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The 14 Biomarkers

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The 14 Biomarkers

The 14 biomarker test is an invaluable tool for optimizing your performance and overall well-being. The test offers valuable insights into your physiological status by providing a comprehensive analysis of key markers related to nutrition, inflammation, hormones, energy metabolism, and cardiovascular health. 

Let’s explore some of these biomarkers:

GlycA

GlycA is a novel biomarker that has been developed to measure systemic inflammation in the body. It measures the amount of N-glycolylneuraminic acid (NeuAc) in the blood. NeuAc is an important component of glycolipids and glycoproteins and its levels can indicate inflammatory processes in the body. GlycA has been linked to a range of conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Alpha-1-acid glycoprotein (AAG)

Alpha1-acid glycoprotein (AAG) is a biomarker of inflammation and stress. It is a protein found in the blood plasma of humans and other animals. AAG has a variety of functions, including binding to lipids and other molecules, modulating inflammatory responses, and acting as an acute phase reactant. Higher concentrations of AAG are found during inflammation, infection, and other forms of stress.

Albumin

Albumin is a protein found in all mammals’ blood and bodily fluids. It is essential for maintaining the osmotic pressure of blood, transporting other molecules such as hormones, and helping to regulate fluid balance. Albumin is one of the 14 biomarkers used to diagnose and monitor many diseases, including liver disease, kidney disease, heart failure, diabetes, and cancer. Albumin levels are often tested to assess the severity of a patient’s condition.

Very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) particle size

Verylow-density lipoprotein (VLDL) particle size is one of the 14 biomarkers used in clinical settings to help assess a person’s risk for cardiovascular disease. VLDL particles are made up of a core of triglycerides surrounded by a layer of phospholipids and apoproteins. VLDL particle size can be measured accurately using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR).

Very-long-chain acylcarnitines (VLACs)

Very-long-chain acylcarnitines (VLACs) are a type of biomarker that can be used to assess an individual’s metabolic health. VLACs are derivatives of fatty acids with long chains consisting of 18-26 carbon atoms. These molecules can be detected in the blood and urine, and their levels can indicate how efficiently the body is transporting fatty acids into mitochondria. VLACs can be used to diagnose and monitor conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and fatty liver disease.

Citrate

Citrate is one of the fourteen biomarkers that are used to measure metabolic health. It is a small organic molecule made of three carbon atoms, two oxygen atoms, and one hydrogen atom, making it an important component in the Krebs cycle. Citrate acts as an intermediate in the conversion of carbohydrates into energy and is also used to store energy. Additionally, citrate can be found in the urine, where it can help diagnose metabolic and renal diseases.

Apolipoprotein B (ApoB)

Apolipoprotein B (ApoB) is one of the 14 biomarkers used to measure the risk of cardiovascular disease. ApoB is a protein associated with low-density lipoproteins (LDLs), which are known as “bad” cholesterol. Higher levels of this biomarker have been linked to an increased risk of developing coronary artery disease and stroke.

GlycA

GlycA is a novel biomarker that has been developed to measure systemic inflammation in the body. It measures the amount of N-glycolylneuraminic acid (NeuAc) in the blood. NeuAc is an important component of glycolipids and glycoproteins and its levels can indicate inflammatory processes in the body. GlycA has been linked to a range of conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Cystatin C

Cystatin C is one of the 14 biomarkers used to assess an individual’s risk for developing kidney disease. It is a low-molecular-weight protein produced by all nucleated cells in the body, making it an ideal marker for measuring renal function. The presence of cystatin C in the bloodstream indicates that the kidneys are functioning normally and filtering blood effectively.

Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2)

Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) is one of the 14 biomarkers used to assess risk for cardiovascular disease. Lp-PLA2 is an enzyme that helps break down fat molecules in the bloodstream. Higher levels of Lp-PLA2 have been associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. It is thought that higher levels of this enzyme may lead to an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is one of the 14 biomarkers that can be used to measure overall health and wellness. DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid that is found in fish, algae, and some plant sources such as flaxseed oil. It is essential for proper brain development and function, and it has been linked to improved heart health, better vision, and a reduced risk of certain cancers.

Total bilirubin

Total bilirubin is one of the fourteen biomarkers associated with a variety of medical conditions. It is a measure of a specific type of protein found in bile that is produced by the liver and secreted into the intestine. Total bilirubin can be used as an indicator for liver health since it increases when the liver is damaged or not functioning properly due to disease or injury.

Xanthine

Xanthine is one of the fourteen biomarkers that can be used to detect and monitor various diseases and conditions. It is a purine-based compound, and its existence in the human body usually indicates organ damage or pathological processes. Xanthine can be found in both urine and blood samples, and elevated levels may indicate kidney or liver disease, as well as certain types of cancer.

Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT)

GGT is a liver enzyme that is commonly used as a biomarker for determining the health of the liver. It can reveal damage to the liver from various causes, including chronic alcohol abuse, certain medication or drug use, and viral hepatitis. GGT levels in the blood are usually elevated when the liver has been damaged and may also be used to monitor progress after treatment. The normal range for GGT is typically between 5 and 65 units per liter.

Uric acid

Uric acid is a naturally occurring substance that is produced by the breakdown of purines, which are found in some foods and drinks. It is an indicator of kidney function, as well as being associated with metabolic syndrome, inflammation, and cardiovascular disease.

Cystatin C

Cystatin C is one of the 14 biomarkers used to assess an individual’s risk for developing kidney disease. It is a low-molecular-weight protein produced by all nucleated cells in the body, making it an ideal marker for measuring renal function. The presence of cystatin C in the bloodstream indicates that the kidneys are functioning normally and filtering blood effectively.

Through recent scientific breakthroughs, our Edge program has revolutionized the way we approach preventive care. By combining comprehensive blood panels and genetic testing, we gain invaluable insights into your unique health profile. With this information, you can personalize their nutrition, manage inflammation, balance hormones, optimize energy utilization, and monitor cardiovascular health. This will enable you to enhance your training adaptations, support efficient recovery, minimize the risk of injuries, and maximize your overall athletic potential.

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