HOW DO YOU CONTINUE TO SUPPORT YOUR CLIENTS AFTER THE RESULTS?
One of our main selling points is aftercare, we intend on creating a continuous “always ON” company, we believe that EVERY client should get a phone or Skype consultation after the results so we can help them with interpretation of the genetics related to their environment and goal.
We also go to great lengths to ensure our dashboard is up to date with the very latest science and content available in the marketplace.
HOW DO I DO A TEST?
A DNA test is very easy to do. All that’s needed is a simple saliva sample taken at home by rubbing a cotton wool swab inside of the mouth for 20 seconds on each side of the mouth.
Your whole genetic story will be in these few cells.
The swab is analysed in a laboratory and then experts in sports science, nutrition and health, who understand all the current research, interpret the results for you.
Our DNA kit comes with a simple to follow instruction card to help you take your sample correctly.
WHAT ARE GENES AND DNA?
A gene is a basic building block for all living things.
Each gene is made up of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). Like a recipe in a cookery book, your DNA provides the instructions needed to build and maintain all the different parts of your body.
DNA is like a set of chains – some long, some short – made up of four different types of molecules (nucleotides) that, for ease, are labelled A, C, G, and T.
A variation in the position of just one of these nucleotides in a DNA chain could make a difference to how your body works.
These variations are called SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphism – pronounced ‘snip’). It is these differences that we look for in genetic testing and research.
HOW CAN GENETIC TESTING HELP WITH SPORT AND EXERCISE?
Just as genes define your outer characteristics they define your inner body makeup as well. So your capacity for strength, speed, fat loss and endurance are all shaped by your genes!
By discovering and exploiting your own, unique genetic landscape you will be able to optimise training, diet and recovery protocols for optimum performance in sport and exercise.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET MY RESULTS BACK
4-6 weeks. Muhdo has the most advanced and comprehensive analysis of any genetics health and fitness company worldwide, so it takes a while. We are working hard to get our turnaround time down in the near future so check when ordering.
HOW SECURE IS MY DATA?
All our customers’ genetic data is triple locked.
First our customers are anonymous to us in the database. Each customer is given a unique ID number, it is only with this code that the customer can unlock the data and have it displayed on their private health dashboard.
Secondly all customer data is encrypted throughout the data journey. So if anyone were to capture our data it would be both anonymous and encrypted.
Thirdly we store customer genetic data on Oracles servers. Oracle has an unprecedented, world-class record of data security and is Muhdo’s chosen partner
Finally, we are compliant with the highly stringent European General Data Protection Regulations. (GDPR)
Can I pay monthly?
Yes. We offer an option to pay an initial payment of £69 and then ten payments of £20. For more information click on the link here
WHAT SPECIFICALLY, DOES MUHDO TEST FOR?
Muhdo reports on over eighty biogenetic markers related to health and fitness. Including….
Fitness and exercise: improve your overall fitness and training plans with a better understanding of your capacity for power, endurance, flexibility, increased muscle size (muscle hypertrophy), your lactate threshold and oxygen use (VO2 max), your respiration (ATP) recovery rate, injury recovery rate, lean body mass and power to weight ratio.
Diet and nutrition: find a healthy, sustainable diet specifically designed for you though a better understanding of your responses to protein, total fats, unsaturated fats, carbohydrates, calorie restriction and exercise. These tests can also help you understand your daily need for calories, how to manage weight loss and your risks of obesity and yo-yo dieting.
Health and wellbeing: your overall health can be significantly improved when you understand your risks for deficiencies in vitamins A, B6, B9, B12, and D as well as minerals such as magnesium and selenium. Our tests can also highlight your bone mineral density and how much calcium your body needs, and your responses to supplements intended to help with specific issues such as inflammation and collagen formation.
Psychology: find out more about your body’s dopamine response, which can affect behaviour, cognition and motivation.
How can genetic testing help with sport and exercise?
Around the world researchers, doctors, healthcare providers and many big businesses are exploring genetics to help find cures for diseases.
As their understanding of genetics grows, they are also discovering a lot about how the human body works.
This information is now making a real difference to our approach to fitness and exercise.
This is where the experts come in to interpret and use this information to help you.
What does the DNA profile report look like?
Your profile results will be displayed on our ground breaking new health dashboard. Follow these simple instructions to gain access to our free demonstration dashboard.
Simply visit: https://dashboard.muhdo.com/demo/register
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE MUHDO OVER OTHER COMPETITORS?
We believe several things make Muhdo unique in the marketplace.
The first is we mix highly useful content (recipes, workouts, nutritional and recovery advice) with genetic testing. This means once we have your genetic profile all of the content in our vast library is tuned to your unique genetic makeup. So you see recipes, workouts and advice that is specific to your unique body makeup.
Our report is the most advanced and comprehensive and up-to-date in the marketplace. We report on over eighty biogenetic markers and our proprietary algorithm is based on the very latest scientific understanding.
We have different health modes to choose from. Muhdo’s health dashboard has four modes:
Fat Loss, the last diet you’ll ever need.
Muscle Builder, for body shape and power.
Fitness, for a fitter faster you.
Fit-For-Life, for a healthier, optimised you.
Choose your mode and as your goals change simply swop modes and your dashboard with recalibrate. Over the coming months we will be adding new modes as an upgrade including Anti-aging and Detox.
Muhdo provides on-going support, advise and inspiration with no hidden costs. Your Muhdo health dashboard is a health partner for life, we will constantly update our science, content for free and our science team are available to answer questions and give advice.
ARE THERE ANY COMMONALITIES OR PATTERNS YOU SEE IN RESULTS ACROSS YOUR CLIENT BASE?
For sport, there really isn’t much similarity, even if we test people that you would think would be very similar (like a group of PTs) there are marked and varied genetic differences. However, when we have tested groups of specific athletes (power athletes) we find that there are far more similarities in certain genes. As for health areas such as inflammation, Cell defence etc, there are specific differences in races, such as higher inflammation in Caucasians, lower antioxidant amongst the Chinese and reduced fat Metabolism and regulation with Indians Asian.
HOW CAN GENETIC TESTING HELP ME?
Knowing that you will have variations in your DNA is the starting point. Genetic testing can identify these tiny differences. For this information to be useful to you, it’s also important to understand what you want to achieve in terms of your health, fitness and lifestyle.
Then we can interpret your test results and advise you about your options and actions you can take.
WHO SHOULD HAVE THIS TESTING DONE?
There are multiple reasons to do a genetic test, different people will want different things from genetic testing. However, we find the test relates heavily to people who want to take their sport or training to the next level by utilising the information to train smarter, eat smarter and understand their body. However the test has the capacity to attract multiple people depending on how you use the information, anyone interested in bettering their health should get this test done, knowledge is power after all.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DTC GENETIC TESTS, BOTH IN GENERAL AND IN TERMS OF HEALTH AND FITNESS?
There are multiple benefits to DTc genetic testing, the 1st being that genetic testing gives power to the client, as the client is also the customer. Customers expect quality and value for money with any purchase, therefore genetic testing companies have to be effective, efficient and offer excellent service and expertise to keep their custom.
Genetic testing companies can utilise their resources in multiple ways to reach certain needs, whilst public sector research often concentrates on only very important studies such as cancer research, we can concentrate on other aspects of research, analysis and development such as nutrition, response to training and exercise and other genetic variants on health. Due to the fact that public sector money will always be placed on genetic research into specific diseases, DTC companies give individuals the power to find out variants related to their fitness and diet response, which can give a client the power to change their lifestyle or/and training to meet specific goals or to live healthier.
Takes away a lot of the guess work and means we can help and support individuals on an individual personalised level and help people who may be struggling to achieve goals.
WHY DO A GENETIC TEST?
As humans, we each have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes. Most genes are the same in all of us, but there will be differences in less than one percent of them, which is what makes us unique.
The science of genetics is helping us to understand what these small differences mean. Research has shown that your genes affect how you respond to your surroundings and experiences. Tiny variations can affect how your muscles form and behave, how your body uses the major food groups and whether you are likely to lack certain vitamins or minerals.
That’s why genetic testing is becoming increasingly popular and useful.