• Victor Wu RKin MPK BSc BA

Cardio-Metabolic Analysis - Most Accurate and Personalized Health and Performance Assessment

Updated: Jul 20


Imagine a test that could offer you the most comprehensive snapshot of human physiology in just 10 minutes. A test that could scan accurately and non-invasively the health and performance of all essential vital functions including your heart, lungs and cells. In addition, you’d receive all the information needed to build the most personalized nutrition and training plan consisting of your daily caloric burn, fat and carbohydrate utilization, and training zones thresholds.


This test exists and it’s called cardio-metabolic analysis, the only known non-invasive method capable of analyzing how your cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic systems operate both individually and in unison. [1] It has the ability to accurately assess energy consumption and substrate utilization of your body (i.e., the percentage contribution of fats and carbohydrates), and has long been considered as the gold standard testing for developing physical exercise and nutritional programs [2]. However, despite its well-established value in health and performance optimization, currently, it is restricted to a handful of sports science labs, hospitals, and research centers [3].


UNTIL NOW, Cardio-Metabolic Analysis is available to you at LabMotus Health and Performance Clinic thanks to PNOĒ, the first cardio-metabolic analyzer for all, which can use the snapshot to provide highly personalized customization to your continued health and performance optimization.



WHAT IS CARDIO-METABOLIC ANALYSIS?


Cardio-Metabolic Analysis measures the rate at which your body burns calories and uses oxygen during rest or during different activities. PNOĒ metabolic testing is a precise test to measure your unique daily calorie needs, so we can create a nutrition and workout plan that helps you achieve your ideal weight and performance.


Cardio-Metabolic Analysis applies to many areas of health and performance:

  • Sports: Commonly known as VO2max testing, it can measure a person’s peak oxygen consumption, prescribe training zones, and determine workout programs.

  • Dietetics: Referred to as metabolic testing in this field, it can assess caloric consumption and fat and carbohydrate oxidation, and provide a foundation for building nutrition plans for weight loss.

  • Medicine: Known as cardiopulmonary exercise testing, it is the most accurate non-invasive way to detect the presence of cardiovascular disease and identify whether dyspnea and chest pain are due to a heart or lung problem.


At LabMotus Health and Performance Clinic, Cardio-Metabolic Analysis includes:

  • Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Test:

  • Your metabolism directly influences your body’s energy needs and with it, your weight. With the RMR test, you’ll know your exact calorie requirements so you can tailor your nutrition effectively and specifically for you to actually achieve your goals and see results.

  • VO2max (Fitness) Test:

  • Precise analysis of oxygen consumption at various heart rates shows how well your body uses oxygen and allows you to customize workouts to improve cardiovascular efficiency. Our Fitness test measures your VO2 max and anaerobic threshold, so we can tailor your training program to target your weaknesses and maximize your training efforts.


Some of the data collected from the cardio-metabolic analysis include [4]:

  • Oxygen Uptake (VO2)

  • Carbon Dioxide Production (VCO2)

  • Ventilation (VE - Total Air Volume Exchanged with the Environment)

  • Energy Efficiency: The Mother of All Metrics


WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM TESTING?

  • Endurance Athletes (Runners, Cyclists, Triathletes, etc.)

  • Strength and Power-based Athletes (Basketball, Soccer, Hockey, Crossfit, etc.)

  • Hikers, Climbers and Mountaineers

  • General health and Fitness (Weight loss, aerobic training, etc.)

  • Chronic Health Population (Cardiac, Diabetic, etc.)


WHAT DO THE PROS THINK?


Several high-profile fitness centers, sports teams, and research groups around the world currently use PNOĒ, and its advantages are effectively addressing the problems that have kept cardio-metabolic analysis confined. Athletes and coaches who implement PNOĒ in their training regimens and take cardio-metabolic analysis into real training conditions are now gaining access to a wide spectrum of unique insights and metrics, and reporting substantial changes in performance. From our vantage point, PNOĒ has achieved two big wins: 1) it made cardio-metabolic analysis accessible to the average athlete; and 2) it made cardio-metabolic analysis sport- and environment-specific, consequently rendering its insights directly applicable and far more impactful.



EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE + PREMIUM PIECE OF TECHNOLOGY = ONE HOLISTIC APPROACH TO HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE


Cardio-metabolic analysis is the most foundational assessment of human physiology. Its metrics provide unique insights into your health and performance and allow for personalized decision-making in nutrition and training programs.


In 2016, the American Heart Association adopted VO2max as a vital sign for your health and called for its wide adaptation in everyone’s health checkup [5]. This acknowledging the value that cardio-metabolic testing brings to the world of health and performance. With PNOĒ’s help, LabMotus Health and Performance Clinic is able to remove the operational barriers that have kept this testing restricted to the lab for so many years and is now making it accessible, not only to the everyday athlete but also to the general population as well.


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST


Individual Plans

  • RMR Test - $89.98

  • Fitness Test - $189.98

  • RMR & Fitness Test - $239.98

  • 2 RMR & 4 Fitness Tests - $839.98

Subscription Membership (3-Month Minimum Commitment)

  • Weight Loss Plan - $180/month

  • RMR & Fitness Test & Nutrition Plan

  • Training Programming, Monthly Calls & Weekly Checkins

  • Performance Plan - $360/month

  • RMR & Fitness Test & Nutrition Plan

  • Training Programming, Weekly Calls & Weekly Checkins

Club/Team Plans

  • Please contact us at info@labmotus.ca for a customized club/team testing plan.


SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT FOR CARDIO-METABOLIC ANALYSIS


Interested in learning more? Send us an email at info@labmotus.ca or Call (416) 932-3883 and stay tuned on our social for the latest on assessment bookings and launch date






Sources*:

  1. Guazzi, Marco, et al. “Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 70, no. 13, 2017, pp. 1618–1636., doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2017.08.012

  2. Myers, Jonathan, and Euan Ashley. “Dangerous Curves.” Chest, vol. 111, no. 3, 1997, pp. 787–795., doi:10.1378/chest.111.3.787.

  3. Forman, Daniel E., et al. “Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing: Relevant but Underused.” Postgraduate Medicine, vol. 122, no. 6, 2010, pp. 68–86., doi:10.3810/pgm.2010.11.2225.

  4. This Joint Statement of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) was adopted by the ATS Board of Directors, March 1, 2002 and by the ACCP Health Science Policy Committee, November 1, 2001.

  5. Ross, Robert, et al. “Importance of Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Clinical Practice: A Case for Fitness as a Clinical Vital Sign: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.” Circulation, vol. 134, no. 24, 2016, doi:10.1161/cir.0000000000000461.




*LabMotus has strict sourcing guidelines and relies on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical associations. We avoid using tertiary references.