WHAT IS IT?
A single droplet of blood which measures your haemoglobin and hematocrit concentration. Haemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying component of red blood cells. Hematocrit is the total amount of 'substance' (expressed as a percentage) of the blood, and includes all red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. The rest of the blood is made of plasma (enzymes and fluid).
WHY DO I NEED IT?
Do you ever feel tired and lethargic? You might have low haemoglobin/hematocrit. If your haemoglobin levels are below average, you are at risk of developing anaemia. Basically, the fewer haemoglobin you have, the less oxygen you can circulate, which can cause feelings of fatigue and decreased performance.
Knowing these numbers allows us to give nutritional and training advice to bring these numbers back up to normal ranges.
WHAT YOU GET:
A summary report outlining your hameoglobin/hematocrit concentrations and advice on how to maintain/improve these levels.