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Relationship Tips for Athletes 

We’re all about athlete performance here at Athlete Blood Test.  That means we’re mostly interested in the physical but don’t want to forget about mental and emotional health.    Shop V-day sale: use code VDAY for 14% off most panels For Valentine’s Day, we asked some of our favorite athletes for tips for successful relationships.  Here’s what they said:    Steph Rothstein Bruce I think the keys to a successful relationship with longevity are never making assumptions, Read more…

Keys to Establishing Baseline Biomarkers

Here at Athlete Blood Test, we analyze many professional and elite athletes’ blood several times a year. Sometimes we even analyze their blood a few times during a season.  But do you need a baseline? To get the most out of your blood analysis-and your training, performance and recovery-YES! The offseason is also critical, as it sets the tone for your full training and competition cycle.  It also establishes a baseline and helps determine what Read more…

Bronze and Iron Panels: Not Just For Follow Up

Many of our athletes love the benefits of regular blood analysis but cannot budget for multiple significant spending events every year.  We get it (hello inflation!). That’s why we offer the Bronze Panel and a basic Iron Panel.  Bronze Panel The Bronze Panel is a great “systems check” for individual athletes looking for a quick check before a race or periodic tune-up for team athletes.   But at $189, it’s also an excellent way to take Read more…

Tavyn Lovitt

ABT helped me keep track of the iron deficiency issues that have threatened my distance running success for years. Scientifically-accurate advice on what supplements or plans can help me sustain myself an an elite level of distance running. Hometown: Jackson, MS Alma mater: Ole Miss Primary Sport: Road Racing What you are working toward now? Eugene Marathon on April 30, 2023 The athletic accomplishment I’m most proud of: Qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Trials Marathon Read more…

CBD for Athletic Performance

Depending on where you live in the US, you may or may not get a whiff of marijuana while you’re out and about. The legal status of this common drug is state-dependent in the eyes of the government but not sports associations. Whole cannabis is currently prohibited in competition by the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA). However, in 2018 WADA removed one of the major phytocannabinoids within cannabis- CBD. Consequently, its interest in sports has grown Read more…

Is liquid or powder collagen more effective for athletes?

Liquid vs. powder collagen for athletes: pros, cons, and which is better? Liquid collagen is making a splash on the collagen scene. You may have seen ads or know a friend using it, but is it really any different, and is it worth the money for athletes? So which is better? Let’s break it down into categories: potency, source, other ingredients, portability, sustainability, and bioavailability. Potency Liquid forms of collagen typically have less collagen per serving Read more…

Are these blood results normal for athletes?

Athlete Blood Test specializes in making sure you are optimizing your individual physiology.  That means we come across many interesting and unique findings- findings as unique as YOU! Normal blood results for athletes can be difficult to establish. Below you’ll find what we think of as “weird science” in the blood biomarker world: some uncommon issues, lesser-known facts, and a few unusual solutions to issues we’ve identified in athlete blood biomarkers.   White Blood Cell Count (“WBC”) Read more…

Too much iron for athletes

High iron for athletes – yes, we said high!

Iron Basics Athletes are notorious for having low iron levels, especially endurance athletes. But what if your ferritin is high? Although it’s not nearly as common, it does happen and it’s important to have your ferritin levels checked periodically to make sure you’re not too high or low, both of which can be problematic. Here’s the quick and clean on what you need to know about high ferritin as an athlete. Before we dive into Read more…

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