Muscles are mainly composed of muscle fibers and roughly divided into two types, "fast twitch" and "slow twitch". The propotion of fast and slow twitch muscle fibres differs from person to person depending on a specific type of gene. In the sports genetic test kit, we examine this type of this gene.
The fast twitch muscle fibre is a muscle that can contract quickly. It is vital for sports that require quick movement because it can emit energy instantaneously such as short distance running and goalkeeping. On the other hand, slow twitch muscle fibre is a slowly contracting muscle since it can emit energy in the long term. It is used in everyday activities such as maintaining posture and walking as well as sports that require endurance such as long distance marathon.
A protein known as "α actinin 3" exists only in the fast muscle. It is genetically synthesized in the proportion of both fast and slow muscle. The importance of this protein varies based on the type of sport activity you choose.
Whether "α actinin 3 protein" is synthesized by the fast twitch muscles depends on the type of "ACTN 3 gene". If the gene is a RR type, α actinin 3 is synthesized. This is known as power type; If the gene is a XX type, α actinin 3 is not synthesized. This is known as endurance type; If the gene is a RX type, it will be a balance type in between RR and XX.
By analyzing "ACTN 3 gene" in this kit, you may better understand your muscle type.
Easy to develop
fast twitch muscle fibre.
Fast and slow muscle
are well developed.
Easy to develop
slow twitch muscle fibre.
Understanding your muscle type may allow you to make better choices in your athletic endeavor. By exercising and eating the right way, you can be the best physical self that you were meant to be.
GeneLife SPORTS genetic test service provides reports for your test results as well as recipes you can use for a healthy lifestyle. Checking your results is convenient and easy!
You can find out about your own constitution and the diseases that are likely to occur in the future. After understanding the genetic risks, we can take appropriate precautions early on by reviewing your lifestyle choices.
GeneLife test results are not intended for medical use. Results should not replace any current or previous diagnosis made by a physician. If you have been treated by a doctor or will be treated by a doctor in the future, please give priority to your doctor's guidance.
Your DNA will not change during your lifetime (except under extreme circumstances). Thus, you need to only take the test once in your lifetime.
You can take the test while pregnant. It will not interfere with the results. Your DNA results will not change due to your pregnancy. Also, there is no harm to the child.
We have implemented a thorough system to keep your personal genetic information and personal information is safe. According to regulation in Japan, personal genetic information is managed under the Personal Information protection law. We are a business operator handling personal genetic information, and the handling of personal genetic information and personal information is regulated by guideline from Ministry of Economy, Trade and industry (*1) and complied with the standards from CPIGI, non-profit organization, to ensure the accuracy of personal genetic information, safety management procedure, supervision from operators, and contractors. The customer analysis data is stored for one year from the time of the results delivery, so the results can be viewed at any time during that period. If you request to delete personal genetic information and personal information after the testing, we will follow your request as well.
*1. Guidelines for the protection of personal information in business fields using personal genetic information in the economic and industrial fields (Decision on Dec. 17th, 2004 and revision on Mar. 29th, 2017).
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|Targeted gene||About 1,400 Gene Polymorphism from around 360 items.||Above 150 Gene Polymorphism from 87 items.||3 genes.||3 genes.||2 genes.||1 gene.|
|How to get the kit||Product purchase only, no need to sign up as paid user.||Product purchase only, no need to sign up as paid user.||Product purchase only, no need to sign up as paid user.||Product purchase only, no need to sign up as paid user.||Product purchase only, no need to sign up as paid user.||Product purchase only, no need to sign up as paid user.|
|Test period||About 6 weeks.||About 6 weeks.||About 4 weeks.||About 4 weeks.||About 4 weeks.||About 4 weeks.|
|Price||$470 SGD||$470 SGD||Paper report included $95 SGD||Paper report included $95 SGD||Paper report included $95 SGD||Paper report included $95 SGD|
Report, recipe book, PC, and smartphone
|Target age||18 years old or older||All ages*1||All ages*1|