Healthy Aging Testing Package

Hormones + Genomics + Inflammation + Vitamin D + Nutrition Coaching

 

As we get older, biological changes accelerate and we want you to enter your prime years understanding how to navigate these changes more successfully. We test many variables associated with aging such as hormones (specific to your gender), genomics, inflammation and vitamin D deficiency and will formulate a customized plan based on the results from the testing. This is a great test if you are over 40 years of age.


Hormones

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For Females - Menopause

Menopause is not a single point in time when hormone production is switched off but a gradual decline that brings an end to female fertility. During menopause, a woman’s levels of estrogen and progesterone diminish – leading to a lack of menstrual periods.

The right balance of hormones is vital to a woman’s health. However, in menopause, when changes are taking place, a deficiency of one hormone can trigger a relative excess of another and result in common imbalances such as the following:

  • Estrogen dominance or low progesterone: results in mood swings, migraines and fat gain in the hips and thighs
  • Low Estrogen or fluctuations of estrogen: triggers hot flashes, night sweats, palpitations, foggy thinking and memory lapse
  • Low testosterone or DHEA: leads to decreases in bone or muscle mass, metabolism, energy, strength, stamina, exercise tolerance and libido
  • High cortisol: results in insomnia, anxiety, sugar cravings, feeling tired but wired and increased belly fat
  • Low cortisol: causes chronic fatigue, low energy, food and sugar cravings, poor exercise tolerance or recovery and low immune reserves
  • Thyroid imbalances: changes in estrogen levels can lead to thyroid symptoms like slowed metabolism and always feeling cold
  • Low vitamin D: sufficient levels of Vitamin D, estrogen and testosterone are important for maintaining bone health

This test measures the following:

  • Diurnal cortisol (4 times throughout the day)
  • Estradiol
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG)
  • DHEA-S
  • TSH
  • fT3
  • fT4
  • TPOab

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For Males - Andropause

Men are just as susceptible to an age-related drop in hormone production as females. Andropause, the "male menopause", signifies the retreat of the key male hormone testosterone. As a man ages, his body naturally makes less testosterone. In fact, by the time a man is in his mid-forties, testosterone levels can decrease up to 40%. Lifestyle factors such as excessive stress, weight gain and lack of exercise can lower levels even further.

Men tend to notice a subtle downward shift in strength and energy first, followed by lack of enthusiasm for life’s challenges like work and competition. A man may also lose interest in sex. The hidden imbalances contributing to these factors generally include:

  • Low testosterone: leads to decreased stamina and libido, fatigue and erectile dysfunction
  • High estrogen: results in weight gain, increased chest and belly fat, hot flashes, night sweats and excessive need to urinate
  • High cortisol: results in insomnia, anxiety, sugar cravings, feeling tired but wired and increased belly fat
  • Low cortisol: causes chronic fatigue, low energy, food and sugar cravings, poor exercise tolerance or recovery and low immune reserves
  • Thyroid imbalances: this condition is commonly missed in men and may often mimic symptoms of low testosterone
  • Cardiometabolic issues: this includes high blood pressure and diabetes, and may mimic some symptoms of low testosterone – like fatigue or erectile dysfunction.
  • High DHT: results in excessive need to urinate, hair loss, acne

This test measures the following:

  • Diurnal cortisol (4 times throughout the day)
  • Estradiol
  • Testosterone
  • DHEA-S
  • Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG)
  • Prostate specific antigen (PSA)
  • TSH
  • fT3
  • fT4
  • TPOab

 

*Both the Menopause and Andropause tests are a combination of saliva and blood spot testing.


Genomics

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This comprehensive genetic test consists of genetic markers that will provide you with a personalized DNA based daily nutrition plan focused on improving overall health and wellness.

This test can help you determine how you respond to key components of the food you eat as well as physical activity.

This genomic test contains 45 of the most applicable genetic markers that includes information about the following:

Nutrient Metabolism

  • Micronutrient deficiencies (Vitamin A, B12, C, D, E, Folate, Iron, and Calcium)

Cardiometabolic Health

  • Caffeine (fast or slow metabolizer which can impact health and athletic performance)
  • Whole grains and Type 2 Diabetes association
  • Sodium and the predisposition to heart disease and hypertension
  • Omega-3 fat and the quantity necessary to improve health and performance
  • Saturated fat and body composition association

Weight Management

  • Energy balance and its association with resting metabolic rate
  • Physical activity (endurance, power/strength)
  • Protein, total fat, saturated and unsaturated fat associated with body weight and body composition goals

Food Intolerance Risks

  • Lactose
  • Gluten

Eating Habits

  • Fat taste perception
  • Sugar and starch preference
  • Tendency to eat between meals

Fitness and Physical Activity

  • Exercise motivation and behavior
  • Power, strength, and endurance based genetic advantages to certain types of exercise and sport
  • Pain tolerance
  • Achilles tendon injury risk

 

*This is a saliva collection test.


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Inflammation - omega 3 index

Fats are crucial parts of your daily nutrition plan and can have a positive or negative impact on your health and exercise. A balance of the right types of fats (saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) are the key to improving your health and athletic performance.

The Omega-3 Index Complete test gives you a snapshot of the fats that makes up your cells. Some fatty acid levels are closely related to what you eat while others are more affected by your metabolism. Your diet isn't the only factor that establishes your blood fatty acid levels - genetics, gender, weight, age and other lifestyle factors all can play a role. For some fats like omega-3's and trans fats, eating that fat directly increases blood levels of that fat. This is why testing matters!

You may think you are eating enough fish or taking ample omega-3 supplements but how do you really know? It may sound as simple as just increasing your daily omega-fat intake but that's not enough. There is a fine balance of trans fats, omega-6 fats and omega-3 fats that must be considered and you simply cannot know the interactions of these biomarkers without having them tested. It usually takes about 3-4 months to alter these biomarkers after making nutritional changes, which is why it is so critical to have this testing done and let us help you devise a plan to improve your body's inflammatory support system.

 

*This is a saliva collection test.


Vitamin D

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Many people are unaware that vitamin D is not officially a vitamin but actually a prohormone. Statistics show about one-third of Americans have insufficient vitamin D levels with the leading cause being lack of sun exposure. You are not exempt from this even if you live in sunny areas and may still be deficient in vitamin D.

Vitamin D is important because it has a complex regulatory effect upon calcium and in the mineralization of our bones. Additional research shows vitamin D can play a protective role against certain cancers and the development of diabetes and heart disease.

Vitamin D deficiencies are associated with hyperinsulinemia, increased belly fat, psoriasis and acne. Additionally, sufficient levels of vitamin D, along with estrogen and testosterone, are important for maintaining bone health during menopause.

 

*This is a blood spot collection test.


Nutrition Coaching

Of course, without interpretation of your test results, none of this would make sense so we include a 1-hour nutrition coaching session with your eNRG Performance Sport Dietitian. Let us take the guesswork out of all of this testing and bring it to life by forming an easy to follow plan for you!


Instructions for ordering this testing package

1. Choose your eNRG Performance Sport Dietitian in the drop down box below and submit payment.

2. Your Sport Dietitian will contact you via email to confirm your address and we will mail all of the testing collection kits to you.

3. Once you receive the collection kits, you will collect your sample and mail it to the appropriate labs for testing (pre-paid envelopes are included).

4. Your Sport Dietitian will email you when he/she receives your results and will schedule your one-hour nutrition coaching session to review the test results and help you with a nutrition plan that will help support your health and exercise performance related goals.

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