Mikayla had spent eight years building up her running endurance and competing in many marathons. Her run performance suffered because of her stomach discomfort, especially as she ramped up mileage and training volume. After testing with Ixcela and working with an Ixcela Registered Dietitian for just a couple of months, Mikayla had a new game plan for race fueling and saw dramatic results.
Duration of undisrupted sleep
Optimized gut health
Fueling with the right foods
Honing daily nutrition
Managing mental stress
Prioritizing recovery activities
The Ixcela test can help identify if there is an imbalance in the gut, if you’re missing key nutrients in the diet, and how much physical, mental, or emotional stress is taking a toll on your body. Your test results and your goals guide your Ixcela dietitian’s recommendations on what to focus on. Some athletes have found that adding a rest day actually allowed them to go faster since their body was able to recover more fully and they had less injury. Others have found that simply focusing on 30 minutes more of sleep plus 20g of more protein per day allowed them to have more energy to have stronger morning workouts.
Find out if personalized shifts to your nutrition, recovery, or sleep routine will be the key to unlocking your best performance.
Ixcela programs use testing to identify the problem. Then, an Ixcela Registered Dietitian explains your data and prioritizes your food, supplement, and lifestyle recommendations based on your goals and your willingness to change. No more guesswork!
Schedule a 15-minute call with one of our registered dietitians to find out if Ixcela is a good fit for you.