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Carbohydrate metabolism and your DNA

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, May 27, 2020

Do you ever wonder why Susan and Jerry at the office can boast about eating ALL the carbs they want and still see healthy results, and yet some people (yourself, perhaps?) complain about packing on the pounds after one bite of bread or a doughnut? Okay, it’s probably an exaggeration, but you get the gist.   

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Nutrigenomics: Insulin Sensitivity and Glucose Metabolism

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, May 20, 2020

The cells in your body use sugar (glucose from carbohydrates) to power many of their functions. Insulin is a key hormone released by your pancreas that processes sugar by allowing your cells to absorb sugar from your blood. If your blood sugar levels are too high, insulin can activate your liver cells to store excess sugar for later use.

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Custom vitamins and supplements based on your DNA

Posted by Athletigen on Tue, May 12, 2020

One of our core tenants at Athletigen is that every person is truly unique. We are firm believers that one size does not fit all, and based upon what can be learned about someone from their DNA, we can develop one-size-fits-one offerings that are genuinely custom to the individual. That's why we're excited to work with our partner VitaminLab to offer you custom vitamins and supplements based on your DNA.

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Endurance Ability and Your DNA

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, Apr 29, 2020

There are many factors that influence your endurance ability, including your mitochondrial health. Increased mitochondria efficiency has been linked to improved aerobic metabolism and your DNA could play an important role.

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Nutrigenomics: Fat Metabolism

Posted by Athletigen on Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Unsaturated fats are, in moderation, an important part of a healthy diet. Unlike their saturated counterpart, the energy in unsaturated fats is easier for your body to use and is less likely to find its way into fat tissues.

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