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Forth Edge - biomarker testing and tracking for athletes

by Press Release
Thursday 20th July 2017
Lots of runners love their stats. Miles, speed, heart rate, plenty of data to analyse. Now you can also add data about your ‘inner health’ with Forth Edge. 
What is Forth Edge?
Forth Edge is the first service of its kind in the UK, allowing athletes of all levels to have access to biomarker profiling, along with a comprehensive digital platform to track changes and patterns. Rather than a short-term snapshot, this offers a long-term insight enabling you to build your unique biomarker profile so you can understand how your body is responding to your training and lifestyle choices. 
What is biomarker profiling? 
Internal biomarkers offer insight into your ‘health on the inside’ and by testing and tracking them it is possible to obtain valuable information into when you are over trained, under-rested or simply in need of a little bit of extra time on the sofa. By identifying these factors early you can gauge when you are at an increased risk of injury, infection or fatigue. 
So how exactly does Forth Edge work?
i) Test: There are three packages available, Endurance, Power and HIT, and you should first determine which best suits your chosen sport. These packages are specifically tailored to the demands of your individual sport, analysing the most important and relevant profiles for you, personally. 
Once selected, a finger-prick blood sample kit is sent to you which is very easy to use and can be done at home. When completed, simply post it back to the Forth laboratory.  The sample will then be analysed in detail and the results consolidated.
Ii) Track: Results will be available within a couple of days, and will show up on the your “Personal Health Dashboard” which is fully integrated to the Forth Edge website. Via this dashboard it is possible to track changes in your biomarkers month-on-month, so that you can identify the real impact that different components of training, lifestyle and diet choices can have on your ‘numbers’.
iii) Optimise: Through the information provided on the Forth Edge platform it is possible to optimise your biomarker profile, and learn about the effect that each biomarker has on performance. This is explained clearly, with information provided about what specific foods can enable an athlete to reach peak performance. The result of this is a long-term insight into training, performance and athlete development.
Sarah Bolt, Founder of Forth Edge says, 
“Advances in technology have enabled people to track many aspects of training, however up until now athletes have been missing a vital component to their performance – biomarker profiling.  Forth Edge which is specifically tailored to recreational and competitive athletes gives them access to that missing piece– we’re fast, convenient and most importantly grounded in scientific evidence” 
Matt Sharp Forth Edge Athlete and ITU U23 World Champion says, 
“I’m really excited to be an ambassador for Forth Edge, and am looking forward to working with the team to gain a deeper understanding of what is happening to my body as
the training load changes throughout the year. I believe monitoring blood profiles is the best way athletes can accurately monitor fatigue level, and ultimately get the most out of their training.”
To celebrate the launch of Forth Edge, the team is offering a special 30% discount on your first test*, available only for a limited time.
Simply enter the code launch30 when prompted at checkout and this will be automatically deducted from your order.
Visit www.forthedge.co.uk, and follow the team on Facebook and Twitter to learn more.
*Valid until midnight on 30th September 2017. Only available on first test upon initial sign up. Cannot be used multiple times. No cash alternative, only valid on single transactions.

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