decade of proprietary research and experience working with thousands of professional athletes. Don’t get us confused with the simplified number matching and one-size-fits-all recommendation services out there. Our results are tailored to you.
If your physiology isn’t optimized it doesn’t matter how well you trained or how fast your gear is. Make today the day you learn how to get the most out of your body. Get an Athlete Blood Test.
Now which test should you get first to see how healthy you are from the inside out? Here are your options. I started with the GOLD PANEL plus all the add-ons for my health situation. Don’t forget to use the code ‘THEWHOLEATHLETE’ when checking out.
ABT Standard Test Panels
Is this your first ABT test? If so, the Gold Panel is highly recommended. Our most popular panel, the Gold Panel, provides a comprehensive understanding of the most important training and nutrition plan drivers. This includes training tolerance, recoverability, nutritional (micronutrient) status, electrolyte status, hydration status, immune function, hormone status, and more! In addition, the Gold Panel is a great way to establish baselines by which future tests can be compared.
The Silver Panel combines a quick “systems check” and adds three important hormones to assess recoverability. The Silver Panel is most appropriate for those on a budget that does not allow the Gold Panel or those closely monitoring sex hormones.
The Bronze Panel is nicknamed the “Pre-Race Panel”. The Bronze Panel provides a basic “systems check” of the most critical blood markers related to performance and able to be improved upon quickly. Although the Bronze Panel does not provide many long-term recommendations, it does cover the basics to ensure you are at the top of your game for the next 6 weeks or so.
How to get started?
Head to their website http://www.athletebloodtest.com/our-test-panels/ and then use the code THEWHOLEATHLETE when checking out. If you are a client of mine then I am able to see your labs with your permission.
You will get an email after your order was processed and then you can find the closest Lab Corp near you to schedule your lab tested (usually fasted) first thing in the morning. Dr. Garret Rock will then go over your results with you and you can share the results with your coach!
Let me know if you have questions! Make sure you use your special code ‘THEWHOLEATHLETE” at check out! Tune in to our upcoming podcast episodes with Garret Rock from ABT and Naveen Jain from VIOME. Click here to listen to my weekly podcast called THE WHOLE ATHLETE on Itunes.
The WHOLESTIC Method
Coach Debbie Potts