Iron is critical for athletic performance, as it carries the oxygen found in the red blood cells from the lungs to the muscles. Now you can have your iron level accurately tested, from the convenience of your home.
Don't leave your competitive edge dulled or chipped due to an iron deficiency. Guessing at your iron level and then getting iron toxicity from over-supplementing isn't the solution, either. Find out where you are and what you need to do.
How It Works
This Iron Assessment kit consists of sample-taking materials and simple instructions.
It's really very easy to use. Just follow the simple instructions and mail the kit in. The lab will conduct the assessment on the sample provided, and then provide you with the results.
The iron-binding protein, ferritin, is the most reliable marker of functional iron stores; it can be evaluated with a quick finger stick/blood spot. That's essentially what this kit is for.
Rule out iron deficiency as a cause of low energy or any of several other conditions.
Correctly determine the need for iron supplementation, or not.
Prevent iron toxicity via incorrect iron supplementation.
Why It Matters
Iron is critical for athletic performance, as it carries the oxygen found in the red blood cells from the lungs to the muscles. It also plays a key role in many other energy-related functions in the body. Too little, and you're anemic. Too much, and you're poisoned.
What's your most important piece of athletic equipment? Your body. If you want a competitive edge, it starts with knowing your own body.
How hard can you actually train?
How fast can you actually recover?
Are you spending your training dollars the best way?
Get this kit and find out.
Almost 70% of all female athletes have less than optimal levels of iron. Inadequate protein intake, excessive perspiration, and high-impact activities are common causes.