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While some diseases are hard to avoid, there are many conditions that can be prevented through well-chosen physical activities. Discover your true sporting potential through our comprehensive test, analysing 132 genetic markers within 100 genes.
Are you built for power and speed? Do you have Michael Jordan’s jumping genes? And can you justifiably blame your spare tyre on having fast-twitch muscle fibres? Explore your genetic potential for power and speed, compared with the average person’s.
Discover the difference between being naturally strong, and naturally fast. If you have natural muscle power, we’ll advise on how to optimise your training, to give you the edge over the opposition. Conversely, if the test reveals that your natural advantages lie elsewhere, is it still worth training for power / speed?
This report also advises on supplements and nutrients to boost power performance.
Does size matter when it comes to strength? Just as with chili peppers, the strongest muscles aren’t always the biggest.
If you have a high strength potential this means your muscles can contract strongly, allowing you to excel in strength sports, such as weight lifting, American football, and even boxing. In this DNA report, we’ll test for invisible factors that affect your muscle strength – including vitamin D activity, communication between muscle cells and nerves or immune system, how trainable muscle strength is and muscle recovery after exertion.
The final factor – growth of your muscles – links your muscle size to strengt
Are you naturally meaty – do you bulk up easily without trying? If so, you’d make a natural bodybuilder. We’ll test your DNA for four polymorphisms linked to body composition – including whether you have the “Hercules” gene, linked to greater muscle mass.
If you have high potential to grow muscles, working out can help you slim down by raising your basal metabolism. Conversely, if you’re naturally lightly muscled, we’ll advise on the best ways to train, including advice on nutritional supports for maximising muscle mass
Marathon runners and long-distance swimmers and cyclists tend to have endurance genes. Discover whether you share their advantage. We’ll also predict your baseline cardiorespiratory fitness levels, and ease of training for endurance events.
The baseline efficiency of your heart and lungs is 50% inherited. This is measured as your VO2 Max score. Olympic endurance champions have enviable baseline VO2 Max scores, which they have built on through persistent training. Training up your VO2 max levels can help your body ward off diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, age-related memory loss and chronic inflammation.
What do your genes say about how well your body responds to endurance training? How quickly can you improve your endurance, and how patient and persistent must you be in order to make gains? With regular training, how efficiently could your heart and lungs work? How easily could you increase your baseline VO2max, and therefore lower your resting heart rate? Clues to these answers all lie in your genes.
Muscle fatigue happens when free oxygen radicals accumulate in your muscles during exercise. Professional athletes are often genetically protected from muscle fatigue, due to their strong antioxidant systems. This allows them to bounce back between training sessions. If this is you, then you can sometimes push your muscles to the max.
Conversely, if you’re genetically prone to muscle fatigue you must train gently and avoid training when ill to avoid muscle damage and weakening your immune system. In this report, we advise you according to your genetic risk, including which antioxidants can help tired muscles regenerate.
During intense physical activity, the waste product lactate builds up in the muscle, causing muscle fatigue and eventually cramp. The anaerobic threshold is the fastest rate at which you can work out before lactate build ups. Athletes have pushed up their anaerobic threshold – they can efficiently clear lactate from their muscles, enabling them to go faster, harder and for longer.
If you are genetically prone to lactate build up, we’ll share our tips for what you can do before and after you work out – helping you perform better, and recover quickly.
Muscle fibres must get damaged first before they can grow in size or strength. During muscle damage, stem cells also known as satellite cells get activated and start to migrate to the site of injury to heal and grow new muscle fibres. Scientists believe that your genes influence how well these stem cells grow and work.
Strength athletes are genetically protected from muscle damage because they have very effective proteins involved in the inflammatory phase of recovery / remodelling. Find out whether you’re genetically prone to muscle damage. And explore what you can do – including nutritional support - to protect yourself.
How fast you recover after doing sport depends largely on your genes – we will test your DNA for several genetic variants linked to faster recovery times. Over 90% of all sports injuries involve bruised or strained muscles. If your DNA results reveals that you’re prone to lengthy recovery times, we have some solutions.
Simply follow our routines for before and after training sessions, and practices for keeping your muscles supple and relaxed.
Are you genetically prone to torn tendons and ligaments? How about Achilles tendon injuries? Or torn rotator cuffs (a common swimming injury)? Your personal tendency to tearing tendons and ligaments is about 40% inherited. Since tendons /ligaments are slow to repair, prevention is obviously better than cure.
Take this test to find out how well the metabolism in your tendon and ligament cells works. And how easily does the collagen protein in them regenerate itself? If you’re genetically prone to these injuries, follow our self-care advice to keep you actively playing your sport without enduring long outages for injuries to heal.
How quickly can increased physical activity help you normalise your blood lipids (cholesterol) levels? The answer lies partly in your genes. Some genetically lucky individuals see immediate improvements in their blood lipid profile when they take up regular exercise. But for others, it’s a slower process. If this is you, we recommend dietary measures that will speed up your cholesterol level’s response to exercise, and so cut this cardiovascular risk factor.
Our bodies have a natural weight they tend to veer towards. And for some lucky people, physical activity greatly lowers this baseline value. But even if your test reveals a low genetic potential to lose weight with exercise, we’ll give you tips to nudge along your progress through wiser choice of workouts frequency and intensity.
Everyone’s body has its own baseline settings for physiological parameters including blood pressure – but this is moveable according to how much physical activity you do. Up to one in five of the physiological links between exercise and blood pressure are at least partly genetic. So, while for many people exercise is the first line of defence against high blood pressure, about 20–30% of people find their high blood pressure is resistant to exercise. If your DNA test results show you’re in this category, we will suggest changes in diet and other alternatives to help normalise your blood pressure naturally.
Learn about your muscle composition and how it effects your performance in different types of sports.
Build a better training plan with tailor-made exercise and recovery recommendations.
Discover your predispositions to sports-related injuries, and how to stay injury-free.
Find out how physical activity influences your metabolic functions, body weight, and mental well-being.
Rather than following the latest fitness trends, the key to reaching your sporting potential is to understand the unique genetic factors that determine physical performance.
Your test reports are continuously updated based on your lifestyle changes. All information is presented in easy-to-read graphical displays via your personal Control Centre.
In your Chromozoom Control Centre, you have access to detailed analysis of your DNA results, which we continuously update in line with the latest scientific studies.
Receive personalised lifestyle recommendations based on your DNA analysis. Thanks to the wide range of genes we test, your recommendations will be truly unique.
With the Sport DNA Test, you will receive 14 genetic reports connected to sporting performance, fitness, and many other indicators.
Some are built for power, others for speed or endurance. What about you? Our Sport DNA test covers power, speed, endurance, muscle strength, body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness, endurance training, and much more.
Discover how your body responds to training, including muscle fatigue, lactate transport, risk of muscle damage, risk of ligament or tendon injury, and recovery time.
Regular physical activity can change your life dramatically. It has an influence on the whole body, from metabolism and weight management to blood lipids, blood pressure, and mental well-being.
We guarantee your privacy and data protection in full compliance with GDPR.
We are transparent about the data we collect, store, and use.
To ensure unbreakable anonymity, all personal data is stored separately from your genetic profile.
As a result, no team member can connect you to your DNA sample during the analysis process.
We use the latest technologies to prevent and report on data breaches and network attacks.
With real-time data scanning, our system evaluates risks and notifies network administrators about potential issues.
That is why we can guarantee the highest level of privacy, reliability, integrity and data availability for our clients.
Our applications are configured across many geographically distributed data centres.
This reduces the risk of both data breaches and technical issues, from uncomfortable slowdowns to momentary unavailability.
Ensuring that your data is always secure and available is our top priority.
In cases where we use third-party services that may need access to your personal data.
For example courier companies, we follow a rigorous selection process, ensuring that they comply with strict data protection regulations.
We do not sell, lease, or share client data with any third parties.
Any and all personal data can be destroyed on request.
Your DNA test results are accessible 24/7 via any modern mobile device.
View personalised recommendations in line with the latest scientific progress in genetics.
Wherever you go and whatever you do, you’ll always be connected.
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The test I chose (Beauty) showed me exactly what my risk is of getting various skin condition and how my fast my skin will naturally age. In addition to the genetic stuff you also get plenty of tips on how to ‘future-proof’ your skin against the aging process. I had no idea how big an impact diet and other lifestyle choices can have on the way we age! Soooo I guess I need to make some changes now.
I was told my test is delayed due to ‘unusually high demand’ but thankfully it only took maybe a week longer than I expected. At least they let me know!
Wow, I never knew you could tell so much from a bit of saliva! Really fascinating insights into the causes of skin problems and aging and how both our genetics and lifestyle can affect them. Also some really useful suggestions for finding the right cosmetic products and even some ideas for home remedies. It’s all very futuristic and scientific in its approach. You certainly won’t get this kind of personalised advice from a doctor!
Test is good but my results were taking maybe 5 weeks for arrival. But I am happy with results.
Being a fitness enthusiast, I was keen to take the Sport test and see what I could learn. The kit arrived fairly quickly and contained all the details and equipment you need to take your sample and return it. When the results finally arrive, I was pleasantly surprised with the detail and scientific approach. The reports look nice and are easy to navigate and they even update your results as scientific knowledge expands. I might try the nutritional test next…
I’m a bit of a geek when it comes to DNA testing and the potential it has to change our lives. These Chromozoom kits (in my case the Nutri kit) seem to offer something a bit different from competitors in that they focus on the here and now. It’s all about changing your lifestyle for the better based on the information in your DNA. For me, this type of personalised healthcare is the way forward. If you have an interest in genetics and aren’t afraid of a bit scientific detail (and there’s a lot!), I think you’ll get a lot from these kits.
I’ve struggled with skin problems my whole life, so I thought I would give the Derma test a try. I have to say that I learnt a lot about how my genes affect my skin and what I can do to give myself a better chance of healthy skin. I think these tests are a good option in addition to professional advice from a dermatologist or doctor, but not something to replace them altogether.
Overall, I was impressed with what I got. The kits are pretty smart and easy to use and the results came within the time expected (a bit longer for me as I live in the US and the company is based in Europe). So no complaints from me.
If you want some advice on diet and food it can be hard to know where to go. Some people say try this method, other people say try that method. So how do you know what to do? That is why I took the chance with this Nutri test. I want to know exactly what my body needs. Now I know everything about my DNA, nutrient levels, deficiencies and what foods I am sensitive. So now I have a diet plan just for me!
I think these tests are maybe more expensive than other options, but I think this is because they are more ‘specialised’ than others. If you want a more ‘general’ view maybe this is not for you, but if you want detail on one subject (dental, vision, nutrition, and so) I think Chromozoom is the right choice.
Definitely worth the higher price if you are keen to learn something new about yourself. But beware, you might not like everything you learn!
Chromozoom claim to offer the most detailed DNA tests on the market. I haven’t tried every test available, but judging by the results and associated information, you’d be hard pressed to disagree. To be honest, some of the information went over my head a bit, but overall it was very detailed, interesting and informative.
Really good DNA tests covering a range of health areas. The whole process takes quite a while (delivery, sampling, processing…) but if would say it’s worth the wait. Probably no different from other tests anyway.
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