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Muscle cramping and your DNA

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, Jul 24, 2019
Muscle cramping is something that almost all athletes will have to deal with at some point during their lives. But did you know that your DNA has an effect on your risk of getting muscle cramps?
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What do broccoli, endurance training, and your DNA all have in common?

Posted by Athletigen on Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Did you know that your DNA, specifically your NRF2 gene, impacts your body's ability to produce antioxidants like those found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables?

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Rhabdomyolysis and your DNA

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, Jul 03, 2019
Rhabdomyolysis, also known as "Uncle Rhabdo" in the CrossFit community, is a hazard for those that may get a little over competitive at the gym. This debilitating condition can occur when you are pushing your body to the absolute limits. But did you know that DNA may render some more susceptible to rhabdomyolysis than others?
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Sports psychology and your DNA

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, Jun 26, 2019

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you likely know that DNA has an effect on athletic training and performance, injury prevention and recovery, nutrition, and general wellness. But did you know that studies have shown that genetics also have an effect on sports psychology? 

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Nutrigenomics: Calcium Metabolism

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, Jun 19, 2019

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in your body and is essential to the health of your bones. It also plays a critical role in muscle growth and proper muscle function, the secretion of hormones, and the transmission of signals in your nervous system. Dairy products, dark green vegetables and nuts are excellent sources of calcium.

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