Iron is an essential component of hemoglobin and myoglobin, the proteins that give your red blood cells the ability to carry oxygen from your lungs to your cells. In this capacity, iron can influence your anaerobic energy, VO2max, and overall sport performance.
(Illustration by SportTechie, Photo courtesy of Athletigen.)
Editor's note: This article was originally published by SportTechie's Tom Taylor on October 30, 2018
Genetic information will soon be a standard part of sports, used to customize training, personalize nutrition, and even to identify talent. Over the last few years, DNA analysis firm Athletigen and elite track and field training facility ALTIS have been working together to explore and develop that future.
As your body adapts to the requirements of endurance training, a variety of physiological changes start to happen that facilitate prolonged performance and O2 delivery to your working tissues.
Athletigen's Nutrition Report analyzes over 100 markers and gives insight into 30 traits, providing a comprehensive overview of how your DNA influences your body's response to your diet.