Recovery

During a hard or long race the body sustains damage and becomes fatigued. It is very difficult to know when this damage has been repaired and the body is ready to start the next block of training. This is where biomarker tracking can help. Our Recovery package consists of 3 test kits which will help you build your recovery profile. Your starting point to do this is to first establish a baseline number by completing your first test in the week before your race. The second blood sample should be collected 24hrs after the race and the third 2 weeks later. If you already have a good baseline established through regular testing then you can adjust your post race testing and include a further test either at 1 week or at 4 weeks after your race.

This Recovery profile is therefore ideal for those who want scientific insight into their own personal recovery profile. This will enable you to avoid the dangers of returning to training before your body is ready.

Test cost:
£149.00
Test type: finger prick
Estimated turnaround
2 days
From receipt of sample

Key benefits when using Forth’s tracking service

Fast & accurate

Fast & accurate analysis from accredited laboratory

Convenient

Tests can be done at home

Secure

Secure access to online results

Online dashboard

Online dashboard which tracks results over time

Included in this test

Cardiovascular

Tested biomarkers
  • hs-CRP

Kidney

Tested biomarkers
  • eGFR
  • Creatinine

Metabolic

Tested biomarkers
  • Cortisol (9am)

Muscle

Tested biomarkers
  • Creatine Kinase

How it works

Collect sample

We will send you a finger prick kit to use at home

Post sample

Pop your sample in the post to us using a pre-paid envelope

Online results

View your results on your secure personal health dashboard

 

See how a simple test can improve your performance...

I recently used Forth’s blood screening service prior to competing in the Paralympics in Rio.  Through the test I discovered that my Vitamin D was low and with the help and advice of my dietitian, was able to address this before Rio.  Forth provided an excellent service.  I was able to have my bloods taken from a clinic close to where I train and my results came through very quickly

Piers Gilliver, Silver Medalist, Rio 2016

 
 

Over the past 4 years I’ve suffered with a number of serious knee injures from ski racing at an International level. My rehabilitation and training can be very demanding - up to 16 hours a week in the gym lifting weights or on the bike. When I’m skiing, I can easily rack up 30 hours per week. Therefore, it’s important I can regularly monitor key biomarkers for immune function and fatigue including vitamin D, iron, and thyroid function. This allows me to make informed decisions about my training, recovery and nutrition, so I can stay healthy and perform at my best.

Jazmine Butcher, British Alpine Ski Racer

 

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Test cost: £149.00

Estimated turnaround 2 days From receipt of sample

Test type: finger prick

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