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Nutrigenomics: Selenium Metabolism

Posted by Athletigen on Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Selenium is an essential trace element that is important for many bodily processes, including hormone production, a healthy immune system, and fertility in both men and women.

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The relationship between strength and hypertrophy and your DNA

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, Jan 08, 2020

The ability to produce maximal force is influenced by many factors. Genetic factors can influence your ratio of fast to slow twitch muscle fibers, nutrient absorption, and resistance to muscular damage.

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Using your DNA to stay healthy as you age

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, Jan 01, 2020

Today more than any other time in history, the remarkable abilities of the human body are being realized. The average lifespan has passed 72 years, and many people are staying healthy and active into their 80s and 90s.

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Nutrigenomics: Phosphorus Metabolism

Posted by Athletigen on Tue, Dec 17, 2019

Every cell in your body needs phosphorus to function. Phosphorus is required for cellular energy transfer (as part of ATP), muscle growth and function, bone growth, enzyme formation, DNA replication, and tissue repair after injury. Muscle weakness is the most common symptom of low phosphate intake.

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Disc Degeneration and Your DNA

Posted by Athletigen on Tue, Dec 10, 2019

You should get a lifetime out of your discs, but factors such as your movement patterns, your trunk stiffness and your DNA can have a profound impact on your disc health. Add in sitting all day, poor nutrition, and smoking and it’s a recipe for disaster.

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