The Fitnescity Method X
State-of-the-art wellness blood analysis test.
Beautifully-designed, easy-to-understand report and recommendations.
Wellness blood test powered by a national network of clinical laboratories in the U.S.
Height, weight, waist circumference, blood pressure.
Extensive dietary analysis (macronutrients/micronutrients). We compare your current nutrition profile with clinical guidelines for a balanced diet for individuals like you: sedentary, power athlete, endurance athlete or senior.
In-depth digital wellness assessment: We analyze and score the factors that affect your fitness: Nutrition. Activity, Sleep. Stress. Emotions. History.
Diet and exercise program (based on 200+ data points from your results): The program is uniquely designed for you and uses an algorithm to adapt to your results as they change.
HOW IT WORKS
Visit a lab near you
Receive your results
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
This general test is a window inside your body; blood testing is by far one of the most powerful ways to know about yourself and your health. If you are tracking other aspects of your life, then tracking your blood is highly recommend too. Blood testing will tell you how healthy you are, how your organs are functioning, how effective your fitness regime and nutrition plans are. Blood tests are quite easy and fast, and they provide a wealth of information.
WHAT RESULTS WILL I RECEIVE?
With this test, you can establish your body’s baseline values for health markers like cholesterol (total, triglycerides, HDL, LDL and total cholesterol/HDL ratio), glucose and hemoglobin A1c. The Fitnescity Method X gives you a comprehensive snapshot of your body’s overall fitness and health.
As with every Fitnescity test, your results are more than just numbers. Your results come with advanced insights to give you answers that may help improve values that are low, high, or out-of-range.
Will also be given the opportunity to add a physician consultation at no additional cost.
Shouldn’t I get my blood tests from my physician?
While blood tests may come with a periodic medical check-up, they are often administered when you have a medical problem and need a more intensive evaluation for a disease. At Fitnescity, we believe that prevention in essential (more than 80% of the most common diseases are largely preventable with simple lifestyle changes). We believe that wellness starts with understanding and that everyone should be empowered to take control over their wellness. As a result, everyone can (and should) gain a basic understanding of blood testing.
Your blood tests can help you optimize for wellness and performance. You should consider tracking your results too.
Will I be able to understand my results?
Like much of the medical space, blood testing can feel highly professionalized and difficult to understand for many people. However, Fitnescity helps you make the most out of your blood analysis using beautifully-designed, easy-to-understand reports and recommendations.
does the fitnescity method X come with a consultation?
While your reports will give you all the information and recommendations you need to start making the most out of your tests, you will also be given the opportunity to speak with a physician if you wish (at no additional cost).
IS the fitnescity method X (blood analysis) covered by insurance?
Fitnescity tests are not covered by insurance. By purchasing this blood analysis, you will not be able to submit any claim, bill or other request for reimbursement to any insurer, third party payer or Government health program.
What biomarkers will I be tested for?
Total Cholesterol is a combination of three types of cholesterol: HDL, LDL, and part of triglycerides. High cholesterol may put you at risk for heart disease or stroke. A low cholesterol measurement can indicate other health conditions. It is possible for your total cholesterol to be high when your other cholesterol results are in healthy ranges. In this case, we recommend focusing on your triglycerides (if available), LDL, and HDL cholesterol results.
High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is commonly called "good" cholesterol. Unlike other cholesterol levels, the HDL cholesterol test result is best if it is high. Elevated HDL cholesterol is associated with decreased risk of heart disease. A low level of HDL cholesterol can be associated with increased risk for heart disease. Genetic factors or conditions including liver disease, malnutrition, or hyperthyroidism may decrease HDL cholesterol levels. Smoking and drinking alcohol may also decrease your HDL cholesterol level.
Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is considered "bad" cholesterol. Elevated LDL cholesterol is associated with an increased risk of heart disease. LDL cholesterol often increases with a diet high in cholesterol and saturated fats. For many people, their LDL cholesterol is based on heredity. Lifestyle choices including diet and many medications are effective in lowering the LDL cholesterol level.
Cholesterol / HDL Ratio
Total cholesterol/HDL cholesterol ratio is a calculation obtained by dividing the total cholesterol level by the HDL cholesterol level and is another indicator of heart disease risk. A ratio of less than 5.0 is associated with a lower risk of heart disease. A ratio of less than 3.5 is highly desirable.
Triglycerides are fats composed of fatty acids and glycerol. They are moved through the bloodstream by combining with proteins to form particles called lipoproteins. Triglycerides pass from the liver to other parts of the body that need lipoproteins for energy. Triglycerides then return to the liver where they are removed from the body. The level of triglycerides in your blood tells how well your body processes the fat in your diet. Accurate results require fasting for nine to twelve hours (no food or drink except water and medication) prior to testing.
Glucose (blood sugar)
Glucose (“blood sugar”) is the chief source of energy for all cells in the body. Glucose levels are regulated by hormones produced by your pancreas, including insulin. A glucose level outside the optimal range could be a sign that the body is not correctly producing or using insulin. These conditions are hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), prediabetes (elevated blood sugar), and diabetes (high blood sugar). For the most accurate result you should fast (not eat or drink anything but water) for at least 8 hours before your screening. If you were not fasting at the time of your screening, you should interpret your result against an optimal range of less than 140 mg/dL.
Good fasting glucose levels can be misleading. Hemoglobin A1c measures the average amount of blood sugar (glucose) level for the past two to three months. The blood level of glucose is tightly controlled by hormones, especially insulin produced by the pancreas. Consistently, high blood glucose is typically observed in individuals with uncontrolled diabetes or undiagnosed diabetes. In people with diabetes, insulin is either less effective or not produced in sufficient quantity thus making it harder to manage the amount of sugar passing through the blood.
Highly sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP) is made by the liver in response to infection, tissue injury or inflammation. Even low values, previously regarded as normal, have been shown to be a risk factor for atherosclerosis (fatty deposits lining the walls of blood vessels). Results of this test can help predict your risk of developing atherosclerotic heart disease. Buildup of these fatty deposits can cause chest pain, called angina, and eventually lead to a heart attack. Your risk increases with increasing levels of CRP.
Learn more: Your Blood Analysis Results Explained.