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Guest Blog: The DNA Benefit by Ryan Vigneau

Posted by Athletigen on Tue, Jan 29, 2019


It goes without saying that we are all DNA. 

DNA is essentially the instruction manual for the construction of a human body, complete with advantages and disadvantages. Understanding how it impacts our lives is still an ongoing process, but there is no doubt that DNA has provided insights into numerous areas of medicine, nutrition, and performance with strong, credible research.

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Nutrigenomics: Vitamin B9

Posted by Athletigen on Sat, Jan 19, 2019

Vitamin B9 (folate) has many important roles. Two of the most important are linked to how your DNA makes copies of itself and removing excess homocysteine from your blood. Folate is important for your development, to maintain nervous system health, repair tissues, build muscle and blood cells and during pregnancy.

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Nutrigenomics: Vitamin B7

Posted by Athletigen on Thu, Jan 10, 2019

Vitamin B7 (biotin) is a water-soluble nutrient found in various foods and is made by some of the bacteria found in your digestive system. Biotin helps regulate how efficiently your body uses energy from non-sugar sources and the energy stored in fats.

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DNA and age-related strength loss

Posted by Athletigen on Sun, Dec 30, 2018

One of the most significant physical changes that occurs as we age is loss of muscle mass. Gradual muscle loss can begin as early as the 30s and continue as we age. A physically inactive person can expect to lose between 3 percent and 5 percent of their muscle mass in their 30s and this loss can increase to over 10 percent per decade after 40, and even higher after 60.

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Nutrigenomics: Vitamin B6

Posted by Athletigen on Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Vitamin B6 plays many roles in your overall health. Your body uses vitamin B6 to metabolize amino acids. One group of these amino acids, neurotransmitters, can directly influence how well your nervous system functions.

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