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.
Fast & accurate analysis from accredited laboratory
Tests can be done at home
Secure access to online results
Online dashboard which tracks results over time
We will send you a finger prick kit to use at home
Pop your sample in the post to us using a pre-paid envelope
View your results on your secure personal health dashboard
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 quicklyPiers 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
Test type: finger prick
Test type: finger prick