myMuscle Strength

This home-based test examines 5 blood levels that are essential for effective strength, muscle building and post-workout recovery.

  • Laboratory analysis of your blood values
  • Easy-to-understand test results
  • Optimise biomarkers critical for strength and performance

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: After 2 years of regular weight training, I hit a plateau. My progress stagnated and I just could not increase mass anymore. I tried many different things. In the end, the test showed me that it had nothing to do with my training plan, but with my cortisol level. I would never have thought it. Thanks Lykon!

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—Strength
—Muscle Building
—Regeneration

After 2 years of regular weight training, I hit a plateau. My progress stagnated and I just could not increase mass anymore. I tried many different things. In the end, the test showed me that it had nothing to do with my training plan, but with my cortisol level. I would never have thought it. Thanks Lykon!
John (28, Powerlifting & Crossfit)
After 2 years of regular weight training, I hit a plateau. My progress stagnated and I just could not increase mass anymore. I tried many different things. In the end, the test showed me that it had nothing to do with my training plan, but with my cortisol level. I would never have thought it. Thanks Lykon!
John (28, Powerlifting & Crossfit)

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What's tested?

Bone & Muscle

Metabolism & Energy

Bone & Muscle

Function

Your bone and muscle health is important for your strength, endurance and reduced risk of fracture or injury. Your hormones and diet are crucial for developing muscle strength and maintaining strong bones. Your bones and muscle require more care with age, since hormone production and nutrient absorption decreases in both men and women.

Biomarkers tested by myMuskelkraft

  • Testosterone
  • DHEA
  • Creatine Kinase (CK, CPK)
  • SHBG

Testosterone is a hormone, essential for reproduction and growth. It regulates muscle mass and strength, and enhances your exercise performance and energy level. Poor testosterone levels can increase body fat, decrease bone density and impact libido.

DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone that gets converted to testosterone and estrogen. Healthy DHEA levels help decrease inflammation, and improve insulin sensitivity, bone metabolism, muscle strength and body composition.

Creatine kinase (CK) is an enzyme important in muscle and brain tissue, where energy regeneration is in high demand. CK levels increase from muscle damage or trauma, and may be an indication that you are over reaching in your training program.

SHBG (sex-hormone binding globulin) is a protein that transports testosterone and estrogen. Bone density, muscle growth and red blood cell are affected by SHBG levels. High SHGB levels can be an indicator for low protein intake, and reduced bioavailability of testosterone.

Metabolism & Energy

Function

Metabolism refers to the collection of reactions that the cells in our bodies perform to stay alive. It is the way our bodies consume oxygen and nutrients. Sleep, diet and exercise affect your metabolism, and it is especially important for your energy levels and maintaining a healthy body weight.

Biomarkers tested by myMuskelkraft

  • Cortisol

Cortisol is known as the stress hormone, and it increases your available energy to deal with a stressful situation. However, a stressful lifestyle leads to persistently high cortisol levels which can cause burnout, poor sleep, weight gain or muscle loss.

Science partners

Dr. Fooke Laboratorien GmbH
MRI Max Rubner-Institut
ESG
Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln

Frequently asked questions

Who should take this test?
We recommend this test for:
- People who want to better understand their body and how to keep it sustainably in its best shape
- Professional and competitive athletes, who want to push their physical and mental limits
- Ambitious hobby athletes
- Athletes who are focused on strength training and muscle building
What symptoms does it address?
Common indicators of non-optimal levels and deficiencies of the blood values covered by this test include:
- feeling burned out
- poor sleep
- reduced sex drive
- reduced performance
- difficulty building muscle
- loss of muscle mass
- muscle soreness
- stress
How does it work?
After your test kit arrives in the mail - around 2-3 days after completing your order - you'll take a few drops of blood from your fingertip and send us the sample in a postage pre-paid envelope. When our certified lab partner has completed the analysis - around 2 weeks - you'll receive an email with a link to a profile with your results. In your profile, you'll also find personalised nutrition and lifestyle recommendations.
What does it test?
We analyse your blood values and determine whether your values are in their optimal ranges. Having values in these optimal ranges is the key to reaching peak health and performance. If a value is not optimal, we provide concrete nutrition and lifestyle recommendations to get you where your body needs to be.
What kind of results and recommendations will I get?
Our science team - consisting of molecular biologists, nutrition scientists, and doctors - maintains world-class algorithms for nutrition and lifestyle recommendations based on your blood values. Our recommendation engine delivers you the specific recommendations needed to improve your blood values and, more importantly, your health.
Why should healthy people do a blood test?
Blood values are not only important for early detection and prevention of risk factors and health problems. They can also show unexpected and less obvious deficiencies affecting performance and quality of daily life. The human body changes as it ages - therefore regular testing of blood values is strongly recommended.
Why should I pay for a blood test if I can get one for free from the doctor?
Lykon is not a replacement for a visit to the doctor. The blood tests done by your doctor are an absolute necessity for acute problems. However, besides the clinical blood values analysed by your doctor, there are a multitude of other parameters which are crucial for your health but not tested by your doctor. For example, Lykon tests the concentration of vitamins, mineral levels, and amino and fatty acids in your blood. Our recommendations - developed by our health experts - can never take the place of a doctor's advice, but can help you improve for instance your vitamin levels. In addition, the doctor compares your blood values with norm values for the population as a whole. As much of the population suffers from various deficiencies, much of the prescriptive power of these tests is lost. Lykon works with medical studies to define the optimal values for you, to help you achieve your maximum. Blood tests with this scope are not offered free of charge by your doctor - of course, there are tests for a more limited range of blood values which are not supported by public health insurance, but are nonetheless available from your doctor.
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