The story of the FitnessGenes™ seasonal promotion 2013

We really enjoyed our 2013 seasonal promotion, which saw record global sales for the MuscleGenes Gene Testing package. It was also an opportunity to introduce our customers to some of the work Mark and I have done in the past.

Collections of genes and how they allow an organism to adapt to different diets

This is a really interesting piece of research published this month in Cell Metabolism. Sean Curran and Shanshan Pang identify a collection of genes that allow an organism to adapt to different diets and show that, without them, even minor tweaks to diet can cause premature ageing and death.

What’s the deal with Myostatin and FitnessGenes™?

As you may be aware, at FitnessGenes™ we constantly update our research and add new genes that we feel will add value to the information we provide. So let’s look at one of the new genes we analyse...

FitnessGenes™ (previously MuscleGenes) in issue 15 of Muscle Insider Magazine

Over the last few issues, I’ve been telling MUSCLE INSIDER readers about MuscleGenes, the long-awaited arrival of genetic testing for athletes and bodybuilders to help adapt their training, diet, and supplementation to their particular genetic results. FitnessGenes™ (previously MuscleGenes) is helping world-class athletes

The mysteries of lactose tolerance, the favourable mutation!

Every man and his dog believes they are lactose intolerant, but let’s get to the science! Lactose is a sugar found in milk and dairy produce, and is normally broken down by an enzyme called lactase. Lactase is produced in the lining of the small intestine.

FitnessGenes™ (previously MuscleGenes) in issue 14 of Muscle Insider Magazine

If you asked a group of the world’s top exercise scientists what the biggest breakthrough in human performance will be, their answer would without a doubt be ‘gene technology’. Currently, scientists have the ability to alter the DNA of lab rats to allow them to run 25-times further before getting exhausted! That’s like taking Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, who runs the 200 m in under 20 seconds, and enabling him to run at his top speed for 5,000 meters!

The mysteries of lactose tolerance, the favourable mutation!

Every man and his dog believes they are lactose intolerant, but let’s get to the science! Lactose is a sugar found in milk and dairy produce, and is normally broken down by an enzyme called lactase. Lactase is produced in the lining of the small intestine.