Human biochemistry means that no two individuals are the same. Our biochemistry and our immune system is constantly changing and adapting according to the foods we eat and the lifestyle we lead. As a result generic “one size fits all” advice on health, fitness and well-being is, at best, random and will benefit some individuals and not others. Gore Bioscience eliminates that guesswork by using biochemical tests to analyse an individual’s unique biochemistry to provide advice on health fitness and well-being that is relevant to that individual thereby allowing them to make positive changes to their lives and experience good health and well-being.
Good Ethical Practice
Calum Gore, founded Gore Bioscience on the proven scientific principal and the ethical absolute of the need to ensure that all clients are in good health before embarking on a new training program and/or radically altering their diet and that periodic testing is necessary to monitor every clients biochemistry to assess how it is adapting throughout a training and/or dietary program.
An International Client Base
In addition to its extensive private client list Gore Bioscience accepts client referrals from Personal Trainers, Nutritionists and Medical Practitioners throughout the UK, Ireland and Saudi Arabia.
Biochemical testing – a ﬁrst response
Laboratory testing of biochemical samples, (e.g. blood, urine, hair etc.), is often used as a last resort to identify the cause in circumstances where a person is feeling lethargic, overweight or not responding (or displaying adverse reactions) to physical training and nutritional programs that they are on. That is not how it should be – biochemical testing should always be a first response to a client’s health and fitness related needs.
Our biochemistry and our immune system are constantly changing and adapting according to the foods we eat and the lifestyle we lead often resulting in nutritional deficiencies and other anomalies that can affect our health, fitness levels and general sense of wellbeing. Without knowing whether or not a person has nutritional deficiencies or health markers that need to be improved advice on nutritional programs in pursuit of good health and fitness can only be generic “one size fits all” and will at best benefit some individuals and not others, but more troubling may have adverse effects.
Gore Bioscience has overcome that problem by providing a range of advanced biochemical laboratory tests that use biochemical samples, (e.g. blood, urine, hair etc.), taken from clients to identify individual biochemistry and assess nutritional deficiencies and identify health markers that need to be improved. When used as a first response to a client’s request for help, the Gore Bioscience advanced biochemical laboratory tests take the guesswork out of providing the correct individualized nutritional programs and support to those wishing to improve their general wellbeing and also those contemplating or already actively engaged in physical training and/or nutritional programs for weight loss, strength training or improving athletic performance.
GBS Elite – for Personal Trainers and Nutritionists
Gore Bioscience also partners with an elite group of affiliated Personal Trainers and Nutritionists – GBS Elite – that use the Gore Bioscience diagnostic laboratory tests to ensure that their clients are in good health before embarking on a new training program and/or radically altering their diet and to periodically monitor their clients biochemistry to assess how it is adapting throughout a training and/or dietary program.
The Gore Bioscience diagnostic laboratory tests
Comprehensive Blood Chemistry Test
The Comprehensive Blood Chemistry Test uses ﬁfty nine individual blood markers from just one blood sample, to assess a patient’s general health and well-being. This test is an essential tool for Personal Trainers and Nutritionists that believe that it is ethical good practice to ensure that clients are in good health before actively engaging in physical training or radically altering their diet and that periodic testing is necessary to monitor every clients biochemistry to assess how it is adapting throughout a training and/or dietary program. Click here for more information about this test.
Mediator Release Test
The Mediator Release Test analyses blood samples to identify food sensitivities leading to symptoms of inﬂammation, stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, irritable bowel disease (i.e. Crohn’s disease), ulcerative colitis, abdominal discomfort, and a weak immune system. This test is the most effective means to individualize a client’s diet based on their body’s immune system response to foods. It is beneﬁcial for those that have experienced difﬁculty in losing weight on a previous diet or weight loss program and are looking to a Personal Trainer/Nutritionists for alternative weight loss solutions. Click here for more information about this test.
Urinary Hormone Metabolites Test
The Urinary Hormone Metabolites Test analyses urine samples to identify oestrogen and androgen imbalances which can result in a dysfunctional endocrine health system which can lead to the development of diabetes, thyroid disease, growth disorders, sexual dysfunction, and a host of other hormone-related disorders that have negative effect on health and general well-being. This test also identifies adrenal fatigue through monitoring cortisol and its metabolites to diagnose sleep disruptions and chronic fatigue syndrome. It is particularly beneficial for those in fitness training programs looking for a true reflection of hormones and their effects on body shape. Click here for more information about this test.
The Toxicology Test analyses urine and hair follicle samples to identify abnormalities including signs of chronic fatigue, poor detoxification, hormone imbalances, poor thyroid function, frequent infections, or poor athletic recovery. The toxicology test identifies which toxins a client is most vulnerable to and the negative effects that those toxins are having on their general health and wellbeing. Athletes in particular will benefit from the results of the test by discovering how toxic load could be hampering their recovery by toxins causing oxidative stress to their body. Click here for more complete information about this test.
Bio Panel Test
The Bio Panel Test analyses blood samples to determine levels of the essential nutrients vitamin D3, zinc and magnesium which are crucial to muscle development, bone health, hormone production and mood regulation. That data is then analysed to provide the client with personally tailored nutritional advice to maintain the optimum levels of Vitamin D3, Zinc and Magnesium necessary for good health in keeping with the client’s lifestyle and general goals for well-being and fitness. This test is particularly beneficial for those looking to lose weight, improve their mental health and sex drive or reduce stress, as well as athletes who wish to improve their performance or muscle mass. Click here for more complete information about this test.
Total Thyroid Screen Test
The Total Thyroid Screen Test analyses blood samples to identify abnormalities that are known to lead to weight related problems, low energy levels or irregular moods. This in-depth test assesses the performance of the thyroid, and analyses levels of selenium and iodine which are vital for effective thyroid function. With this information clients can be helped to improve their general health and if it is their goal to maximise their athletic performance. Click here for more complete information about this test.
Amino Acid Test
The Amino Acid Test analyses blood spot samples to identify deficiencies inhibiting muscle building, athletic performance and fitness levels as a result of neurological disorders, gastrointestinal problems or low energy. This test identifies clients with neurotransmitter problems, such as serotonin and dopamine, which regulate moods and prevent conditions such as depression, attention deficit disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. An amino acid test identifies a client’s individual amino acid profile so that appropriate dietary changes and supplementation to optimise health and performance can be identified. Click here for more complete information about this test.
Taking Biochemical Samples
Blood samples are taken by a qualified phlebotomist in our offices in Leicester, in our consultancy rooms in London and by appointment at selected GBS Elite affiliated gyms/studios throughout the UK and Ireland. We also have a panel of independent qualified phlebotomists throughout the UK and Ireland that are available to take blood samples and send them to our laboratories for testing.
In Saudi Arabia blood samples are taken by our qualified phlebotomist at our offices in Riyadh or by appointment with private clients.
Samples of urine and hair follicles are taken by clients using the Gore Bioscience self-sampling kits which are then posted by clients to our laboratory for analysis.
The results of all Gore Bioscience tests are provided in a format that can be easily understood by the clients and acceptable to the Medical Practitioners, Personal Trainers and Nutritionists that refer their clients to Gore Bioscience for tests.
Interpreting Results and Follow-up Consultations
The expertise and support needed to interpret the results of tests for clients is provided by Gore Bioscience in follow-up consultations. These follow-up consultations are designed to provide clients with professional interpretation of the results of their tests and to provide guidance towards their goals for good health, fitness and general well-being. Consultations can be by telephone/Skype or in person with clients once every four weeks for a three to five month period depending on the test taken. During that period clients can also submit questions arising from their test or dietary and lifestyle plan and those questions will be responded to within 48 hours.
Personal consultations take place at our office in Leicester, in our consultancy rooms in London and by appointment at selected GBS Elite affiliated gyms/studios throughout the UK and Ireland. In Saudi Arabia personal consultations take place at our offices in Riyadh or by appointment with private clients. Platinum service consultations are available 24/7 subject to communication and travel logistics.
Whether a client is looking to improve their health and fitness, enhance their moods or overcome dietary conditions or enhance athletic performance, Gore Bioscience can provide bespoke biochemical tests and support to help them achieve their goal.