These Genetic Scores May Impact Your Risk of COVID-19

While no one can predict the ultimate toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on society at large, emerging research does suggest there may be measures we can all take to help maximize our preparedness. Over the past few weeks, we've talked about some of these steps and how they can support your immunity and overall wellbeing during this time. However, yet another piece of the puzzle may lie in your genes, as they impact your predisposition for varying risk factors surrounding COVID-19. Here are a few ...

Surviving Vs. Thriving: An Update To Our Optimal Zones

Here at InsideTracker, we are all about goals: setting lofty ones for ourselves, our products, our platform, and most importantly, helping you reach yours. To that end, our science team recently spent countless hours pouring over the latest scientific research and data to update our Optimal Zones. After all, to help you push past your limits, we have to push ours. While we admit this entry is a bit longer than the norm, for the science geeks in the crowd (hi friends), it’s chock-full of ...

Magnesium Gets a Makeover! A Brand New Biomarker & Better Optimization

We’re thrilled to announce the newest addition to our Ultimate Panel biomarker family: RBC Magnesium! Never heard of it? Most people haven’t, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less important. Magnesium is an essential mineral that needs to be supplied in the diet, and RBC Magnesium measures the levels of magnesium inside of your red blood cells. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the science behind why that measurement is important, and how it’s different from the standard Serum Magnesium ...

The CBC: What It Is and Why You Need It

Here at InsideTracker, we love making our products even better than they already are. That's why we're excited to announce the addition of the CBC panel to our Ultimate and DIY panels. The complete blood count, or CBC, is one of the most common doctor-ordered blood panels in the US. While your doctor is most likely to send you to the lab for a CBC test when they suspect you may be anemic, have an infection, or a clotting problem1, this test actually measures a set of blood biomarkers that can ...

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin: New Science Questions Old Beliefs

SHBG is a sex steroid binding protein that’s gotten a lot of bad rap in the past.  But this may largely be based on faulty interpretation of in vitro research experiments that were not set up to answer an inherently physiologically complex question.  In this blog we dig a little deeper and review some emerging findings on what SHBG is truly capable of, as well as give you some tips on how to use this biomarker to track your own metabolic health.
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